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16-18 Year Old Youth Retreat, Oct 8th-9th 2021

All youth turning 16 in 2021 and older, please register here.

The 16-18 year old youth retreat will be over two days and will include 1) a temple session Friday morning, 2) service, food, activities, and a fireside Friday afternoon and evening, and 3) class sessions and a trip to the Family Fun Center on Saturday. The youth will be fed dinner Friday and lunch Saturday. The youth will return to their homes Friday night and return to the Stake Center Saturday morning. We are excited for this opportunity to feel the spirit, serve, learn, and have fun! Please see the outline below for a summary of where to be when over the two days. Don’t forgot to register at the link above, and please reach out to any member of the YM or YW stake presidencies with questions!

Friday morning temple sessions meet @ 8am or 9am

Meet 8am at Stake Center for carpool to 9am temple baptistry session. Youth will return to the stake center at 10:30am.
Meet 9am at Stake Center for carpool to 10am temple baptistry session. Youth will return to the stake center at 11:30am.

Arrive in Sunday dress, bring a change of underwear.

Friday afternoon/evening service, activities, and fireside @ 2pm

Meet 2pm at the Harris home.

Youth drop off at the Harris home, 24918 133rd Ct SE Kent WA 98042. Youth can also park at the Wilson play fields and walk to the Harris or Smith home. Our activities will be using both the Harris’ and Smith’s yards.

**Bring the following Friday afternoon**

  1. Clothes comfortable to perform yard work in, including sturdy shoes.
  2. A change of clothes in case of rain, or for those desiring to change out of work clothes following service.
  3. Work gloves.
  4. A camp chair for around the fire.
  5. Dress warm, and bring a blanket if you’d like.
  6. If able, shovels and garden rakes.

Saturday classes and Family Fun Center meet @ 10am

Meet 10am at the Kent Stake Center. Following activities at the Stake Center youth will be carpooled to and from the Family Fun Center in Tukwila. Youth will return to the Stake Center at 4:30pm.

Stake Young Men’s Camp

Hello Young Men, Parents of Young Men!

You may have heard about our plans for a Stake Young Men’s Camp this summer from July 21-24 (Wednesday – Saturday). We are very excited to have this outing together. We will continue to follow carefully the guidance provided regarding COVID-19 and the precautions necessary. As things are currently, with progression toward being able to do things together more, we are in process of planning this camp opportunity where Ensign Ranch (Far West Campground) will serve as our base camp and activities will be held in the general area to include possible ideas such as cycling, fishing, boating, hiking, etc. We will have many opportunities for building relationships between young men and leaders and in building faith and testimony together.

In order to help us in the planning for this event, we ask that each Young Man complete the survey that is linked here within the next few days (please prior to Tuesday, April 27):

We have some wonderful young men that have been helping with the planning that might have reached out to you already for some of these questions, but we decided it would be easiest with this survey to gather the needed info (thank you to Kress Franzen for building it). The young men that have currently been joining us in the planning efforts include Tyson Bolles, Cole Raban, Camden Franzen, Conner Bowler and Max Welch.

Please let me or any one of the young men listed above, or member of your Bishopric know of any additional questions you have.

Thanks very much!

Jason Mitchell

Kent Stake Young Men’s President


Documents & Forms

Camp Helaman is a multi-stake Aaronic Priesthood Leadership conference for priest-age young men, 16-19 years old.  Its purpose is to build faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ, and to help young men understand the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood.

2020 Dates: June 30 – July 4
Location: Ensign Ranch, Cle Elum, WA

Ensign Ranch