2022 Youth Retreat – Gatlinburg

With everyone’s hectic schedule it sometimes seems like spending time with the Creator of the Universe takes a back seat.  Well this year we are heading into the smoky mountains to take some time to pause and get to know God. 
If you have any questions please feel free to call or email


7/21/2022 to 7/24/2022

What to Bring

  • Bible (Actual Book, if you don’t have one see Tyler and he will get you one)
  • Notebook and pens
  • Clothes for 4 days (shirts, shorts, pajamas, undergarments)
  • Bathing suits
  • Socks, athletic shoes, and sandals (youth might want to bring water shoes for when we go tubing down the river and swimming, and closed toed shoes for hiking)
  • Hat (preferably one that can get wet and/or dirty) and sunglasses
  • Towels (beach and bathing) and washcloths
  • Snacks (we will provide all meals EXCEPT lunch going up, and breakfast coming home)
  • Sunblock
  • Toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, feminine products if needed, etc)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow (We are staying in a 7 bedroom cabin, but may need to use air mattresses if needed)
  • Phone and charger (if youth has one)
  • Spending money (We will stop for lunch on the way up, spending money for shopping on the strip of Gatlinburg, and money for breakfast on the way home. I suggest $75 to $100 just to be safe).

Itinerary (tentative)

8:00: Meet at church
9:00: Leave church
11:00-12:00: Stop for lunch
12:15: Load up and drive rest of the way
4:00: Cabin check in
4:30-6:00: Chill time (hanging out, games, etc)
6:00-7:00: Dinner
7:30-9:30: Worship and Pause, Session One
10:00: Quiet time
11:00: Lights out
7:30: Breakfast and morning devotion
8:15-9:00: Get ready for tubing 
9:00: leave for tubing
10:00-2:00: tubing with River Rats and lunch
3:00: head back to cabin
4:00-6:00: chill time (hanging out, clean up/shower from tubing)
6:00-7:00 dinner
7:30-9:30: Worship & Pause Session Two
10:00: Quiet time 
11:00: lights out
7:30: Breakfast 
8:45-10:45: Worship and Pause Session Three
11:00-12:00 Lunch
12:30-3:30 Youth hiking and/or shopping
4:30-6:00: chill time
6:00-7:00: dinner
7:30-9:30: Worship & Pause Session Four
10:00: Quiet time
11:00: lights out
7:30: Rise and Shine
8:30-9:30 Pack up to leave
10:00: Cabin check out
10:30-11:30: Breakfast/Lunch
3:30-4:30: Arrive at church