Youth Retreat


Many young people today are captured by stories. We consume stories in the form of movies, video games, social media posts, and books. Today’s students aren’t satisfied to only watch someone else’s story – they want to be the ones telling a story, shaping culture, and creating the future. This weekend we are going to dive into the big story of God, how to find our story in the middle of what God is doing, and even sharpen our own story-telling skills.

Pastor David Layser will be joining us as our main speaker for the weekend. He is a gifted musician, author, storyteller, and Senior Pastor. Stephanie Thorn, Andy Norris, and friends will be leading worship.


Location: Camp Yolijwa (aka Doubling Gap) in Newville, PA.
Leaving: Friday, March 11th at 4:30 PM from HCF
Returning: Sunday, March 13th at 4:00 PM to HCF

Registration form is due Sunday, February 27.
Registration cost ($110) is due Friday, March 11.
All Students should bring $10 for dinner at Chick-fil-a or Chipotle.

*Early Arriver option for students who want to leave early, prepare their hearts for the retreat, have fun in State College, and cheer on fellow students at the state archery tournament (details TBD).

*COVID-19 Policy. Students should be free from fever and flu-like symptoms for 24 hours prior to departure. Should students not be able to attend due to illness, a partial refund will be given.


Click on the picture below to download the brochure. Click on the permission slip to download, fill in and send in your permission slip.



  • Be ready to have a great time!
  • Follow the schedule; be where you should be on time!
  • Don’t go in opposite gender’s rooms.
  • Cell phones, electronics, weapons, fireworks, drugs, alcohol, foul language, fighting, inappropriate attire & public displays of affection are prohibited.