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Winter Blast

Winter Retreats to Connect Youth Groups Together

Connect

Take time to connect with your group while having fun on the snow tubing hill, broomball, tournaments, laser tag, great food, and more!

Challenge

Challenge and equip your students through dynamic messages, awesome worship, intentional small group time, and relevant workshops.

All-Inclusive

This retreat includes all activities, all food, and housing. So when you sign up to come to Grace Adventures, there are no additional hidden fees.
Youth groups broke out in a dance and singing party during dinner!

Michigan Winter Youth Group Retreats

Bring your group to a life-changing weekend at Grace Adventures. This isn’t your ordinary winter retreat. Grace provides a distinctive experience by removing the responsibility of planning and running a youth retreat, allowing you and your leaders to focus on connecting with and discipling your students. Let us take care of the scheduling, cooking, and speaking so that your youth group can have fun and grow closer to God and one another.

Join us for a winter weekend and experience fun activities like our climbing wall, snowtubing, broomball, horseback trail rides, laser tag, and much more!

2025 Dates, Speakers, Bands

Session 1
January 3-5

Middle & High School

Speaker: TBA
Worship Band: TBA
Status: Registration Opening Soon

Session 2
January 10-12

Middle & High School

Speaker: Chuck Connell
Worship Band: Olive Worship
Status: Registration Opening Soon

Chuck works as a youth pastor for the Evangelical Covenant Church of Whitehall. Prior to his current role, he served seven years in the United States Army and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

When Chuck isn't spending time with his wife, Courtney, and their two sons, you can find him actively involved in his community or speaking at a camp near you!

Session 3
January 24-26

Middle & High School

Speaker: TBA
Worship Band: Olive Worship
Status: Registration Opening Soon

Session 4
January 31-2

Middle School Only

Speaker: Aaron Chip
Worship Band: Modern Day Cure
Status: Registration Opening Soon

Aaron Chipp is a pastor, songwriter, and founder of the worship collective, Modern
Day Cure. He has served in ministry for over 15 years as a pastor and worship director.

Aaron’s heart is to see people encounter the power of God and to see them changed by the
truth of God’s unchanging word with his bold, relevant, and humorous teaching style.

Originally from Michigan, he now lives in the Greater Nashville Area with his wife of 15 years,
Tamar, and their two boys, Brave and Justice.

Session 5
February 7-9

Middle & High School

Speaker: Ben Vander Kodde
Worship Band: Matt Ellis
Status: Registration Opening Soon

Ben Vander Kodde has worked at Grace Adventures in Silver Lake, MI since 2000. He loves to live an adventurous life for Jesus Christ.

As a speaker, trainer, facilitator, and coach, he ministers to others at Grace Adventures campus and wherever God leads. He loves to learn from God's Word and share with others. He believes that stories help people engage and understand God's powerful truths and the Holy Spirit enables lives to be transformed!

He and his beautiful wife Laura have 4 incredible kids.

Session 6
February 14-16

High School Only

Speaker: TBA
Worship Band: TBA
Status: Registration Opening Soon

Session 7
February 21-23

Middle & High School

Apollo

Speaker: Apollo
Worship Band: TBA
Status: Registration Opening Soon

Apollo is a devoted husband to his incredible wife, Ashley, and a father of four wonderful children who are his greatest joy and inspiration.

Currently serving as the Lead Pastor at Port City Church McGraft, Apollo guides the congregation in their walk with God. With 8 years of experience in ministry, including 6 years devoted to youth ministry, he possesses a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with mentoring young hearts.

Apollo's passion for preaching God’s Word is ignited by witnessing firsthand the transformative power of the Gospel. Through personal experiences, he has seen lives changed and hearts transformed by the message of hope and redemption found in Jesus Christ. This fuels his dedication to reaching the lost and building up the saints, sharing the Gospel's transformative power in every way he can.

2025 Retreat Rates

Students

$ 154.00

Includes:

  1. All Lodging and Meals
  2. All Activities
  3. All Sessions

Leaders

$ 109.00

Includes:

  1. All Lodging and Meals
  2. All Activities
  3. All Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Upon registration, a $25.00 Non-Refundable deposit is due per reservation.* Any cancellations will forfeit that deposit.

Canceling spots within 45 days of the retreat, you are obligated to 60% of your retreat fee

Canceling spots within 14 days of the retreat, you are obligated to the full retreat fee.

* If any of your participants has COVID-19 or is quarantining because of COVID-19 exposure and needs to cancel their reservation, we will work with your church for a partial or full refund of that participant’s fees.

If Grace Adventures is not permitted to host an event due to legal obligations or restrictions imposed through Executive Order, Local Health Department order or directive, or any similar legal restriction or circumstance of similar effect, Grace Adventures will reimburse any deposit and minimum. In all other circumstances, Grace’s cancellation policy outlined above will apply.

Be Equipped in Your Faith

Be Equipped in Your Faith

Through dynamic large group club sessions with Biblically based speakers and worship centered bands, your students will be introduced to a relationship with Jesus and challenged to go deeper. In small group discussion, you get the opportunity to follow up, answer questions and dig into what faith looks like in everyday life.
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Have a Blast!

Have a Blast!

Themed events, games and tournaments will give your group a chance to compete together and against others while working as a team. During free time relax around the fire with a board game or chose one of our many activities such as horseback rides, laser tag, tubing hill, broomball, and climbing tower. No matter the weather we’ll have something fun going on!
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Tentative Schedule

Friday

7:00 Registration / Move-In
8:00 Session 1
9:00 Small Group Time
9:30 Evening Activities
11:15 Cabin Time

Saturday

8:30 Breakfast
9:45 Session 2
10:45 Small Group Time
11:30 Large Group Game
12:30 Lunch

1:30 Free Time Activities
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Session 3
8:45 Small Group Time
9:15 Evening Activities

Sunday

9:30 Breakfast B
10:30 Session 4
11:45 Small Group Time
12:15 Pack and Depart

“Having a weekend dedicated to God is something unique and I would dare to say foundational in today’s world. Days move fast, technology makes them move faster. Having time that has been prayed for, planned, and executed in the name of God is a vital reset.

Grace Adventures has been an incredible partner with my youth group for the last several years. We are a high-energy group that loves lots of flexibility and options. Grace Adventures has come alongside us to curate amazing weekends that work specifically to our group’s needs. I am so thankful for this facility and their great staff and will always love working with them.”
– Leader, Grace Community Church