Mandatory Fun: A Retreat for Young Adults

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Join the Methodorks (the young adults group of First Olympia) for a weekend away!

We’ll be headed to Ocean Park Camp for a couple of days of rest and renewal. This is a great opportunity to meet other young adults in the annual conference as well as take some time to refresh yourself for the start of 2018. Sabbath time is hard to come by for young professionals so schedule yourself some Mandatory Fun!


Register online here



Dates:  12pm Saturday January 13- 12pm Monday January 15

What do you mean by “young adult?” We mean folks aged 23-40.

Cost: $100. This cost covers 2 nights at Ocean Park as well as 6 meals (lunch and dinner on 1/13, bld on 1/14 and breakfast of 1/15) and additional supplies. Payments can be made online when you register or by mailing a check made out to First United Methodist Church of Olympia (FUMCO) with “Methodorks Retreat” in the memo line. Scholarships are available by request simply contact the church office (360-943-2661 /

Rooms: Each of the 4 rooms has seven beds (1 single and 3 bunk beds) so plan on sharing your sleeping quarters with other folks.

Dietary restrictions: Please note any dietary restrictions on your registration form.

I have children. Can they come? Unfortunately we are not able to welcome children at this retreat as we do not have the space or staffing resources. We will definitely think about this possibility for 2019.

Schedule: The schedule of events will be sent out to registrants in advance of the retreat. You can expect that we will be eating meals together, spending time in worship together and playing together. This retreat is about rest, renewal and Sabbath so it will not be heavily structured. There will be options for things to do during the days but a lot of decisions will be made by the participants.

I want to learn more about Ocean Park. Awesome! Here’s their website: Ocean Park Camp