North Texas Conference Retreats
MidWinter Retreat 2024
Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 9-11, 2024
Midwinter is a youth-led all-youth (6th-12th grades) retreat for students in the North Texas Conference to come together for worship, small groups learning and lots of fun.
Join us at Bridgeport Camp as we go to C.A.MP. - discovering how we are all Created And Made Purposefully! We'll explore how our different God-given talents and passions shape how we can serve God and each other.
Cost for all attendees is $115 for regular registration and $135 for late registration.
ALL persons 18 and older must register, pay and be MinistrySafe certified. This includes campers who will be 18 on or before the last day of their MidWinter.
Click the "More Information" link below for more information and a list of what to bring and what not to bring and to Register.
Please email Joseph Bradley with any questions.
Dates: September 24-25, 2022
Registration through 8/28/22 cost: $80/person
Late Registration 8/29/22-9/12/22 cost: $105/person
Camp Bible is a Bible Retreat for children who will be in Grades 3-5 in the 2022-2023 school year.
Third through fifth-grade students are invited to Bridgeport camp for an overnight experience of God, nature, and community! This year’s theme is “Wonderfully Me” where we will be exploring what the Bible says about embracing the unique people God created us to be. We’ll worship together, learn in small groups and have plenty of time for games, crafts, and fun! Register today to save your spot!
Check back in 2023 for Information on Camp Bible 2023!
Sept. 23-24, 2023
at Bridgeport Camp
Third- through fifth-grade students are invited to Bridgeport Camp for an overnight experience of God, nature and community. Camp begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and ends at 10 a.m. Sunday. This camp is a great place for first time campers and their parents. Our campers will spend time at camp learning, worshiping and playing games.
We call this camp “Camp Bible” because we see this camp as a great opportunity for our campers to learn to use the bibles they have gotten from their churches or families. This year’s theme is "God is Light" where we will be exploring scripture that uses the concept of light to help campers relate to God. We will worship together, learn in small groups and have plenty of time for games, craft and fun!
Safety at camp is of the utmost importance to us. As with all of our camps, we require Ministry Safe Certificates and Background Checks for all adult volunteers that attend camp.
If you have any questions email Joseph Bradley.
For more information about Camp Bible or to register please click the button below.
Confirmation Connection Retreat
Stay tuned for 2023 dates and information
Our Confirmation Connection is a retreat-style confirmation camp in the North Texas Conference that partners with local UMC Churches to provide a connectional confirmation experience.
Our retreat works well as a confirmation kick-off event, mid-way point, or closing retreat based on when your church begins and ends confirmation. It can also act as a confirmation program for churches that don't currently have something to offer their students.
Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2023
at Bridgeport Camp
Our Confirmation Connection is a retreat-style confirmation camp in the North Texas Conference that partners with local UMC churches to provide a connectional confirmation experience. This camp happens at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center, in Bridgeport, Texas.
Our retreat works well as a confirmation kick-off event, mid-way point or closing retreat based on when your church begins and ends confirmation. It can also act as a confirmation program for churches that don't currently have something to offer their students.
Camp begins on Friday night and ends on Sunday morning. During the camp our confirmands will be led through five different lessons: What is theology, Old and New Testament, What does it mean to be United Methodist, Sacraments and Communion and Baptism and Vows. Our goal is to give a broad overview of the basics of confirmation. This content fits well in any confirmation curriculum our churches might be using.
Along with the lessons, our campers can expect fun games and activities along with other camp favorites like S’mores! While the focus of our camp is to get through the lessons, we also work hard to make sure that campers have a good time. One of our campers’ favorite parts of camp is the fact that we mix and match our small groups with confirmands from other churches.
Late registration: $140 starts Sept. 4
Registration closes: Sept. 17
Cost is for each confirmand and adult. We do have a small amount of scholarship money available for churches that need help paying for their adults.
Email Joseph Bradley, NTC Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries, if you have any questions.