A personal message from Derek

Check out some fun from last year!

Looking for new experiences?

Longing to connect with other young adults (18-30)?

Wishing ‘adulting’ could be easier?

Struggling to embrace a real faith, not just an empty religious thing?

Maybe the YAW (Young Adult Weekend) at UCYC is for you.

Please join us Feb 23-25 for a weekend of fun, connecting, worship, teaching, recreation and community.

We all want new experiences, but we can’t find the time to create them. If its time for a new adventure in your life – join us. That is why we at UCYC have created this unique space for Young Adults.

For one weekend, this is your chance to get away from all of the noise and the nonstop go-go-go of young adult life (college, career, relationships…and so many decisions to make!). It’s a weekend to meet other young adults just like you, who share your values, and build lasting new friendships.

It’s a weekend to take a breath, and remember who you are.

COST: $130 per person

Includes: Housing | Meals | Recreation

Between both studying and working, I never seem to have time for resting and God. YAW was the perfect escape from my overwhelming schedule and it provided much needed connection time with God.”


It was so fun to be there with young adults. It was a very refreshing weekend.’


Teaching by


DEREK BEAUCHAMP is a millennial who grew up in the church. He began working in ministry after high school and spent several years co-founding a ministry designed to reach young adults far from God. He currently serves at UCYC as the Program Director. Derek has a passion for reaching the next generation and sharing the good news of Jesus.

Teaching by


TYLER HART is a Pastor and conference speaker from Seattle, Washington who is passionate about leading people to encounter Jesus. He loves freestyle rapping, Taco Bell and fashion. He is a husband and father, currently serving as Associate Campus Pastor at Central Christian Church.

Teaching by


AMBERLY NEESE is a national speaker, author, and humorist with a passion for pointing others to Christ. She has won hearts (and funny bones) of people all over the country at hundreds of conventions, camps, seminars, retreats, and chapels. She also serves as the Chief Experience Officer at UCYC and an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University. Amberly received her Master’s degree from Biola University and would love to encourage you to join us at Young Adult Weekend 2018!

Worship by
Brandon Bellerson

Brandon is a worship leader and songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He is currently serving as one of the worship leaders at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, AZ and lives in Phoenix with his wife Amelia. Brandon is passionate about Jesus, people, music, and coffee.


Q: How late can I register?
A: You can register up until the day of.

Q: Do I have to pay all of the money when I register?
A: No. A $30 deposit holds your place and you can finish your payment upon arrival.

Q: When do I pay my remaining balance?
A: You can pay your remaining balance upon arrival

Q: Are there benefits to registering a group?
A: Email DerekB@ucyc.com for group information.

Q: Do leaders come for free?
A: Leaders pay the standard $130 cost. If you are the group lead please email DerekB@ucyc.com.

Q: Is there an age limit on the retreat?
A: There is not. However, the retreat is designed for those that fit into the young adult age bracket of 18-30.

Q: Can I register alone?
A: Yes, we will put you in a group up at camp.

Q: Is transportation to UCYC being offered?
A: No, but many groups are organizing carpools.

Q: What time do I have to be there on Friday night?
A: Between 7PM & 8PM is preferable, but we understand work & camp; school can slow things down.

Q: Can married couples come?
A: Yes. However, lodging will be done based on gender.


6:30PM-8:30PM Arrival & Registration – Chapel
9:30PM Session 1 
11PM-1AM Small Groups & Free Time 
8:30AM Breakfast 
9:45AM Session 2 
10:45AM Small Groups 
12:45PM Lunch 
1:30PM  Free Time & Games
6:00PM Dinner
7:15PM Session 3 
9:00PM Small Groups
10:00PM Karaoke & Free Time
8:30AM Breakfast
9:45AM Session 4
11:00AM Bye 


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