North Central 2018 Winter Camp

At MYNA I feel like I fit in, I belong. There’s no struggle to find that group of people you fit in with because we are all there for the same purpose: we all want to take a week to be the best Muslims we can be. I didn’t know what it meant to love someone for the sake of Allah until I went to MYNA. I am truly grateful for the people MYNA has brought into my life. Alhamdulilah for everything.
— Noha Tebry

In the era of a new message, the time when Islam was first introduced, they were the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) greatest companions. In every state of Islam––the trials and the successes, the defeats and the victories––they were the people who showed great strength of unity and fearlessness in the way of Allah (SWT). They were the people who firmly stood with our beloved Prophet (PBUH), who laid their lives for he prosperity of this divine message. 

They were the stars in our Prophet’s orbit. 

And they are the lives and legacies that will be explored this winter.

WHO: All youth ages 12-19

WHAT: North Central’s Annual MYNA Winter Retreat. Join us this winter in Illinois and gain insight into the lives of the Sahabah and how their stories apply to our own today.

WHEN: Dec. 23–29

WHERE: L.O.M.C. (1834 IL-2, Oregon, IL 61061)


WHY: MYNA is different. MYNA is special. MYNA is not just another youth group. The reason behind this is simple - MYNA is dedicated for youth, and managed by youth. Through its various leadership camps and other offered programs, MYNA not only empowers Muslim youth to become engaged and active leaders in their spheres back home, whether its religious, social, or even political, but gives them the platform and skills they need to succeed. The friends you make at a MYNA retreat will be people you will always be able to rely on, talk to, and who will always support you, regardless of distance. 

RECREATION: Indoor/Outdoor team building, fishing, 8 miles of hiking trails, human foosball, gaga ball, basketball area, volleyball area, labyrinth, campfire, arts & crafts


  • Arrival: (If flying) into ORD between 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (If driving) arrive by 5 p.m.

  • Departure: (If flying) out of ORD after 4 p.m. (If driving) by 12 p.m.

COST: Register before 12/9 and pay just $390. After 12/9, prices will increase to $500.

PACKING LIST: Check out the suggested packing list here.

SAMPLE PROGRAM: Check out what a sample typical day looks like here.

DRESS CODE: Check out the MYNA dress code here.

RULES AND REGULATIONS: Here are the rules campers must follow during camp.