2021 LDSHE Youth Retreat

May 6–7, 2021 ~ Cherokee Park ~ Morristown, TN

***Please note that due to the fluctuating pandemic conditions, event details are subject to change.***

Welcome to the largest Latter-Day Saint event for homeschooled youth! Here you will meet people that “get” you from all over the world, and attend fun and educational classes!

  • Amazing Speakers and Classes
  • You will be surrounded by people your same age and that share your beliefs
  • Dancing!
  • Games and activities
  • Be inspired and have fun!

We are so excited to share this amazing time with you, and can’t wait to see you there!

2021 East YCT
2021 East YCT

Don't Wait, Take Charge! Do what you were meant do!

This year has been like no other, so we made an event to match! How is this event different than all others? A whole two years of planning into it, AND we are bringing it OUTSIDE!! In addition to a whole bunch of homeschooled Latter-Day Saint kids (pretty much why we come right??), we have totally amazing speakers and topics, games and activities, and even a dance under the stars! This event may be different, but will be no less awesome.

“When you cannot do what you have always done, then you only do what matters most.” – Elder Hales

What will make the 2021 LDSHE Youth Retreat Amazing ?

Daily Family Activities

Are you tired of being separated? Come join us for some LDSHE family reunion games!

At LDSHE, we love playing games! Usually just the youth get to play all of the fun games, but these family activities will give the parents and younger siblings a chance to join in on the fun! After lunch join us for some exciting outdoor games!

  • Guess how many treats are in the jar to win!
  • Start training for the feats of strength competition
  • Cornhole
  • Relay races

We are looking forward to competing with you!

Games

Meet new people and show your prowess in classic and new games alike!

Meeting new people is the highlight of conference, and what better way to do it than by joining a team and learning to work together in games! Each day we’ll be finding new friends, and even engaging in friendly competitions with other teams. There will be exciting and interactive games like:

  • Ship to Shore
  • The Water Bottle Game
  • Balloon frenzy
  • And of course, the LDSHE classic, Rock Paper Scissors Train

We’re excited to see you there!

Family Dance

Come join us for a magical night dancing under the stars!

Have you dreamt of dancing under the starlight? Or maybe you’ve heard it in songs and wondered, “what is that like?” Well, this is your time to shine! Bring your friends and family and come join us at our Dance Under the Stars where we will have…

  • Dance contests
  • Fun family games
  • Delicious snacks
  • …and much more!

Hope you can join us for a night of fun under the stars!

Graduation Ceremony

It’s time to celebrate YOU! Celebrate your achievements at a graduation made for homeschoolers!

At LDSHE, we want you to feel special and rewarded for all of your hard work. Come with your family and friends and celebrate this monumental achievement!

  • You will be given a cap and gown to wear at the ceremony
  • A tassel with your graduation year that is yours to keep
  • An amazing speaker to motivate you as you take your next steps in life

This is a time made for you, and you will leave feeling excited and inspired for your future.

Registration has closed for graduation this year, but all are invited to attend and celebrate those graduating.

Expectations

Dress:

Dress is casual, and you will be provided with a T-shirt which you may wear any day. Many of the games are physical in nature, so you probably want comfortable footwear. In addition, attendees are encouraged to dress modestly.

“When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you invite the companionship of the Spirit and you can be a good influence on others” (For the Strength of Youth, 6).

Standards and Behavior:

We expect all attendees to show courtesy and respect to other participants, speakers, and chaperones.

Cell phones are allowed, but we ask that you be respectful of others by not using them for texting, games, conversations, etc. and silencing them during devotionals, classes, or other activities.

The safety of our participants is of highest priority. We ask that participants stay with the group and follow instructions during and between activities. Attendees will have easy access to their parents throughout the conference.

All youth must have a parent who is registered for the LDSHE Family Retreat and who is present at the conference. No exceptions. In the event of an emergency, the attending parent will be contacted immediately, and the participant will be placed in their care. Parents are responsible for their own youth. LDSHE is not able to chaperone outside of the planned class and daytime activities; we chaperone activities, not individual youth.

Full refunds (less any credit card fees) will be granted prior to April 10, 2021. After April 10th, when we must place orders for event supplies, a 50% refund (less any credit card fees) will be granted. Refunds must be requested by April 27, 2021. When requesting a refund, you may choose to apply your credit towards a $39 purchase of access to our online conference. Should you so indicate you will then be refunded the remaining balance.

***In the event that the venues cancel our event (e.g. for the COVID-19 risk) registration will be refunded minus credit card fees.

Use the Contact Us form to request a refund.