“Marvel" is the Youth Ministry’s annual Winter Retreat held on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
This January weekend retreat is popular and powerful. It usually fills up quickly and it launches our youth forward into a new year after the Christmas break.
Parents drop their teens off Friday evening and pick them up Sunday morning from Camp Gideon, which is located only 15 minutes from the Church in Acworth, GA. We started doing Marvel in 2011 as a time to seek God at the start of the New Year as well as to provide the youth with an opportunity in addition to Summer Camp to unplug from the world and seek Jesus.
By staying at Camp Gideon’s cabins in its wooded setting and limiting the number of teens to 55, we develop a time of intimacy with Jesus and one another for the weekend.
The weekend consists of services that include worship and teachings in addition to group activities and late night movies, games, and food.
Prior to December 1, the cost is $69 per teen, which covers all their needs for the weekend; after December 1, the cost rises to $79 per teen.