Youth Retreat

Youth Retreat

November 2–4, 2018

Registration Deadline: October 15, 2018

*Please note that our registrations are now being processed by Planning Center Online so you will be taken to their secure site to complete the registration process.



This year's Youth Retreat is going to be incredible! We're inviting our Youth back at Charis Camp in Chilliwack for an amazing weekend of fun, laughter, Scripture, and community. At this year's Youth Retreat, we’ll be talking about how Jesus gives us confidence. The world tells us to have confidence in ourselves– that we should build our lives around what we’re good at, what we can accomplish, and what will make us happy.

But Scripture tells us that our confidence comes through Jesus alone. 2 Corinthians 3 says that our confidence in life comes by way of Jesus’ Spirit who makes us ambassadors of the good news of the gospel.

We’ll look at how Jesus gives us confidence at school, on the sports field, in the dance studio, at home, on your phone, when taking a test, or hanging out with friends. What does it look like for us to have confidence in who Jesus is and who He’s made us to?

Whether you’ve been in church all your life, or don’t really know what this whole “Jesus” thing is about, Youth Retreat is for you! Join us as we think about what it means for us to have confidence in Jesus!

Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit.
— 2 Corinthians 3v4-6


Location: Charis Camp, Chilliwack, BC

Dates: November 2–4, 2018

Cost: $200

This is a required cost for the retreat. It includes 1 meal on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday & breakfast on Sunday, plus snacks. It also includes dorm style lodging for Friday and Saturday night and a whole bunch of great activities.

Important Registration Info:

  1. Final registration deadline is October 15. Please note that there will be no registration adjustments after this date. There is limited space available, so please register ASAP.
  2. You will be grouped with other members of the church you register with for sleeping arrangements. Final room assignments will be made based on needs for space across the churches.
  3. No refunds for cancellations will be given after October 15.



1:30pm Meet @ Centre

2:30pm Leave Vancouver

4:30pm Arrive at Charis

6:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Session #1

9:45pm Big Activity

11:30pm Wrap Up

12:00am Lights out


9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Devotions

Session #2


1:00pm Small Groups

2:00pm Big Activity/Free Time


7:30pm Session #3

8:30pm Snack

9:00pm Big Activity

11:00pm Wrap Up

12pm Lights out


9:00am Breakfast

9:30am Quiet Time

Session #4

Pack/Load up

Leave Charis

Stop for lunch

3:00pm Arrive at Centre


Luke oloffs

Luke is a church planting apprentice at Westside Church. Luke is currently enrolled at Westminster Seminary, helps teach at Westside Youth, and is dating Anna. Luke loves bekfest, basketball, and memes.

matt crocker

Matt is the Youth Director at Christ City Church. Matt is also currently a student at Regent College, and his wife Jodie is an amazing graphic designer working at UBC. Matt enjoys coffee, Seinfeld, and hanging out with his wife, Jodie.

mitch classen

Mitch is a Pastoral Intern at Culloden Church.  Mitch is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in New Testament Studies at Regent College. In his attempt to escape from the books, you may see Mitch racing against traffic on his road bike, playing Spikeball at Balaclava Park, or snacking on a late-night bowl of popcorn.

*Please note that our registrations are now being processed by planning centre online, so you will be taken to their secure site to complete the registration process.