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Guided Retreats at Kingfisher Bay

2024 DATES

April 15-18, 2024
October 15-18, 2024

YFC Canada is offering a guided spiritual retreat at Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre, located near Lakefield, ON, from Monday, April 15th to Thursday, April 18th, 2024. The purpose of this retreat is to provide space for you to rest, renew, and refocus in a calm and peaceful setting surrounded by natural beauty.

Youth for Christ is committed to supporting the health and resiliency of our staff. You do not need to be in crisis or burnout stage to attend a retreat; rather, we would love for you to participate for rest and renewal for the next part of your journey, whatever that may be! Experience the beauty that Kingfisher Bay has to offer, and take advantage of the services of a spiritual director or counsellor (if available).

Registration is capped at 8 people, so be sure to register early if you would like to attend
(or to add your name to the waiting list)

Your retreat begins on Monday, April 15th, with lunch served by an in-house chef, and ends on Thursday, April 18th, with a hearty lunch and a time to debrief before you are on your way.

Who can attend?

This retreat is open to anyone and everyone that is part of the YFC family. Staff, spouses, board members, and volunteers are welcome.

What To Expect

  • A private room at a first-class retreat centre.
  • Personal and group prayer exercises facilitated by a spiritual director (optional).
  • The opportunity to meet with a counsellor or spiritual director (also optional) if available.
  • Access to the hot tub/guided hikes/artist studio/library/paddle boats/kayaks/paddleboards.

How Much Does It Cost?

The retreat cost is $650.49 per person and includes all meals and accommodations (you cover your travel costs). However, because your ongoing health and resilience is our priority, the National Office will cover 30% of this cost for YFC staff. This discount brings down the total cost of the retreat for YFC staff to $432.02.

Total retreat cost for you: $432.02
(+ travel costs)


If you wish to stay for an additional night either before or after the retreat, please contact Kingfisher Bay directly. The cost is $100/person (+ HST for single occupancy) or $80/person (+ HST for double occupancy).

Registered Individuals will be invoiced directly by Kingfisher Bay Retreat early April and will be responsible for arranging payment upon receipt, prior to the retreat.


What do I do before I sign up?

  1. Talk to your ED/supervisor for approval
  2. Click here to register before April 5, 2024.

After you register we’ll send you more info about the retreat schedule and any other details you’ll need to know.

The staff at Kingfisher Bay take every precaution to ensure their retreat centre is a safe place for you to visit. Please follow all travel mandates and guidelines for your home province (if travelling outside of ON) and respect the facility’s policies. We know that changes can happen quickly, so don’t hesitate to contact Kingfisher Bay directly if you have any questions.

Please direct any questions regarding registration or what to expect at a guided retreat to Karen Bott –

Hope to see you there!