Youth Retreat Venues: What to Consider When Planning
At Unique Venues, we have connected youth groups and organizations with retreat centers and unique locations for many years, so our venue advisors understand what youth group leaders may be looking for when they conduct their retreat venues search. Here are some things you’ll want to consider when looking for a youth retreat camp location:
Budget: As an organization, you want to maximize every dollar you spend, so the cost of the venue will be extremely important. You will want to make sure that every kid who wants to go will be able to afford it. When looking at venues, you’ll want to ask questions about pricing, including what the total overall cost will be, how much will need to put down as a deposit, and what the cancellation process of the venue is.
Location: The location of the venue is another important factor. You’ll want a venue that is accessible, in a temperate climate for the time of year, and has outdoor accommodations preferably on-site so that your group doesn’t spend a significant amount of time on the retreat traveling or spending money on additional transportation.
Outdoor Recreational Activities: Not only should the youth retreat be engaging and informative, but it should be fun! This is where outdoor activities can make a major difference. Are there hiking trails nearby the venue? Does the venue offer any outdoor activities like a swimming pool, zip line, or basketball courts? You’ll need a venue that can offer fun outdoor activities the whole group can enjoy.
Indoor Facilities: In addition to outdoor activities, you’ll want a venue that can offer plenty of things to do indoors as well. Is there enough meeting space to facilitate group sessions and instruction? Are there indoor recreational facilities, like a gym or indoor pool, to keep the kids busy if it rains outside? Does the venue offer any video and sound equipment that can be used for your program? These are all important factors when choosing a venue.
At Unique Venues, we have many a variety of retreat venues, perfect for youth retreats. Check them out today or let our Venue Advisors help you find a retreat venue that matches your criteria and needs by clicking here.