Youth Worker Winter Retreat

Youth Worker Winter Retreat
Thursday, January 20, 2022 to Friday, January 21, 2022

Add to my calendar

WHO: Full-time & part-time youth workers at South Georgia Conference UMC churches

WHAT: A one-night getaway in a beautiful location with like-minded counterparts from across our conference

WHERELittle Ocmulgee State Park, Helena, GA: a central location to minimize driving and maximize community 

WHEN: Thursday, January 20 at 2:00pm through Friday, January 21, 2021 at noon.

WHY: It has been the year(s) that keep on giving...and not in the best way. Your job has changed drastically. Your students got used to being away from church. You're trying to walk your kids through a crisis that you've never had to navigate. And it's been hard. For all of us.

We need each other - people who are walking in our exact shoes.

We need truth - people to speak into us what God is AND CAN DO in the middle of all of this. 

We need hope - people coming together to worship; to reset; to learn; to encourage; to dream...again.


Housing for the 1-night event will be in the Lodge Rooms at Little Ocmulgee State Park. They are spacious, clean, and will have 2 double beds in each. Prices are based on 2 people per room. Roommate requests are accepted.


The fee for the event is $100 and will cover the cost of a 1-night stay in a Lodge Room at Little Ocmulgee State Park as well as dinner on the 20th and breakfast on the 21st. Programming costs will be handled by the Conference. Click here to register.

Refund Policy: For cancellations the week of the event, a total refund less $50.00 (non-refundable deposit) will be given. To make notice of cancellation or change, you must make it in writing to 


Thursday, January 20, 2022

2:00-3:00 Arrival
4:00 Opening gathering
5:45 Dinner
6:45 Session 1
9:00 Worship

Friday, January 21, 2022

7:00 Optional Hike (2.6 mile loop), fishing, bike ride
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Community Groups
10:15 Session 2 
12:00 Check out - lunch on your own



For more information, contact Suzanne Akins, Associate Director, Connectional Ministries at or call (912) 638-8626 ext 107.