Young Adults and Youth (YAAY) and Camps

Young Adults and Youth (YAAY)


General Council Youth Forum

Looking for youth 15 to 18 years as of July 2018, who are leaders in their home congregation and/or the wider church and have an interest in learning about the changing structure of the United Church, how policies and proposals are developed and submitted, and how decisions are made by the General Council.  These youth (we can choose 5) need to be available to participate in a Winter Learning Retreat Feb 16 to 19, be a voting delegate at our own Conference AGM in May, and attend General Council July 21 to 28.  One of the 5 will also join a Pilgrimage across Canada, learning and working in church-connected sites, as a summer job.  Click here for more info >> Youth Forum
Applications must be received by Nov. 3rd, 2017. or 1-204-233-8911 ext. 227



ZEEBU Youth Retreat


ZEEBU is a Conference-wide youth retreat for grades 7 to 12, held annually over the Louis Riel weekend in February.  Stay tuned for more information about ZEEBU 2018!

Please click on any of the following for more info:

For more info click here >> What the heck is ZEEBU?

Click this link to see a Sample weekend agenda from a past year


 YARG (Young Adult Retreat Group)

Conference-wide events for those aged 18-30






The next Meeting of Conference will take place in spring of 2018

We offer programming at the Meeting of Conference for:
Pre-TAC – (pre-teens-at-Conference):  grades 4-6 attending with a parent or guardian
Y-TAC – (young-teens-at-Conference):  grades 7-9
YATCOMANO (youth-at-the-Conference-of-Manitoba-and-Northwestern-Ontario):  ages 15-19 – both as youth voting delegates and visitors

For more information


ALF Youth Retreat


ALF is a Conference-wide youth retreat for grades 7 to 12, held annually on the SAGE Weekend (third weekend in October).  This is a great opportunity for young people to come together and have fun exploring a theme in both small and large groups, giving individuals the chance to discover and deepen their faith in God, in the comfort and safety of their peers, young adult mentors and chaplains. 

For more info click here >> What on earth is ALF?

Click this link to see a Sample weekend agenda from a past year





United Church Camps


Camping has been a vital ministry of the United Church since union, having grown out of Methodist, Presbyterian, and Congregational/Union church camps that had sprung up across Canada.

Today United Church congregations continue to support the development and growth of our camping ministries.

Over 20,000 people each year are welcomed, regardless of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, or faith tradition.

United Church Camps are faith-based camps that incorporate spirituality, values, and cultural diversity in unique and adventurous ways.

For more information on United Church camps within Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario please see the individual links below.

In addition to camp programming all of these camp facilities are also available for rental by groups.

Camp Duncan (Thunder Bay, ON)

Camp Wasaga Family Camp (near Onanole in Riding Mountain National Park, MB)

Rock Lake United Church Camp (near Pilot Mound, MB)

Wellman Lake United Church Camp (Duck Mountain Provincial Park, MB)




The Conference Young Adult And Youth (YAAY) Committee

is made up of:

2 representatives from each of the 6 Presbyteries *ideally one youth (under 18) and one young adult (age 18-30),
as well as Presbytery alternates,
2 committee convenors,
2 adult advisors
and Conference staff support.
The YAAY Committee meets at least twice a year to plan youth events in the conference,
provide resources for Presbyteries and Pastoral Charges regarding youth and young adult ministry
and act as a Conference liaison with camps

If you’d like to read more about our ministry focus please see We-Believe


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