Giving Hope to Teens

Giving Hope to Teens: Hope · Help · Handoff · Humility

The Wilds Youth Worker's Conference - March 4-7, 2025

Shepherding the hearts of our young people is something that is at the forefront of the minds of those who care and watch for souls that have been entrusted to them. Young people need guidance for their futures as well as guidance for decisions of today. They search daily for direction with relationships, how to battle their temptations, and how to handle the trials that bombard their lives. Join us for The Wilds Youth Workers’ Conference as we focus on “Shepherding the Heart of Your Teens.” Some sessions will be designed to help you shepherd your teens through trials and temptations, and some sessions will be designed to help you personally as you pour your life into those whom the Lord has given you oversight. Along with the valuable and instructive sessions, there is much time to fellowship, pray, and engage with others who share in your burden to guide the hearts of young people.

Session and Workshop Speakers

Jordan Alexander

Student Ministries Pastor
Faith Baptist Church
Taylors, SC

Jim Newcomer

Senior Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church
Ypsilanti, MI

Tyler Gillit

Senior Pastor
Worth Baptist Church
Forth Worth, TX

Lorie Newcomer

Wife of Senior Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church
Ypsilanti, MI

Sam Horn

Senior Pastor
Palmetto Baptist Church
Powdersville, SC

Willie Partin

Director of Camp Relations
The Wilds of North Carolina
Brevard, NC

Rand Hummel

Staff Evangelist
The Wilds of New England
Deering, NH

Scott Pauley

Enjoying the Journey
Beckley, WV

Sherry Miller

Bob Jones University
Greenville, SC

Andrew Starr

Next Generation Pastor
First Baptist Church
Plattsmouth, NE

Schedule Highlights


3:00 pm – Check-in
7:00 pm – Orientation/General Session 1


8:15 am – Breakout Session 1
9:30 am – General Session 2
12:00 pm – Breakout Session 2
5:00 pm – Breakout Session 3
8:30 pm – General Session 3


8:15 am – Breakout Session 4
9:00 am – General Session 4
12:00 pm – Breakout Session 5
5:00 pm – Speaker Forum/Q&A
7:15 pm – General Session 5


8:00 am – Dismiss after Breakfast

Pricing & Accommodations

Registration Fee$50$50$50
ChildrenAges 0-24 months$25

*There are a limited number of single occupancy rooms available.

Accommodations: Accommodations are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis after the completed registration form and registration fee are received in our office. If the requested accommodation is full, we will confirm the next type of housing available (see housing descriptions below) and put you on standby for your first choice. You will receive a confirmation receipt after your reservation has been processed. The registration fee is only refundable or transferable if we are notified of the cancellation 30 days before the program begins.

Lodge: Comfortable hotel-style room in a wing of the main camp building. One queen-size bed and two sets of bunk beds. Private bath. One couple, family, or multiple individuals per room. Accommodates up to six
people. All linens provided.

Inn: Pleasant hotel-style room in a three-story building next to the Lakeside Center and 150 yards from the main Lodge. Most rooms are furnished with a queen-size bed and one set of bunk beds. Private bath. One couple, family, or multiple individuals per room. Accommodates up to four people. All linens provided.

Duplex: Private double-unit cabin, three flights of stairs from the main Lodge. Queen-size bed and four sets of bunk beds. Private bath. One couple, family, or multiple individuals per cabin. Accommodates up to ten people. Please bring bedding, pillows, and towels.

Child Care: Children ages 0-24 months may attend this conference with their parents. They must be within this age range at the time of camp. Child care will be provided during the General Sessions and Workshops only (children may not attend these). Capacity is very limited; cost per child is $25. Please complete the requested information on the registration form.  

Reward: For each first-time Youth Workers’ adult or married couple you bring as your guest, you can receive a $60 deduction from your balance due at check-in. Please let us know the name(s) in advance. You can save up to the total cost of your Youth Workers’ Conference price.