KidzQuest is an annual fall weekend retreat for 3rd-6th grade students at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island. Sponsored by South Georgia's Connectional Ministries, KidzQuest offers a chance for children to take a break from school, spend time with friends, worship with church groups of all sizes and hear about the HOPE we have in Christ's unfailing love. Free time has been scheduled in to allow for groups to enjoy the island as a part of the programming.


Registration is OPEN

Payment is required at time of registration in order to be complete. Registrations received without payment will be considered PENDING and payment must be received within 7 days or registration will be dropped. Space is limited to the first 500 complete registrations. Deadline is September 12, 2016 or until event fills up.

Click here to begin your church group's registration.  

If your group needs individual information forms to be filled out by each student and returned to your church's retreat coordinator, that form can be found here

The cost for the retreat is $130 per person and includes meals, cabin lodging, insurance, tshirt and programming.


Resources for Church Leaders

  • Adult Leaders Guide - pre-event checklist, what to expect, free time options, etc. Emailed to group leaders once registration closes.
  • Church Time - There will be two opportunities, about 45 minutes each, to debrief with your group about what they are learning and how to apply that to their daily lives. Resources are available to help plan for this time; however, feel free to tailor this time to best fit your group of kids. 
  • Devotions - Each child will receive a booklet containing devotion guides for both Saturday and Sunday mornings. These will be in church packets at registration.


Safe Sanctuaries Compliance

Adult chaperones are provided by each church group attending. A 1:6 chaperone/camper ratio is required and both genders must be represented in chaperones if represented with campers. See below for Safe Sanctuaries compliance standards.

KidzQuest is a Safe Sanctuaries compliant event. All adult chaperones must be Safe Sanctuaries certified. Please include the following Safe Sanctuaries form with registrations. Only one form per group is needed. Click here to download the Safe Sanctuaries form.


Participants at KidzQuest will be sleeping in the cabins at Epworth By The Sea.  All beds are twin size. Participants will need to bring their own bed linens and towels (see What to Pack). In most cases, multiple church groups will be assigned to each cabin.


Tentative Schedule

*subject to change

Friday, September 23
5:00-7:00 Registration open
5:30-7:00 Supper line open
7:45 Adult Leader Orientation
8:00 Opening Session
10:00 In Cabins
10:45 Lights out
Saturday, September 24
7:30-8:45 Breakfast line open
9:00 Devotions
9:30 Session 2
11:00 Church Time
11:45-12:45 Lunch line open
1:00 Workshop
2:00-5:00 Free Time
5:30-6:30 Cookout
6:45 Group Photo
7:00 Session 3
8:30 Church Time
9:15 Late Night Fun
10:30 In Cabins
11:15 Lights out
Sunday, September 25
7:45-8:30 Breakfast line open
8:30 Pack up / Clean up
9:00 Devotions
9:30 Session 4
11:15 Lunch & Depart



For more information, contact Event Coordinator Suzanne Akins at

Office of Connectional Ministries (912) 638-8626.