Virtual Summer Youth Leadership Camp

Attention!  Summer Youth Leadership Camp has NOT been canceled—IT HAS EVOLVED.  Due to the potential spread of COVID-19, having campers onsite at The Hill will not be possible.  Our in-person summer camp has now morphed into virtual summer camp, an online version of summer camp with all your favorite speakers, small group interaction, games, and creative online events.  Register Here!

The Hill’s Virtual Summer Youth Leadership Camp will utilize the Band App and Zoom for the main platforms, limiting access to only those registered as campers and leaders.  The Band App is also free of ads and has administrator controlled access limiting unwanted outside influences that often make other platforms less desirable for parents.  Access instructions and an invitation will be sent prior to the start of camp.  Internet access is required to fully participate and a desktop or laptop computer is recommended.

The cost of Virtual Summer Youth Leadership Camp is $45.  Each registered camper will receive shipment of a camp kit that includes our official “The Hill at Home” Summer Camp t-shirt, printed camp materials, and other goodies.

Virtual Camp 1 will be held June 8-11, 2020 with a registration deadline of May 29th. 

Virtual Camp 2 will be held June 22-25, 2020 with a registration deadline of June 12th.

The tentative Virtual Summer Youth Leadership Camp schedule will be 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday thru Wednesday with an online closeout session Thursday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.

If you are ready to sign up, click here!

Click here if you have questions that aren’t answered below

Virtual Summer Camp FAQs

We have already paid and registered for a week of camp, do we need to do anything else?  Yes, you will need to use the online registration link to pay and sign up.  Much has changed since regular camp registration began and we can’t assume campers and families will want to participate.  No one will automatically be transferred to the online version.

Will we be given a refund?  Yes, a full refund will be issued for all who have registered for the regular summer camps.  You will either receive a check from The Hill for the full amount or your original check will be returned to you.

Can my check be used to cover Virtual Summer Camp?  We anticipate a variety of responses to the change in Summer Camp.  The easiest thing to do is to refund everyone and allow fresh signups and payments in a quick and simple online format.

Are the age limits still the same?  Yes, the required age for Summer Youth Leader Camp at The Hill remains the same for the virtual version, 13-18 or High School Senior.

I can’t be present for the entire time every day of virtual camp due to other commitments.  Can I participate as well?  Yes.  There will be a live component as well as some prerecorded video teachings.  Some of the live components may be available later, but the prerecorded material can be viewed at anytime or reviewed again when desired as a refresher.

What if we have trouble with the technology you will be using for virtual camp?  We plan to have some “tech support” folks available to help with problems campers might encounter getting set up and logging in.  You’ll get phone numbers to contact in the emails prior to virtual camp beginning. 

I was a senior this year and will miss out on the senior camp experience.  Can I come back next year as a senior?  No, but we might have something better.  If the COVID-19 limitations allow by August, we are considering a summer experience just for the seniors, onsite at The Hill.  We will have more news on that very soon.  Look for the details on this page.

I signed up for Virtual Summer Youth Leadership Camp and now have other plans.  You can receive a full refund of the camp fees until the camp kit has been mailed.  At that point no refunds will be issued.  We anticipate that to be 7-10 days before the start of virtual camp.

Click here if you have questions that aren’t answered above

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Fall Retreat – October 16-18, 2020 (Register Here) Our annual Fall Retreat is a relaxing weekend of Bible study and fellowship for men and women, couples and singles.  

Frank Friedmann will be back to teach through Galatians!

Frank grew up on the west coast where he met his wife Janet.  They have four grown children, Les-Leigh, Benjamin, Morgan Faith and Avery. After a wonderful time of ministry in Delaware, Frank and Janet answered the call to come to Baton Rouge and shepherd Quail Ridge Bible Church, which is now Grace Life Fellowship (GLF).  It has been Frank’s deep and abiding joy to see people find their true identity, worth, and purpose in their sharing in Christ as their Life.  Frank is the teaching pastor at GLF.  You can hear messages by Frank here.

The retreat will begin on Friday, October 16th, at 7:00 pm and end on Sunday morning, October 18th, around 10:00 am.  There is no cost for the retreat.Teens who will enjoy participating in the retreat activities are welcome to attend as well. No childcare for younger children will be provided. Teens under 18 staying overnight at The Hill must have an adult chaperone.  The Fall Retreat has always been a fun weekend and we hope to see several of you for this event. (Retreat Information) [ Submit a Discussion Topic ]

Rooted & Grounded (Formerly Winter College Retreat)- January 10-12, 2020, ***Registration Required!*** Rooted & Grounded is an annual gathering of young adults (post high school/18-25) that are hungry for truth, a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ, and fellowship with others in a similar pursuit.  They come to spend time with the Lord, to be encouraged, to expend themselves in worship, and to be a part of blessing others.

Rooted & Grounded is held at The Hill, 989 Hardin Wadesboro Road, in Hardin, KY. It begins at 9:00 am on Friday, January 10th and goes through Sunday, January 12th, 10:00 am. The cost is $50 for the weekend, which includes all meals on Friday and Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and housing on-site if needed (capacity is limited).

Rooted and Grounded is a weekend set aside for discipleship–“that we might grasp how wide and long and high and deep the love of Christ is. That we might know his love that surpasses knowledge–that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (It’s hard to write that sentence from Eph. 3 without an exclamation point, ammiright? Wow!)

This January we’ll be walking through the book of Philippians together. What a book full of wonder of Jesus and life as his body! Michael Wilkerson, Brian Crall, and Rick Underhill will be the speakers in our main sessions. We’ll also get to hear from several other wise sages in smaller group settings throughout the weekend.


Friday morning we will serve breakfast at 9:00 AM and begin the first session at 10:00 AM. If you are traveling a long distance, we invite you to come on Thursday night and spend the night rather than hitting the road at the crack of dawn.

It’s our prayer that you would leave the Hill on Sunday filled to the brim with new ideas, nourishing community, and scrumptious foods. Our hopes can only be realized in and through Jesus Christ. Come with your anxieties, joys, fears, and frustrations and lets be together for a weekend enjoying the unity of His life!

(Register Here)    Registration is necessary to insure you have a seat!

(Retreat Information)   If you’re staying in the dorms there are items you need to bring along.

Winter Youth Retreat – January 17-19, 2020  This is our annual winter retreat for middle and high school students–39 hours filled with the Word, laughter, friendship, worship, fun, and a little bit of sleep. Students must be at least 13 to attend.

Winter Youth Retreat speakers will be announced very soon!

Mail in your application soon to secure your spot.  The cost is $35.  (Youth Retreat Appl. & Pricing)

Yes, we need volunteers to help! (Volunteer Appl.)  

Men’s Retreat – Canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (Register Here) Our annual Men’s Retreat for fathers, their sons, and single men of all ages.

It is with great disappointment that we have had to cancel the 2020 Men’s Retreat at The Hill. Men from all over the US look forward to gathering at The Hill in April for fellowship and encouragement. Ky’s Governor has requested our citizens avoid gatherings and practice social distancing to prevent spreading the virus. We want to do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing you at another event this year or the 2021 Men’s Retreat next year!

The Men’s Retreat is a gathering of men passionate about faith in Jesus.  Sometimes intense, sometimes relaxed–it’s a reflection of the men who attend and the bold way that Jesus lives through them.   The young and old, rich and poor, those with status, those with none, come together as friends to worship Him with whom they share a common bond.  They come to teach and learn, to serve and be served, to study, to relax and drink deeply of fellowship with one another.

(Retreat Information) [ Submit a Discussion Topic ]



2020 Grace Conference, Awakened to Grace – September 25-26, 2020, registration is required

We are thrilled to present Awakened to Grace, the 2020 Grace Conference!

When one is Awakened to Grace it is extraordinary and astonishing.  Revelation of God’s grace for the first time is often as radical as getting saved.  We hope you walk in this experience already.  But if not, we pray you will as we explore God’s grace with conference speakers Andrew Farley and Tim Chalas.  Both have a rich understanding of God’s grace and a gift to help others see it as well.

Click here to register.

The 2020 Grace Conference, Awakened to Grace, will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church’s facility, 1280 Riley Road, Benton, KY.  Their facility will seat around 400 and allow us to offer childcare to young families (ages 0-2).

The event starts on Friday at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Doors open at 6:00), Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday lunch is provided with registration.

Dormitory style housing for out-of-town guests is available at The Hill for $25 per person.  A list of other accommodations can be made available at your request. Here is a link to items you’ll need to bring to stay in our dorm-style housing at The Hill.

Directions to The Hill

Facilities at The Hill

Our teaching staff for the weekend is uniquely gifted to speak on the topic of grace: Andrew Farley and Tim Chalas.  A short biography and links for more information are included below.

Andrew Farley

Dr. Andrew Farley is the lead teaching pastor of Church Without Religion and a bestselling author of six Christian books.  Andrew serves as a faculty advisor for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and he frequently speaks to Christian university groups like Campus Crusade for Christ and at churches around the United States and in Canada.  Andrew hosts a live call-in radio program that is broadcast in all 50 states and Canada, Monday through Friday on Sirius XM Channel 131.

Over the last two decades, Andrew also served as a professor of linguistics at the University of Notre Dame and at Texas Tech University. He lives in west Texas with his wife Katharine and their son Gavin.

Tim Chalas

Tim is lead pastor at Grace Life Fellowship in Baton Rouge, LA.  A native of Houston, TX, Tim moved to Baton Rouge to attend LSU in 1988.  After graduation, he attended Torchbearers Bible School in Estes Park, CO.  Tim and Kathryn married in July of 1998, and he joined the Grace Life Staff in September of that same year. They have three children: Caroline, Andrew, and Olivia.  Tim is passionate about sharing the truth of God’s grace and walking alongside others in their journey.

Awakened to Grace is sponsored by The Hill, First Missionary Baptist Church (Benton), Grace Fellowship (Paducah), and Murray Family Church.

Click here to register.