middle school retreat


H. Mark Smith
Director of Youth Ministry
Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

hmsmith@diomass.org                                        617-482-4826 x215


Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM EST
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 12:30 PM EST

Youth Participant: $140.00
Adult Mentor: $100.00

Bus Transportation: $25 per person (to and from Boston, MA and other locations to be determined based on interest)


Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center
400 Sawmill Rd.
Greenfield, NH 03047 


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The Office of Youth Ministry
and the Diocesan Youth Council
look forward to welcoming you and your young people at the annual Middle School Retreat.

Come enjoy the beautiful fall at our Barbara C. Harris Camp, and meet young people and adults from all over the diocese! We will have small group workshops, indoor and outdoor games, worship that gets you both moving and thinking, lively worship, and above all, time away from the stress of everyday life, so that we can pay a little more attention to the Spirit of God!

Adult mentors will also have the opportunity to take part in adult programming. Whether you are a professional youth worker, or this is your first doing this work, this is a wonderful opportunity to develop skills that will help improve your parish ministry. If you can't attend the retreat, but would just like to come for the day to participate in this free training, please email Mark (hmsmith@diomass.org).

Know that we don't want ANYTHING to stand in the way of youth taking part in this weekend. 

  • If money is an issue for youth or adults, scholarships are available.
  • If you don't have a ride, we will help to figure it out -- NOTE: We provide bus transportation to and from Boston, MA (and other locations to be determined based on interest) for $25 per person.
  • If you can't find an adult chaperone, we will work with you to find supervision.

 Please contact H. Mark Smith ASAP (hmsmith@diomass.org) if anything is standing in your way and we can figure out how to make it work. If you want to go, you CAN!

Note: This retreat is open to youth in grades 6-8, as well as members of ongoing youth groups in 9th grade, and mature 5th graders.  If you have questions about eligibility, please contact H. Mark Smith (hmsmith@diomass.org).


1.  Complete online registration below.  

  • You can register up to 20 people at one time, but make sure you have all of the information at hand, because the system times out after 15 minutes.
  • Have the T-shirt Size for EVERYONE you are registering.

2. DOWNLOAD, PRINT and FILL OUT the RETREAT FORMS found HERE which are due at Retreat Check-in at the Barbara C. Harris Camp (7-8pm on Friday, Nov. 18th)!

3. Get ready for a great weekend! A checklist for things to bring is available.

Registration CLOSES when we reach CAPACITY or on November 10th!