February 23-25 & March 22-24, 2024

Eric Swithin – Guest Speaker

Eric Swithin is the Director and Producer of the film, The Fatherless Epidemic. He is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Alliance for Ending the Fatherless Epidemic—a ministry that seeks to end the fatherless epidemic! He also runs Outdoor Adventures—a camp ministry for the fatherless that’s located in the Rocky Mountains! Eric has served in part-time and full-time ministry for the last twenty years.

Eric served four years in the United States Marine Corps, with one combat tour in Iraq in 2003. He received his BA in Economics from Rice University, and his Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is currently earning his Doctorate in Discipleship and Spiritual Formation from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Eric has been married to his wife, Kameron, for fourteen years and has two beautiful children, Mason and Mackenzie. They’ve also unofficially adopted 7 sons!

He enjoys spending time with God above the treeline in the Rocky Mountains, going there as frequently as possible. He loves disc golf, dirt biking, hiking, hunting, fishing, mountain climbing, snowboarding and camping!

His greatest desires are to grow old with his wife, raise kids that love Jesus and to bring glory to God by putting His love on display! He has a huge heart for preaching, disciple-making and leading people to a deeper prayer life! He seeks to challenge youth to “step up and lead!” He also seeks to challenge the church to step-up and mentor the fatherless!

Life is filled with encounters… Some are good and some are bad; some are planned while others are unplanned; some are trivial and others are of vast importance; some change nothing while others change everything. Join us at one of our teen retreats and we promise you can experience one of the greatest encounters of all; an encounter with the Living God and that encounter could change your life forever!


This retreat will be held on the campus of New Brunswick Bible Institute which is located 16 kilometers north of Woodstock, NB and 48 kilometers from Houlton, ME, at 2335 Route 103 in Victoria Corner, NB.

Click here for directions and a map location.


In order to attend this retreat, you must be in grades 7 to 12.

How Much?

Retreater – $54 (CAD) Driver/Leader – $20 (CAD) Pre-registration is required for all. Retreats fill quickly, so there is no registration at the door. No application will be considered complete without the payment of fees.


Acceptance will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis according to the date of your application or the date payment is made. Space is limited, so register early! You will be required to have your permission slip signed by parent/guardian when you arrive at registration.

Things to Bring:

Bring your Bible, a notebook and pen, bedding, modest swimsuit, and any equipment you will need to play in the sports of your choice. . . basketball, volleyball, (indoor-only shoes) etc. Bring warm clothing.

Youth Leaders (Drivers):

Registration is required for every leader/driver. Due to limited space, we are only able to house on campus one leader (over 21 years of age) for every five teenagers.

Check-In will be held Friday evening at 6:00 (Atlantic time). You will be expected to arrive after supper. The Friday evening meal will not be provided. No accommodations or meals will be provided after the noon meal on Sunday.

Bring your Bible, a notebook and pen, bedding, modest swimsuit, and any equipment you will need to play in the sports of your choice. . . basketball, volleyball, (indoor-only shoes) etc. Bring warm clothing.

US Citizens:

Those from the USA, 18 and under who will be travelling in a group vehicle, will need to have a photocopy of their birth certificate (or other form of proof of citizenship such as a naturalization certificate). Do not bring original as it may be misplaced/lost.

If you are a U.S. citizen, ensure you carry proof of citizenship such as a passport, birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification. If you are a U.S. permanent resident, ensure you carry proof of your status such as a U.S. Permanent Resident Card.

Passports are required for all those who will be flying internationally.

**Our Bookstore will be open and times will be made available for you to visit.

All retreaters must bring a paper copy of the permission form filled in by their parents or guardians to the retreat.