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Coming of Age Retreat Program
Coming of Age Retreat Program

The Coming of Age Retreat Program’s mission is to provide retreat experiences for youth that will further the depth of the Coming of Age Programs at their respective congregations. The purpose of the retreats and of the Coming of Age Retreat Program is to help our youth integrate their childhood into their emerging adulthood, with a clear sense of themselves and their place in the Unitarian Universalist Church and in the world.

Retreats will help youth:

  • Explore their own spirituality;
  • Have a deeper understanding of Unitarian Universalism;
  • Appreciate and continue the lifelong process of values and calcification;
  • Recognize and accept responsibility for decision-making;
  • Explore their options for service, both to their church and to the community;
  • Deepen their relationship with other youth and adults;
  • Come to a positive understanding of their personal capabilities and unique qualities;
  • Test themselves against their own preconceived limits;
  • Solidify their commitment to Unitarian Universalism.

Program Options

The Coming of Age Retreat Program is divided into two groups, North and South, with each having different congregations participating and different dates.

North

Retreat 1: Sept. 30 - Oct.2
The first retreat for the North Group of the PCD district Coming of Age youth will be at the UU Congregation of Marin. We will be focusing on community building by participating in a ropes course hosted by Four Winds.
September 30 at 6:30pm to October 2nd at 12:00pm.
Retreat 2: December 9/10 @ UUSF
Retreat 3: April date to be determined

Congregations: Youth from Davis, Marin, Oakland, UUCB and MDUUC are encouraged to register for this event only. This will make it easier for your congregations to coordinate travel.

South

Retreat 1: Oct. 14-16
The first retreat for the South Group of the PCD district Coming of Age youth will be at the UU Congregation of Santa Rosa. We will be focusing on community building by participating in a ropes course hosted by Four Winds.
October 14 at 6:30pm to October 16th at 12:00pm.
Retreat 2: Jan 13/14 @ UUSF
Retreat 3: April date to be determined

Congregations: Youth from Redwood City, San Jose, Mission Peak, Monterey and San Mateo are encouraged to register for this event only. This will make it easier for your congregations to coordinate travel.

Registration

Registration is closed.

Fees

Cost: $425 per participant. Financial assistance may be available through your UU congregation or from the PWR Youth Program Scholarship Fund.

Payment Information

Online payment is preferred. If you must send payment via check, please make check or money order payable to PWR-UUA. Important – please include event name and registrant’s name in the check memo. Mail payment to: PWR-UUA, P.O. Box 5427, Denver, CO 80217. Send payment in time to arrive by the event’s registration deadline. Please note that we are no longer able to accept checks from Canada, so Canadian participants must pay via online payment.

FAQ

Adult Staff: All retreats are staffed by the Coming of Age Coordinator and adult volunteers from UU congregations in the PCD who have undergone background checks. There is at least 1 adult for every 7 youth.

Can my youth still participate if they cannot make it to all the retreats? It is best if youth attend all the retreats. Each retreat builds on the previous retreat and relationships are strengthened among participants.

Questions?

Contact Adam Zittel at adamzittel [at] yahoo [dot] com or (510) 684-6358

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