What is Summit?

Summit is a spiritual retreat for youth groups sponsored by the Western NC Conference of the United Methodist Church. It includes powerful sessions with challenging talks, inspirational music, and lots of fun for youth groups. It takes place at the Newton-Conover Auditorium in Newton, North Carolina. 

The Guardian Of The Galaxies

For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.
1 Peter 2:25

de’Angelo Dia uses photography, performance art, and creative writing to investigate public opinion and contemporary beliefs in order to catalyze dialogue around and public concern for cultural, social-political, and theological issues. Dia has studied art in Athens, Greece, Guadalajara, Mexico, and Nairobi, Kenya. He received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Communication and Sociology from Appalachian State University, a Master of Arts in Literature from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master of Divinity from Union Presbyterian Seminary. His artistic influences include Martha Cooper, Lynda Barry, ethno gothic literature, and neo-Appalachian art. Dia is an alumni artist-in-residence of the McColl Center For Art Innovation, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts Culture (Artist Roundtable). He is also a member of the Goodyear Arts collective based in Charlotte, NC. Dia is currently the chaplain and dean of community life at Trinity Episcopal School. 

When is Summit 2019?
Summit will be held February 1-3, 2019.

Where is Summit?
Newton-Conover Auditorium - Newton, North Carolina

How much does Summit cost?
Summit is $45/per person.

Who is this retreat designed for?
Summit is for Youth Groups, youth grades 6-12. 

Where do we sleep?
Youth groups are responsible for their own accommodations. There are numerous hotels available in Newton, Conover, and Hickory.

Who will be the speaker at Summit this year?
It is our privilege to announce that de'Angelo Dia will be the speaker at Summit.

What band is playing at Summit this year?
Welcoming back Jimmy Atkins & The Light 'Em Ups.

What is the theme going to be this year?
The Guardian Of The Galaxies

Was your question not answered here?
Ask us personally! email: summit@wnccumc.net

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Coming Soon

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Conover
104 10th Street Northwest, Conover, NC 28613
3.3 miles from Newton

La Quinta Inn & Suites Conover
1607 Fairgrove Church Road, Conover, NC 28613
3.7 miles from Newton

Holiday Inn Express Hickory
2250 US 70 Southeast, Hickory, NC 28602
4.8 miles from Newton

Hampton Inn Hickory
1956 13th Avenue Drive Southeast, I-40, Exit 125, Hickory, NC 28602
5 miles from Newton

Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Hickory
1946 13th Avenue Drive, I-40, Exit 125, Hickory, NC 28602
5 miles from Newton

Fairfield Inn by Marriott Hickory
1950 13th Avenue Drive, Hickory, NC 28602
5 miles from Newton

Hilton Garden Inn Hickory
1320 17th Street Drive Southeast, Hickory, NC 28602
6 miles from Newton

Best Western Hickory Inn
1520 13th Avenue Drive Southeast, Hickory, NC 28602
6 miles from Newton

Crowne Plaza Hotel Hickory
1385 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd, I-40, Exit 125, Hickory, NC 28602
6 miles from Newton

Sleep Inn Hickory
1179 13th Avenue Drive Southeast, Hickory, NC 28602
6 miles from Newton

Red Roof Inn Hickory
1184 Lenoir Rhyne Blvd, I-40, Exit 125, Hickory, NC 28602
6 miles from Newton

Quality Suites Hickory
1125 13th Avenue Drive Southeast, Hickory, NC 28602
6 miles from Newton

Baymont Inn & Suites Hickory
1120 13th Avenue Drive Southeast, I-40, Exit 125, Hickory, NC 28602
6 miles from Newton

Days Inn & Suites Hickory
1725 13th Avenue Drive Northwest, Hickory, NC 28601
10 miles from Newton

 

Skateland USA - Newton, NC 5 mins

Pin Station - Newton, NC 5 mins

Defy Hickory - Hickory, NC 15 mins

Hickory Dickory Dock - Hickory, NC 15 mins

AMF Bowling - Hickory, NC 15 mins

Xscape - Hudson, NC 30 mins

Bo’s Family Entertainment - Lenoir, NC 45 mins

US National Whitewater Center - Charlotte, NC 45 mins

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing - Mooresville, NC 45 mins

App. Ski Mountain - Boone, NC 1 hr 10 mins

Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing - Newland, NC 1 hr 10 mins

 

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