Camp Summit Retreats

YouthHope Retreats at Camp Summit are available for students to grow in faith, connect with God, and find HOPE!

Amazing experiences, childhood memories, and life-changing decisions are made at Camp Summit Retreats! 

Retreat attendance is limited and fills up quickly! Students must have a completed student sign-up on record at YouthHope to attend.

20/21 School Year Dates coming soon!

Christmas At Camp

In December, YouthHope kids get to participate at Christmas at Camp! 40 students are paired with 40 volunteer “Aunts and Uncles” to experience an all-out Christmas celebration. The weekend begins with a feast on Friday night after students are brought to camp. Followed by games, the real Christmas story, hot chocolate and craft time. Every child receives a handmade knot-ties blanket before watching a Christ-centered Christmas movie.

Saturday morning starts with stockings stuffed with goodies, delicious breakfast, and lounging. Kids decorate cookies, sing Christmas songs, do a craft, have an indoor snowball fight, and learn why Jesus came as a baby. Kids enjoy a Christmas lunch, and learn about how rich God’s love for them is. The weekend ends with students going home after an amazing 24-hour Christmas at Camp!

Graduating Seniors Retreat

After graduation, YouthHope seniors get to participate in one final, amazing Retreat at Camp Summit! Graduates are honored with a formal dinner, special guest speakers, open access to all Camp Summit activities, and receive their graduate basket filled with notes of congratulations, encouragement, and blessings. Each graduate receives their own Bible, senior send off basket, and YouthHope swag. This retreat is our final send off and transitions many "former YouthHope students" into current YouthHope Volunteers. We are so proud of these students and want to acknowledge their hard work, determination, and achievement! 

If you would like to help fill a senior send off basket, please click on YouthHope Needs or call the YouthHope Office: 309-762-4577.