The Illinois South Conference Confirmation Retreats are tools for enhancing youth ministry in local congregations and a time for personal spiritual renewal. They are designed as a supplement to the confirmation program of local churches and offer a unique opportunity for confirmation classes from across the Conference to bond within and between their groups.

THEME: “Gifted, Called, and Blessed”

As confirmands are readying themselves for the rite of confirmation, we will be exploring the ways God has uniquely gifted them, how they can live out their baptismal callings, and bless not only the local churches they will join but all places their faith journey will continue to take them.

DATES:  Saturday, March 26 - Sunday, March 27, 2022

COVID PROTOCOLS:  In accordance with the current Illinois South Conference protocols all chaperones and youth will be required to wear masks for all indoor gatherings and activities. Social distancing and good cleaning practices will be in place for this event.

Confirmation Retreat 2022

Click on the pdf links below to download the paperwork.

Leader Instructions & Information Sheets  pdf
Group Registration Form pdf
Individual Registration & Health Information pdf
Individual Permissions & Authorizations  pdf
Adult Disclosure Statement pdf
DCFS Authorization for Background Check pdf
Complete Packet pdf

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:  The retreat begins with check-in at noon on Saturday. The program will begin promptly at 1 pm, so plan to arrive in time to get settled. Please note participants should have lunch BEFORE arriving at DuBois Center as only a light snack, dinner, and an evening snack will be served on Saturday. Sunday meals will include breakfast and lunch before departure.

The retreat concludes on Sunday, following closing worship, wrap up and lunch with departure at noon.

PARTICIPANTS:  The Confirmation is for all youth enrolled in confirmation classes for the 2021-2022 program year and their adult advisors. Churches are asked to provide a minimum ratio of 1 adult (age 21 or above) per 7 youth in proportion to the male/female breakdown of their group.

COST:  The cost is $65 for confirmands and chaperones.

RETREAT CAPACITY:  Registration will be limited to the first 100 confirmands and chaperones that send in completed registration forms and fees.