Youth Winter Retreat





We're excited to announce that the Illinois Conference Youth Winter Retreat is January 18-21, 2019.  We'll be staying at beautiful Camp Wakonda, WI and joining the youth from WI Conference.  There are packages to fit every budget and interest – ski, snowboard, snow tube, – Or all three!
If you aren't interested in any of the winter sports, feel free to come along and simply relax. 

Youth leaders: Bring your teens and young adults for a spiritual re-charging yet casual weekend packed with exciting winter sports and fellowship with friends old and new.  

Schedule Overview:

Friday night we'll get acquainted with games/activities and start the Sabbath with interactive worship. 
Sabbath we'll connect, worship, and enjoy nature and Camp Wakonda. 
Saturday night we'll ski, snowboard and/or tube at Cascade Mountain. 
Sunday morning we'll return and pack in a full day of fun on the slopes!
Monday morning pack to return home and you're welcome to hit the slopes again before you head back. 

Lodging and all meals from Friday supper through Monday brunch are included in the prices listed in each package. If you can only join us for a portion of the weekend, a la carte pricing is available, but we recommend the entire weekend to experience the community created through the full weekend program.  We hope to see you there!
letter will be available for students needing to be excused from school on Friday, January 18. Most students do not have school on Monday, January 21st, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

For more information, feel free to contact Carol Barnhurst at (618) 922-5859, or Stacey DePluzer at (630) 856-2857,



Other forms you will need are:
Parental Permission Form
Packing List
Minor Rental Release of Liability
Snow Tube Rental and Release