Illuminate: A Youth Retreat

Ridgecrest Illuminate: A Youth Retreat

March 4, 2022
 - March 6, 2022

As God’s Word shares, He is the Light of the World. All of the darkness around us, the lies we believe and the shadows in our lives can fade away in His light. We can shine for Him. Over the weekend, we will learn and be challenged to illuminate parts of our lives, and we will experience His marvelous light.

During the weekend you will have the chance to dive into Scripture, hear from passionate speakers and fellowship with other teens who are all navigating middle/high school too! There will be a lot of laughs, activities and games. And don’t miss our Night of Worship on Saturday!


Now – December 31, 2021: $129 Per Person
January 1 – March 4, 2022: $149 Per Person

$49 deposit required at registration.

Registration Includes:

Two-nights lodging in youth housing*
Meals in our Dining Room (Saturday Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Sunday Breakfast)
Student workbook or leader guide
All program materials

Referral Bonus: 

Share this event with other youth groups! Receive 1 fully sponsored student scholarship for each group that puts your name/church group down as a referral during registration. If you refer 10 churches, that is 10 students you can bring at no charge!


*Private rooms are available upon request at an additional cost.

James R. Hannibal
James R. Hannibal
General Session Speaker
Dylan Arms
Dylan Arms
Worship Leader
Tessa Emily Hall
Tessa Emily Hall
Breakout & Activity Leader

Friday, March 4:

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Check-in
8:15 PM – 10:00 PM General Session
10:00 PM – 10:30 PM Leader Meeting

Saturday, March 5:

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast in the Dining Room
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM General Session
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Breakout Session #1
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch in the Dining Room
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Breakout Session #2
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Breakout Session #3
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM Free Time*
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner in the Dining Room
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM General Session 
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Night of Worship

*Optional Free Time Activities begin at 4:00 PM

Sunday, March 6:

7:15 AM – 8:15 AM Breakfast in the Dining Room
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Check out of Rooms 
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM General Session

“This weekend has lead several of my youth to Christ. That is the ultimate goal and results you want.”

“Breakout settings were beneficial for boys and girls. All youth and adults Night of Worship was awesome.”

“Great relevant content that opened up lots of conversations and shared experience.”

“Loved the atmosphere and free time to hang out and foster conversations and relationships.”

“Food was great, organization and quick response to questions was excellent. This was a great experience for adults and youth. Thank you.”

For any questions, please call 828.669.3592 or email

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