Who: Central Plains Mennonite Conference youth, grades 7-12, and their sponsors and friends
When: July 20-22, 2018
Where: Hidden Acres Christian Center, Dayton, Iowa
Speaker: Josh Lundberg
Josh, a co-pastor at Kalona Mennonite Church, will be collaborating with a team of people to bring creative and compelling messages.
Worship Planner: Emma Beachy
A high school senior, Emma will contribute to the worship planning as well.
Band Leader: John Murray
John is recruitment coordinator for Mennonite Mission Network and a lay leader at Third Way Church. He will collaborate with a team of people to plan inspired music for Youth Escape worship.
Cost: early bird $120 - by May 15
regular $130 - by June 19
late $140 - after June 19
What people said about Youth Escape 2016:
"It was the most meaningful thing we've ever done as a youth group. The kids LOVED it. People came away changed." --Laurel Rudd, a long-time sponsor at Cedar Falls Mennonite
“From the first hour after arriving, the youth we took to Youth Escape in 2016 were having a blast. The planners did an excellent job of setting up activities to make everyone feel welcome and included. The camp is a fantastic venue for giving youth plenty to do throughout the day. Youth Escape offers a good mix of programmed time and free time. On our drive home, the youth were very excited to return again!” --Matthew Hendricks, 2016 sponsor, Faith Mennonite Church
Our theme for 2018 is "Choose Joy." A planning team of pastors, youth pastors and youth sponsors chose that theme because we see youth overburdened with anxiety, and we want Youth Escape 2018 to focus on the good news that can free them from that anxiety. Living life with God is a good life, and every day we get to choose this goodness again!
Why come? Come to connect with Jesus, other Central Plains youth, and the church. The weekend is filled with worship gatherings, breakout sessions, free time activities, good food, and memorable experiences.