The Christian Church in the Upper Midwest
(Disciples of Christ)
2022-2023 School Year
Junior (Grades 3-5): February 10-12
Chi Rho (Grades 6-8): November 4-6
CYF (Grades 9-12): November 18-20
Here's just a glimpse into what happens at our youth retreats...
There will be large group games, worship, great music, family group discussions, campfires (weather permitting), and more. Come explore our beautiful camp and have a weekend away from your busy school schedule. If there is snow, bring a sled along and we'll do some sledding during free time!
Retreats are a great break from the hectic pace of the school year. They are also a good introduction for new campers to our camping ministry. If you're thinking about attending summer camp (or inviting a friend), a retreat may be the place to start!
Some more details: Each retreat costs $75 per person (churches are asked to send one adult chaperone per group and those adults attend for free). If you don't have an adult from your church who can attend, please call Tiff at the camp at 641-792-1266 and we will try to help find a volunteer from another congregation to sponsor your group. Drivers who are bringing campers from long distances may stay in the Main Lodge of the CCC free of charge.
Sample Schedule for a Retreat...
8:00 pm Welcome, introductions,
Large group activity
9:00 Family Groups
10:30 Back to cabins
11:15 Lights Out (earlier bed time for younger kids)
7:00 Wake up!
8:45 Morning Watch
9:00 Energizers, singing, keynote
9:45 Family Group
11:00 Choices 1.0
Crafts, group games, gaga ball, porch rap, service project, etc.
1:00 Free Time
2:30 Singing and Keynote
2:45 Family Group
4:00 Large Group Games
4:30 Choices 2.0
7:00 Evening Activity
10:30 Back to cabins
11:00 Lights out
(earlier bed time for younger kids)
7:30 Wake up, start packing up
8:30 Breakfast and evaluations
9:00 Morning watch
9:15 Family group meeting and groups clean assigned areas
10:00 Closing Worship
What to Bring...
Each camper and volunteer sponsor should bring the following:
Pillow, bedding, toiletries, shower towel, pajamas, 2 changes of clothes, Bible, winter coat, sledding clothes and sled to share (weather permitting)