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Spooktacular News: Fall 2017 Halloween Youth Retreat – Registration is Now Open!

Halloween Youth Retreat 2017

5 pm Friday, 10/27 – 3 pm Sunday, 10/29

(ALL YOUTH ages 10 – 17 years)

This year’s event is structured to provide greater flexibility and affordability to youth and their families. The traditional two-day retreat will include a variety of autumn and Halloween-themed activities alongside our Christian worship. For the first time in many years, the Costume Halloween Party is once again open to all youth in the Northshore area!


Costume Party:

7 pm – 10 pm Saturday, October 28th

All youth ages 10 – 17 years are invited to participate in this event! Pre-registration is required no later than noon on Saturday, October 28th. The cost is $5 per youth and includes: music, games, and spectacularly spooky snacks, deserts & drinks. Costumes are optional. Bring your own or create from Vanderkamp’s costume closet, if you wish. Dance the night away to Halloween hits from across the ages, play table tennis, foosball, and more. The Fellowship Hall will be all tricked out especially for the occasion!




This year we are offering the traditional two-day retreat as well as a shorter option to make it both more affordable and more easily fit into busy schedules. We do not want anyone to miss out on all the great fun at this event!

Tentative Schedule of Events:

Friday Night: Check-In, Dinner, Hayride, Worship, Bonfire, Creatures of the Night Hike

Saturday Morning: Daily Devotion, Brunch, Activities, Lunch

Saturday Afternoon: Check-In (1 night arrivals), Activities, Bible Exploration, Snack, Activities, Dinner

Saturday Evening: Party Preparations & Party

Sunday Morning: Brunch, Activities, Snack, Closing Worship

Worship Theme: “The Masks We Wear”

Worship and Bible Exploration will focus on how we try to disguise or hide from the Lord and others things that we are uncomfortable, embarrassed, or ashamed of… and how we can never hide from the Lord… nor do we need to… as he knows all… and loves us just the same.

Retreat Registration Options:

Friday & Saturday nights/$110* per youth

Saturday night only (1 pm or later Saturday arrival)/$50* per youth

*All inclusive registration fee covers: Lodging, bedding, meals, snacks, games & activities.

Discounts Available for One or Two-Night Retreat Registrations:

Multiple Session Discount applies only to Summer 2017 Vanderkampers

Multiple Sibling Discount applies to each brother or sister.

Bring a NEW Friend Discount applies to Vanderkamper and a friend (limit one per kamper). Both youth new to Vanderkamp’s programs? Discount applies to them both!

Kampership (scholarship) Assistance available for one or two-night retreat registrations as well. We believe no youth should be denied the ability to attend a Vanderkamp youth program due to financial concerns and no family should bear the indignity of proving their need. Simply tell us during the registration process how much you need and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

What to Bring List for Overnight Retreat Participants: CLICK HERE

Note: There will NOT be a New Year’s Retreat this winter. So do not miss out on this opportunity to worship & play at VK before next summer!






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