Confirmation Retreat on the Sacraments

What Does This Mean?!

Group Registration Only
What do the Sacraments mean?! Interactive experiences will enhance your congregational confirmation instruction as your youth explore the Sacraments. Everyone will gain a bigger view of the church as they play, study, and grow in faith with other confirmands. At least one adult sponsor is required to be present the entire time to help youth make the connection between camp and church. Youth will stay in the cabins with youth from other churches and Cross Trails staff, unless the church elects otherwise. Adults will stay in a cabin with other adults, or they may choose to stay with the same gendered youth from their church if they have a Protect My Ministry certificate or the equivalent.

Upper Elementary Advent Retreat

Jesus and his family had to travel to be counted for the census.  Join us as we explore what it means to be counted in God’s family!

Learn about the hope that comes with being a child of God.  Participate in small group Bible studies, worships, crafts, and other camp activities to prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.   At least one adult from the church is required to be present the entire time.  Youth will stay in the bunkhouse with staff supervision and adults will stay in Lela Haus.  Group registration only.

SWTS Middle School Gathering

The Lutheran Church experienced a reformation more than 500 years ago. Learn how the church is still reforming and how we are re-formed because of church history and vision.

Camp fun and interactive, faith-filled learning with other synod youth are all a part of The Gathering experience.  Youth will stay in cabins with youth from other churches and Cross Trails staff, unless the church elects otherwise.   At least one adult from the church is required to be present the entire time.  Adults can stay in a cabin with other adults, or with the same gendered youth from their church if they have a Protect my Ministry certificate or the equivalent.  Group registration is required.