JANUARY 11-13, 2019

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

    WORSHIP: Jordan Steiner, Calvary Baptist in Kalkaska, MI

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    JANUARY 18-20, 2019

    SPEAKER: Chuck Pausley, Associate Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Troy, OH

    WORSHIP: The Radiant from Baltic, OH

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    JANUARY 25-27, 2019

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

    WORSHIP: Chasing Ivory from Buckley, MI


    FEBRUARY 8-10, 2019

    SPEAKER: Charlie Carter, Assistant Dean of Men at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa

    WORSHIP: The Radiant from Baltic, OH


    FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019

    SPEAKER: Derek Max, Student Ministries Pastor at Kent City Baptist Church

    WORSHIP: The Birdsongs from Knoxville, TN


    february 22-24, 2019

    SPEAKER: Rev. Mark Shaw, Lead Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, MI

    WORSHIP: The Birdsongs from Knoxville, TN

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    March 1-3, 2019

    SPEAKER: Ethan Cole, Pastor of Student Ministries at Calvary Bapt, Greenville, MI

    WORSHIP: Chasing Ivory from Buckley, MI

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COST: $85 (LEADERS $40)

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 2019 we are hosting 7 weekends of Lake Effect with dates in January, February, and March to choose from.

LAKE EFFECT 1: JAN 11-13, 2019

LAKE EFFECT 2: JAN 18-20, 2019

LAKE EFFECT 3: JAN 25-27, 2019

LAKE EFFECT 4: FEB 8-10, 2019

LAKE EFFECT 5: FEB 15-17, 2019

LAKE EFFECT 6: FEB 22-24, 2019

LAKE EFFECT 7: MAR 1-3, 2019

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?

> Click HERE to register!

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 half 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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