Montreat affirms youth and young adults in their calling to be and to shape the church of today and tomorrow. Throughout the year, we have events for every stage in a young person’s life. From the very earliest years of a child's life, through middle school and high school youth, to young adults, our desire is to help them come to know and believe that they are the beloved of God. Opportunities to grow in leadership and understanding of mission are cornerstones of Montreat’s youth ministry program.

We strive to be a place where authenticity, community, connection, and God's truth thrive. We seek to be an inclusive place where each voice can be heard and where each heart can be molded; where change is invited, challenge is expected, and where all are embraced.

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Youth and Young Adults Events

2023 College Conference

Keep Going!
January 2–5, 2023 Young Adults

Keep Going! What do YOU need to keep going, to keep moving forward? When it’s hard to get motivated? When it’s all piled up? When you’d rather just go play? When life is crazy? Psalm 121 reminds us where our help to keep going comes from. Our help comes from the Lord. No matter what obstacles or twists or turns present themselves, God is always with us – by our side – to help us KEEP GOING!

This event is hosted by Montreat Conference Center

The Manna Retreat

A weekend for young adults
January 27–29, 2023 AdultYoung Adults

The Manna Retreat is three days, 100 young adults, one old hotel, and ten small groups dedicated to creating deeper faith and deeper relationships. If your faith could use a deep laugh, if your heart could use some new friendships, or if your body could use a place to belong, then this is for you.

Hosted by Montreat Conference Center

2023 Montreat Youth Conferences

In•Joy
June 4–August 5, 2023 SummerYouth

Montreat Youth Conference is a unique gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation.

A Montreat Conference Center program

2023 Clubs & Childcare

June 5–August 4, 2023 SummerYouth

The Clubs program is a recreation and fellowship experience for the children of conferees, local residents, vacationers, and visitors. Events are planned with each group’s age and interests in mind.

Worship & Music 2023 – Week 1

Thirst No More
June 18–23, 2023 AdultContinuing EducationSummerWorshipYoung AdultsYouth

Explore opportunities for vital worship experiences and enriching the liturgical life of the local church.

Event hosted by Presbyterian Association of Musicians in partnership with Montreat Conference Center

Worship & Music 2023 – Week 2

Thirst No More
June 25–30, 2023 AdultContinuing EducationSummerWorshipYoung AdultsYouth

Explore opportunities for vital worship experiences and enriching the liturgical life of the local church.

Event hosted by Presbyterian Association of Musicians in partnership with Montreat Conference Center

2023 Middle School Conference

Igniting a Spark
July 19–23, 2023 SummerYouth

Each summer, hundreds of middle-school aged youth gather to grow, sing, and worship God.

Sponsored by Montreat Conference Center in partnership with Maryville College