Confirmation Retreat

Embark on a meaningful journey of faith at Camp Wanake's Confirmation Retreat – a transformative experience designed to deepen spiritual connections, foster community, and celebrate the confirmation of your faith journey. Join us for a weekend of exploration, reflection, and joy as you take the next step in your commitment to faith.

  • Guided Faith Exploration: Dive into guided sessions that explore the core tenets of your faith. Our experienced leaders will facilitate discussions, activities, and reflections aimed at helping you understand the significance of your confirmation journey.
  • Campfire Ceremonies: Gather under the starlit sky for campfire ceremonies that symbolize the warmth and illumination of your faith. Share stories, express your thoughts, and create lasting memories with fellow confirmands around the flickering flames.
  • Open Conversations: Engage in open and meaningful conversations with peers and mentors. The Confirmation Retreat provides a supportive environment where questions are welcomed, and discussions deepen your understanding of faith, community, and personal spirituality.
  • Scenic Retreat Setting: Set against the backdrop of Camp Wanake's picturesque surroundings, this retreat offers a serene atmosphere for contemplation and renewal. Nature becomes a partner in your spiritual journey, providing the perfect setting for moments of connection and growth.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Strengthen bonds with your fellow confirmands through outdoor activities that challenge, inspire, and build camaraderie. Whether it's navigating a ropes course, embarking on a nature hike, or sharing a canoe ride, the outdoors becomes a canvas for spiritual exploration.
  • Accommodations and Amenities: Enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and the full amenities of Camp Wanake. The retreat is designed to provide a seamless and enriching experience, allowing you to focus on the spiritual significance of your confirmation.

Ready to celebrate your faith journey in a meaningful and memorable way? Register for our Confirmation Retreat and take this transformative step surrounded by the support of a loving community.

Sample Daily Schedule


  • 6:30 pm: Arrive at Site – Registration in the Wanake Office – Nametags – Health Forms – Room Assignments
  • 7:00 pm: Unpack and settle in at Savage Retreat Center – Come to the Inpost Barn for games and crafts after you have moved in - WITH your Bible, Pen/Pencil, & Nametag
  • 7:30 pm: Introductions and orientation in the Chapel in Inpost Barn
  • 7:50 pm: Get Acquainted Games and Fun Songs in the Chapel in Inpost Barn – Orientation for chaperones in the Dining Hall – downstairs at the Inpost Barn
  • 8:20 pm: Session One – History Part One
  • 9:30 pm: Snack in the Dining Hall
  • 9:45 pm: Get ready for bed
  • 10:15 pm: Lights Out!


  • 7:00 am: Arise and Shine
  • 7:50 am: Inpost Barn – Bring your smash book, Bible and pen
  • 8:00 am: Breakfast in the Dining Hall
  • 8:30 am: Devotions – Intro to Spiritual Disciplines and Service - in the Chapel
  • 9:00 am: Break Time – Games on the Lawn. The bell will ring when it is time to start session two.
  • 9:20 am: Session Two – History Part Two
  • 10:20 am: Break time – Active Games outside on the lawn
  • 10:35 am: Session Three – What UM Believe
  • Noon: Lunch in the Dining Hall                                            
  • 1:00 pm: Session Four – Sacraments                                         
  • 2:30 pm: Break
  • 2:45 pm: Game Time – Meet on the Lawn – Fun with Amy!
  • 4:00 pm: Session Five – The Connection
  • 5:00 pm: Break
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner in the Dining Hall                                           
  • 6:30 pm: Fun Stations – Crafts, S’mores at the fireplace, Discussion Time
  • 7:40 pm: Devotions – Spiritual Disciplines – Prayer – in the Chapel
  • 8:10 pm: Go back to living location; Get Ready for bed and pre-pack for tomorrow’s departure
  • 10:00 pm: Lights Out! Quiet in the Halls and Rooms.                   


  • 7:00 am: Arise and Shine
  • 7:45 am: Gather in the Inpost Barn - Bring your smash book, Bible and pen       
  • 8:00 am: Breakfast in the Dining Hall                                        
  • 8:45 am: Devotions – Spiritual Disciplines – Study
  • 9:15 am: Pack and Clean Living Areas
  • 9:45 am: Session Six - Worship Introduction
  • 10:45 am: Closing Worship (Stations) with Communion in the Chapel
  • 11:30 am: Evaluations
  • 11:45 am: Closing Circle
  • Noon: Lunch in the Dining Hall
  • 12:45 pm: Head Home!


FEBRUARY 23-25, 2024

CHECK IN: Friday - 6:30 pm | CHECK OUT: Sunday - 12:45 pm


YOUTH: $165 | ADULTS: $155

Rates include: 2 nights, 5 meals, snacks, and programming
Early Bird Price: Youth: $145 | Adults: $135 (Register by February 5, 2024)



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