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STCOC is excited to be hosting the 2024 Elmira Youth Retreat! The theme this year is: "Faith at Work". Below you will find information about the speaker and a schedule. To register for the retreat, click HERE.

The retreat will be designed for ages 12 and up.

Throughout the weekend we will be looking at how Christians are in the workplace, as we do what God has called us to do. We will be having panel discussions with Christians in many different fields of work. This will be a great learning opportunity with fun games and activities with other local churches. 

We will have two activities for you to choose from. We need you to indicate which activity you choose when you register.

The 1st option will be a Bob Ross style, painting on a canvas, led by our talented artist, Reagan DeSilva.

The 2nd option will be ice skating at 1st Arena.

Invite your friends and we hope to see you there!

Cost to attend for students will be $20. Cost to attend for chaperones with be $5.

The earlier you can register, the better. 

To register, please click HERE.


Our speaker this year will be Jason Polowchak. Jason and his wife Michelle live near Rochester, NY with their two sons, Jake and Jonathan. Jason loves preaching and ministering to young people. His favorite places on planet earth are Coastal Maine, the mountains of Tennessee, and Mountainview Christian Camp. He is employed as a Regional Sales Manager for Spectrum. When he is not working, he enjoys video games and cooking.

Retreat Schedule


6:00pm Dinner

6:00-7:00pm Registration

7:00-8:00pm Ice-breakers and activities

8:00pm Short lesson, confirm housing

10:00pm Disperse for night



8:30-9:30am Breakfast

9:45am Songs

10:00am Panel Discussion/Questions

11:00am Activities

12:00-1:00pm Lunch

1:00-2:00pm Panel Discussion/Questions

2:15 - 5:30pm Activities 

6:00-7:00pm Dinner

7:00-8:00pm Songs, then Panel Discussion/Questions

8:00-10:00pm Games, hang out



8:30-9:30am Breakfast

9:40am Panel Discussion/Questions

10:30-10:45am Break

10:45am Praise and Worship

11:00am Communion 

11:15am Sermon

12:15pm Lunch

1:30pm Goodbyes, Go Home

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