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Gather your youth and adults for a great weekend experience away from distraction to gain relationship traction. Through Bible studies, group activities, team building, and worship, we explore who we are as individuals, as a community of faith, and as Christians in an ever-changing world. We work with local pastors to ensure that the weekend experience complements and enhances your home curriculum. Churches from around the NIC attend this special opportunity at Wesley Woods on Geneva Lake, and Reynoldswood on the Rock River. Each site provides leadership for Friday evening and Saturday activities. The weekend begins with Friday check-in at 7pm, followed by icebreakers, snacks and campfire. Departure is at 3pm Saturday.
1st Friday - Saturday of May and November
3rd Friday - Saturday of May and November
Wesley Woods is hosting awesome weekends of fun winter activities and Christian fellowship with three new winter camps in 2020! Bring your youth group to focus on relationships, spiritual rest and renewal, and the discipleship aspects of youth ministry.
Youth will explore God’s vision for their lives while experiencing fast-paced games, delicious meals and amazing activities, including a new Escape Cabin!
Each weekend will serve a different age group, and all will feature appropriate, optional activities.
These weekends are intended to "replace" our previous Ski Retreat Weekends which have grown so expensive that many guests have asked us to come up with a "different" winter focus that serves non-skiers as well.
Cost: $99 per youth, $69 per chaperone
Churches should use their own short-term, health forms and permission slips.