Registration Items: 
Chris Ridgway
304-344-8331, ext 30

Event Questions:
(or emergency situations)

Shea James
Young Disciples and Outdoor Ministries Director 

Joe Hill
Youth Coordinator 


Registration begins Friday night, November 22nd at 7:30 pm in the Vocational Building and ends Sunday, November 24th at 11:00 am.  Please plan to meet your youth at their cabin.  We ask that you arrive as near to 11:00 am as possible.  

What to Bring: 

  • Faithful Enthusiasm
  • Open Heart to God’s Leading
  • Bible, Pen and Notebook
  • Raincoat or Umbrella
  • Flashlight with Batteries
  • Warm Clothes
  • Jacket
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Towel and Washcloth
  • Tooth Brush and Toothpaste
  • Personal Items
  • Bedding - (sheets, blanket and or sleeping bag)
  • Pillow will be provided.  (bring a pillowcase.)
  • $$ Money for YSF fundraising

What NOT to Bring: 

Not all items are appropriate for a large youth setting.  Please do not bring objectionable or illegal items.  The following is a list of items that would not be appropriate for Fall Workshop:

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Gaming units
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Pornography
  • Knives
  • Firearms
  • Weapons

Youth Event Covenant

I commit myself to uphold the following moral standards of behavior: 

  • living by simple guidelines of love and respect for the rights, feelings, and property of others;
  • participating in all the scheduled activities, being in designated places and meals at all times;
  • remembering that this event is a Christian event, appropriate clothing is expected;  
  • refraining from bringing and using anything considered illegal for a minor in WV;
  • obeying rules governing quiet hours, visitation, event participation, autos and off-campus food deliveries. 

I understand that violation of this covenant will result in intervention and disciplinary action by the staff and could result in dismissal from the event.   

By registering for FALL WORKSHOP, both camper and parent/guardian agree to abide by the Youth Event Covenant.

Youth Service Fund  

During Fall Workshop, there will be a YSF store where youth can purchase hot hands, hot chocolate, snacks, and friendship braclets made by Threads of Hope.  There will also be auctions where youth and counselors can bid on fake mustaches, bubbles, rare Fall Workshop memorabilia and more!  All of the money raised from the store and auctions goes to the Youth Service Fund (YSF) which is the global United Methodist mission fund supported by youth.  Through YSF, United Methodist teens raise money for other teens doing ministry in their churches, communities, and the world.  Thirty percent of the money raised goes back to the global church’s YSF account to help on a global level and 70% stays here in the West Virginia Annual Conference to help youth serve locally and globally.  In 2017 alone YSF has given out $4,900 in support of youth serving in Kenya, Cuba, and South Africa.

 For more information about YSF,
or to apply for assistance from YSF, please contact
 Shea James, Director of Young Disciples and Outdoor Ministries


November 22-24, 2019
Cedar Lakes Conference Center
8 FFA Drive
Ripley, WV  25271

 I pray that the eyes of your heart will have enough light to see what is the hope of God’s call, what is the richness of God’s glorious inheritance among believers, and what is the overwhelming greatness of God’s power that is working among us believers. This power is conferred
by the energy of God’s powerful strength.

Ephesians 1:18-19  (CEB)


Life can be hard.  From family situations to school stress, where do we look for hope?  It’s natural to have questions.  It’s ok to have doubts.  Sometimes the best way to find hope is by wrestling with our doubts and asking questions


 We are overwhelmed with negativity.  Social media and television are full of stories of heartache:  school shootings, bullying, and drug addiction.

 But, we are people of HOPE.

Christ offers us HOPE.

And that’s the Good News for our broken and hurting world!

Together we will pray, read scripture, and talk about situations that can feel hopeless.  Together we’ll seek out the HOPE that Christ offers to all - the HOPE the world so desperately needs!

* Anyone needing to split payments (ie. church paying a portion of the fee) please select the pay by check method at check out.  Mail checks, made payable to Conference Treasurer, to the address is provided on your confirmation.  Please include the names of campers receiving payment.

Please note:  It is expected that youth attending Fall Workshop will stay for the entirety of the event.  If you know you will be arriving late, please notify Shea James at 740-624-2981.  

Refund Policy - Refunds must be requested in writing and must be received by December 1.  An administration fee of $25 will be retained.  No refunds will be made for early dismissal from the event.


Mail-in Registration

  Registration Form  

Print and Forms with payments to:

Conference Treasurer
PO Box 2469
Charleston, WV  25329

Please include "fall workshop" in the memo line of the check.

On-line Registration

Pay by credit card or by check.  (Checks must be recieved by
November 15)

You must have an email address to complete the on-line registration process.