YOUTH - Fall Retreat 2017


October 13th-15th

     It's time for our annual Youth Group getaway to TRIPLE R RANCH and we can’t wait!  In addition to the wonderful activities Triple R has to offer, we’ll enjoy our own fun and games, plus great fellowship, inspiring worship, and the opportunity to dig into God’s Word through personal quiet time, small group Bible Study and our large group teaching time.   
     We’ll stay in The Ponderosa, and be served delicious meals at the dining hall. Please let Marlene know by September 24th if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs.  (Please note that this is only for true medical needs and not for "personal preferences."  A special meal will be prepared for you.  Because there are often 100+ diners, the dining hall staff does not have the ability to accommodate each individual's preferences.) 

     The FINAL DAY TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 24TH but be sure to register early because available spaces fill quickly, and once our maximum number has been reached we’ll start a waiting list.  Turn in your reservation form and $70 deposit ASAP (checks payable to LUMC Youth). Your spot is not guaranteed until the forms and deposit are received. REMINDER:  Because of the nature of our program, participants must be able to attend the entire weekend (no arriving late or leaving early, no exceptions).

     Once you've registered, you'll receive retreat information and updates via your email.  Be sure to check it regularly!
     Thank you to those who volunteered to provide snacks for the Retreat.  You may sign up via Sign-Up Genius with this LINK.


The retreat is open to LUMC Youth in grades 6-12.  (Due to limited space, we are not able to take non-LUMC friends for this event.)  Adult drivers, chaperones and program assistants are needed.  Please use the online registration form to advise us of your interest.  There is a discounted fee for adults.

COST*:  $140 per person for students, $90 for adults - includes transportation, activities, 4 meals and two nights' lodging. Deposit of $70 per person due at registration with the final balance of $70 due by 10/8.  (Total cost for adults is $90 each and can be paid 1/2 for deposit and 1/2 for final balance.)

(*Financial assistance is available for youth and adults through our Youth Scholarship Fund.  Please contact Marlene Passarelli if you would benefit from full or partial assistance with the registration fee.) 

FORMS (Due with online registration):

LUMC Youth Parental Consent, Medical Emergency and Liability Release Form
LUMC Youth Fall Retreat Code of Conduct Form
Triple R Ranch Challenge Course Release
Triple R Ranch Horse Riding Release

For more information on Triple R Ranch, please visit
We’re looking forward to another great LUMC Youth Fall Retreat
and we hope you can join us!

Fall Retreat 2015


Friday, October 13th
Doors of the church will open at 5:30pm for check-in.  Please arrive no later than 6pm.  (Eat dinner before you arrive.)

  • On arrival, drop off your luggage at the U-Haul luggage van, then go inside the fellowship hall to check in and sign up for your vehicle.
  • We will leave from the church at 6pm for the 1-hour drive to Triple R.

Sunday, October 15th

  • We will depart Triple R at 11am and return to the church at Noon on Sunday.  Please arrange for someone to be at the church to meet you when we arrive and provide transportation to your home. 


  • Bible
  • Pen/pencil
  • flashlight
  • twin size sheets & blanket or sleeping bag (Mattresses are bare vinyl and IT IS COOL IN THE DORMS AT NIGHT - Trust us on this!)
  • pillow
  • a bath towel and washcloth (showers available)
  • toiletries:  soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant
  • modest pajamas
  • a couple of changes of clothing  (Sometimes we do water games!)
  • at least one pair of closed-toe shoes with backs - you'll need these for outdoor activities
  • water bottle
  • shower shoes (optional)
  • plastic bag(s) for dirty and/or wet clothing & towels
  • jacket, sweatshirt or sweater – it may be chilly in the evenings and early morning
  • rain jacket or poncho (We will be doing outdoor activities if it rains, unless it becomes unsafe.)
  • Frisbees, footballs or games, etc., for free time
  • NOTE:  If the current weather warrants (warm & humid) - you may want to bring some sort of bug spray.  Triple R is located in a low-lying, moist area and mosquitoes are a possibility. 


  • Electronics (including video games, video players, tablets, music players, laptops, etc.)
  • Cell Phones

This list may be updated prior to the retreat.  You will be notified of changes at that time.  If you have any questions,
please contact Marlene Passarelli (  Thanks!

PLEASE, NO CELL PHONES OR ELECTRONICS OF ANY KIND INCLUDING IPODS and tablets.  (Parents, we appreciate your cooperation in this matter.) 


Bunks will be available for everyone, but feel free to bring an air mattress if you'd be more comfortable on that. Please heed the warning about the blanket or sleeping bag. It is typically chilly in the dorm at night.

Questions?  Contact Marlene at