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Retreat Planning Ideas, Tips & Advice for Group Leaders 

Youth Group Retreat Planning Tips and Advice

Posted by Retreat Planning on Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 6:40 PM

Youth Group Retreat Planning Tips

Finding the perfect place for your youth group retreat is important. You need a place with enough space and activities to keep the kids engaged and entertained but also with the right accommodations to keep them focused on their spiritual growth.

You want a place that allows your youth to take a journey where the goal is to enjoy the process and where they can leave stronger and ready to face any challenge that comes their way.

America's Keswick is more than just a retreat center. It is about creating an environment where people feel safe and at home. A place where you can be open to the Spirit and find purpose.

A youth group retreat at America's Keswick focuses on taking out the stress of logistics and planning so you can focus on the kids and the journey they're about to take. You can find everything you need on the resort and information is simple and easy to acquire.

What can you expect from having your youth group retreat at America's Keswick

Accommodations to fit your needs: There are many options to choose from to fit your retreat needs. From large groups to small ones, you can choose from excellent hotel-style arrangements to traditional camping fun!

  • Saint Memorial Lodge: 21 comfortable rooms with air conditioning, free WiFi, and private baths.
  • Victory Hall: 48 rooms, hall bathrooms, located in the center of campus, and comfortable common areas
  • Raws Memorial: 33 rooms with hall bath and 16 rooms with private/semi-private baths. All with easy access to the dining hall, air conditioning, and Wifi hotspot
  • Campground: 51 camp sites by the upper lake with renovated bathhouses and it even accommodates tent and rig hookups. 

Conference and Meeting Rooms: You'll find great spaces to use for small prayer groups to large worship nights. America's Keswick has rooms that can accommodate from 10 to 1200 people for your youth group retreat. Each room has many things to offer.

  • Theater style seating
  • 8 foot long tables
  • A podium
  • Audio and visual equipment

Quality Dining Experiences: America's Keswick is committed to providing quality and delicious meals. You'll feel right at home with these options.

  • Family and buffet style food
  • Group snack breaks delivered to your meeting room
  • Dietary needs? America's Keswick will meet your food service needs

Things to Do: Of course, with any youth group retreat, you need activities to keep the kids entertained and ready to build long lasting friendships. America's Keswick has many different options to keep the youth engaged and ready to build themselves both physically and mentally. 

  • The Activity Center offers many great options: 
    • Jump on in to the competition-sized heated pool
    • Keep yourself fit in the weight/fitness room
    • Stay moving with some racquetball, basketball, volleyball, indoor tennis, ping-pong and shuffle board
  • There are also many outdoor recreations to choose from:
    • Use the lake to canoe, paddle boat or go kayaking
    • Also go swimming (Memorial Day through Labor Day), relax on the beach or do some fishing
    • Keep active with some tennis, hiking, cycling, basketball, bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard, putting green, and the gaga pit.
    • Check out the frisbee golf and volleyball sand-court as well
  • Have some bonding time by the campfire. America's Keswick offers a beautiful campfire pit near the beachfront so you can have a relaxing and warm time

A youth group retreat is important for kids to develop inter-personal relationships with their peers and also to find their own relationship with the Lord.

America's Keswick works diligently to take out the struggle of planning and finding the right space for these spiritual experiences by doing the work for you. Find comfort in this lakeside resort that lets you focus on working with the youth in a nature-rich environment while taking out any hassles.

There are great group rates and America's Keswick will work with you to accommodate any needs you have. Living to serve is important and serving is its own reward. 

About America's KeswickWe are a ministry that teaches and models the biblical Christian Life through Christian Retreats, Events, Conferences, Concerts, Training Resources and by providing rental facilities and service to other like-minded organizations. To learn more, visit America's Keswick online or contact us at (800) 453-7942 or (732) 350-1187 for local calls.

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