2022 Youth Retreat Registration Page

Registration is now closed. Fees are non-refundable unless due to extenuating circumstances.

Theme: Stewarding God’s Gift of Influence

Hosted by: HENB

Location: Sandy Cove Bible Camp, Dumfries, NB

Date: Thursday,  September 8 to Friday, September 9, 2022

Age: 13 years old and up

Cost: $50 HENB member 1st child, any siblings $35

           $80 non-HENB members 1st child, any siblings $50

Bring along: Sleeping bag, pillow, sneakers, bathing suit, beach towel and an old set of clothing. Note: Teens will be sleeping in heated cabins with mattresses provided.



  • 2:00pm – Arrival (set up in cabins, icebreakers, field games)
  • 4:00pm – Supervised Free Time
  • 5:00pm – Supper
  • 6:00pm – Supervised Free Time
  • 7:00pm – Chapel
  • 8:30pm – Campfire
  • 10:00pm – Get ready for bed


  • 8:30am – Breakfast
  • 9:30am – Devos (Guys/Gals)
  • 10:00am – Activities
  • 12:00pm – Lunch
  • 1:00pm – Supervised Free Time
  • 2:00pm – Service Project
  • 3:00pm – Pack up
  • 3:30pm – Snack/Debrief
  • 4:00pm – Departure

Speaker Bio:

Cory Vail is the Regional Director for Awana in Atlantic Canada and also Pastors at Nerepis Baptist Church. He recently served on the board of HENB. He is married to Emily and together they have 5 boys. Cory is passionate about preaching the gospel and equipping the next generation to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Chapel Topics:

Building leaders was one of the main purposes of Jesus’ ministry. He gathered some men and women around Him and trained them to lead and disciple others. God’s people need leaders. But not just any leaders- we need healthy leaders! Especially in this time in history. Being a healthy holistic leader takes intentionality. We must be continually growing and developing as leaders. Leadership is a journey, not a destination and was never intended to be navigated alone. Join the adventure as we learn to LEAD together!

Chapel Session part A – Christ- The foundation of healthy Christian leadership.

FIRST THINGS FIRST – A strong relationship with Christ is the most important thing that makes up a healthy Christian leader. Christ must be first! A leader must know God. They must walk with God. Every aspect of their leadership will be impacted by their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Chapel Session part B- Community – The context that healthy Christian leadership is formed in.

DON’T GO IT ALONE – God created us to be in community. God is in the people business. He loves us. Healthy leaders are built in community and healthy leaders build community. However, sometimes we get so caught up with our own agenda or in what we personally are trying to accomplish that we forget that God never called us to do his work alone. Community is a place where we experience not only support, but also accountability, and accountability supports our character as leaders.


Our organization has adopted a detailed child protection policy. All adults supervising and facilitating this event will complete volunteer screening, reference checks and police checks. They will be adhering to our protection standards for youth safety.  

The following waiver has to be filled out, signed and brought to the retreat FOR EACH PARTICIPANT: Informed Consent and Assumption of Risk

By registering at the link below you agree to be bound by the following waiver:

I/We, the undersigned, are the parent(s) of the above named child/children and we agree, in taking advantage of this activity, to release and hold harmless HENB and Sandy Cove Bible Camp from any and all claims, demands, suits, cost, and charges in connection with or arising out of the event, including, but not limited to, bodily harm or injury to our children. I hereby grant permission for HENB and Sandy Cove Bible Camp and its volunteers full authority to take whatever actions they deem necessary regarding my child’s health and safety in the event I cannot be reached or in the situation where time is of the essence; and fully release HENB and Sandy Cove Bible Camp and its volunteers from any liability in connection with those decisions, I grant permission for emergency treatment by a rescue squad, physician and/or hospital or emergency health care facility staff if needed. Any such action will be taken in the best interest of my child and will be reported to me as soon as possible. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS CONSENT AND WAIVER FORM AND SIGNED VOLUNTARILY AND ENTIRELY OF MY OWN FREE WILL.