Youth & Young Adult Events

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.

This page includes information about all of our programs designed for people under the age of 30 and the ways adults can be involved with this formative programming.

Event Options

Summer Day Camp

6 months - completed 12th grade

The Clubs program is a recreation and fellowship experience for the children of conferees, local residents, vacationers, and visitors. Collegiate counselors supervise each group. They are trained to help all "clubbies" feel comfortable as they create new interpersonal relationships and develop social and outdoor living skills.

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Middle School Conference

completed 5th - 8th grade

Montreat Middle School Conference is a unique experience each summer specifically designed for middle schoolers. The daily schedule includes keynote, worship, recreation, singing, small groups, and many other activities. Middle School Conference is located on the campus of Maryville College, a PC(USA) affiliated private college in Maryville, TN.

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Montreat Youth Conference

rising 9th grade - completed 12th grade

Each summer over five thousand youth gather from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation. Activities include morning energizers, music, keynote, small group meetings, recreation, and worship. MYC is designed for high school students and for their group leaders. We offer six conferences each summer.

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College Conference @ Montreat

college freshman - rising college senior

College Conference at Montreat convenes a thousand college students from across the country each January to explore their faith and discern God's call in their lives. Participants can come individually, or as part of a group. CCM includes keynotes, worship, discussion groups, music, energizers, and optional workshop opportunities.

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Montreat Young Adult Experience

21 years - 29 years of age

The Montreat Young Adult Experience is a holistic experience where participants are working to support the mission of Montreat, connecting with fellow young adult participants, and discerning what the future may hold over an eight-to-ten-month term.
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Montreat Young Adult Initiators

Calling movers, shakers, and community-makers! Montreat Conference Center is piloting an experience for young adults that will nurture community, explore meaning, and encourage young adults to ask questions that will influence their lives of faith for years to come, and we're looking for enthusiastic self-starters (initiators) who want to create space for young adults in the place where they are.

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Ways to Get Involved

From leading small groups to volunteering your time and talents to assist in planning a conference, there are many ways to get involved with Montreat youth and young adult programs.