JANUARY 17-19, 2020


    SPEAKER: Mark Shaw, Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, MI

    WORSHIP: Matt Stone, Associate Pastor of Worship and Student Ministries at First Church of God in Greenville, MI

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    JANUARY 24-26, 2020


    SPEAKER: Travis Troyer, Executive Director of Finance and Teaching at Off The Wall Discipleship

    WORSHIP: The Radiant from Ohio

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    JANUARY 31-Feb 2, 2020


    SPEAKER: Don Stubbs, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board at Off The Wall Discipleship

    WORSHIP: The Radiant from Ohio


    FEBRUARY Feb 7-9, 2020


    SPEAKER: Steve Witter, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Fremont, MI

    WORSHIP: Phil Severn, Lead Pastor at North Park Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, MI


    FEBRUARY 21-23, 2020

    limited spots! - contact camp office if interested

    SPEAKER: Jonathon Fuller, Pastor at Baptist Bible Church in Sparta, MI

    WORSHIP: The Birdsongs from Jacksboro, TN


    february 28-Mar 1, 2020

    limited spots! - contact camp office if interested

    SPEAKER: Greg East, Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Ludington, MI

    WORSHIP: The Birdsongs from Jacksboro, TN

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COST: $85 (LEADERS $45)

call the office for availability

Join us for an amazing weekend of LAKE EFFECT! A flexible schedule allows your group to choose a 2-day or 3-day retreat. We provide 3 chapel sessions (one Friday and two Saturday). Saturday night and Sunday allow youth pastors and chaperones to connect and process as a group.

In 2020 we are hosting 6 weekends of Lake Effect with dates in January, February, and March to choose from.

LAKE EFFECT 1: JAN 17-19, 2020

LAKE EFFECT 2: JAN 24-26, 2020

LAKE EFFECT 3: JAN 31-Feb 2, 2020

LAKE EFFECT 4: FEB 7-9, 2020

LAKE EFFECT 5: FEB 21-23, 2020

LAKE EFFECT 6: FEB 28-Mar 1, 2020

Our activities include our indoor hockey on the ice in the Quonset, night tubing on our lighted hill, indoor 9-square in the air, coffee and cocoa in the game room, as well as our themed challenges. Each year we add something special. In past years we have had escape rooms, group puzzles, and indoor badminton tournaments. Come see what's new! Saturday afternoon provides enough time for you to play some snow football, win the hockey tournament, or warm up by the fire in the game room.  Enjoy tons of opportunities to connect with your friends and youth group!


Check out what a weekend spent at Lake Effect looks like in the video below!


Lake effect f.a.q.

Where/How do I register?

> Call the office to check on availability.

How much is the deposit to save my spot?

> The deposit is $25 per personThe deposit is non-refundable, but is transferable to a different guest. If a guest/group wishes to change weeks, they may do that at no charge or loss.

Do I have to pay in full to register?

> No. You may register your group without paying by selecting 'No. Reserve my spot when you receive my check.' when asked if you would like to guarantee your spot. When the retreat has 100 registered guests, we will contact you to send your deposit. 

Do you offer any discounts?  

> Adult leaders/chaperones come for a greatly reduced price.

What should I/my child bring?

> Here is a recommended list:


•Pen & Notebook

•Sleeping bag (or two heavy blankets and sheets), pillow

•Outdoor clothes for snow games

•At least two pair of shoes (inside and outside)

•Lots of socks!

•Wash cloth, towel, soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste

•Warm pajamas

•Plastic bag for dirty clothes

•Medications in their ORIGINAL CONTAINERS

•Money for the Camp Store, [Drinks & Snacks $1-4, T-shirts $10-$15 and Sweatshirts $20]

•Mark all belongings for identification. 

> Items should be identified with your name written on the tag. Any lost and found items are kept for one week and then donated.

> Please do not bring: electronic devices (video games, cell phones, ipod, laptops, etc.), pets

What time is registration?

> Registration is from 5:00-7:00 on Friday night. If a guest or group is planning to arrive later than 7:00PM, they must contact the camp office to confirm. Dinner is served at 6:00PM on Friday.  

What time does the retreat end?

> Groups wrapping up early will depart at 9:15pm on Saturday night. Groups staying through Sunday morning will be dismissed at 10:30am.

May I contact my child during camp?

> Phone: Campers do not have access to a phone. Contact the camp office at 616.984.2125 in case of emergencies.

Where do we stay?
>Guests will stay in the Lodge, the Hilton, and the lower level of the Siegel Chapel. Ladies are given preference for the Lodge space.

How many people are in a room?

> There are usually 6 beds in a lodge room. We usually assign 6 people to a room in the lodge. The Hilton is one room with 24 beds.  The Chapel rooms each have 8 beds.

Do I need to bring skates to play hockey?

> No. The ice is located indoors and is used to play boot hockey. We do not allow skates.

May I bring my snowboard for the tubing hill?

> Yes. But if anyone else is tubing, snowboards are not permitted on the hill. Snowboards & tubes do not like each other.

Please contact the camp with any additional questions. We would be glad to assist you!

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