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High School Retreat | Lakeville and Shakopee

High School Retreat | Lakeville and Shakopee

Friday, November 22, 2019 - Sunday, November 24, 2019

9-12 Grade Retreat: November 22-24, 2019

Registration and Refund Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019

Retreats are one of our key mile markers towards students embracing and living the faith in Middle School and High School. Retreats provide a unique opportunity to break away from the everyday routine, building relationships in the group which translates into more meaningful discussions on regular programming nights. You have already registered and paid for the retreat when you registered your student for programming on Wednesday nights.

We place a high value on our retreats and encourage participation EVERY year. Most students find retreats to be a highlight and choose to participate each year. At least one retreat is required to participate in Confirmation; however, please keep in mind, these are deeply impactful weekends for both students’ own relationship with Christ, and relationship with their small group. 

All small groups ride the same bus together and are placed in the same room(s) with their small group leader(s). The weekend consists of 4 large group session with the retreat speaker, meaningful worship, free time, reflection, 1:1 time with small group leaders, and small group discussion.


Drop-off: Hosanna! Lakeville, Door 1, Friday, 5:30 pm (Leaders: Arrive at 5 pm). Have dinner before you come!

Pick-up: Hosanna! Lakeville, Door 1, Sunday, 3 pm.

Nurse Check-In Station: If your student needs to bring any medications to the retreat, please check in with our nurse prior to your student's’ departure at door 1.

The Ride: Buses will stop for a restroom break. All students and leaders are expected to ride the bus with their small group.

Bring: Outdoor clothing(for snowy weather), Bible, pen, flashlight, sleeping bag/pillow, toiletries, towels (including hand towel), extra shoes or snow boots, money for snacks/coffee shop, medications, water bottle.

Don’t bring: snacks with nuts, weapons, valuables you don’t want to lose, alcohol, tobacco, non-prescription drugs.

Retreat Location: Lake Geneva Christian Center| 605 Birch Ave, Alexandria, MN 56308

Questions about a Student Ministries Retreat? Contact 


  • To register your student for the Lakeville Wednesday night Middle School Ministry (including the retreat) click here
  • To register your student for the Lakeville Wednesday night High School Ministry (including the retreat) click here


  • To register your student for the Shakopee Wednesday night Middle School Ministry (including the retreat) click here  
  • To register your student for the Shakopee Wednesday night High School Ministry (including the retreat) click here 

If you have already registered your student for Lakeville Wednesday night programming and need to register for the retreat only, here

View a sample retreat schedule: HERE