RYS annually offers regional high school retreats and a middle school retreat.
As with all RYS programs, we strive to choose pastors from our member churches.

Regional High School Retreats

RYS offers the opportunity for high school students to come together both in California and the East Coast.

East Coast High School Retreat 

Our annual East Coast high school retreat for High school youth groups, teens and leaders from East Coast churches (Carbondale, New Hampton, Newton, Lancaster, New York City, Pompton Plains, Newton, East Stroudsburg, Wayne and West Sayville).

2024 dates to be determined. 

California High School Retreat (2024)

Lord willing, we plan to hold the RYS regional retreat again January 12-15 at Hartland Christian Camp in Badger, CA. 

Our retreat speaker will be Rev. Daniel Ventura of Ontario URC. Pastor Ventura will  introduce our retreat theme “Running the Race,” based on Hebrews 11 and 12, on Friday night, after everyone checks in. Please try to arrive between 6-7 p.m., please alert Tim and/or I of any Saturday arrivals. Dinner is not included, so make sure you eat prior to the event.  The retreat will conclude shortly after breakfast on Monday, January 16.

To register your group, please email me at with your list of participants by Tuesday, January 2, putting the names of your students in groups for housing purposes. We will be staying in cabins, so sleeping bags and pillows will be needed.

 I will also need to know who will be participating in the optional zipline or vertigo activity when you register (indicate by putting a (z)  or (v) behind their names). 

Cost is $245.00 per person, or $250.00 if you are adding the zipline or vertigo activity. Please bring one group check to the retreat.  Below is the Friday night snack allotment below. RYS will cover Saturday and Sunday. Hartland Christian Camp’s address is 57611 Eshom Valley Drive, Badger, CA 93603. Questions may be directed to me at this email address, but Dr. Tim Scheuers  of 1st URC of Chino, CA will be our local contact and emcee again this year. 

Middle School Retreat

RYS Middle School retreat will be held April 26-27 at Cranhill Retreat Center in Rodney, MI. Approximately 12 member churches attend this large event which features a speaker focusing on our junior high audience. The energetic 6th to 8th graders will enjoy horseback rides, rock climbing, archery, kickball, basketball and an activity-packed schedule.