DATE: NOV 8-9 | FRI @ 6PM - SAT @ 6PM

CROSSWAY CHURCH - 109 Davis Rd, Valencia, PA 16059


COST: $45

(Early-bird special of $30 until OCTober 31st)




What is it?

Students carry around heavy emotional baggage, typically without even realizing it. This baggage can impede not only their spiritual development, but their self-confidence and their social connection with others.

To help students understand their baggage, RED will host it's annual Fall Retreat called Illuminate. Illuminate is a two day, overnight experience that is designed to lead students through a spiritual breakthrough process so they can reach their full potential in Christ.




  • What are the sleeping arrangements?

    • The students will be sleeping at Crossway church. There is a specific isolated sleeping area guys and girls. Each sleeping area will be staffed with multiple adult chaperones. We strictly enforce the rule that nobody is permitted in the sleeping quarters of the opposite gender.

  • What do the students need to bring?

    • The students will need: Toiletries, Towels, Bible, Twin-sized air mattress/Sleeping bag, Blanket, Pillow, Clothes for 2 days (extra clothing is encouraged), Athletic clothing

  • Will beds be provided?

    • No. Students should bring a pillow and some sort of sleeping bag or air mattress. If they bring an air mattress, please keep it to twin size only so that we have room for the rest of the students.

  • Will showers be provided?

    • No, the facility we are using does not have showers. Since it's only a 24 hour event, we strongly encourage that students shower before arriving.

  • Are cell phones allowed?

    • Phones are allowed, but we strongly encourage students to focus on the sessions instead of their phones. We realize the importance of having a phone available in case of emergency, but we also recognize that phones can distract from what God wants to do during this weekend.

  • Should students bring money?

    • Students will not need money for Illuminate as we are staying onsite for the duration of the retreat.

  • What about students who drive?

    • Students are permitted to drive to Illuminate. However, all students who drive are asked to submit their keys. This prevents students from leaving unexpectedly and it allows chaperones to ensure the safety and security of all students.

  • What if my student needs to leave at some point during the week?

    • Since Illuminate is only a 24 hour event, we encourage all students to make being at Illuminate for its entirety the highest priority. However, if a student needs to leave for an obligation, they will be permitted to leave and return. Students under 18 must have an adult sign them out and back in.

  • What does Illuminate's admission cost cover?

    • The admission will help cover the costs of renting out the facility for the weekend and food.

  • Will there be chaperones?

    • Yes, a team of trained adults will be at Illuminate to ensure the safety of every student.

  • What if my student has allergies?

    • Make sure to list all relevant allergies on the registration form.

  • What if my has medication?

    • Any medications will need to be turned in to the onsite nurse at registration to be administered throughout the weekend.

  • Still have unanswered questions?

    • Contact Pastor Gilbert (