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Camp Hidden Lake, Dahlonega, GA
We know this year has been difficult and the need for community with those who are in the vineyard of youth ministry is greater now than ever before. We also know that fruitful ministry is that which is rooted in relationship with God. Because of this, we’ve created a three day retreat opportunity for youth ministers.
The Youth Minister’s Retreat is designed to help you renew your personal walk with Christ, connect with fellow youth ministers, and spend time in the beauty of God’s creation this fall at Camp Hidden Lake in Dahlonega, Georgia. You can expect to experience engaging talks, encounter God through the sacraments, and have time for personal and communal prayer. All youth ministers – both full time and volunteer – are invited and encouraged to attend.
Camp Hidden Lake
830 Hidden Lake Rd.
Dahlonega, GA 30533
The closest airport is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. The drive to Hidden Lake in Dahlonega, GA is approximately an hour and a half from the airport, but can often take a bit longer depending on Atlanta traffic. Participants are welcome to drive to Hidden Lake, and parking is available at camp.
For those flying in and wishing to avoid renting a car, an optional shuttle between the Atlanta Airport & Camp Hidden Lake may be ordered at the time of registration for a fee of $40 per person. If you plan to ride the shuttle, your flight must arrive before 2:30pm on Tuesday, October 27th and must depart no earlier than 4:00pm on Thursday, October 29th.
$225 / participant
This event is for adults only (ages 18+). Minors may not attend.
All registration fees are due at the time of registration.
Payment may be made by credit card or by using existing credit with Life Teen from a cancelled event or camp.
Retreat fee includes overnight accommodations, all sessions, materials, and meals (dinner on Tuesday, breakfast, lunch, & dinner on Wednesday, and breakfast & lunch on Thursday).
The retreat begins on Tuesday evening with check-in from 4:00pm-6:00pm, dinner served from 6:00-7:00pm, and the first session starting at 7:30pm. On Thursday, the retreat will end at 12:00pm with lunch included. Check back soon for the full schedule!
Life Teen is committed to keeping the health and safety of our retreatants and staff as our top priority. In response to COVID-19, our Life Teen camp staffs have intensified our protocol for sanitation at our camp properties. Click to read our full Life Teen Camps COVID-19 Response Plan.
If you are attending the retreat, please be sure to pack a mask as masks must be worn inside all buildings.
Accommodations at Hidden Lake are camp-style dorms with a variety of different configurations and people per building. During the registration process you will be asked to indicate whether or not you are attending the retreat with others so that we can assign housing in a way that ensures social distancing requirements are met.
Beds will be provided, but please plan to bring your own bedding with you if possible. We will have limited bedding available for those who are flying in and cannot fit bedding in their luggage.
We are here to help you! You can always contact us with any questions you may have.
Molly McLaughlin, Hidden Lake Guest Relations