Here you will find information on UNFROZEN, UNSTUCK, UNFAZED, the Youth (grades 6-12) Retreat to be held at Bluestone Camp & Retreat on Nov. 10-12, 2023.

Anxiety and stress can weigh us down and cause us to feel stuck and fearful. God did not create us or call us to be frozen in fear. Our faith in the God who says over and over “Fear Not” can help us keep from getting stuck and stay unfazed when stuff happens. During the retreat, we will explore ways to practice our faith so that it enables us to withstand the pain and pressures of those times when life is hard.

The retreat will be led by Anne Russ, a PCUSA pastor currently living in New York City. In the summer of 2023, Anne was the keynote presenter for Montreat Youth Conferences III and IV. Currently, she runs a digital ministry platform at, believing “that faith that struggles with questions is always stronger than one that never asks any.” She has also done a lot of small church pastoring, worship directing, keynote speaking, music leading, and workshop offering.

The registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 30. The cost per person, youth or adult, is $65; payment should be received in the presbytery office prior to the retreat. There is a registration form that you can mail in with a check, or there is an online registration form that you can pay with Paypal or a credit/debit card.

Below, you will find more information.

If you, your youth, or parents have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Susan Sharp Campbell, the PWV Associate for Educational Ministry, at or 304-667-9248. If you have youth with disabilities who would like to come to the retreat, please contact her to see how they might be included.