Confirmation Retreats

Several times each year East Bay Camp (near Bloomington-Normal, IL) and Little Grassy Camp (near Reflective GirlCarbondale, IL) host confirmation retreats for Middle School/Junior High youth in 6th to 8th grade.

The retreats are designed to complement, not replace, the confirmation classes in the local church. Participants are urged to register early for their first choice of retreat site.  Retreats typically start on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and end after worship on Sunday by 11:00 a.m.

Register for a 2017 Confirmation Retreat

In the company of other confirmation candidates from other local churches, participants will explore what it means to be a well-grounded, growing, committed, and missional member of the church.  Using Credo, published by The United Methodist Publishing House, participants will be challenged to:

  • Know Your Story:  Encounter the faith narrative from creation to Christianity
  • Confirm Your Faith: Embrace the essential beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church
  • Live Your Commitment: Embody the confirmation vows and embark on the Christian discipleship journey

For information about the 2016-2017 schedule for confirmation retreats, please phone the main camp and retreat office at 217-529-2646 or write

Local churches are also welcome to schedule their own retreats by contacting the camps directly:

East Bay, 309-367-3751,

Little Grassy, 618-457-6030,