Youth Retreats

Safe Space • Brave Space • Sanctuary

A La Foret, youth and children are empowered to be their truest selves. Trained counselors create a safe, brave space where kids know that they will be unconditionally accepted and loved for who they truly are. And because we say out loud and up front that we embrace everyone regardless of their class, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, affiliations, religion… many kids who experience exclusion elsewhere feel fully included and supported here. We believe that an unconditionally loving community leads to empowered kids and transformed lives. That’s what we do here at La Foret.

Registration, information and tutorials can be found below.


Grand Camp

July 2-4, 2021

We are so excited to offer this special experience this summer, as the last months of distancing have been especially hard for grandparents and grandchildren. Enjoy fun summer camp activities and create lasting memories together. Read the safety plan here.

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July 11-17, 2021

(Campers entering grades 2-4)

At Pioneer Camp, first-time campers will play, swim, hike, sing, eat, make crafts, hear stories, and make new friends in the Black Forest at La Foret! Trained counselors and staff will keep campers safe and show them new ways to have fun outdoors. It’s gonna be great! Pioneer camp is designed with first-time and young campers in mind.

July 11-17, 2021

(Campers entering grades 4-6)

Explorer Camp provides youth entering grades 4-6 with an opportunity to be part of an incredible community! Under guidance from trained counselors and staff, campers will explore the Bible, faith, nature, friendships, and their own beliefs... all while focusing on having as much fun as possible! The week's activities will include campfires, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor games, free time, rope course, and worship.

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July 11-17, 2021

(Campers entering grades 6-8)

At Voyager Camp, youth are invited to come with an open mind, a fun spirit, and a friendly attitude. During the week, trained counselors and staff will set the stage and hold space for amazing friendships and growth to occur! We seek to create a memorable week filled with laughter, music, reflection, self-exploration, and don't forget the ropes course! It's the perfect environment for preteens to play, explore, and grow. Youth will form memories and friendships they'll hold dear for the rest of their lives!

July 18-24, 2021

(Campers entering grades 9-12)

Our theory at Music, Art, Drama, and Dance (MADD) Camp is that we can get in touch with God through the arts. However, all artistic skill-levels are present and welcome at MADD Camp. Along with engaging youth in intellectual faith conversations, we attempt to get them “out of their heads” and into experiencing the transcendent through creativity, nature, friendships, self-discovery, games, activities, and LOTS of fun. We find these moments to be the most powerful in helping young people to develop a lifelong faith.

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Covid 19 Policies

Our #1 Priority is keeping your child safe during their camp experience. Safety First, Fun Also First. We are creating a "Culture of Care" between staff, counselors and campers to ensure that we are doing the best we can for one another.

Policies & Practices

From UCC beliefs to how we operate as leaders, here's what you need to know. These documents are updated periodically to improve how we serve our campers and guests, and reflect our commitment to growth.


We love to hear from you!

Camp-specific questions can be directed to:

Corina Hurst

Program Support


Rev. Logan Bennett

Director of Transformational Programs

Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM



More Answers

Still have questions about Outdoor Ministry? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find out about packing lists, accommodations, scholarships, and other details. Curious about how camp costs are determined? Check out RMC's Camp Cost Breakdown.

Registration Tutorial