Middle School Winter Retreat

Join us for Winter Retreat 2020 in Estes Park, CO! You’ll learn about God’s love and grow in relationship with other students and leaders.


February 21-23, 2020


LOVE – 1 John 4:7-21 — Students will learn that God is love, he shows he loves us through his Son, and that they should then love God and others in response to his love for us!


Josh Luse


$160 through January 17 | $195 on/after January 18

T-Shirt – There will be a Winter Retreat t-shirt available to be purchased during registration for $15. All t-shirts will be adult sizes (XS – XL)


YMCA of the Rockies | Estes Park, CO


Registration, Deposit & Refund Policy

Trip payments can be paid in full or divided into two payments
The deposit amount is non-refundable for all registrations

The deposit amount for Winter Retreat is $50
Any remaining balance will be charged to the card on file two weeks before the trip (2/10/20)

Refunds, excluding the deposit, are available until two weeks before the trip
No refunds will be issued within two weeks of the trip


Food, Medical and Rooms

Dietary Needs

The YMCA of the Rockies food service team is very willing to work with your child’s dietary needs. On your student’s registration form, there’s a spot to indicate any dietary needs.

Also, you may contact the YMCA directly with specific needs and questions.


In the event of an unexpected accident, there is always a qualified medical professional on call to tend to your child’s needs. If needed, the local hospital is only a short drive away.


Every room at the YMCA has two bunk beds and a full size bed. The goal is for boys to have 5 people (1 leader/4 students) per room and for girls to have 6 people (1 leader/5 students) per room. Leaders and students do not share a bed. Boys and girls are in separate buildings and are never allowed to enter the hallway in the building of the opposite sex.

All bedding is provided by the YMCA.



We will be taking charter buses as well as 15 passenger vans up to Estes Park.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Erie Campus – Drop off is Friday, Feb 21 at 4:45pm and Pick Up is Sunday, Feb 23 at

1:15pm at the Erie Campus (615 Evans St. Erie, CO 80516).

Please feed your child dinner before dropping him/her off on Friday night.

Boulder Campus – Drop is Friday, Feb 21 at 5:15pm and Pick Up is Sunday, Feb 23 at

12:30pm at the Boulder Campus (3245 Kalmia Ave. Boulder, CO 80301).

Please feed your child dinner before dropping him/her off on Friday night.

Things to Bring

Packing List:

Warm coat, Hat and scarf
More than two pairs of socks
Bible, Pen
Water bottle
Clothes for Saturday- waterproof pants, gloves and coat.
Clothes for inside games (Gym)
Extra pair of shoes or boots
Bathing suit
Toothbrush, toothpaste and Comb
Shower stuff
Costume for Clash of Clans (See info & pictures below)

No pillows or sleeping bags are needed. The YMCA provides all the bedding.

Optional items:


What about Money?

Here are a couple optional places students will need money to participate:

Snacks/Souvenirs – The YMCA has a snack shop as well as a souvenir shop.

Craft Shop – The craft shop will be open during free time and each of the crafts typically cost $5-$8 per project.

Weekend Experiences for Students

Saturday Afternoon | Clash of Clans

This year we are dividing all the students by grade and competing in Clash of Clans. Each clan (grade) has a dress up theme as well as a color. Points will be awarded for participation (more people dress up = more points for your clan) and winning the competitions.

Clan War Costumes

Saturday Afternoon Free Time

Gym – Multiple basketball courts available

Swimming Pool – Modest swimwear please

Ice Skating – Weather permitting

Roller Skating – Connected to the gym

Game Room – Game room has ping pong, billiards, Foosball, table shuffleboard, and more. Located in the basement of Sweet Memorial building

Craft Shop – Check out the wood and leather crafts, the jewelry area with thousands of beads, glazed and painted ceramics, tie dye and our seasonal crafts

Saturday Night Dodgeball Tournament

Teams of students compete to become the retreat champion and hoist our dodgeball trophy.

General Rules

Teams must have at least 2 boys and 2 girls
6 players are allowed on the court to start each game

There is no maximum number of players per team