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BTYM 2019 Youth Retreat: Encounter
BTYM (Youth Ministry)
October 18th — 20th, 2019
Multi-day Event
  • Pinebrook Bible Conference & Retreat Center


Many teens are racked by anxiety and fears of every kind: fear of failure, the future, and loneliness,  are just some. The temptation is to run to vices to escape from it all, but Jesus is the only one who truly brings peace. BTYM invites all teens (ages 13-18) to our weekend retreat from Friday, October 18th, to Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

This year’s theme is ENCOUNTER. One encounter with Jesus can change everything!

6:00 PM   Board Buses
6:30 PM    Departure
8:30 PM   Arrival at Pinebrook 
8:45 PM   Pep Rally in Fellowship Hall
10:00 PM   Snack Shop Open
11:15 PM   Return to Cabins/ Cabin Time
12:00 AM   Lights Out

Saturday, October 19

7:00 AM   Wake Up Time
8:30 AM   Cabin Devotion
9:00 AM   Breakfast
10:15 AM   Morning Session
12:30 PM   Free Time (Teens and leaders who plan to swim change in their rooms)
1:00 PM   Lunch
2:00 PM   Activity Time


5:00 PM   Squad Time
6:00 PM   Dinner
7:00 PM   Cabin Time (Freshen Up)
7:30 PM   Evening Session: Squad Presentations
8:45 PM   Evening Session Break
9:00 PM   Evening Session: CJ
10:30 PM   Snack Shop Open
11:15 PM   Return to Cabin
12:00 AM   Lights Out

Sunday, October 20

8:00 AM   Wake Up Time
9:00 AM   Cabin Devotion
9:45 AM   Breakfast
10:45 AM   Morning Session
12:00 PM   Power Half-Hour
12:30 PM   Meet at the Lawn for Group Prayer
12:45 PM   Group Picture
1:15 PM   Lunch
2:00 PM   Pack-Up/Clean-Up
3:00 PM   Board Buses
5:00 PM   Parental Pick-Up at 180 Livingston Street

Registration is now open!


Pricing: $110 per person

A minimum deposit of $25.00 is required. Further payments can be made in $25 increments.

To register, click the "Register Now" button above.

Cost includes food, lodging, activities, and transportation.

For more information, please contact the BTYM team.

What to bring:

  • Sleeping Gear
    • Sleeping Bag or Fitted Twin Sheet
    • Blankets
    • Pillow
  • Pants (no shorts)
  • Sweatshirts
  • Jacket
  • Appropriate swimwear
    • Girls should wear a one-piece plus cover up
    • Boys should wear swim trunks and shirt
  • Warm shoes
  • Flip-flops for the shower
  • Pajamas
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Shampoo
    • Body wash
    • Deodorant
  • Flashlight
  • Bible
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Snacks are permissible (nothing containing nuts)


What NOT to bring:

  • Valuables - Sneakers, headphones, cameras, etc.
  • Jewelry
  • iPads, Kindles or Nooks
  • Laptops
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes, matches or lighters
  • Drugs (prescribed medications will be registered and given to retreat nurse)
  • Materials for pranking. NO PRANKS ALLOWED!!!

What are the retreat dates?

October 18th, 2019 – October 20th, 2019

Where is the retreat?

Pinebrook Bible Conference & Retreat Center
Pinebrook Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

What is the price?

$110 with a $25.00 minimum deposit.

Can I make payments?

Yes. A $25.00 deposit is required to reserve a seat; and further payments can be made in $25 increments. For more information, please contact the BTYM team.

What does the $110.00 cover?

Food, lodging and transportation.

When is the last day to pay?

September 27,  2019 is the last day to pay the full amount of $110.00.

Where can I pay for the retreat?

You can register by clicking the "Register Now" button at the top of this page or at BTYM meetings on Fridays.

Can parents come?

No, but we do have a great team of leaders, volunteers, nurses and pastors coming along.

Can my friends come?

If your friends are between the ages of 13-18, they can register for the retreat as well. If you want to stay together, please make sure to request them in your cabin request form.

Does it get cold?

It gets really cold in the evening and early mornings.

dO I need to bring extra cash?

Pinebrook has a cafe where you may purchase additional food and snacks.  $20 should be enough for purchases throughout the weekend.

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