SCYL Annual Winter Break Retreat

Location: Almont New Church Assembly in Berlin, MI

Dates: December 27, 4 pm – December 30, 10 am

Please register by December 21.

Cost: $75 with a household maximum of $150. You can pay using cash, check or online (Zelle or PayPal) . Payment is collected at the end of the registration form. Assistance is available with the cost. Email Kurt at!

After you register online a medical release form will be emailed to you.

Details: For ages 13 – 18. Bring a sleeping bag (if you are not flying), PJs, towel, personal items, musical instruments, and a friend! At our retreats we offer life skills and spiritual sessions based on the principles of the Swedenborgian Church. We strive for a safe, secure, and inclusive environment to discuss and share relevant and meaningful ideas that help with challenges youth face today. 

2023 Theme: “Why am I a Swedenborgian”
From conversations with teens, I discovered many of them want to know more about our Swedenborgian faith. Some of our teens don’t attend church, or if they do, it is at a church of a different denomination. We will explore our faith by visiting the religious journeys of our church youth leaders. The tenets of our religion will be woven into their stories, and we will discover more about our own individual faith quest. We will also have our special Exodus to Independence ceremony for our teens exiting the SCYL. As usual, along with our spiritual sessions, we’ll have time for great games, recreation, as well as just relaxing and hanging out talking with friends. See you there!