Launch 2024 | A Weekend Hosted by The Porch

Launch Retreat is BACK and we’re inviting you to take a step past the known and into the Far Out West this Labor Day weekend.

From August 31 to September 2, we’re temporarily leaving Dallas in the dust and making our way to Sky Ranch, where you’ll find everything you love about The Porch and so much more, including:

  • Biblical teaching
  • Worship sessions
  • Friendly (we promise) competition
  • Small groups with new friends
  • Fun concerts and late nights
  • Your favorite summer camp activities (yes, you can bring your pickleball paddle)
  • A few surprises that we can’t tell you about yet

Start making plans and texting your friends NOW so you’ll be ready. We may be asking you to venture into the unknown, but don’t worry — no one’s an outsider in the Far Out West.

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Launch is the annual retreat of The Porch, the young adult ministry at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, TX. If you’re between the ages of 22 and 35, regularly attend The Porch (or want to connect with people who do), it’s for you! Listen to The Porch online? You’re invited too!

Launch starts the morning of Saturday, August 31 and lasts through Monday, September 2. (That's Labor Day weekend, so even the strictest of bosses SHOULD be giving you a day OOO for a quick retreat.)

The Launch Retreat costs $295 — which covers your stay, meals, all our sessions, the concert, and more!

Worried something might come up? Partial refunds of $175 are applicable until July 29th at 11:59 PM CST. After this date, no refunds are available. Email if you have questions about processing your refund.

Launch is for young adults ages 22-35, created for those who regularly attend The Porch or have friends that do. If you're new to the Dallas area, we want you to know The Porch exists for any and every young adult, so if you've been waiting for a sign to join in consider this your personal invitation.

(P.S. While we love the college students of Watermark Community Church, we recommend you try out a ministry made specifically for YOU.)

This is your chance to make some new friends! Everyone will be placed in co-ed small groups according to age, so at the very least you'll meet 8-10 young adults who are in a similar life stage as you. Remember — most of the people going are looking for community, so you are in good (and friendly) company!

Launch Retreat is at Sky Ranch, a camp about two hours outside of Dallas, just far enough to be out of the city without losing a whole day to travel. While this retreat does involve sleeping in cabins, we promise they are air-conditioned.

Yes! Once registration closes, we'll sort everyone out into groups and let you know your leaders, group theme, and other members so you can be fully prepared before Labor Day weekend.

Depending on your small group assignment, you'll arrive at Sky Ranch between 8AM and 10:30AM on Saturday, August 31. Launch will last until Monday, September 2 (Labor Day) at 1 PM!

You'll get a more detailed schedule from us as we get closer to the event and you get placed in a group, so be on the look out!

Great question — since we don't want to overflow the (minimal) Sky Ranch parking lots, we ask that you carpool with your small groups to and from the retreat from Watermark Community Church.

Your leaders will arrange everything beforehand, so you don't have to worry about finding your own ride — all you have to work on is your roadtrip playlist (unless you trust someone else with AUX👀)