We are taking our party to the lake!  

The LIFT Tour is excited to announce a special event, as Jody Shelton and Breakthrough Ministries merge with the LIFT Tour, called Fall Retreat 2019! Swim in the 200-acre Lake Luise, along with a 150-foot water slide and Iceberg climbing wall. Paddle boats, canoes, swimming, fishing, bonfires and so much more! We are taking our party to the lake! Invite someone to join you...oh yeah and the food is incredible too! All of this for only $89 for 2 nights!!!


150 Foot Water Slide
Iceberg Climbing Wall
Paddle Boats
Tournament Play


Contact an Event Representative

Sarah McBeath


What is Fall Retreat?

This event is an amazing getaway for middle school and high school students, to end the summer and welcome the fall! This year's event will be held September 13-15th at Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa. $89 per person includes 2 nights stay, 4 meals, ultimate Frisbee tournaments, basketball, big group games, volleyball, water slide, canoes, swimming, worship, teaching, bonfire and much more! Invite a friend and get ready to have an amazing weekend at the lake in the mountains!

Is there a deposit?

The $15 per person non-refundable deposit holds your group's spots. The balance of $74 per person must be paid by August 31st to keep the $89 rate.

After August 31st, the price will increase to $99 per person.

The per-person rate is the same for all attendees-- students and leaders.

What is "individual church time?"

"Individual church time" is a designated time to debrief sessions with your church group specifically and meet together on your own for small group time. While we will provide some small group discussion questions, this time is free for you to engage your students in what they are learning in whatever way you wish!

I have a serious dietary restriction. What should I do?

You will need to email the chef onsite at the Toccoa Falls Conference Center, and let him know your group/church name and that you will be onsite September 13-15, 2019 for Fall Retreat. He will email you a menu as well as other details-- i.e. a contact person upon arrival for questions about an item on the food line, that there’s a microwave in the Dining Hall – if you want to bring additional items to supplement what’s on the menu you can eat, etc.


If after getting the menu, you would like to speak to the chef before arriving, he will be glad to answer any further questions via phone or email.


Contact: Eric Meyhoefer



The name of the group and arrival date is very important to include when sending him an email – they have seasonal menus here – so this way he’s sending the correct menu for the time you will be staying here!

Who should come to a LIFT Tour event?

Students in middle-high school, youth pastors, youth workers, educators, and teachers. This event is designed for students 6-12th grade who are unfamiliar with church, regular church goers and those passionately pursuing their Savior.

I have small children, can they attend with me?

We think families are great, and time together is important. Yet, this event is only for middle and high school students and their adult leaders. We want everyone to have the best experience possible at this event, so please make arrangements to leave your children under 10 years old at home or arrange for childcare while you serve or attend the event.

What is the Fall Retreat Cancellation Policy?

Regardless of reason, cancellations and transfers cost Student Leadership University. To offset these costs, the following fees will apply. In fairness to others, we cannot make exceptions. 


Cancellation Fees:

  • August 31st or earlier: Deposit will be lost (Deposit may be transferred to a new registration for the current year and same program but cannot transfer to anyone currently registered)
  • September 1st or later: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited

Payment deadline: A deposit of $15 is due at the time of registration. All remaining balances are due August 31st. Any registration not paid in full by this day will increase by $10. Registrations after August 31st will be $99 per person.


All credit card payments will incur a 3% processing fee. This fee will be added to your account and automatically charged to your credit card within a week of initial payment.


To cancel a registration, please email registration@studentleadership.net.

What is the history of the LIFT Tour?

For over 10 years, the LIFT Tour (formerly Leadership Rocks) has provided Student Leadership University with the opportunity to influence tens of thousands of students to maximize their impact with gospel-centered preaching, worship, and a focus on leadership development. The LIFT Tour provides platforms for students from across a community to gather together in a singular location from differing backgrounds, denominations, ethnic groups, churches, and schools to worship Christ and be challenged by Scripture.

What is Student Leadership University?

The vision of SLU is one that is optimistically looking forward towards the goal of empowering, enabling, and equipping students around the globe to rise to the call of leadership along with training students to be able to adequately respond to the challenges presented by an increasingly pluralistic and postmodern culture. Our vision is to train up a generation of leaders who will effectively engage their world on all levels with a contagious passion for Christ in a manner that is also full of both grace and truth. Our vision is to change the world…one student at a time.

Our four cumulative experiences take students behind the scenes of Orlando or San Antonio (101), Washington D.C. (201), Europe (301) and the Holy Land (401) to learn the essence of leadership.

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