What is Getaway?
If you have not been to Getaway before, you may be wondering what its all about. Getaway is our Associated Gospel Churches of Canada East Jr. High retreat held at Muskoka Woods in Rosseau, Ontario. This weekend is packed with various activities like, Lazer Tag, Rock Climbing, Indoor skateboarding and large group games. However, it is not JUST about the fun and games, we also have great sessions where students and leaders will have the opportunity to hear from God in song, word and small group time.
Our mission and vision for Getaway is that students will meet Christ face to face (perhaps for the first time). That leaders and youth workers will be empowered throughout the weekend and finally that this retreat will build momentum in your local youth ministry as well as give you some ideas to bring back to your context.
Speaker: Alex Street
Alex is a dynamic speaker that has had the opportunity to speak to thousands of students and young adults. Before becoming a full time speaker, he was in youth ministry for 11 years, worked as a denominational event planner along with many other activities. He is married with three kids and brings fun and enthusiasm to everything he does!
Music: AGC House Band
A mixture of awesomely talented people who love to lead young people in musical worship.
Emcee: Nick Pegg
We are excited to have Nick Pegg from Hashtag Hope as our Emcee again this year! Nick is the type of guy to make you laugh and cry in the same sentence. He also created Hashtag Hope.
Hashtag Hope is about Hope and the need for more of it. They believe in the existence of Hope and their mission is to introduce light, into the darkness. He also travels all over Canada speaking at various youth groups, concerts, and conferences spreading HOPE!