Winter Retreats 2015
- Student Price: $135
- Leader Price: $99 (1 for every 7 campers)
- New Church Discount: $10 off every student
- If cancellation is made 4 weeks prior to event, your deposit is fully
- If cancellation is made between 4 weeks and 1 week out, the result will
be forfeiture of deposit.
- Cancellations within 7 days prior to event will result in forfeiture of
the full retreat fee.
January 2 - 4, 2015: Sr. High School
January 9 - 11, 2015: Sr. High School
January 16 - 18, 2015: Sr./Jr. High Combo
January 23 - 25, 2015: Jr. High
January 30 - February 1, 2015: Sr./Jr. High Combo
February 6 - 8, 2015: Sr. High School
February 13 - 15, 2015: Sr./Jr. High Combo
February 20 - 22, 2015: Jr. High
February 27 - March 1, 2015: High School
March 6 - 8, 2015: Jr. High
March 13 - 15, 2015: Sr./Jr. High Combo
Exact Speakers and Bands for each weekend to be determined. But, we have a few speakers lined up with more to come!
Speaker: Brock Morgan
Brock's calling to youth ministry has propelled him on quite a ride that has taken him from inner city LA to the Big Apple and everywhere in between. Brock has spoken at YSOne Day events for 6 years and taught seminars at the National Youth Workers Conventions. Brock is also a popular speaker for camps, retreats, and conferences and is currently an Associate Pastor and over Youth Ministries at Trinity Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. He's been married to his partner in ministry, Kelsey, for 16 years and has a daughter, Dancin. He loves to surf, hang with his wife as much as possible, and watch the NFL network obsessively.
Speaker: Jeffrey Dean
Jeffrey is a Christian teen speaker, ordained Pastor, Counselor, and Author. Jeffrey has since spoken to more than 3 million throughout our nation's churches, conferences, prisons, and public schools since 1993. With 20+ years of experience communicating to teens, Jeffrey has a pulse on this generation, their challenges and needs. In short, JD knows teens and he knows how to capture their attention in ways that engage them and keep them wanting more!
Speaker: Steve Carter
Steve Carter is a teaching pastor for Willow Creek Community Church and oversees their evangelism department. Steve works with an incredible team of staff and volunteers committed to living out the reality that reconciliation is possible. He is a founding member of both Rock Harbor Fullerton Church and Solidarity and currently serves on the Solidarity board. Steve lives with his wife Sarah, their son Emerson and daughter Mercy June in Barrington, Illinois
Speaker: Mark Oestreicher
Mark Oestreicher (Marko) is a veteran youth worker and founding partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. Â The author of dozens of books, includingÂ Youth Ministry 3.0, Marko is a sought after speaker, writer and consultant. Marko lives in San Diego with his wife Jeannie and two teenage children, Liesl and Max.
Speaker: Josh Isenhardt
Josh Isenhardt is a fan of middle school students! In fact, he spent over 10 years investing in the lives of 11-14 year olds as a pastor of small, medium, and large sized youth groups. Josh is passionate about seeing students begin a relationship with Christ and discover the leader that God created them to be. It is his conviction that middle school students are some of the coolest people on the planet and they are capable of incredible things when they're equipped and unleashed.
Josh is currently lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan where he is on the pastoral staff of Kensington Church. He has been married for 11 years to his extraordinary wife Amanda and has two beautiful children.
Speaker: Brock Morgan
Brock Morgan is a popular speaker for camps, retreats, and conferences and has written for various magazines, publications, plus co-authored the book, Parentâ€™s Guide to Teenage Guys with Mark Oestreicher. His most recent book is called, Youth Ministry in a Post-Christian World. For six years Brock was a member of the Youth Specialties One-Day national speaking team and has been working with students for over 23 years. Currently Brock is the youth pastor at Trinity Church in Greenwich, Connecticut where he lives with his wife Kelsey and their lovely daughter.
Speaker: EJ Swanson
EJ speaks to over 100,000 students and adults per year, and his commitment to making Christ real has allowed him to develop a style that is exciting and compelling to young and older people alike, without watering down the Christ-centered truth of Godâ€™s word. EJâ€™s lively personality provides an exceptional ability to communicate to high-energy people in a way that is not only engaging and fun, but challenging as well.
Speaker: Heather Flies
Heather is in her 18th year as the Junior High Pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie. She LOVES students and people in general! During the school year, she is invited into local Junior High Schools to speak on abstinence, self-esteem, and other current issues. She also encourages women in all seasons of life, trains youth workers, and helps parents understand how to love their teenagers well. In addition, Heather authored I Want to Talk to My Teen About Girl Stuff, a book for parents and her book for teenagers That's What She Said/That's What He Said.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does "Waitlist" mean?
You are not registered for an event, but you are in line to register if any other groups cancel or if capacity is expanded. We are currently working to expand our capacities in housing, on the tubing hill, and by adding additional broomball courts as rapidly as possible.
How do I get on the Waitlist?
Call Registration at 231.734.2616 or go through the online registration process and someone will call you back. It's best to choose a weekend that does have availability, register to lock in that weekend, and then call to be put on the waiting list for your preferred weekend.
Can my group still grow?
If the weekend you are registered for has a wait list, you will need to call our registration department at 231.734.2616. We make every effort to accommodate the growth of groups, and historically have been able to serve every camper. As soon as we are confident we can accommodate your additional campers, we'll let you know.