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We are so excited to host another Youth Leaders Retreat in partnership with Download Youth Ministry's National Day of Volunteer Training! This will be an amazing weekend designed specifically for Youth Pastors AND their entire youth leadership team. Together we will hang out at Pondo; getting in depth training, insights and helpful resources to help you reach students in today’s culture.

Our heart for this retreat is to create space to allow you and your team plenty of individual group time to celebrate and debrief about the past year of ministry and set you up to plan, prepare and pray for the future together. This will be a weekend you don't want to miss! Hope we’ll see you there!


September 13th-14th, 2024

Pricing: $75 per person 


At this retreat we want to give you and your team space to:

•  Learn practical and helpful tips/strategies for ministering to students
•  Strengthen the way you work and relate together
•  Celebrate, pray over and plan for the future of your ministry
•  Take part in activities and create memories together as a team
•  Enjoy a special 5-star dining experience from Chef Rob Frida Night
•  Invest in yourself and your volunteer team
• Connect with like-minded youth leaders from other ministries

Our hope with this retreat is that you would bring your entire youth volunteer team however, if your whole team can’t join, there’s still benefits for you to come on your own!


Keynote Speaker | Justin Knowles
Sandals Church
Worship led by the
Pondo Worship Movement


Friday – September 13
4:00 – 6:00 pm – Check In
6:00 – 7:00 pm – Special 5-Star Dining Experience from Chef Rob
7:30 – 8:45 pm – Worship / Keynote Speaker: Justin Knowles (Sandals Church)
9:00 – 10:30 pm – Late Night – Fun & Games

Saturday – September 14
8:30 – 9:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 – 12:45 pm – DYM Training
1:00 pm – Lunch

1:30 – 5:30 pm
Feel free to hang out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Pondo. Spend time with your team, go on a hike, play disc golf, read a book, enjoy a Pondo activity, take a nap, etc.

…or feel free to head out whenever you need to.