We are so excited about the retreats taking place for Grace Church Students this Spring! Our Forge Retreats in March were a huge success! Check out the Forge sections below to find videos about what we were doing and learning. Fusion and 24Seven will each have a one day retreat at Awanita Valley in May. We know this has been a time of uncertainty and stress, and we expect God to use our time together as a catalyst for life change, and we hope your student(s) will be there with us!

COVID Guidelines

We are making every effort to create a safe weekend for our students and leaders. We want to do our best to care for others and minimize the potential for sickness to spread. Every family is in a unique situation and we want you to be aware of the guidelines being implemented for retreats in 2021:

  • When riding together in cars or buses, everyone will be required to wear a mask unless driving with the windows down to allow for airflow.
  • At the retreat, small groups will be seated together and distanced from other groups for meals and sessions.
  • Masks will be required at all times when inside (except while eating).


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5th & 6th



What if I need financial assistance?

Please don’t let money be a reason that your student(s) can’t attend a retreat! Contact your campus staff lead to talk through options.

Do I have to pay the full amount at once? Can I make incremental payments towards my student’s retreat?

Registering through Rock allows you to make small incremental payments as often as you would like. You will receive payment reminders about your account balance and full payment will be due the day before leaving on the retreat.

What if I have two students going on the Forge Retreat weekends? Are there sibling discounts like in the past?

We do offer sibling discounts for the Forge Retreat! The first student is full price and then any sibling after that receives a $50 discount on their registration. To use this discount, select $163 on the registration screen and then apply the code FAMILY21 at checkout.

How do I pay if I don’t have a credit card?

No problem! You can pay through your MyGrace Account. Remember to put ‘STUDENT NAME + NAME OF RETREAT’ in the memo line. Click here to log in to your account. If you do not have a MyGrace Account, you can create one here.

What do I do after I click the ‘register here’ button?

Select the number of students you’d like to register and then click ‘continue’. This will take you through the rest of the registration process.


Can my student come late to or leave early from the retreat?

We do not allow students to come late or leave early.

What if my student has allergies?

Complete the allergy section at the bottom of the registration form, and we’ll take care of the rest! There are alternate food options available for gluten and dairy allergies, as well as vegetarians.

What if my student takes medicine?

Students are responsible for keeping track of their own medicine, but, if needed, you can communicate any specific details with their small group leader.

What happens if my student gets injured on the retreat?

We will have a doctor and nurse with us on every retreat! If there are serious injuries, we will contact you immediately.

Can my student bring their cell phone on the retreat?

Cell phones will be collected on the bus ride there and kept safely locked up until the trip home. It’s best if they just leave them at home! Small group leaders and staff will have their phones if you need to contact your student for any reason.

How will I know when my student is headed home?

Small group leaders will make sure that you receive a text message when we are at least 30 minutes away from the pickup location.

What if I need to get in contact with my student during the weekend?

If there’s an emergency, please contact your student’s small group leader or staff lead.