March 6-8, 2015

The District Youth Retreat is organized each year by the Western Reserve District Youth Council (DYC).  The trip is open to all youth, grades 6-12 and will be hosted at Camp Asbury, in Hiram, Ohio.  We gathered with youth from other United Methodist Churches in the Northeast Ohio area for an incredible weekend of fun, fellowship, and worship.  The young people that came, opened their hearts and minds to the powerful presence and transformation of the Holy Spirit!  They shared with honesty what it is to be human, together and reconciled to God.

Activities included:

  • Group discussions,
  • Group activities and games,
  • Testimonies from other youth,
  • Worship, including communion.

Camp Asbury is one of three camp and retreat sites operated by the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Camp Asbury’s mission-specific niche is to connect the site, a unique landscape that supports a diversity of northeast Ohio life, with the diversity of a 2.5 million person metropolitan area, and to discover and celebrate signs of God’s presence and activity in the interaction of people and landscape.  To learn more about Camp Asbury, please visit