Confirmation Retreat

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The Confirmation Retreat is for current confirmands and is ideal for youth in grades 6-8. Youth must be a part of a group with a chaperone.

Tentative Schedule



7:00 PM                    Arrive/Settle In/Register
8:00 PM                    Opening Devotion & Meal Prayer (Fireside)
8:15 PM                     Pizza (Dining Hall)
Games (Activity Room)
9:15 PM                     Session 1 (Fireside)
10:00 PM                 Activities
11:00 PM                  Evening Devotion (Fireside Room)
Free Time
Lights Out



8:00 AM                    Breakfast and Table Talk (Dining Room)
8:45 AM                    Morning Devotion (Fireside)
9:00 AM                    Session 2 (Fireside)
9:45 AM                    Outdoor Activity
10:45 AM                  Session 3 (Fireside)
11:30 AM                  Free Time
12:00 PM                  Lunch and Cleanup (Dining Room)
1:00 PM                    Activity
2:00PM                    Review Session and Closing Devotion
2:45 PM                    Depart

The Confirmation Retreat takes place each year in October at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca in Solon, IA. Rescheduled from October 2020, a Spring Confirmation Retreat will be held over April 30 – May 1, 2021 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. 


This year, Pastor Zachary Voss from St. John Lutheran Church in Homestead will leading our study on Confession/Office of the Keys.


How many in the pew on Sunday morning really reads or takes to heart the depth and implication of the confession they just made before God and one another? How many take advantage of or know first-hand the priceless value of individual confession/absolution with one’s own pastor?  Who stops to take a look at how confession and the Office of the Keys flow into each other and is to be a natural rhythm for the baptized child of God? We will be diving into these things at this spring’s confirmation retreat!


We will be taking a look at the 5th chief part of Luther’s Small Catechism: Confession which flows into the Office of the Keys and seeing how this part of Luther’s Catechism is a great treasure for the baptized children of God. Come and join us as we continue to sit and learn as daily pupils of the Catechism!