Fall Youth Retreat: Nov. 18th - 20th, 2022

Join us for our annual Fall Youth Retreat this November! Each year youth gather together from across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio for a weekend of rest and fall fun at Pyoca. Youth will gather for keynotes and worship each day, meet new friends through small group sessions, and have plenty of time to explore all that Pyoca has to offer.

Throughout the day on Saturday afternoon youth will get to choose from a number of activities, including: high ropes, hiking to Mt. Baldy, climbing tower, crafts, and more, plus plenty of free time to hang out and connect with new and old friends. Saturday afternoon we are hosting a Camp Carnival and at night our Fall Fest, complete with a bonfire, hotdog and s'more roast, games, after dark wagon rides through the forestry, and a hoedown with line dancing. Full schedule coming soon!

Registration Portal

Registration will open on Monday, Sept. 5th at 8:00AM EST. We can't wait to see you in November! To learn more about this event and how to register, see information below.

With the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 precautions will look a a great deal like our summer camp protocols in order to ensure the health and safety of both our guests and staff.

  • Retreat sessions and activities will predominantly be focused outdoors, as weather permits.
  • Full vaccination of retreat guests, for both youth and adults, is highly encouraged for the safety of all participants.
  • All retreat guests are asked to practice good hand hygiene and maintain social distance when possible (hand sanitizing stations will be available in public areas).
  • Masks will be required indoors, unless eating or drinking, and encouraged outdoors when social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • All Pyoca facilities have been outfitted with central air purifiers and enhanced cleaning measures have been implemented.
  • Anyone experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) is asked to stay home for the protection of other guests and staff.

We are adhering to the latest CDC guidance. If conditions or expectations change we will notify all participants prior to the retreat.

This year's theme is centered around PC(USA)'s Matthew 25 initiative. Matthew 25 is a vision for the whole church, including our youth and camp and retreat centers, so we are excited to partner with First Pres. Bloomington, First Pres. Columbus, and Fairlawn Pres. as we plan this amazing weekend retreat for our youth to dive into the mission and vision of the church.

More information, including worship and keynote leadership, coming soon!

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The Fall Youth Retreat pricing structure is all-inclusive, with meals, lodging, and activities included.

  • Youth: $140.00; includes two nights of lodging, four meals, snacks, and all program activities.
  • Adult: $70.00; includes two nights of lodging, four meals, snacks, and all program activities.
Register by Friday, Oct. 14th for early bird registration fees: $125.00 for youth and $60.00 for adults.

This retreat is open to youth in grades 7 - 12. Youth are accompanied by adult chaperones from their church or youth group (1 adult per 7 youth). If you have students of each gender, please bring chaperones of both genders. You are welcome to share chaperones with another church if needed! Youth without a church youth group are more than welcome to attend and will be connected with other youth and adult chaperones from their region. Additional supervision and activity facilitation will be provided by Pyoca staff.

All participants, both youth and adults, will register individually through our registration portal. Churches covering the cost of their youth's registration fees are asked to notify Pyoca in advance for appropriate invoicing (this includes a $25.00 deposit per participant). Please email program@pyoca.org for church payment information.

Registration will open on Monday, September 5th and will close on Friday, November 11th.

We will continue our No Risk Registration policy from 2020. This means if you register for a particular program and cannot come due to COVID-19 illness or exposure, we will:
  • Work to transfer your registration to another Pyoca program, or,
  • Provide participants the opportunity to donate or receive a full/partial refund of their registration fees.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office at (812) 358-3413 or program@pyoca.org.