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 on Friday and Saturday. Saturday night and Sunday allows youth pastors and chaperones to connect and process as a group.
Due to a huge 2016 attendance, we are hosting 6 weekends of Lake Effect. We have dates to choose from in January, February, and March.
LAKE EFFECT 1: JAN 12-14, 2018
LAKE EFFECT 2: JAN 19-21, 2018
LAKE EFFECT 3: JAN 26-28, 2018
LAKE EFFECT 4: FEB 9-11, 2018
LAKE EFFECT 5: FEB 23-25, 2018
LAKE EFFECT 6: MAR 2-4, 2018
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 year's past 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!
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THE SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
8:30: Chapel and Small Groups
10:00: Free Time/ Café open
11:30: To Your Rooms
11:59: Lights Out!
9:00: Personal Quiet Time
9:30: Game Time!
11:00: Chapel and Small Groups
1:15: Café opens
1:15: Free Time/Hockey Tournament Championships
3:30: Shuttle to Gym for 3-on-3 Tournament
4:15: Shuttle return from Gym
4:30: Snow Football
7:30: Chapel and Small Groups
9:00: Free Time/ Café Open
11:00: Start Heading Back to Rooms/Pack up
11:59: Lights Out!
9:00: Personal Quiet Time
10:00: Small Group Discussion & Prayer
11:00: Head for Home
JANUARY 12-14, 2018
SPEAKER: DON STUBBS, EXEC. DIRECTOR AT OFF THE WALL DISCIPLESHIP
JANUARY 19-21, 2018
JANUARY 26-28, 2018
FEBRUARY 9-11, 2018
FEBRUARY 23-25, 2018
Where/how do I register?
> ONLINE REGISTRATION IS LIVE FOR 2017!
Do I have to pay in full to register?
> No. You may register your group without paying by marking 'pay by check'. When the retreat becomes full, we will contact you to send payment to guarantee your spot.
What if I change my mind after I register?
> The registration fees are non-refundable, but are transferable to a different guest. If a guest/group wishes to change weeks, they may do that at no charge or loss.
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
•Plastic bag for dirty clothes
•Medications in their ORIGINAL CONTAINERS
•Money for the Camp Store, [Drinks & Snacks $1-2, 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.)
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 6:00 and 6:45 on Friday.
What time does the retreat end?
> For groups who wish to return home on Saturday night, the event will end at 9:15 on Saturday night. Groups staying through Sunday morning will be dismissed at 11:00 on Sunday morning.
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?
>All the ladies and their chaperons will stay in the lodge. We will fill the rest of the lodge with the guys. The remainder of the guys will stay in the Hilton and the rooms in the lower level of the Chapel.
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 30 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!