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Thanksgiving Retreat

All AGWM MKs between the ages of 18 & 22 are invited to join us in Winter Park, Colorado for our annual Thanksgiving Retreat. it’s going to be a great time getting away with other MKs to grow and reconnect.

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About the location

Crooked Creek Ranch

Young Life’s Crooked Creek Ranch is a 1,000-acre lodge and conference center just outside of Winter Park CO.  It is a beautiful facility with mountain views and clean comfortable accommodations.


The annual MK Thanksgiving Retreat is an event for stateside based, college-age Assemblies of God World Missions MKs. Thanksgiving is the first family-oriented holiday of the academic year. With parents on the field, we take this opportunity to create a place to welcomed, celebrate, and be loved. The MK Thanksgiving Retreat provides an environment where MKs can come together for a few days to build relationships, find support for cultural adjustments, and spend time together in worship.

All Assemblies of God MKs (active or non-active) that are:
    1) Living stateside,
    2) A High School Graduate, and
    3) Between the ages of 18 and 22 by the first day of the retreat.

If this is your first year to attend Thanksgiving Retreat and your parents are active foreign missionaries, there will be no cost to you.

If you have attended in previous years, your family will be responsible only for airfare. Airfare is a (00) expense as funds are available. If your parents’ (00) is not healthy enough, the MK program will still cover the cost of airfare.

If your parents are no longer active missionaries, you are still invited to attend. The only cost to you will be airfare to Denver.

All lodging, meals, and activities* are included in the retreat. The MK office does not pay for or reimburse the cost of luggage. You will be responsible for paying for your luggage. You will also need to bring your own spending money for snacks, shopping, etc.


*Skiing and snowboarding are considered major activities. The MK program will cover the cost of these activities for two of the three days of retreat.

Registration Opens August 1, 2023

Fill out the online pre-registration form in FULL and submit it by October 14, 2023.

Registrations received after October 14th, will incur a late charge of $25, per week, based on the date the registration is received, plus any difference in airfare due to late registration. The late fee will be payable in cash (ONLY) at check-in and will be a personal expense.

For airfare and logistical reasons, we are unable to accept any registrations after October 26, 2023. 

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