40 Youth Retreat Theme Ideas

Youth retreat theme ideasAt Youth Workin’ It, we know it can be hard to come up with youth retreat theme ideas. To make your life easier, here is a list of 40 possible youth retreat theme ideas that you can use and then craft into youth retreat aims by making them SMART.

We get a mix of youth workers coming to this website – some that work for churches and others that work for youth agencies, community organizations and charities. We’ve therefore crafted a list of easily adaptable youth retreat themes, whether your youth residential or youth retreat is faith-based or not.

If you find these youth retreat theme ideas helpful, you’ll love our book – How To Plan A Youth Retreat. It helps guide you through each step when planning a youth retreat and also gives a list of 85 youth retreat theme ideas.

  1. Poverty
  2. Self-image
  3. Dating
  4. Forgiveness
  5. Bullying
  6. Relationships
  7. Love
  8. Peer pressure
  9. Peace
  10. Kindness
  11. Integrity
  12. Families
  13. Joy
  14. Substance abuse
  15. Physical health
  16. Patience
  17. Worry
  18. Helping others
  19. Christmas
  20. Sex
  21. Global issues
  22. Internet
  23. Accountability
  24. Self-control
  25. Hope
  26. Confidence
  27. Money
  28. Gossip
  29. School
  30. Making decisions
  31. Justice
  32. Temptation
  33. Anger management
  34. Reconciliation
  35. Honesty
  36. Team building
  37. Making a difference
  38. Loyalty
  39. Friends
  40. College/University

**Don’t forget that we’ve published a book to help anyone planning a youth retreat. Find out more about How To Plan A Youth Retreat here**

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