Southern Prairie District Youth Winter Retreat

WhenFriday, March 16, 2018 to Sunday, March 18, 2018
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WherePrairie River Camp
52792 80th Street
Bricelyn, MN 56014

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This weekend retreat is for sixth- through 12th-grade students who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Expect passionate worship, relevant Bible study, and a meaningful time with other teens from across the Southern Prairie District.

Cost is $85 per person (youth and chaperones) and includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. Optional 2 hour paintball session is available for an additional $25 fee. Non-refundable (but transferable) deposit of $25 per person is due with registration. $60 balance is due at check-in. Churches will register as a group by email and fill out and mail individual camper registration forms.


Click here for registration form / Download information sheet / Download event poster


Application Info:

Pre-register by January 15, 2018 by emailing Ashley Swoboda with the following information: 
•    Church affiliation 
•    Name of chaperone(s)
•    Number of students

To guarantee your spots you will need to mail in registration forms for all participants along with a deposit of $25 per person (youth and chaperones). 
Click here for registration form. Mail registration forms and deposit by February 1, 2018 to:
Ashley Swoboda
108 S. Manitou Dr.
Mankato MN 56001

The camp can only accommodate 90 participants (including chaperones). Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. If need be, we will set up a wait list in case there are cancellations.

Safe Gathering Compliance:
Each participating congregation will provide at least one chaperone who has successfully completed “Safe Gatherings” training for every five students they send. 1:5 ratio. This is a cooperative effort, so chaperones will be asked to help with some aspect of the weekend’s activities (i.e. lead break-out discussions, supervise games, help provide / serve snacks, etc.)  We also need one adult who can be responsible for First Aid needs. Click here to learn more about Safe Gatherings.

Sample schedule:

Friday, March 16

5:00 pm           Check-in
5:30-6:30 pm   Supper
6:30 pm           Mixer games 
7:00 pm           Worship
8:00 pm           Breakout Session
9:00 pm           Snack & Games
10:30 pm         In your cabin
11:00 pm         Lights out            

Saturday, March 17

7:30 am           Breakfast
9:00 am           Worship
10:00 am         Personal Quiet Time
10:30 am         Break
11:00 am         Breakout Session
12:00 pm         Lunch
1:00 pm           Free time (Zipline, ropes course, archery, hatchet throwing, paintball ($25 fee), dodgeball, and other outdoor/indoor games)

5:30 pm           Supper
7:00 pm           Worship
8:00 pm           Breakout Session
9:00 pm           Snack & Games
10:30 pm         In your cabin
11:00 pm         Lights out            

Sunday, March 18

7:30 am           Breakfast line open
9:00 am           Worship
10:00 am         Breakout Session
10:30 am         Sharing & Communion
11:30 am         Pack up & depart

Weekend Leadership:

Pastor Russ Jacobsen, Lead Pastor - Hope UMC of Blue Earth
(507) 600-9155 / russ.jacobsen@gmail.com

Pastor Ashley Swoboda, Associate Pastor of Youth & Campus Ministries – Hilltop UMC
(813) 504-5100 /ashley@mankatohilltop.org

Cody Benjamin, Youth Director - Hope UMC of Blue Earth
codyjbenjamin@gmail.com

Cost: $85 per person (youth and chaperones) and includes 2 nights lodging and 5 meals. $25 deposit and $60 at check-in.

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

info@minnesotaumc.org

(612) 870-0058