Young Adult Weekend

September 15-17, 2017


Check out more photos of past Young Adult Weekends



Young Adult Weekend Retreat at Mo-Ranch

Gather with like-minded young adults at Mo-Ranch for a spiritually renewing weekend with thoughtful conversations, recreation, new friends and fun.

Young Adult Weekend is a chance for adults ages 22-39 to recharge, relax, and get away for the weekend.

Mark your calendars and join us for #YAWMO17

2017 Young Adult Weekend theme: Improving with God MaryAnn McKibben Dana

Keynote discussions will be led by The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana. Click the leadership tab to learn more about MaryAnn!

Free time and recreation

Saturday afternoon during this weekend retreat will be filled with free time to explore and enjoy the land and waters of Mo-Ranch! Optional recreation activities will include stand up paddle boarding, rappelling from the Mo-Ranch catwalk, vespers, late night board games, s’mores and more!

Register now, space is limited! Register by July 15, 2017 with just a $75 deposit!


Keynote Speaker: The Rev. MaryAnn McKibben Dana

MaryAnn is a writer, pastor, blue room blogger, conference leader and highly sought-after speaker. Recently, MaryAnn was named the recipient of the 2016 David Steele Distinguished Writer Award by the Presbyterian Writers Guild. In her spare time, she is a mother of three, muffin maker and occasional marathoner.



*Schedule subject to change

Friday, September 15

4:00-6:00 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Welcome, introduction and opening keynote

9:30 p.m. Vespers

Saturday, September 16

7:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast at your leisure

9:00 a.m. Morning prayer

9:30 a.m. Keynote continued (breaks)

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:00 p.m. Free time – optional recreational activities include standup paddle boarding and/or catwalk rappelling

6:00 p.m. BBQ dinner at the river

7:00 p.m. Keynote continued, s’mores

9:30 p.m. Vespers

10:00 p.m. Fellowship, including board games

Sunday, September 17

7:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast at your leisure, pack up

10:00 a.m. Closing worship





Participants will be housed in either Pheasant Run/Wynne Flato hotel rooms, or group housing in Guest Lodge.

Cost is all-inclusive of housing, meals and conference activities.

Guest Lodge, group housing: $205 per adult

Hotel room, single occupancy: $355 per adult

Hotel room, double occupancy: $250 per adult

Commuter (excludes lodging and breakfast; includes lunch, dinner and tuition): $115 per adult

A deposit must accompany your registration. The balance of all fees will be due 60 days prior to the start of the event or upon registration if within 60 days. Full refund less $75 administrative fee per person will be made if cancellation is received more than 10 days prior to the conference. There are generally no refunds for cancellations received on or after 10 days prior to the start of the event nor any applying of the deposit toward other charges or future deposits.

Scholarships are available! Click here to learn more.

What to Bring

Bring a Bible, notebook, flashlight, hair dryer, rain gear. Linens are provided. Bring shoes suitable for Mo-Ranch’s rocky, uneven terrain.


Mo-Ranch is 90 miles one-way, or a 2 hour drive from the nearest airport (SAT), allow 3 hours travel/check-in time for departures. We recommend generally scheduling arriving flights before 3 p.m. and departing flights after 3 p.m. to be sure you do not miss any of your event.

If you are in need of shuttle service to Mo-Ranch, call Kars for Hire in Kerrville at (830) 329-2360 at least 15 days in advance to arrange transportation from San Antonio International Airport (Directions to Mo).


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