Annual 2024 AHS Youth Retreat

Registration Closes June 1st

This annual Youth Retreat just keeps getting better and better. It’s a rare combination of the spiritual, social, and physical. We hope you’ll join us this year for this amazing experience, June 4–7, 2024! We have an incredible line-up inspiring keynote speakers, fun activities, great food (as always), and everything else you’ve come to love about our previous youth retreats. Hank Smith, John Hilton III, Madilyn Page, Coach Yahosh, and more—youth, you’re in for a treat!

*For youth turning 12 through 18 years old in 2024.
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Madilyn Paige

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting the incredibly talented MADILYN PAIGE at our family retreat! You might remember Madilyn from her amazing journey on Season 6 of “The Voice” back in 2014 when she blew us away at just 16 years old. Not only did she capture our hearts with her mesmerizing performances, but she also found love along the way, meeting her now-husband, Tanner, during the show. And guess what? Tanner will be joining Madilyn onstage for some unforgettable duets during the retreat!

Since her time on “The Voice,” Madilyn has been making waves both at home and abroad, sharing stages with top artists like Jason Derulo, Rachel Platten, and The American Authors. Today, she’s still shining bright as ever, releasing original music that showcases her incredible talent and passion. Be sure to check out her latest heartfelt single, “Patience,” a beautiful ode she wrote for Tanner as an engagement love song. Oh, and did we mention she’s been featured on the annual Strive To Be Youth albums too? Get ready for an unforgettable musical experience with Madilyn Paige at our retreat!

Hank Smith

Hank, a renowned keynote presenter, has delivered impactful speeches at international programs, universities, school assemblies, and diverse forums worldwide. As a bestselling author, his notable works include books and audio CDs such as “Be Happy,” “Unconquerable,” and “Running Down Your Dreams.” Hank’s influential messages center on fostering high-trust cultures and their profound impact on achievement, serving as a source of inspiration for leaders, employees, and students striving for excellence in both life and work. Known for his engaging presentations filled with happiness, humor, and motivational insights, Hank has earned acclaim for his ability to captivate audiences. Holding an MBA from Utah State University and a Ph.D. from Brigham Young University, Hank combines academic expertise with practical experience. Beyond his consulting roles with companies and families, he has also been featured at nationwide programs, University Education Weeks, and various forums across the country.

John Hilton III

John Hilton III, currently a Professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, shares his life journey with his wife Lani and six children, having experienced living in various locations such as Boise, Boston, Miami, Mexico, Jerusalem, and China. With a Master’s degree from Harvard and a Ph.D. from BYU, both in Education, John is not only an accomplished academic but also a prolific author, contributing to several publications, including the book “Considering the Cross: How Calvary Connects Us with Christ.” Additionally, he is the creator of the video course and podcast “Seeking Jesus.” Beyond his academic pursuits, John is passionate about teaching, reading, spending quality time with his family, engaging in humanitarian work, snowboarding, and practicing magic tricks. Notably, he has developed a “Book of Mormon Masterclass,” a complimentary course designed to facilitate a profound study of the Book of Mormon, aimed at bringing individuals closer to Jesus Christ through professional guidance.

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Yahosh Bonner

Yahosh is the current Athletic Director at AHS (AF Campus) with a background in basketball coaching and education. Previously, he held roles such as Director of Basketball Operations at Southern Utah University and Head Varsity Basketball Coach at American Leadership Academy. Yahosh, a second-generation member of the Latter-Day Saint faith, completed a mission in Tampa, Florida. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communications from the University of Northern Colorado and Southern Utah University, respectively. Recognized as the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year in basketball, Yahosh is also involved in track and football. Beyond athletics and education, he has a passion for singing and acting, as seen in the Bonner family’s original composition “I Am Here” and a duet titled “One Call Away.” Yahosh and his wife, Vanessa, are proud parents of three sons and one daughter.

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CJ Madsen

Christopher Jed “CJ” Madsen is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Arizona, emphasis in choral conducting. CJ recently received a Masters of Music degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) in choral conducting and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from BYU. CJ has also written over 700 compositions for voice, piano, and instruments. Much of CJ’s inspiration as a conductor, composer, and pianist come from his belief in Christ, his passion for people, and his love for his wife and four children.

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