Retreats, Conferences and Camp

 Fall Fling Retreat

When:                         October

Where:                        Camp Shamineau in Motley, MN

Who:                            Any middle school or high school student

What:                           A growth level retreat which includes a chapel time of great worship and speakers, flag football tournament and free time which can include high & low ropes course, climbing wall, skate park, horseback riding and much more.

Cost:                            Around $100

 

Snowblast Retreat

When:                         Usually a weekend in February

Where:                        Camp Victory near Rochester, MN

Who:                            Any middle school or high school student

What:                          This weekend is meant to embrace our Minnesota winters while we go sledding, walk around trails, ice skate and look silly trying to run on ice while playing broomball.  We also have a guest speaker come in to encourage us in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Cost:                           Around  $50

 

District Conference (aka ‘Districts’)

When:                        Last weekend in April

Where:                       Rochester or Duluth (depending on the year)

What:                         Growth level weekend retreat with 2,000-4,000 students listening nationally-known speakers and worship leaders who will encourage us to live out our faith in word and deed.  There is plenty of free-time as well playing ultimate Frisbee, swimming in the hotel pool, walking around the city and much more. 

Who:                            Students in grades 7-12

Cost:                            About $100

 

Challenge Conference

When:                          1st week in July (every even year)

What:                          National Evangelical Free Church youth conference with 6,000+ students, the best national youth speakers and worship bands, outreach and service projects and much more.

Where:                        Held in various parts of the U.S., recent Challenge Conferences have been held in Salt Lake City and New Orleans. The 2016 Challenge Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from July 3-7, 2016.  Click here for the Challenge website.

Who:                            Students in grades 9-12

Cost:                            Around $400-$500