Dear friends of SUMYT,

Each spring, youth from around the greater Puget Sound area and beyond look forward to gathering at Camp Indianola for the annual SUMYT retreat.  The team takes great pride in creating an environment where youth can learn, explore and grow their faith community. Given the growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, the planning team has made the tough decision to postpone SUMYT.

This difficult decision was made with the health and safety of the youth and adult chaperones in mind, in conjunction with the advice of the Washington State Department of Health, CDC Guidelines and the PNW UMC Conference Office.  While the retreat is a highlight for many, doing what we can to protect each other seems like the best way we can show our love and appreciation for the people that are served by and support this ministry.

Refunds will be issued for those that have already paid their registration fee.  We thank you for your patience as we work through the refund process over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions about refunds, please contact the retreat leadership at

While this news is disappointing, there is some exciting information we can share! SUMYT has partnered with Camp Indianola to host an incredible retreat this fall. SUMYT 2020: Pieces of the Puzzle will be November 20-22, 2020.  Write the date on your calendar and as soon as the details are in place, we’ll reach out again with more information.

We thank you for your continued support of SUMYT and welcome any questions or comments you may have.

Take care of yourselves and each other and we look forward to seeing you this fall.

Laura J Martin
SUMYT Advisor

updated: 03/12/2020

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