Arctic Blast!

Elementary WInter Retreats

3 WEEKENDS (JANUARY, and March 2023)

COST: $85 (LEADERS $55)

Register online or call the office for availability

Join us for one of 3 amazing weekends of Arctic Blast! A schedule designed to give your 3rd - 6th graders a weekend retreat while still getting them home in time to recover for school on Monday. We provide 3 chapel sessions (one Friday and two Saturday), indoor and outdoor activities, and some amazing times of fellowship.  Please sign up to come as a church or group.  


We do not provide "counselors" or "sponsors" for these weekends.  Please send appropriate male and female sponsors to accompany your kids.  Rooms accommodate 5-6 people.


Our activities include night tubing on our lighted hill, indoor 9-square in the air, pocket soccer, cocoa and smoothies in the game room, as well as our themed challenges. Come check out our newest retreat! Saturday afternoon provides enough time for you to play some snow football, pocket soccer, or warm up by the fire in the game room.  Enjoy tons of opportunities to connect with your friends and group!

Want to volunteer?

Click Here to Volunteer we have lots of ways you can help and we need your help!!

winter aCTIVITIES

When it's cold outside, enjoy some amazing Pure Michigan fun in the snow.  After some time on the ice or the tubing

hill, cozy up to the fireplace with a cup of your favorite piping hot drink from the cafe.  Repeat as necessary.

  • tubing hill

    Fly down solo or make it a party of tubes! Your adventure isn't over at dark, thanks to our illuminated hill. Our hill in the woods was constructed in 2011 with giant banked corners and is a HUGE hit with our guests.

  • Game Room

    Square off in a game of ping pong, foosball, carpet ball, pool, or our custom "Shoe Buc". There's plenty of space to hang out. Grab a coffee or hot drink from the cafe and gather with your friends around the tables or on the couches near the fireplace.

  • indoor 9-square in the air

    Why? Because we can! The Old School Playground Game on a whole new level! When it's freezing outside, you can still play one of your favorite camp games in our toasty lodge.



ARCTIC BLAST f.a.q.

Cost:  $85 / Student     $55 / Sponsor


Where/How do I register?

> Call the office to check on availability or register by clicking the appropriate link above.


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:

•Bible

•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, Stocking Caps $15, T-shirts $15 and Sweatshirts $35]

•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 will depart at 7 pm on Saturday night. 


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.  The "Hilton" will be in use for larger groups, and will hold up to 24 guests.


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