Youth Events


When is it?

This year's High School retreat is planned to take place in April 27-29, 2018.

What is it?

Our annual high school spring retreat is a weekend to get away from the pressures of the school year, the sports teams, the SAT/ACT's, the prom season, work, and everything else that consumes us on a weekly basis. It's a chance for our High School LifeGroup to breathe, relax and listen for God in a pressure-free environment. There will be time for beachfront R&R, time for conversation between peers, in small groups, and as a LifeGroup, and most importantly, some time for everyone to be in a time of reflection with God.

Where is it?

Our 3rd annual High School destination retreat is to Bethany Beach! We will be staying at the Bethany Beach Christian Church Conference Center, located just a block off the beach and a block up from the iconic & historic Bethany Beach downtown boardwalk. The center is a great facility, and we will be staying in the brand new dorms they have just recently opened.

What does it cost?

Registration cost for the 2017 Beach Retreat is $125. The cost covers lodging, meals and transportation. Checks should be made out to "Gainesville UMC" with "High School Youth Retreat" in the memo line.


Register Here!