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If you have questions about the Kalahari Retreat, please contact Jamie Roiland at 740-881-6200.


Kalahari Retreat offers a unique opportunity to build lasting relationships with your friends, and grow your relationship with God.

When and where

Date and time


Grace Powell Church 7600 Liberty Rd Powell, 43065

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Kalahari Retreat is an annual conference that is co-sponsored by student ministries from all over the Midwest. This is the 17th year of the event that joins the fun of Kalahari Resort, the excitement of a large group atmosphere, the challenge of sessions from national speakers, and the joy of worship.

Last year, over 2,000 students and leaders attended Kalahari Retreat. This conference features 3 days in one of the largest indoor waterparks in America, 4 sessions (1 Friday, 2 Saturday, 1 Sunday), dynamic worship, powerful messages from God’s word, and fellowship as a youth group as well as with like-minded churches. We are excited to have our students participate in this awesome gathering!

2023 Theme: Whatever It Takes

Registration:  Register by Dec. 4

  • Registration closes on December 4 at midnight. (Spots are limited and registration may fill before the deadline) 
  • In addition to purchasing your ticket, there is a required form that must be filled out. This form will be emailed to you at a later date.

Quick Facts:

  • 8th - 12th grade students only (spots are limited)
  • Staying at North America's largest indoor waterpark - Kalahari Retreat Center, Sandusky, Ohio (we will meet at church and travel together in buses to and from Kalahari)
  • Swimming, surfing, sliding - take a break from your life and connect with God and with friends
  • All conference sessions will be held at Kalahari

Departure: Students will meet at Grace Powell Church (in the main lobby) on January 6 at 4:00pm to check-in.  We will be riding to Kalahari together in buses.  More information will be shared as the trip date approaches. 

Return: We plan to return to Grace Powell Church around 3:00pm on January 8.

If you have questions or ticket sales have ended but you would like to attend, please contact: jamier@gracepowellchurch.com or jonm@gracepowellchurch.com