January 31 – February 2
$40 per participant

College Connection participants are required to submit copies of the Retreat Waiver and Health History & Consent Form. We request that these forms be submitted in advance via email at mindy@wwumcc.org, or by fax at 352-787-8650. We also request that participants present original copies at check-in for the event.

Students without both forms submitted will not be permitted to stay at the event.


There are countless small decisions that surround the transition from High School into the next steps of life. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking the decision to choose a faith community.


Take a weekend to gather with others in the midst of this life change, and learn directly from those who are surviving and thriving in the college experience right now. Meet some great student leaders from campus ministries all around Florida so you’ll know someone wherever you decide to go next. 

College Connection is planned in partnership between the Warren Willis Camp and Conference Center and the campus ministries of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The retreats are staffed almost entirely by student leaders of these ministries, many of whom attended College Connection as a high school student.

The College Connection Retreat is funded by a grant from the Young Clergy Initiative and Explore Calling. The Young Clergy Initiative is a $7 million fund created by General Conference in 2012 and 2016 that is charged with increasing the number of young clergy within jurisdictional conferences of The United Methodist Church by encouraging opportunities that leverage for denominational change on systemic and cultural levels through various conversations, events, experiments, resources, research, and training.

Partner Organizations

Florida United Methodist Campus Ministries
The United Methodist Church has a vital ministry presence on the campuses of public and private universities across the state. They are engaging students through worship, missions, small groups, leadership development and a community of support.

Young Adult Missional Movement
Identifying, recognizing, gathering & encouraging all expressions of young adults in missional service in the Florida Conference. YAMM provides support through coaching, encouraging and connecting young adults together, to prevent mistakes, to exchange best practices, to support spiritual development and facilitate reflection, action and growth.