Since 2002, the South Georgia Conference has sponsored an annual Confirmation Retreat at Epworth By The Sea for students in the fifth grade and above. This event provides churches of all sizes an opportunity to connect with others through worship, study, and fellowship.
Registration is currently closed and will open December 2021.
The cost is TBD.
How it works: 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 will be limited to 500 participants. After the event is full, registration will close and a waiting list will begin. Online payment is preferred; however, mailed church checks only (no personal checks) are acceptable. Make payable to "South GA Conference UMC" and mail to Confirmation Retreat, PO Box 7227, Macon, GA 31209. (Please specify that the money is for Confirmation Retreat registration.) Deadline is February 15, 2022 (unless event fills up prior to deadline).
Church leaders: Click here if you need a helpful form to hand out to gather your student's and chaperone's information. This is not a registration form. Only online registration is accepted.
Refund Policy: Cancellation PRIOR to the deadline = Total refund less $50.00 (non-refundable deposit). Cancellation AFTER the deadline = No refund. Cancellation due to illness prior to retreat = Total refund less $50.00. Fees may be transferred to a NEW REPLACEMENT camper of the same gender if the registrar is notified prior to the first day of the retreat.To make notice of cancellation or change, you must contact the Connectional Ministries office at (912) 638-8626 ext 107 and in writing to email@example.com.
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.
The Confirmation Retreat is a Safe Sanctuaries compliant event and all adult chaperones must be 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 the Confirmation Retreat 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 a recommended list of What to Pack). In most cases, multiple church groups will be assigned to each cabin.
WHAT YOU'LL FIND IN YOUR CHURCH PACKET AT CHECK-IN
Adult Leader Guide: Everything you want to know about the schedule, church time, free time and a few surprises!
*Subject to change
Friday, March 4
5:30-7:00 Check in (Camp & Retreat Office)
5:30-7:00 Supper line open (Epworth Dining Hall)
7:30 Adult Orientation (Tabby House)
8:00 Opening Worship (Strickland Auditorium)
9:30 Holy Clubs
10:30 In Cabins / Lights Out
Saturday, March 5
7:00-8:30 Breakfast Line Open
8:30 Worship (Strickland Auditorium)
10:00 Workshop #1
11:00 Workshop #2
12:00 Cookout under the Oaks
1:00 Workshop #3
2:00-5:30 Free Time
5:30-6:45 Supper Line Open (Dining Hall)
7:00 Worship (Strickland)
8:30 Holy Clubs
9:30 The Amazing (G)Race
10:30 In Cabins / Lights Out
Sunday, March 6
7:30-8:45 Breakfast line open
8:30-9:45 Mission Spotlight (Brown) – 2 groups
Churches A-M 8:30-9:05
Churches N-Z 9:10-9:45
10:00 Closing Worship & Communion (Strickland)
11:15 Lunch & Depart
For more information, please contact Suzanne Akins, Director of Camping & Retreats at firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 638-8626 ext 107.