Live Below The Line – Youth Group Activities

Live Below The Line is a global campaign that seeks to both raise awareness about extreme poverty and raise money in order to make a difference for people living in that situation. This week’s session plan idea therefore has some ideas for youth group activities to take part in this campaign. What’s involved? Extreme poverty […]

10 Questions To Ask A Youth Retreat Center

Q: I’m planning a youth retreat for the first time and am looking at a few different retreat centers. There doesn’t seem to be much difference between them, so do you have any ideas for how to narrow them down? A: I’m assuming you’ve already taken into account the overall cost, on-site activities and the […]

Should We Use The Same Youth Retreat Center Again?

Q: I was unhappy about something the last time we used a youth retreat center. I’m not sure if we should go back to the same place or find somewhere new – what do you suggest? A: Depending on the situation, I certainly can’t suggest you return to a retreat center you felt uncomfortable with, […]

3 Reasons Sleep Is So Important At A Youth Retreat

Q: I’m leading a youth retreat and I’m not sure whether I should be expecting to get any sleep or not. Is that a normal part of the retreat? A: I know that this answer is going to strike some of you as a farcically ironic or a completely ‘duh’ kind of post – with […]

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3 Reasons To Take Part In Youth Retreat Activities

Q: I’m planning some youth retreat activities for later this year and have organized several activities for the young people that I don’t want to take part in myself. Do you think this matters? A: I’m afraid it does matter! There are many reasons why it’s good to take part in youth retreat activities, so […]

How To Deal With Unacceptable Behavior At A Youth Retreat

Q: The last time I planned a youth retreat, we had a young person who had completely unacceptable behavior throughout the weekend. It disrupted the entire event, but he had to remain at the retreat center as we didn’t have enough volunteers to take him home and his parents wouldn’t come to pick him up. […]

The Youth Retreat Volunteer You Need To Have

Q: I’m planning a youth retreat and am trying to make a list of roles I need volunteers to fill. Are there any roles people don’t normally consider that I might have missed? A: There are many different roles that need filling by volunteers on a youth retreat. We’ve outlined many of these in our […]

Top 12 Of ’12: No. 7 – Fruits Of The Spirit Youth Retreat Theme

We’re currently counting down the most read posts on the Youth Workin’ It blog in 2012. Today we have: No. 7 – Fruits Of The Spirit Youth Retreat Theme Our youth retreat themes tag is actually one of the most popular pages of our blog, having thousands of visitors over the last year.¬†Of all the […]

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Top 12 Of ’12: No. 8 – 40 Youth Retreat Theme Ideas

Continuing the series of our 12 most read posts of 2012, today we have: No. 8 – 40 Youth Retreat Theme Ideas This post previously made it on the list of most popular posts in 2011 and here it is again. As the title suggests, it has 40 ideas for youth retreat themes that can […]

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4 Free Youth Retreat Themes (And A Bonus!)

Working on youth retreat themes can be one of the most time-consuming aspects when planning a retreat. In case you missed them the first time round, this week’s Best Of Youth Workin’ It¬†therefore brings you 4 free retreat themes for you to use and build upon: 1. Self Esteem – This is a topic that […]