Ironman Spring Break Retreat –
For High School Students

One of our favorite things as a ministry each year is our Ironman trip. This year we are headed back to southern California for a week of community, hanging out on the beach, incredible worship and teaching and so much more!

We call this trip Ironman, not because we complete an actual Ironman, but we strive to make it a week of challenging and sharpening one another in our faith. As Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” We can’t wait to see how God will grow us and challenge us as we seek him this Spring Break. We hope you will join us!


March 17-23, 2023


Lake Elsinore, California
We will be staying at a very large vacation rental on the lake!


All high school students are welcome!



Students will need to bring an addition $50-75 for some meals out during the week!

Please reach out to your campus student ministry leader if you would like to discuss the possibility of a partial scholarship. We don’t want the cost to keep students form participating in this incredible week!


Training Challenges

Each year before Ironman we ask students & leaders to do a few things to intentionally spiritually prepare for the time we are going have together in California. This year we are asking everyone to commit to completing four challenges.

1. Read the book of Nehemiah
2. Memorize Nehemiah 1:4-11
3. Take a Personal Spiritual Retreat Using Our Guide
4. Intentional Conversation with a Friend Using Our Guide

The first step is to download our Ironman Training Guide or pick up a physical copy at Calvary. It will help you work through the four challenges.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Drop off will be the evening of Friday the 17th and pick up will be in the evening on Thursday the 23rd. Please check back here for more detailed drop off and pick up information as the trip gets closer.



We will use a combination of church vans and a charter bus for our trip out to California and back.




Trip payments for Ironman can be paid in full, but there is also an option to do a $175 deposit. If you choose to make a deposit, your balance will be due 2 weeks before the trip. We will send you a reminder when it is due!


Refunds of $300 are available for cancellations until two weeks before the trip. No refunds will be issued for cancellations within two weeks of the trip.

Packing List

1-2 Towels, Pillow, Sleeping bag, Bible, Journal, Pen, Clothes for 6 Days, Warm Layers, Modest Bathing Suit, Toiletries and Water Bottle, $50-75 for meals out. Optional Items: Games, Snacks, Extra Spending Money


A Typical Day on Ironman Could Look Like…

8:00am | Breakfast 8:45am | Spiritual Recess/Devo 9:30am | Head out for an adventure – Beach, Amusement Park, Solitude Day, etc. 12:30pm | Lunch 6:30pm | Dinner 8:00pm | Worship & Teaching 9:30pm | Small Groups 12:00am | Lights Out


If you have questions or concerns before or during the trip, please contact the ministry leader from your campus.

Boulder Campus | Patrick Sobecki |
Erie Campus | Lindsay Billington |
Thornton Campus | Brody Young |