Mid-Atlantic Teen Retreat

July 16-19, 2019

The inaugural Mid-Atlantic Teen Retreat, hosted by Calvary Baptist Church, will take place July 16 – 19, 2019 in Williamsburg, VA. Attendees will enjoy accommodations at the DoubleTree Hotel and exciting activities including a day at Busch Gardens – rated the world’s most beautiful theme park! Please check back regularly for updates and contact our church with any questions at 804.526.0981 or jeremy@burdensarelifted.com.


Our teens are the next generation – the future leaders of our churches and communities. During these moldable years, we believe sound Biblical teaching is fundamental to training these young people to serve the Lord as adults. The Mid-Atlantic Teen Retreat will feature speakers that are energetic and passionate about teaching young people in a manner that honors God in an environment without distraction.

Conference Speakers

Kenny Baldwin

Kenny Baldwin

Dr. Johnny Pope

Dr. Johnny Pope

Lou Rossi

Lou Rossi

Held at DoubleTree Williamsburg

We have negotiated rates of $129 (before tax) for standard rooms that can hold up to 4 people. Adjoining rooms are available based on availability. Churches are responsible to book their own rooms using the links we provide. Each church can determine how many rooms, how many chaperones per room, and how many adjoining rooms they wish to book. Payment is not required for rooms until you arrive at the hotel. Links will be provided during registration.

DoubleTree by Hilton at Williamsburg

50 Kingsmill Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Mid-Atlantic Teen Retreat Schedule

Tuesday July 16

4:00 PM: Check-in at Conference Center
7:00 PM: Conference Begins
9:30 PM: Ice Cream Social

Wednesday July 17th

10:00 AM: Split Sessions – Guys/Girls/Sponsors
12:30 PM: Chick-fil-A Lunch
1:30 PM – 9:00 PM: Busch Gardens (picnic at the park)

Thursday July 18th

10:00 AM: Conference Continues
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Youth Group Free Time
Several options for local area activities:
Go Carts Plus, Mini Golf, Outlets, etc.
5:45 PM: Pizza
7:00 PM: Evening Sessions

Friday July 19

10:30 AM: Check-Out and Closing Session
12:00 PM: Conference End & Dismissal

COST: Only $145 if registered by April 1, 2019!

What’s Included?

Churches are responsible for booking their hotel rooms directly with DoubleTree. The conference fee includes the use of the conference rooms for all sessions, plus the following for each attendee:

  • Light in-room breakfast each day
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Chick-fil-A Lunch on Wednesday
  • Busch Gardens tickets including dinner in the park
  • Pizza dinner on Thursday
  • Conference materials, shirt, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Registration Fee increase after February 1?
Yes, all registrations placed between February 1 and April 1 will be $145 per teen. Registrations after April 1 will be $165 per teen.
What is the dress code?

The following guidelines will be sent to all participating churches:

Note: We are still working to get dedicated times for the pool for guys/girls on separate nights. If we are unable to secure the pool privately, swim attire will not be required.


  • Casual Attire: Knee-length shorts or track pants & appropriate t-shirts
  • Service Attire: Khaki style pants & button-up collared shirts or polos
  • Swim Attire: Knee-length swimming trunks or board shorts & t-shirts (sleeveless is acceptable)


  • Casual Attire: Loose-fitting, knee-length shorts (basketball/Bermuda) & casual or appropriate t-shirts
  • Service Attire: Loose-fitting, knee-length skirts & casual or dressy tops (no t-shirts for services)
  • Swim Attire: Tankini or one-piece swimsuits along with knee-length shorts and colored t-shirts
  • Not permitted: Skinny straps, low-cut, razor backs, tight clothing, see-through clothing, crop tops, pants, Capris, leggings, or shorts higher than the knee
What Bible will be used?

The King James Bible will be used for all services.

When is the final registration deadline?

The final day to register your teens is June 1, 2019.

How many people can stay in a single room?

The DoubleTree has rooms that hold between 4 and 6 people, and many rooms are adjoining. It’s possible to book adjoining rooms for a total of 10 people. There are a limited number of adjoining rooms available, so we recommend booking your room as soon as possible to make your reservation.

Church leaders are ultimately responsible for providing the appropriate number of chaperones per room/adjoining room set.

What meals are included?

We will provide a light breakfast for each room including pastries and juices. Each youth group is responsible for dinner on the day of arrival (Tuesday) but we are hosting an Ice Cream Social that is included. On Wednesday, a Chick-fil-A lunch is provided and dinner is provided at Busch Gardens. On Thursday, each youth group will have lunch on their own during free time and we will provide pizza for dinner.

What type and style of music will be used?

Exact plans are still being finalized, but expect conservative, traditional music including congregational songs and specials.