What is YEX?

Youth Explosion (YEX), is an overnight summer youth camp at Florida’s 110-acre Christian Retreat, located along the lush banks of the Manatee River in Bradenton. Outdoor sports, games, arts, dance, workshops, and much more combine with impactful ministry by teen-oriented speakers and musicians.

Xtreme Activities
  • Dodgeball
  • Inflatables
  • The Gauntlet
  • 4-Way Volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Canoeing
  • Nine Square in the Air
  • Gaga Room
  • Cross Net
  • Team Building Relays
  • Water Slide
Hillbilly Olympics
On Thursday this year every Youth group will be competing against each other in a variety of Good Ole Country fun!
  • Tire Chuckin' Contest
  • Fastest Girl & Guy in Camp
  • Toilet Seat Toss
  • Tug-o-War (Hillbilly Style!)
  • Moon Pie Relay
  • Mountain Dew Chug Relay
  • Waterin' Hole Team Challenge
YEX Summer Night Tournaments
Held throughout the week
  • Dodgeball
  • 3-on-3 Basketball
  • Fastest Guy & Fastest Girl in Camp
  • Ping Pong
  • Four Square
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Corn Hole
  • Chess
  • Bible Trivia