Confirmation Retreat: March 3rd - 5th, 2023

At camp we know that confirmation is an important step in one's life of faith, so each year we offer our Confirmation Retreat, open to all PC(USA) confirmands and their mentors. This retreat focuses on building strong bonds between youth and their mentors, as well as helping confirmands learn the tools they will need on a lifelong journey of faith.

Each year youth gather together at Pyoca from across Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio to participate in keynotes and worship each day, meet new friends through small group sessions, and have plenty of time to explore all that camp has to offer.

Registration Portal

Registration for this event will open in November 2022. To learn more, see information below.

With the ongoing pandemic, COVID-19 precautions will look a a great deal like our summer camp protocols in order to ensure the health and safety of both our guests and staff.

  • Full vaccination of retreat guests, for both youth and adults, is highly encouraged for the safety of all participants.
  • All retreat guests are asked to practice good hand hygiene and maintain social distance when possible (hand sanitizing stations will be available in public areas).
  • Masks will be required indoors, unless eating or drinking, and encouraged outdoors when social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • All Pyoca facilities have been outfitted with central air purifiers and enhanced cleaning measures have been implemented.
  • Anyone experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) is asked to stay home for the protection of other guests and staff.

We are adhering to the latest CDC guidance. If conditions or expectations change we will notify all participants prior to the retreat.


The Confirmation Retreat pricing structure is all-inclusive, with meals, lodging, and activities included.

  • Youth: $140.00; includes two nights of lodging, four meals, snacks, and all program activities.
  • Adult: $70.00; includes two nights of lodging, four meals, snacks, and all program activities.

This retreat is open to youth in grades 6 - 12. Youth are accompanied by adult chaperones from their church or youth group (1 adult per 7 youth). If you have students of each gender, please bring chaperones of both genders. You are welcome to share chaperones with another church if needed! Youth without a church youth group are more than welcome to attend and will be connected with other youth and adult chaperones from their region. Additional supervision and activity facilitation will be provided by Pyoca staff.

All participants, both youth and adults, will register individually through our online registration portal. Churches covering the cost of their youth's registration fees are asked to notify Pyoca in advance for appropriate invoicing (this includes a $25.00 deposit per participant). Please email program@pyoca.org for church payment information.

Registration Portal

The deadline to register is Monday, February 20th. If you need assistance with registration, please let us know!

We accept online payment via debit/credit card and e-check. Quilters can also send a check in the mail for their registration fees. Online options are as follows:

  • Pay the $25 deposit and log back into your account later to pay remaining fees,
  • Pay the registration fees in full,
  • Choose the "Mail in check" option to send your child's payment in the mail directly to camp.
  • Choose the "Church Payment" option and no fees are immediately due. Pyoca will invoice your congregation.

We will continue our No Risk Registration policy from 2020. This means if you register for a particular program and cannot come due to COVID-19 illness or exposure, we will:
  • Work to transfer your registration to another Pyoca program, or,
  • Provide participants the opportunity to donate or receive a full/partial refund of their registration fees.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office at (812) 358-3413 or program@pyoca.org.