As Christ's ambassadors, we can hold nothing back. The One who gave His life for us calls for heart, mind, and body. To know the joy of serving Christ, we must be all in. One hundred percent.

retreat info
"Thou shalt love the Lord the God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." Deuteronomy 6:5


Retreat dates are August 25-28, 2022. Refer to the retreat schedule for more information.  


Early bird registration will open on May 5, 2022


Early bird and late registration:  Early bird registration will close on August 11. Late registration will raise the price $5/ticket and late registration for meals will add $2/meal.


Cancellation Policy: Tickets are refundable. In case of cancellation, notify AYMNW as soon as possible and we will work on getting your ticket refunded. 

Full retreat registration (Thursday-Sunday)

  • Adults (21+) $12

  • Youth (7-20) $10

  • Children (6 and under) FREE

Sabbath only registration (Friday evening-Sabbath evening)

  • All individuals FREE

Meal tickets (Lunch and suppers only)

  • Full meal ticket $30 (Thursday supper - Sabbath supper)

  • Sabbath only meal ticket $12 (Sabbath lunch and supper)

  • Sabbath lunch $6


  • Retreat t-shirt $15 

Early bird registration ends August 11. 


Sandpoint Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2235 Pine St, Sandpoint, ID 83864


Sandpoint SDA Church is offering for some families to host attendees so if you would like to stay with a family, please contact us at aymnorthwest@gmail.com. Housing will be first come first serve. Here is also a list of lodging options in the Sandpoint area.


Vegetarian, plant-based meals can be purchased for $6/meal. We will be serving lunch and supper, but breakfast will be on your own. 


One of the unique parts of AYM is the youth involvement in meetings. During the weekend, we encourage any youth who would like to participate in song service, scripture, or prayer, to sign up to be a part of the morning and evening meetings. You will also be blessed through talks during the meetings by various young people who are on fire for God.



Each morning and evening meeting will be live-streamed at the scheduled times. You can find the live-stream on our youtube channel.



At our retreats, we make sure that everyone has a chance to be involved in music. If you would like to be involved in the choir, special music, meeting pianist, or song leader, please visit our get involved page. You are also welcome to play your instruments during the meetings, as well as join in a special time on Friday evening to sing together around the piano. 



We have 5000 Great Controversy to pass out in Sandpoint and the nearby areas. On Friday we will be putting stickers in the back of the book with the church's name and address, as well as a few flyers. The church has a wood ministry to help those who need firewood. Some of us will stack the split wood for this ministry. Another ministry that we will be helping with, is their homeless ministry. A group will help them sort clothes, and pack food for the homeless in need. We will also be helping individual homes that need help stacking wood or mowing their lawn. On Sabbath, we will pass out all the Great Controversies.


At the retreat, you may have an opportunity to pick which outreach you would like to help out with. Remember to bring good walking shoes for Sabbath, and sturdy clothes for Friday if you plan to help with stacking wood or mowing.


On Sunday after the morning meeting, we will be going on a hike at Schweitzer Nature Trail. This is a 5.2-mile out-and-back trail that is considered a moderately challenging route. The address is: 300 Village Ln, Sandpoint, ID 83864



4:30-5:30 Registration

4:30 Icebreakers

5:30 Light supper

6:45 Evening meeting

8:00 Choir practice

8:30 Leave for lodging


8:30 Prayer session

9:00 Morning meeting

10:15 Outreach training 

10:45 Outreach

1:30 Lunch 

2:30 Choir practice

3:30 Games

5:30 Supper

6:30 Outreach reports

6:45 Evening meeting

7:45 Singing and music

8:30 Leave for lodging


8:45 Prayer session

9:00 Choir practice

9:30 Sabbath School

10:55 Divine Service

1:00 Lunch

2:30 Organize for Outreach

3:00 Leave for Outreach

5:15 Arrive at Church

5:30 Supper

6:30 Outreach reports 

6:45 Small Groups

7:45 Group Games

8:45 Leave for Lodging


8:30 Prayer session

9:00 Morning meeting

10:30 Hike/depart