Summer Retreat


Candela 2018

Candela 2018 is happening this summer! It’s going to be awesome.

This year, our discipleship retreat is going to be at the St. Christopher Camp & Conference Center on Johns Island, South Carolina. We are so excited about the things we have planned for you to learn!



Sign-up Online

Registration Closed (07/15)


The cost is $50/student. Final payment is due Sunday, July 22, 2018.


Trip Documents

Permission Form

You must have a signed (and notarized) permission form before you will be allowed to attend. You may bring it with you on the morning we leave. The form can be downloaded here: Permission Form

Packing List

You can download it here: Information & Guidelines. Please pay careful attention to everything in this document as you prepare for our trip.



August 2 – August 5, 2018


Thursday 7:30 AM at the Whitefield Baptist Church Welcome Center. The bus leaves at 8:00 AM sharp.


Sunday ~6:30 PM at the Whitefield Baptist Church Welcome Center. We will give your child the opportunity to contact you when we are 1 hour away from arrival.




Each of you will receive a handbook that includes the schedule for the week, lesson outlines, devotions, etc. Parents: In an attempt to restrict the amount of distractions during this year’s discipleship retreat, we ask that you remain understanding when trying to reach your child via phone (or any other method of digital communication). Please limit your contact to the times we have provided (free time, etc.) your child to use their phones. You can find a schedule of events for the week here: Download Schedule


What if?

Parents: If there is an emergency and you need to contact your child right away, please call:

Lindsey Edens

Whitefield Baptist Church

Check out the videos from previous years!

Candela 2017

Candela 2017 // Summer Retreat

Candela 2016

Candela 2016 // Whitefield Youth Summer Retreat

Candela 2015

Candela 2015 // Whitefield Youth Summer Retreat

The youth groups of New Hope Baptist Church & Whitefield Baptist Church spent a week at the Garden City Chapel & Retreat Center to focus on discipleship & spiritual growth. ww

Candela 2012

Candela 2012 (Dudes on Mopeds) // Whitefield Youth Summer Retreat

Look what we found in the archives… Also, check out this jam session from Candela 2012:

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