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Oct. 21-23, 2022

March 3-5, 2023






the good

2 Timothy 4:7

Will you be able to say with the Apostle Paul at the end of your life, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith"? It's not easy. The Rev. Dr. Leroy Leach will talk to the youth about remaining faithful and resisting temptation in our present culture. Dr. Leach will lead a Bible study of 2 Timothy 4:6-8 and will also sit for a session of "Ask the Professor," where youth can ask any questions on their mind about faith, relationships, temptation, forgiveness and life. Pastor Leach will also preach at the Sunday service; family members of retreat youth are invited to join in for the service.


Dr. Leach is a retired pastor and professor of theology from Concordia University New York whose insights and engaging speaking style keep him in much demand in pulpits and conferences in the Mid-South District LCMS. He was the primary speaker/presenter at the Mid-South District Pastors Conference in 2021.

Youth retreats for congregations of the Mid-South District LC-MS

Linkt youth retreats began in February 2015 to link youth from congregations of the Mid-South District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and to proclaim the good news that Jesus Christ came to seek and save the lost. Since the first Linkt, more than 1,000 youth and adult leaders have come together for games, hikes, service projects, meals, campfires, worship, music and fellowship -- to the glory of God.

Junior high Linkt retreats are held in the fall, senior high in winter. The retreats for the 2022-2023 school year are scheduled for Oct. 21-23 2022, (junior high) and March 3-5, 2023 (senior high).

Please check back on this page or your LCMS church bulletin for further details.

General Information

Retreat Details:

  • Adult Leaders: Each congregation provides their own adult counselors for their youth. The recommended ratio is one adult, age 21 or older, for every 6 youth. If your church is bringing both male and female youth, please bring both male and female adult leaders. If you have trouble meeting this requirement, contact the camp office; youth can be assigned to another congregation's youth group and adult leaders.

  • Camp checklist -- Bible, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, warm clothing, flashlight, sturdy shoes.

  • Check-in: Groups will check in Friday between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. The program begins at 9 p.m.

  • Check-out: Activities will wrap up with lunch Sunday. The retreat ends around 1 p.m.

  • Forms: Every youth participant must have a medical release form and Mid-South District policy form completed. Bring these to check-in.

  • Lodging: Bunkhouse style cabins. The cabins are heated and have bathrooms with showers.

  • Worship: The final worship service is Sunday at 10 a.m. Parents and guests are invited to join us.

Registration Information:

  • Weekend Registration Price: $110/person. Deposit of $40 reserves a spot. This price covers meals, lodging and activities

  • Registration Deadline (senior high): Feb. 12, 2023. Registration is complete when you've mailed or emailed the Linkt registration form and paid the $40/person deposit.

  • Registration Form: To receive a registration form, email your request to the camp office:

  • Make checks payable to Arkansas Lutheran Youth.

  • Mailing Address: Camp Trinity, 110 Montgomery TRCE, Morrilton AR 72110

Direct questions and requests to Camp Director David Cox at 501-652-6304 or


For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10

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