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Planning a youth retreat, group outing, or overnight camp is exciting!
These events bond kids together, give them life-long memories, and can even make an impression during their formative years. While the planning process may seem overwhelming, the following tips can help to ensure the success of your youth-oriented event.
When choosing venues, check out local community centers or universities where you’ll find a wide range of facilities for a reasonable cost. You’ll often have access to outdoor areas, athletic fields, and even tennis courts, which will come in handy for group activities (and will keep the natives from getting restless!). Universities and colleges can also often provide on-campus accommodations at a reasonable price.
At some point, you’ll probably need to feed your participants - and youth groups tend to socialize much more easily over a meal or snack. A university may offer budget meals at the dining hall – or provide accommodations that include kitchen facilities. Before choosing other venues, check out local pizza places and delivery services to save on catering costs.
Today’s kids are very tech-savvy, but that doesn’t mean you have to splurge on A/V equipment. A simple projector that connects to a laptop or even an iPod can offer entertainment – from slide shows to presentations to a favorite flick for movie night. Avoid venue setup fees and recruit a few of the more knowledgeable kids to hook everything up.
With some careful consideration, you’ll find the right Unique Venue to make your youth group event a hit! We can help you find the right venue. Complete our assisted search form and get started today.