Summer weekend retreats

2 weekends in july 2017

cost: $80 (leaders $40)


SUMMER RETREAT 2: JULY 14-16, 2017

Lincoln Lake is the perfect place to spend a week during the summer.  What if your Middle or High School group is not able to miss work, sports practice, drivers ed?  We would like to add the option of attending a Summer Weekend Retreat at camp.  This retreat will be open for your group to register with your own youth leaders, in the same format as our Lake Effect Retreats.  Look for more details here after the New Year.



5:00: Registration

6:30: Dinner

7:30: Orientation

8:30: Chapel and Small Groups

10:00: Free Time/ Café open

11:00: To Your Rooms

11:30: Lights Out!


8:30: Breakfast

9:00: Morning Study

9:30: Game Time!

11:00: Chapel and Small Groups

12:30: Lunch

1:15: Free Time, Tournaments & Activities

5:30: Dinner

8:30: Chapel and Small Groups

9:00: Free Time/ Café Open

11:00: Start Heading Back to Rooms/Pack up

11:30: Lights Out!


8:30: Breakfast

9:00: Morning Study

10:00: Small Group Discussion & Prayer

11:00: Head for Home


    Lincoln Lake welcomes back one Andy Giessman for our new summer retreats. Andy Giessman is the Executive Director of Addison's Walk in Scranton, PA. He holds advanced degrees in theology and philosophy. He is a Doctor of Ministry Philosophy student at Talbot School of Theology, a graduate program of Biola University.


    Andy has 20 years of ministry experience and is a sought-after speaker for youth groups throughout the United States, delivering radical messages that challenge students to think through the claims of Jesus Christ. He teaches philosophy at Marywood University in Scranton, PA, and teaches theology and philosophy at the University of Scranton.


    Leading our sessions in worship will be trusted friends in the ministry, The Birdsongs.  The Birdsongs are a family band consisting of four brothers and a sister, who began playing music together at a very young age. The Birdsongs are passionate about the gospel and see music as a powerful tool to express the hope and love they've found in Christ. "l love hearing stories of how God has used our music in people's lives" says singer/ songwriter Benjamin Birdsong. "We try to write as honestly as possible to show people they're not alone...that we all struggle, but Christ is the answer to all of life's problems".

frequently asked questions

Where/how do I register?


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?

•Notebook and pen

•Bible (if you have one)

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

•Play clothes, clothes for cool days

•Modest shorts

•Rain gear

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

•Warm pajamas

•Plastic bag for dirty clothes

•Swimsuit (modest, one-piece)

•Two pair of shoes

•Insect repellent

•Medications in their ORIGINAL CONTAINERS

•Money for the Camp Store (recommend $5 per day), [T-shirts $10-$15 and Sweatshirts $20]

What time is registration?

> Registration is from 5:00-6:00 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.

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