March 9-10, 2024


3200 Mar Lu Ridge Road

Jefferson, MD 21755

A weekend quest where we'll explore challenges and learn how we're made to thrive!

All children in grades 3, 4, and 5 are invited to attend our retreat for elementary school students. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, we will rotate through different stations to experience God through Bible study, games, arts and crafts, science, and service.

At Seekers, we are inviting families to attend a retreat with their children if they wish. There will be a track available for parents, guardians, and family members with many opportunities for rest and relaxation as well. If you are bringing younger siblings of participants, they are welcome at the parent, guardian, and family track as well!

Registration costs includes program, lodging, and meals (Saturday lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast, as well as snacks throughout the event). Registration closes on February 22, 2024.

Discounts available! If there are three or more full-price members of the same family attending (example: two event participants and one parent; three event participants; an event participant, two parents, and one sibling; etc.), you may use the code FAMILY for a 25% discount. If this does not apply to you but finances are a barrier to registering, please email Deacon Julie and we will make sure you are able to attend.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to attend with a congregational group?

No! This is how Seekers is different from most of our other youth events. Children may attend with adult family members, with an adult from their congregation, or without an adult. Supervision for all children will be provided by adult mentors and youth from our Lutheran Youth Organization – a leadership development program for high school students.

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Families who attend together will be housed in cabins as a family unit; these may be in the standard cabins available at camp, or in more private configurations. Children attending with a congregational leader or without an adult will sleep in cabins along with adult and high school event staff. If your child is attending with your family in a cabin with other participants, they are welcome to do so! All attendees will need to bring a sleeping bag (or twin bed linens), pillow, and bathroom linens.

When and where can I drop off and pick up my child?

Drop-off/registration will take place at the Potomac Lodge at Mar-Lu-Ridge from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday. If you would like to join us for the closing worship service, please plan to arrive at the Chapel at Mar-Lu-Ridge at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Otherwise, pick-up will take place at the Potomac Lodge at 12 p.m. on Sunday. All event participants must be signed out by a parent/guardian or approved adult congregational leader before leaving the camp.

What does my child need to bring with them for the retreat?

We will share a full packing list, but your child should plan to bring weather-appropriate clothing and outerwear, including sturdy close-toed shoes (like sneakers). ALL PARTICIPANTS will need to bring their signed permission form and participant’s promise in order to participate.

How to register

Delaware-Maryland Synod, ATTN: Treasurer, 5699 Meridale Road, Baltimore, MD 21228.

If you have any difficulties with the registration form, contact Deacon Julie. 

Please DO NOT bring checks with you to the event as these can be easily lost during the busy-ness of it!