Feb 17 to 19, 2024 at Killarney United Church, 35 participants and 19 young leaders gathered for a weekend of community building while exploring a climate justice theme.

a group of youth with purple and red leader t-shirts holding a thank you signThanks to all the participants who attended and made it fun!  Thanks to communities of faith who encouraged them and, in several cases, sponsored youth to attend!  Thanks to Killarney United Church for the great hospitality and wonderful meals!  It was very exciting to get so many participants from the west side of the region, 10 of those being first time regional retreat goers!  It’s also exciting to see past participants come back again, some moving into leadership roles!

We had some very creative worship and theme times as well as fun filled social times.

Youth in church

Singing during youth retreat worship


Youth in church

Youth retreat worship






Youth sitting on floor in circle

Playing Stella Stella Olla

Young adult at table with screen behind of Kahoot questions

Kahoot Leader

Youth gathered on floor

Playing kahoot

Groups of youth sitting on floor

Playing kahoot in groups

youth around a table with paper hearts

Theme time

Kids around table eating with cooking utensils

Crazy Utensil Meal

Kids around supper table

Enjoying a meal with friends

Kids around a supper table

Thanks to the cooks for the awesome meal!

boy eating sandwich from a whisk

How to eat a pulled pork sandwich with a whisk!

Youth doing karaoke

Karoke during social stations

Two youth building with straws

Building with straws during social stations

Large group of youth in church

Singing in church on Sunday morning