September 27-29, Youthfront West

We’re building upon last year’s Fall Retreat with our biggest one yet! This year’s theme is ABIDE. Recharge and reconnect from that school grind with colossal amounts of fun, all your friends, frisbees, worship under the stars, pool & waterslide crazyness, canoes, and more! Did we mention incredible worship and inspirational teaching? Join us at Youthfront West for the best weekend of your life!

And this year, any unchurched friends you bring get a super cheap retreat rate! To invite an unchurched friend have them fill out this FORM.


At Youthfront West. The address is 21667 Spoon Creek, Ederton, KS 66021.
We are renting a school bus and CDL driver from First Student to get there and back on both days. We depart 6PM Friday from Heartland and will return 12:15PM Sunday.
$10-15 will cover snacks at the snack shop. All the meals are covered by the registration price.
They all attend Heartland Community Church and have been through our thorough background check process. They are all safe, fun, Jesus-centered adults. Also, our Child Protection Policy ensures that no adult is ever alone with a student in a private space (vehicle or otherwise).
Please email Shibu Mathew or Joe Ratterman so we can work with you to make necessary accommodations.
There is a cabin that sleeps 16 students (4 rooms with 4 students apiece). In the same cabin, there’s a leader room that will be for 2-3 adults to sleep in. Student showers and bathrooms are separate from the adult showers and bathrooms.
Yes! We’d love for you to meet them. You can contact us and we’ll schedule a meeting so you can meet them at one of our Sunday or Wednesday services.
YES! There’s even a special lower price for them: $50. We want unchurched students to be able to go and experience an incredible weekend with us without the full cost. If you have an unchurched friend you’d like to invite, send them this FORM to fill out.
  • bedding for a twin size bed or a sleeping bag
  • pillow
  • Bible
  • journal
  • pen
  • snacks
  • swimwear
  • shoes
  • towel
  • bug spray
Yes! The snack shop needs a handful of parents to fill sodas and make nachos for students. Sign up for a two hour block by emailing us. We’ll also send a sign up genius email out as we get closer to the retreat.
You can make a request on the registration form and we’ll do our best to accommodate. All the students in one grade primarily are in the same cabin so it helps if the friend they want to be with is the same gender and in the same grade as they are.
The weekend is so fast and fun that we’d love to have them for the whole time. If you need to pick them up for something, arrange that with us via email, please!
They can bring them. You’re responsible for your device if something happens to it. Also, if the devices become a distraction, our cabin leaders may ask them to put it away until the retreat is over.
After registering, and before the event, you will be given a way to reach Joe Ratterman directly.

Pricing Structure

This year we’re introducing a tiered signup structure. Sign up early for the best rate!
Pricing includes 3 days of camp, some fun swag, food, lodging, and transportation!


7/1 - 7/27



7/28 - 9/7



9/8 - 9/22



Sign up today for a weekend you’ll never forget!


Joe Ratterman


Shibu Mathew