Momentum Retreat

Our1 Momentum Retreat weekends are designed for teens to take a break from the craziness of life and step out into God’s natural creation to focus on building a deeper relationship with God, with you and with other teens.

“It was great to have dedicated time with our kids and with God — no outside distractions." — Barbara, youth leader

The planning and program are all provided for you so that you get the weekend to connect with your teens without the distractions of details.  The deeper the relationship, the deeper the impact you and your youth leaders will have with your teens.

Call 717-369-4539 for more information or to register. Hurry!! Space is filling! Book your group while space is still available!

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“At Joy El, they just do things well. It’s a great retreat center where students come to know Christ. That’s it. Plain and simple.” — Charlie, youth pastor

Join us this fall!

Select the one that suits your schedule and fits the grade levels of students you desire to bring.

  • November 3-5 …  Grades 6 to 9  (for middle schoolers)
  • November 17-19 …  Grades 6 to 12  (for middle schoolers and high schoolers)


Cost: $102.00 per camper. But, register two weeks prior to the start date of your event and pay only $96.00 per camper. Cost includes a free event t-shirt for each camper! A $25.00 deposit per camper holds your spots! Registration deposits are nonrefundable.

Schedule: Check-in begins at 7:00 PM Fri.  Check-out is at 2:00 PM Sun.

Info you can share with your students: Click here to download a FAQ sheet about Momentum you can share with your students

Speaker for Momentum Retreat weekends:  Shawn McBride

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Pastor Shawn McBride is founder and president of Truth for Youth, a Christian nonprofit organization devoted to organizing and educating American young people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the course of two decades, he has served the Lord as a senior pastor, a college and seminary professor, family counselor, multi-school chaplain, youth minister, motivational speaker and evangelist. He is the author of three books for teenagers: Beware of Bad Company, Know Your Worth, and How to Become a Successful Student. Shawn and his wife live in the Washington, DC area.



What your campers should bring: their Bible, notebook, pencil, sleeping bag & pillow, bathroom necessities, money for camp store and canteen, warm clothes and boots. (We will be having activities outside.)

What to tell campers to leave behind: Radios, MP3 players, iPods, laptops, CD Players, Cell Phones, Video Games, etc.


To register call us at 717-369-4539.  Or download group registration forms here below and fax to us at 717-369-4539.

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MOMENTUM Group Contract  

MOMENTUM Camper Registration Form

MOMENTUM Camper Health Form

Registration confirmations are emailed 2 weeks prior to each event.

If you do not register prior to that time, no confirmation will be sent.

Registration fees are nonrefundable within 14 days of any event.

Call our office at 717-369-4539 or email for additional information.