Come away, come away to a place where reality and fantasy collide. A place where mundane struggles take the forms of villains and queens. Where unprocessed emotions are revealed through mystic towers and deepest hurts are held in guarded keeps. In the world of Return, we invite you to unpack your heart and imagine your faith as a quest, challenged by giants and shadows, renewed by wild places and untraveled realms. Come away and remember the relationships that emboldened you, the stories that unraveled you, and the one who began an epic work in you that he intends to finish. At Zeteo 2024, we invite you to revisit defining moments, rely on those who love you, and return over and over to the Light–the one who has been with you all along.
It is a greek word that means “to seek in order to find.” God has laid it on the hearts of the leadership team to start an event with this purpose entirely. We hope to create opportunities for youth and youth leaders a time to deepen their faith, and their relationships with each other. It is a weekend retreat like nothing your group has ever been a part of in the past. A weekend of fun, laughter, worship, messages, and experiences that youth will never forget.
Cody Mitchell Sherry (middle names are very important) is the High School Youth Pastor at Mechanicsburg BIC Church, or McBIC. He used to serve as the Director of Outreach with Salt ’n Light and looks back very fondly on his 7 years in ministry with them. Outside of seeing young people come to know Jesus, Cody loves traveling, taking naps, musical theatre, and being his mom’s #1 fan. He CAN’T WAIT for ZETEO 2024 and the work God will do in hearts over the weekend. MUCH LOVE
Registration will be open September 1st, 2023
Once the theme is released graphics will be available.
Groups can choose their own lodging options for this years event. Groups are encouraged to look into local hotels, airbnbs, can choose to travel home or to a partnering church.
Below you will find a guide to local hotels (near Spooky Nook which is very close to the Junction Center). The guide lists hotels, average price, ratings, amenities, breakfasts and distance.
There are a variety of restaurants around the Manheim and Lancaster area. No food may be brought into the Junction Center.
We are requiring groups to maintain a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 students when at the convention center. Groups are required to follow their churches safe sanctuary policies throughout the weekend. In addition all youth group leaders will need to have their clearances on file with their church.
We will hold the event unless there is a state of emergency declared by the governor of Pennsylvania.
We will have security on site at the conference center throughout the weekend. However, you are always responsible for your youth group.
The 2025 dates will be announced at the event
1875 Junction Rd
Manheim, PA 17545