2022 Youth Fall Workshop


Online registration is now closed. BUT, there is still space for you on site. Call Shea with any questions.

What to Bring: 

  • Faithful Enthusiasm
  • Open Heart to God’s Leading
  • Bible, Pen and Notebook
  • Raincoat or Umbrella
  • Flashlight with Batteries
  • Warm Clothes
  • Jacket
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Towel and Washcloth
  • Tooth Brush and Toothpaste
  • Personal Items
  • Bedding - (sheets, blanket and or sleeping bag)
  • Pillow will be provided.  (bring a pillowcase.)
  • $$ Money for YSF fundraising

What NOT to Bring: 

Not all items are appropriate for a large youth setting.  Please do not bring objectionable or illegal items.  The following is a list of items that would not be appropriate for Fall Workshop:

  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Gaming units
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • E-cigarettes
  • Pornography
  • Knives
  • Firearms
  • Weapons

Fall Workshop is an annual gathering of youth ages 12-18 (grades 6th through 12th) throughout the conference. Young people have an opportunity to gather with other students to worship, grow in faith, and have a lot of fun! This year’s Fall Workshop will be November 18-20 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, WV. Cost is $125 per person (this includes all meals and lodging). All of our staff and volunteers have had background checks and are Safe Sanctuaries trained.

This year’s theme is “This is our prayer,” and we’ll be learning lots of different ways to pray (labyrinths, prayer stations, prayer beads, and more!) as well as diving into the different ways that we can experience the peace that Christ offers us through prayer. So, bring all of your worries, anxieties, and burdens - and turn them over to God.

Did someone say fun?

Fall Workshop is a fantastic opportunity to get to know new people and experience new things! Join us for Gaga ball, games with Spring Heights Summer Staff, painting, and a Saturday night filled with laughter.

Drop off for Fall Workshop is Friday night at 7:30 PM, and pick up is at 11 AM on Sunday morning. Download the full Fall Workshop schedule here! 

Check out who will be at Fall Workshop!

The Jason Lovins Band is providing music for our gathering. To listen and learn more, visit https://jasonlovins.com/. The Jason Lovins Band tours quite extensively throughout the southeast and northeast, and stays on the road 40 weeks a year. Their journey has given the band members; Jason Lovins, Rodney Mora, Aaron Crozier and Jonathan Nicholson, the chance to share the stage with such legendary performers as Michael W. Smith, MercyMe, Kari Jobe and Big Daddy Weave among others.

However, for Jason it’s the audience he’s singing to and the lyrics he’s delivering that matters the most to him. “My goal is to allow God to speak to every member of the audience through me. I have one point when leading worship where I talk and give my testimony, and then I also spend a good amount of time after the shows talking with people. Either way I connect with them, I’d like them to leave and take home the message that there are always choices—and not to blame God for the bad things that have happened to them.”

Saturday Night Entertainment!

Bil Lepp is an award-winning storyteller, author, and recording artist. He’s the host of the History Channel’s Man Vs History series, the occasional host of NPR’s internationally syndicated Mountain Stage, and a contributing columnist to the West Virginia Gazette-Mail. Bil’s humorous, family friendly tall-tales and stories have earned the appreciation of listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Bil’s books and audio collections have won awards including the PEN Steven Kroll Award for Children’s Book Writing, Parents’ Choice Gold awards, and awards from the National Parenting Publications Assoc., and the Public Library Assoc. He is also the recipient of the Vandalia Award, West Virginia’s highest folk honor.



If you need financial assistance, please download and submit our Scholarship Application. We don't want money to be the reason someone doesn't come!

Church Payments

Also, if your church is pay part or all of the amount for your youth, please download this form and have them fill it out and submit it with their check to the Conference Office.

Workshop Descriptions


Prayer Hike

Dress warm and wear your walking shoes (or boots if you’ve got ‘em!). We’ll gather to hike one of the trails at Cedar Lakes (all trails are short; 1 to 1.5 miles).


Painting and Prayer Meditation

Paint and pray! Join us to create a piece of art and learn how you can use creativity as prayer! You’ll get a keepsake to take home and remind you of your workshop and the different ways you can pray.


Praying with Scripture (Lectio Divina)

Sometimes we don’t know what or how to pray. This workshop explores the ancient practice called Lectio Divina, praying with scripture! You’ll learn different ways to engage in this practice and how you can take it home with you!


Writing as a devotional practice

Want to learn how to write as a part of your devotional practices? Songs, poems, gratitude practices, and brain dumps- you can use writing in many ways! Join us to learn different ways to use writing to connect with God and leave this workshop with your writing journal!


Games with Spring Heights Staff

Want to spend some time running around and having fun? Spring Heights Camp and Retreat Center (a ministry of the West Virginia Conference) specializes in fun and faith formation! Join some of our staff for games and glimpses of God’s goodness. God made our bodies to move, and we know you’ll have fun with us!


Mystery Activity

Not sure what workshop you’d like to do? Why not choose a mystery workshop? You’ll gather with other youth and learn what your workshop will be! We’re giving no clues about what to expect, but we promise you’ll have a good time discovering what’s in store with this workshop!


Getting Crafty

God’s creativity is reflected throughout creation, so let’s create something new. There will be several crafts to choose from at the workshop including coloring, knitting, and more!


Mario Kart Tournament

Yes- it is Mario Kart Tournament! Battle with others on Nintendo Switch and show us your moves. We can take up to sixteen people in this workshop. Join us and earn one of our Mario Kart Fall Workshop trophies!