Spark Retreat

An AYF Adult Program | September 12 to 15, 2024

Registration for Spark 2024 will open March 15.

Aligning with the AYF’s value of continuous learning, adults 21 and older are invited to participate in a four-day Spark retreat. The Spark retreat is an expanded version of previous AYF offerings like Living Your Mission or Living Your Purpose.

During our time together, we will participate in scheduled sessions/workshops, personal reflection, small group and community-wide experiential programs, and enough unscheduled time to fully absorb the beauty of Miniwanca. Participants will experience a retreat with with tangible takeaways with opportunities to reflect, connect, relax, and rejuvenate in a safe, fun, and welcoming environment.

All are welcome.

  • Previous experience with AYF programs is not required. The content will be tailored for those in the adult phase of life, and all participants ages 21 and older are welcome.
  • As with all AYF programs, we believe in the power and importance of the full expression of all individuals. We enthusiastically welcome people of all identities, beliefs, life experiences, and abilities, and we are committed to reducing any barriers that may prevent your full participation.

Questions? Email Director of Adult Programs Holley Young at [email protected] or learn more about the 2022 Spark retreat online.



Rates and Lodging

Dates for 2024

September 12 to 15, 2024 (plus an optional add-on September 16)

To increase access to this program, the American Youth Foundation will offer equity pricing for Spark:

Standard Rate: $300
Community Supported Rate: $200
Pay It Forward Rate: $500

A $100 deposit is required at the time of registration.

Lodging: In addition to dormitory-style lodging, Miniwanca’s rustic cabins are available for use if desired. Cabins will also be utilized for overflow housing. All meals are included.