Spring Youth Retreat

Thank you for your interest in our Youth Retreat at Camp Akita! We are excited for you to join us for this fun weekend of play and relaxation at the place we all call home. Please review this important information regarding the retreat.

Adult leaders, please register here.

Important Dates and Times

Registration is January 20 – February 20, 2020

Retreat Dates:

Date February 21, 2020

Please arrive at First Community North (3777 Dublin Rd., 43221) by 6 pm for check-in. Please enter through the main entrance. Check-in will take place in Unity Hall (outside Grace Hall). Make sure your child has already eaten dinner. We will load the buses and depart for Akita at 6:30 pm.

Everyone must fill out and bring our Statement of Understanding form to check-in. Please note that the form requires both a youth and a parent signature; if you are not dropping off your child, please make sure to fill the form out beforehand.

Date February 23, 2020

The bus will return to First Community North at approximately 10:30 am and will park in the far end of the parking lot (furthest from Dublin Rd). Please note that worship services will be taking place from approximately 9–10 am and 11 am-12 pm.

Packing List

What to Bring

  • Statement of Understanding form.
  • Warm bedding for a twin-size bed. This can be a sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket. Don’t forget a pillow!
  • Clothes to hike and run around outside, such as jeans and sweatshirts.
  • Appropriate weather gear. Watch the weather forecasts and pack for rain and/or cold weather, as needed.
  • Comfortable shoes for walking or hiking outside.
  • Comfortable clothes for relaxing inside, such as sweatpants and slippers.
  • A water bottle
  • A flashlight or headlamp
  • An outfit that can get messy and that you won’t wear the entire weekend (i.e.-shorts & t-shirt or sweatpants & t-shirt).

What NOT to Bring

  • Drugs, alcohol, or tobacco products
  • Weapons
  • Anything valuable that would cause dismay if it got dirty, lost, or broken
  • A cell phone. Because we want campers to live in the moment and “be here now,” use of cell phones does not align with our philosophy. Don’t let Camp Akita become “cell phone camp”! Please leave your phone at home.

Contact Information

If there is an emergency and you need to contact us at Camp Akita please call or text the number below:

  • Jimmy Long, Youth Ministry & Program Coordinator, at 614-619-0508

Jimmy will return your call on a camp landline. If you do not reach a leader right away, please keep in mind our busy schedule and try back.

We are so excited to spend the weekend with you at Camp Akita! As always, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!


For more information, please contact Jimmy Long, Youth Ministry & Program Coordinator, or call  614.488.0681 ext. 103


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