Hosting a Retreat

Thank you so much for hosting or considering hosting an Acts4Youth retreat! You can see a list of retreat dates needing hosts HERE. These retreats are a chance for students to be in a new environment, grow deeper in their relationships with God and one another, meet mature Christians, and give back. This day can make a difference.

What is involved in being a host?

Please plan to provide the facility and lunch and snacks for 15 students, 2 A4Y staff, and your volunteers.

Lunch can be simple. Past favorites have been tacos, wings, chicken nuggets with sauces. Good snacks are fruit like mandarin oranges and cookies. Please provide paper products (plates, napkins, plasticware, cups) as well as beverages.

Typical agenda for the day

Wednesday Retreats

  • 12:30 - Arrival/Lunch
  • 1 pm - Short Spiritual Lesson
  • 2 pm - Service Project
  • 3 pm - Fun Outing/Snacks
  • 5 pm - Retreat Ends

Saturday Retreats

  • 10 am - Arrival/Lesson
  • 11 am - Service Project
  • 12 pm - Lunch
  • 1 pm - Fun Outing
  • Shine Girls' Retreats end at 2 pm
  • Game Plan Boys' retreats end at 4 pm
*No snacks needed for Saturday Girls' Shine Retreats.

This schedule may vary depending upon the service project and outing. We hope your group will stay through the service project and invite you to join us for the fun outing too. There may be a cost for the outing that your volunteers will need to pay. Outings in the past have included Skyzone, paintballing, trips to inner harbor, movies, etc.

If you have ideas for the service project, please email the Program Director listed below.

Other Notes:

We'll provide transportation for the students, but ask that you provide transportation for your group.

Because we are working with youth, we ask that no adults be alone with a student and stay within the presence of an Acts4Youth staff member or another adult at all times.


Game Plan Middle School Boys Program - Ernest Prempeh,, 443-820-6826.

Shine Middle School Girls Program - Tay Lee,, 240-244-7237

Sign Up to Host

If you haven't already signed up for a date, sign up HERE.