Lifestyle Retreat 2019

October 11-14, 2019

High School Student Bible Retreat
Camp Kulaqua

Registration is closed

Regular price after September 23rd - $200

Registration is closed

The High School Bible Retreat is a bi-annual retreat for all teens (both in public high school and our academies). Hundreds of teens attend to be together and have joint worships, small groups, solo time, group games, the amazing race, and other very cool activities.

Event Schedule

Check-in & lodging assignments in Gym rooms 1 & 2
4 – 8:15pm
6:30 – 7:15pm
General Session 1 in the Gymnasium (Check-in Registration Closed)
8:30 – 10pm
Midnight Check-in & lodging assignments in Gym rooms 1 & 2
Snacks outside between Camp Store & Gym
10:30 – 11pm
Church Group Time in individual lodging
11:15 – 11:45pm
Settle into Assigned Lodging (Please go to sleep)
Orientation in King Chapel for all staff, volunteers, and sponsors from all the churches
8:00 – 8:30am
Breakfast in Cafeteria
8:30 – 9:15am
General Session 2 in the Gymnasium
9:30 – 11:15am
Explanation and Description of “Solo & Duo Time”
11:15 – 11:30am
“Solo & Duo Time” throughout the Camp
11:30am – 1pm
“Lunch in the Cafeteria
1 – 1:45pm
Free Time (Zoo, Naps, Canoes available, Prayer Room, Hiking)
1:45 – 3:30pm
Baptisms at Hornsby Springs
3:30 – 4pm
Sabbath Afternoon Options: Trust Seminars, Prayer Room, Trust Conversations, & Space for Healing Prayer
4:15 – 6pm
Supper in Cafeteria
6:15 – 7pm
General Session 3 in the Gymnasium
7:15 – 8:30pm
Change for the Evening’s Activities
8:30 – 9pm
Rotational Activities
9 – 11:30pm
Settle into Assigned Lodging
Orientation in King Chapel for all staff, volunteers, and sponsors from all the churches
8:00 – 8:30am
Breakfast in Cafeteria
8:30 – 9:15am
General Session 4 in the Gymnasium
9:30 – 10:15am
Solo & Duo Time throughout the Camp
10:15 – 11:15am
Orientation for the Amazing Race in the Gymnasium
11:30 – Noon
Amazing Race XVIII
Noon – 1pm
Lunch in the Cafeteria
1 – 1:45pm
Amazing Race XVIII
2 – 5pm
Turn in Survival Egg and Grand Finale (Field by the water park)
River Ranch Water Park open
Supper served in the water park
6:15 – 7pm
River Ranch Water Park closes
Showers/Change for General Session
8 – 9pm
General Session 5 in the Gymnasium
9:30 – 11pm
11:30 p.m.
9:30 – 11pm
2019 Retreat Evaluation in King Chapel (All invited)
8:00 – 8:30am
Breakfast in Cafeteria
8:30 – 9:15am
Closing Session & Baptisms (Hornsby Springs if weather permits) (Announcement of Amazing Race Winners)
9:30 – 10:30

Chaperones / Sponsors

Each church/school is allowed One FREE sponsor/chaperone for every 9 students in each gender. For example, if you have 5 males and 2 females registered, you can bring one male chaperone/sponsor and one female chaperone/sponsor that doesn't have to pay. Another example, if you bring 39 students with 14 females and 25 males, then you are allowed to bring 2 FREE female chaperones/sponsors and 3 FREE male sponsors/chaperones.

Background Checks

All Chaperones and Church Leaders must be Verified Volunteers Certified

Every person over 18 years of age has to do an Adventist Child Protection Screening. Once a church registers their students and sponsors, information will be sent to your sponsors/chaperones and students over 18 to do a background check. We must have background checks for all volunteers and students above 18 turned into our office by October 9 which means we need your background checks to be done by September 30 in order for us to have all your information in on time. Thanks for helping us keep our young people safe.

Send proof of completion to, fax 407-618-0279, or mail a copy to the FL Conference Youth Dept. 351 South SR 434, Altamonte Springs FL 32714. If you need certification, please complete the free online training course and background check, go to Verified Volunteers.

Here are the instructions in English
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Special Guests

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Willy Ramos

The Ghetto Preacher
Willy is an international evangelist, cartoonist, comedian, and author who has been preaching the Gospel for nearly 20 years & is still in demand at youth events worldwide. He shares his life's TESTimony through sermons, ghetto-style poetry, & a touch of humor. The youth labeled him "The Ghetto Preacher" because he keeps it real & has never forgot where he came from.

Nicole Stallings

Nicole Stallings has served as the Administrative Assistant for the Youth/ Young Adult Department for the Carolina Conference since 2016. She is passionate about youth ministries and sharing how the love of God transformed her life. Apart from working at the conference, she is involved in young adult ministries for her local church and loves food, writing, and traveling.

Justin Khoe

That Christian Vlogger
Justin Khoe is a digital missionary, married to the love of his life, an avid weightlifter and producer of That Christian Vlogger — A weekly YouTube show.

My goal is to create a space on YouTube where people from around the world can come together, be inspired, and fall more in love with Jesus. I travel the world, sharing my experiences of "faith in the first person."

Emily Khoe

Emily lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Vancouver, Washington with her husband Justin. On some of her off time, Emily and Justin discuss Bible based and Christian dating topics on his YouTube channel That Christian Vlogger. Emily is also an Occupational Therapist and enjoys working with kids with special needs in the public school setting. Emily enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her Shiba Inu for walks, and trying some of the vegan cuisine Portland has to offer.

Markis Zarate

Markis Zarate is a worship leader/singer-songwriter from the Orlando area. He ministers at various churches and leads worship at events around the nation. Music and art has been embedded in his life since his grade school years but didn’t become real til 2012. In 2012, at the age of 16, Markis was diagnosed with testicular cancer. In the following months he lost both of his grandparents and shortly after was diagnosed with a collapsed lung causing him to cancel his first summer tour. It was through this season that he developed a redefined heart for worship. Today he seeks to not only have people experience the presence of God but to encounter it. In addition, Markis is passionate about the creative arts and the development of young leaders within the church.


I'm Ali, an 18 year old singer/songwriter. My heart for music has carried me through life's greatest highs and lows. The lyrics and melodies placed on my heart reflect my personal journey with God. My first EP, Beauty From Ashes, released two years after the sudden loss of my father, shares the raw process of healing and finding restoration. While grasping the hand of my Heavenly Father, I want to share the story of hope and redemption that I know can rise even from within this broken world.


"Hands at Work for Christ is a sign language ministry based in Miami. Since 2001, the mission of this ministry has been to empower the youth of the community by giving them an outlet to explore the arts and become role models amongst their peers. Under the direction of Daniela Jean, Hands at Work for Christ Ministries, has had the privilege to perform at the 94th Annual NAACP Convention, Bobby Jones New Artist Showcase, with Richard Smallwood and Jonathan Nelson. This group has traveled near and far touching the lives of countless deaf and hearing individuals through the power of praise. Using their emotions and expressions, this ministry has been used as a vessel to bring all walks of life to Christ."

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