4 Free Youth Retreat Themes (And A Bonus!)

Youth retreat themes

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 brings hundreds of people to our site each week, as it's one of the top … [Read more...]

Following Directions – Youth Retreat Theme

Following directions youth retreat theme

This week's youth retreat theme is all about Following Directions. We know that we get both faith based and non-faith based youth workers visiting our site, so we try to tailor our youth retreat themes so that they're useful no matter what type of organization you work for. In this Following Directions theme, the first part of each activity or discussion point can therefore … [Read more...]

Fruits Of The Spirit – Youth Retreat Themes

Fruits Of The Spirit youth retreat themes

As we've mentioned before, coming up with youth retreat themes can be one of the hardest parts of planning a youth retreat. To make your life easier, we're providing ideas for different youth retreat themes - this week, it's a Fruits Of The Spirit theme. As you might be able to tell, this is aimed at Christian youth retreats. However, even if your work with youth isn't … [Read more...]

Self Esteem – Youth Retreat Themes

How To Plan A Youth Retreat

As we mentioned the other week, youth retreat themes can be one of the hardest parts of planning a youth retreat. As it's a topic you'll be covering for a whole weekend (or possibly longer), it needs to be something that speaks into the lives of your young people. A self esteem youth retreat theme is therefore a great topic to cover, as no matter what group of youth you're … [Read more...]

Youth Retreat Themes – Hunger

How To Plan A Youth Retreat

Coming up with youth retreat themes can be one of the hardest parts of planning a youth retreat. Over the coming months, we'll be giving some youth retreat theme ideas for you to use. On Thursdays, we give free youth work session plan ideas. As the name suggests though, these ideas are based on shorter youth work sessions, so aren't always suitable as themes for youth … [Read more...]

Youth Group Retreats – When To Hold Them

How To Plan A Youth Retreat

OK, so you've decided that you want to plan a youth group retreat - the next question is when to plan it for. Where possible, we think you should start planning 9-12 months before youth group retreats. You can find out the reasons why in our book - How To Plan A Youth Retreat. However, we know this isn't always realistic. Here are five factors that will influence what … [Read more...]

Get How To Plan A Youth Retreat for half price!

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EDIT - OFFER HAS NOW ENDED   That's right - for one week only, you can get the PDF ebook version of How To Plan A Youth Retreat for just $4.99. That's an absolute bargain, as the paperback version retails for $17.99 and the Kindle and Nook versions are $9.99. Why would I want to get How To Plan A Youth Retreat? It has everything you need to know in order to plan a … [Read more...]

How To Plan A Slum Survivor Weekend Retreat

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As we mentioned in Tuesday's post and in our book, youth retreats are often organized by faith-based organizations, but they don't have to be. You can run weekend sessions about any topic under the sun - or even beyond with a space-themed retreat weekend. Normally on Thursdays we like to give you a youth work session plan idea that you can do, or one that will at least … [Read more...]

Should I Plan A Youth Retreat?

OK, so when we say rock-climbing, maybe not quite this hardcore!

Q: How do I know if a youth retreat is the right thing for my youth program? A: Although often associated with faith-based youth programming, running any kind of overnight and/or weekend retreat can be great for your youth work.  Here are just 3 reasons why: 1) Builds Relationships Youth retreats or weekend residential youth programs provide a great time to build … [Read more...]

Are You Planning A Youth Retreat?

Are You Planning A Youth Retreat?

Are you planning a youth retreat? Do you need youth retreat ideas? Or maybe you're short on youth retreat theme ideas? We're pleased to announce that we've published a resource to help anyone who's planning a youth retreat. The book is called How To Plan A Youth Retreat and covers everything you need to know when planning a youth retreat: Why run a youth … [Read more...]