Do you miss HT conferences during the year? Attend one of our many regional retreats! Hosted at a church or a camp, these one- or two-day events will fill you with all of the great things you get during a summer conference, but in a more intimate way. Picture the sanctuary of your local church filled with teenagers who are eager for the organ to begin the opening lines of the liturgy or their favorite hymns, are listening intently as they learn how their Lutheran faith applies to their lives and relationships, and laughing as they horse around playing games and getting to know other youth from the area. When you attend a Higher Things retreat, you challenge youth to Dare to be Lutheran, inspiring them to deeper faith and love for their neighbors.

Find a retreat near you to be refilled with the same reverent worship, robust teaching, and playful fun that Higher Things delivers at summer conferences, but in a smaller way. See you there!


august 9-10, 2024
mount Calvary Lutheran Church - Huron, SD

Who are you really? Where did you come from? What’s your purpose? Is there any meaning to life? All of these are some of life’s biggest questions. Life can be hard when you are wrestling with these big questions. It’s even harder when you look around and everyone else seems to have life figured out (even if they don’t). Amazingly, God’s word has the answers to life’s big questions about who you are, where you come from, what’s your purpose and so much more.

This retreat costs $40 per person and covers Friday supper, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and snacks. This retreat is intended for confirmation youth ages. It will begin at 4 pm on Friday and end at 2 pm on Saturday. Please RSVP by July 31st, 2024.

Attendees should bring toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.), a sleeping bag, a pillow, and a change of clothing. 

Pastor Kevin Koester
(605) 352-7121

Tana McKenna
Higher Things Retreat Coordinator
888-482-6630 x. 4

Register now