Get Ready to LAUNCH!

LAUNCH is a young adults retreat over Labor Day weekend (Saturday, September 1st – Monday, September 3rd) at Sky Ranch in Van, TX. It’s a 3-day party by a lake with 1,000 other 20- and 30-somethings, and is the single best event that The Porch puts on each year. Picture The Porch, on steroids, over an entire weekend! We’ll have great worship, challenging teaching, and TONS of fun! Want proof? Check out this video clip from LAUNCH 2017.

LAUNCH typically sells out within days (or even hours) of opening up registration, so sign up right away! Check out the FAQs below if you have any questions. We can’t wait to party with you!
- The Porch Team

In college and/or between the ages of 18 to 22? Sign up for LAUNCH U!

Registration opens June 5th after The Porch!



1. Who is LAUNCH Retreat for? Uparrow

LAUNCH is for any young adult in their 20s and 30s.
If you are in college or are 18-22 years old, check out LAUNCH U, which will be the same weekend and just for you! You do not need to be a Watermark member to attend!

2. How much does it cost? Uparrow

The cost of the entire weekend is $235. That cost covers three full days of activities, two nights lodging, six meals, some sweet gear, guest speakers, and guest artists!

3. Can I donate to help someone else attend LAUNCH? Uparrow

YES! And thank you! Every year there are people who would not be able to attend LAUNCH without a donated scholarship. When you register, you can make a general donation to the LAUNCH scholarship fund. If you would like to make a donation without registering for LAUNCH, or after you have registered, please click here.

4. Where can I sign up? Uparrow

If you are a college student or between the ages of 18 to 22, register here!
Everyone else, register here!

5. What can I expect after I register? Uparrow

You’ll receive an email confirmation of payment. We’ll also send you all the information you need to know a few weeks prior to LAUNCH via the email address you provide on the registration page.

If you signed up but haven’t received any emails from us, please reach out to Brittany at

6. What if I don’t know anyone else who is going? Uparrow

You mean you don’t know anyone else who’s going...YET. We historically have around 50% new attendees and 50% returning attendees each year, so you won’t feel like the only new person. LAUNCH is a great way to meet people! Everyone is put in a coed small group that will get together at certain times during the weekend, so you’ll automatically have people to talk to, sit with at meals, and get to know!

7. Can I choose my roommates? Uparrow

No – cabin assignment will be based on small groups and age (guys with guys, and girls with girls), but there will be PLENTY of opportunities to hang out with your friends. Feel free to carpool with them down to Sky Ranch!

If you have any other questions contact Brittany at