Kalahari Retreat

January 5-7, 2024

Kalahari is the best weekend of the year for students! Any 6th-12th grade student is invited to join us at Ohio’s largest indoor water park. Not only is it a weekend filled with all their friends and fun, it’s also 4 sessions of worship, a dynamic speaker, and life change!

Parents – Text PARENT to 330-621-5433 to receive updates on Grace Youth and Kalahari!


Join the Wait List Here!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space on the Kalahari Retreat we have had to move to a wait list. Students will be selected from the wait list based on available rooming and will be contacted directly with additional instructions.

Kalahari Rooming List!

Additional Online Payment

Packing List and FAQS


The Best Weekend of the Year

January 5-7, 2024, we’ll take hundreds of 6th – 12th grade students to the Kalahari Retreat so they can focus on Jesus, hang out with some of their closest friends, and experience the best weekend of the year.

Looking for more info about Grace Youth? Click here.

Looking to get involved with Kalahari as an adult? Here’s a few ways you can!


Did you know that we have a 1-5 leader to student ratio at Kalahari? Our goal this year is to take 84 leaders that are ready to see God move in huge ways in the hearts of students! If you are interested in serving as a room leader at the Kalahari Retreat 2024, click the link below!

Leader Registration

Leader Training: Dec 13 at 6:30 in the Student Center


It is because of the generosity of Grace Church that we get to see hundreds of students experience Jesus during this weekend! Your giving helps remove the barrier of finances for students who might otherwise not be able to attend. It could be because of you that a student might get to hear the Gospel for the first time!


(Select Kalahari Scholarship in drop-down menu)

You can give online, in a service, or via mail.

Label your cash or check with “Kalahari Scholarship” and make checks payable to “Grace Church”. Checks can be mailed to Grace Church at 4599 Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH 44691


We are asking God to entrust us with taking over 400 students this year to Kalahari! Join us in praying that God would move in the hearts of our students! It’s our prayer that students would be activated to invite their friends, that leaders would come willing to invest in the next generation, and, most of all, that the Gospel would reach many students in a new way – or for the first time ever! 


We want to make sure finances are not a barrier for anyone who wants to attend Kalahari. Fill out this form and someone from our team will be in touch about financial assistance!

Note: Any student applying for a scholarship must also participate in our Sam’s Pizza Fundraiser which launches on 11/5 and concludes on 12/3. For more information, contact Cathy Simms at csimms@graceforohio.org

         Scholarship Form