At the start of every New Year, Summit Student Ministries goes away for a long weekend for intentional discipleship training. This retreat away from home has become known as GO/LOVE. With an emphasis on passionately pursuing God and growing relationally with their peers, the students who attended GO/LOVE this year were challenged to live out a life that glorifies God.


Depart Summit Church 5pm Friday, Feb. 12th (University Campus 19601 Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy Ft. Myers 33913)

Travel by bus to Beach Baptist Retreat Center

Return to Summit Church 12 pm Sunday, Feb. 14th

All meals are provided. Student does not need to bring extra money.

You might not think two nights away from home would be enough time for a teenager to be affected and moved to live a gospel-centered life. However, many of the 100 students who attended, caught the vision and left GO/LOVE excited to share with their friends and family all that God had taught them. In fact, several students returned to their schools and shared with their friends what God had said to them that weekend, and invited them to start going to SSM with them on a regular basis.

GO/LOVE has become an exciting retreat that the students look forward to each and every year. It’s a time where our middle and high school students can get away and unplug and really seek the Father and His desire for their lives. Not only does each student come away from GO/LOVE excited, but every leader who attends always leaves saying, “I’m tired, but that was awesome.” GO/LOVE is one of those trips that comes and goes in the blink of an eye, but it stays with you for a lifetime. All the preparation, planning and prayer that goes into GO/LOVE is always worth it when we see teenagers go to a new level in their faith and in their love of Jesus.

For more information, or to sign up, visit the link below.

Registration and Information

Packing List:

-       Change of clothes.

-       Modest bathing suit. Keep in mind this is a church trip. Bring a t-shirt you don’t mind getting wet in.

-       Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant)

-       Towel

-       Bible

-       Notebook

-       Pen

-       Sunscreen

-       Bug spray

-       Pillow

-       Blanket & sheets (OR) Sleeping bag


Fishing poles are permitted. However, Summit Student Ministries cannot guarantee the safety of all your items.

Board games, deck of cards, personal snacks.

Do not bring:

Paddleboards, kayaks, or any other beach equipment. We will have those on hand.