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Oct. 20-22, 2023

Feb. 23-25, 2024

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Philippians 2:1-11: "So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and the same mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant that yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.

"Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

"Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Jesus Christ, though true God, Lord of the Universe and Creator of all things, did the unimaginable when He humbled himself to walk the earth in human form. Then He did something even more unthinkable when He sacrificed his body on the cross to pay the penalty our sins required. While He walked this earth, He taught his disciples to follow his example of humble service to one another. This can be difficult because it is the opposite of what the world says, but it is still the calling of Christ's followers today.

SPEAKERS: The Brothers Neugebauer

Aaron Neugebauer, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lafe, Ark., and Kirk Neugebauer, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Paragould, Ark., will be the main presenters at the Link youth retreats for the 2023-2024 school year.

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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 2023-2024 school year are scheduled for Oct. 20-22, 2023 (junior high) and Feb. 23-25, 2024 (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: junior high Oct. 1, 2023; senior high Feb. 1, 2024. Registration is complete when you've mailed or emailed the Linkt registration form and paid the $40/person deposit. Congregations can pay the registrations online using the PayPal button the home page of this website.

  • Registration Form: To receive a registration form, email your request to the camp office: director@lutherancamp.org

  • Make checks payable to Camp Trinity.

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

Direct questions and requests to the camp office at 501-652-6304 or director@lutherancamp.org

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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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