Mennonite Sr. High Retreat

March 13-15, 2020 – CANCELLED

In order to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, this retreat has been cancelled. Additional details have been sent to your group leaders; contact them, or the Highland office, if you have additional questions.

Join senior high youth groups from area Mennonite churches for a weekend of worship and fun!

Theme: Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you

Three workshops on Saturday will focus on the theme of peace: personal, relational, and systematic.

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The retreat will be held in Red Oak Lodge and Mountain View Retreat Center. Room assignments will keep youth groups together (by gender).

Registration and payment for the retreat is to be done through your church, not on an individual basis. (Fees for individuals may vary based on how much each church plans to subsidize.) Contact your youth leaders for the most accurate information about costs and the registration process.

2020 Schedule


  • 7:00pm — Arrival
  • 7:00-8:30 — Icebreakers and welcome
  • 8:30-8:45 — Snack
  • 9:00-10:00 — Worship
  • 10:00-11:00 — Free time


  • 7:45-8:30 — Run/yoga (optional)
  • 8:30-9:15 — Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:30 — Worship
  • 10:30-11:30 — Workshop #1
  • 12:00-1:00 — Lunch
  • 1:00-1:30 — Time alone with God
  • 2:00-3:00 — Workshop #2
  • 3:15-4:15 — Workshop #3
  • 4:30-5:30 — Free time with options for games
  • 6:00-7:15 — Supper
  • 7:30-8:30 — Worship
  • 8:30-11:00 — Persecution game followed by coffeehouse


  • 9:00-9:45 — Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:00 — Worship and closing
  • 11:00am — Departure
Meals provided:

  • Friday evening snack: Meat and cheese sandwich tray, veggies and dip
  • Saturday breakfast: Pancakes, bacon, milk and cereal, fruit, juice and hot drinks
  • Saturday lunch: Taco bar (tortillas or corn chips, meat, black beans, lettuce, cheese, etc), cookies
  • Saturday dinner: Vegetable soup, hot ham and cheese rolls, salad bar
  • Saturday evening snack: Pie and ice cream, hot drinks
  • Sunday breakfast: Scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage, seasoned potatoes, yogurt, granola, fruit, juice and hot drinks

Note: If your child has allergies or specific food needs, our kitchen staff can store and prepare any special food items you provide. All food provided by Highland will be peanut-free.

Packing list
Please bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Change of clothes (appropriate for the weather)
  • Jacket or sweatshirt
  • Sneakers and socks
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Flashlight
  • Bible

Leaders from each church group are expected to:

  • Complete the form below to to let us know approximately how many people we can expect from your church no later than February 10.
Church Registration Form - Due February 10
Group leaders, please complete this form with an initial estimate of attendees no later than February 10. We will ask for a detailed group roster later on.

    Estimated number of SPONSORS who will attend (required)

    Estimated number of YOUTH who will attend (required)

    Note any special circumstances you are aware of, such as severe food allergies or group members who will not be present for the whole retreat. (Please update these notes when you send in your final group roster.)


    • Email a detailed group roster to AND send a $40 per person deposit to Highland by February 29. Food service for the event will be based on these numbers, so be as accurate as possible.
    • Inform Highland of any changes in your roster before the event, so we can make accurate room assignments.
    • Pay the balance for your group at the time of the retreat. One check for the entire group is preferred. $100 per person ($40 deposit + $60 balance) covers food, lodging, and activities.
    • Bring enough sponsors so that youth of each gender are well supervised. Feel free to collaborate with other church groups as needed!
    • Collect medical forms from your youth and look after any health needs during the retreat. (Here’s a sample form you can use if your church doesn’t have their own.)
    • Collect completed information and consent forms from your youth and bring them with you to the retreat.

    Feel free to print a publicity flyer to distribute to your group.