Youth Leader Summit

Helping train Youth Leaders for the coming year!

Registration Will Be Open Soon!

Miracle Camp has always held a core value of serving and supporting local churches. All of our programmed events are hosted with this principle in mind because we see the biblical importance of discipleship and regular community that God ordained to happen in these communities of his people. So, as Miracle Camp seeks to equip and serve the bride of Christ, one new focus of ours will be serving the shepherd leaders who so faithfully lead these communities. And because many of our activities and programming are geared towards youth, we believe we are specially situated to hold a leadership summit for youth pastors and youth leaders in particular. 

This summit conference is designed to train, equip, encourage, and support vocational youth pastors, chaperones, volunteer leaders, youth sponsors, and even 9th-12th grade student leaders. In addition to all of the benefits of a traditional conference, an event like this will also give leaders a chance to rest and retreat in a beautiful camp setting and engage in networking and team building in a very unique way. If you are looking for practical ministry training, personal retreat and encouragement, bonding with your leadership team, or networking with other youth ministry leaders, then this is an event you will not want to miss. 

Sept. 16-18, 2022

We strategically picked a weekend in September for this event. It’s right around the start of a new school and ministry year when many new leaders will be getting oriented and potentially looking for training opportunities like this. And for youth pastors who don’t have the time or energy to train everyone themselves, an event like this can fill a big need.

We see this retreat also working to get your leadership team off to a good start for the year. Spending time eating meals together, doing adventurous activities, sitting by a camp fire, playing goofy games, and studying God’s Word, will all work to bond you together as a unified team. 


One-night option: $50 

    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday 

    • All workshops, sessions, and adventure activities 

    • (There is an additional cost for activities requiring ammunition: paintball and trapshooting) 

Two-night option: $75 

    • All three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday 

    • All workshops, sessions, and adventure activities 

    • (There is an additional cost for activities requiring ammunition: paintball and trapshooting) 

Sample Schedule

The format of the weekend is designed around structured workshops, main sessions, and round tables that will feel somewhat like a leadership conference. However, many other opportunities for personal quiet time, adventure activities, and unstructured down time for fellowship and rest will give this conference a slower-paced retreat element that camp is especially suited for. 


All elements of the schedule will be entirely optional so each team of leaders can cater their experience to their needs. Groups looking for more rest and recreation can skip out on some of the structured seminars and workshops. And teams looking for more time to receive training and make plans for their ministry can utilize their time and the many conference rooms at camp to do just that. 


We are making it an option to sign up for one or two nights. We know that many ministry leaders have Sunday morning responsibilities that aren’t always easy to delegate, so if some participants need to leave Saturday evening after dinner, the registration cost will be slightly cheaper. 


Disc Golf

Small Boats
Open Gym
Game Room
Hiking Trails


Unlike most events at Miracle Camp, the Youth Ministry Leaders Summit will not feature a keynote speaker. Rather, we are looking to partner with a variety of vocational youth pastors from around the midwest to lead our main sessions, workshops, and round tables. We believe that ministry insights from other youth pastors who are regularly involved in weekly student ministry will be relatable and fruitful for you, as well as giving the opportunity to hear from many perspectives, ministry models, church sizes, etc. 


In addition, if we can avoid bringing in a “professional speaker,” then our cost for this event can reduced significantly, which you will see reflected in the registration cost.