Leadership Retreat 2017

A Journey Within Yourself

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“Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people until they change it themselves (with their own souls)” (Q13:11)

The Young Muslim Service (YMS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2017 Annual Youth Leadership Retreat for Muslims ages 18 to 25. The retreat is scheduled to take place from Friday May 19th to Monday May 22nd at Camp Cedar Ridge, an outdoor summer camp facility approximately four-five hours east of Toronto. Camp Cedar Ridge provides various fun outdoor activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, and archery.

This 4-day retreat looks to initiate the participants on a Journey to Change to increase their self-awareness, prepare them to achieve their goals, and broaden their circle of influence. These outcomes will Insha’Allah be achieved by the various workshops, activities, and the bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood that participants will have the opportunity to be part of.


The subsidized cost for the retreat is $200 per person (total actual cost is $400). We encourage all youth who want to increase their level of effectiveness to apply and submit their payment through the links below by April 2nd 2017. As every year, we are anticipating a large number of applications for the limited spaces available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the retreat taking place?

The retreat will take place at Cedar Ridge Camp (http://cedarridgecamp.ca/).
The campsite is located 4 hours East of Toronto: 57 Cemetery Road, McArthurs, Mills, ON, K0L 2M0

How do I get to the camp site?

If you are able to drive we will ask you to take other participants with you. If you are unable to drive, we will arrange for carpooling.

When are we expected to arrive at camp?

You are expected to be at the campsite by noon on Friday meaning you should leave your home city early Friday morning to arrive on time.

Am I guaranteed a spot once my application and payment are submitted?

No. All applications will be reviewed by the screening committee and evaluated based upon the depth of the reflection and motivation of the applicant. In the event of a tie between two participants, the first one who applied will be given priority.

How many spots are available?

In order to maintain an interactive environment we will only be able to host 25 students. We hope to maintain diversity in gender and community backgrounds.

What happens if I don’t get a accepted?

Should your application be rejected, a full refund will be provided.

What time commitment is expected of me after the retreat?

You will be expected to meet 4 times with your mentor over the next year (once every 3 months) to discuss your growth plan. This will help you keep track of the goals you set and make sure you achieve them. You will also chose a buddy, with whom you are to connect more frequently to discuss your progress and test ideas. The intent is that you will continue to grow.


Young Muslim ServiceMalikah Ebrahim
Leadership Retreat 2015
At the retreat, we were stimulated to think further about our goals and actually create the blueprint to accomplish them.