Join us for WINTER WKND, a local retreat experience for middle school students.
What is Winter WKND?
Winter WKND is a 2 night, 1 day retreat experience. It is a reinvention of the Middle School Winter Retreat which was previously held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. This will have many of the same elements of previous retreats but done in a new way, at almost half the cost, and with way better food!
There will be powerful worship experiences, engaging teachings, space for meaningful discussions with your middle school students, and fun will be had by all. We are extremely excited to see how the Holy Spirit will work through Winter WKND to bless you and your family!
Winter WKND is a local retreat experience and will happen in Boulder and Erie, CO. Students will sleep in host homes with volunteer church families.
$80 per student | Price increases to $100 on January 15
T-Shirt – There will be a Winter WKND long sleeved shirt available to be purchased during registration for $20. All t-shirts will be adult sizes (XS – XL).
Theme: Jesus is For All, Forever – John 3:16-17
Students will learn that Jesus is available to all who call on Him, and He is accessible to everyone forever. The messages will show students that no matter what they’ve done or how they’ve lived, Jesus is calling them to Himself.
This year there will be a combination of video teaching content from Christ In Youth (CIY), and live teaching by Jake Baur (Calvary in Boulder), Chris Barnes (Calvary in Erie) and Matt Molden (New Life Community Church).
Payment, 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 WKND is $35
Any remaining balance will be charged to the card on file 2 weeks before the Winter WKND (2/5/22).
Refunds, excluding the deposit, are available until 2 weeks before the Winter WKND. No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of the Winter WKND.
Why do a local Winter WKND experience?
- More affordable: Reducing the price of the experience increases the potential of reaching more students.
- Effective Worship Environments: By using local church buildings, we are able to create a high quality, fun and engaging worship experience at a lower cost.
- Better Food: Let’s be honest, the food at retreat centers is not great. Sometimes not even good. For this event, we get to choose great food options like Chick-fil-A!
- Flexibility: The planning team and each individual church have more options during this experience. Everyone gets to make decisions based on what will make the best Winter WKND experience for your community of students.
We are ordering food from local businesses and will be able to cater to whatever food needs your child might have. On your student’s registration form, there’s a spot to indicate any dietary needs. You may also contact your campus student ministry leader directly about this if needed.
In the event of an unexpected accident, there will be an RN available. If needed, the local hospital is only a short drive away.
At the time of Winter WKND, we will follow Calvary Bible Church’s current policies on masks, social distancing, and COVID procedures.
Each small group will have its own host home where students will sleep, shower and do small group processing time. Depending on the home, students will sleep on couches, beds or the floor. Leaders and students do not share a bed. Boys and girls will be in separate host homes and are never allowed to enter the host homes of the opposite sex.
A sleeping bag and pillow will need to be brought for each attending student.
If you are interested in becoming a host home, the information is at this link: 2022 Host Home Information
Host home volunteers will transport students to and from their host homes. Charter buses as well as 15 passenger vans will transfer students to and from activity locations throughout Saturday.
Drop Off and Pick Up
All Campuses Drop Off – Drop off is Friday, February 11 at 5:30pm at the Boulder Campus.
*Dinner will be provided Friday evening for students.
All Campuses Pick Up – Students will be brought to their respective campus by their host home to do church together on Sunday morning. Pick up is after church at each respective campus (Example: if you attend the Erie campus, you will pick up your student after church at the Erie campus).
What to Bring
Warm coat, Hat and scarf
More than two pairs of socks
Active clothes for inside games (Gym)
Extra pair of shoes or boots
Toothbrush, toothpaste and Comb
Sleeping bag and pillow
*Students may not bring cell phones on this trip
What about Money?
Students will not need money on this trip.
Students will engage with excellent Bible teaching and high quality video curriculum from Christ In Youth. The teachings are very engaging and teach students at a level that is accessible to them.
The food will be amazing because it will be from restaurants like Chick-fil-a and Chipotle.
Small groups will get private host home experiences that allow them to bond in a unique setting. These experiences are designed to promote great conversation and intimate small group time.
Small Group Discussions
Small group discussions will involve interactive questions and experiences through the CIY teaching. Students will have the opportunity to engage with excellent content and questions together that will help them process the teachings.
Free Time with Friends
There will be opportunities for free time throughout the weekend that include games, sports, relational time and snacks.
Annual Dodgeball Tournament
On Saturday night, the Winter WKND annual dodgeball tournament will take place. Students will compete in teams against one another and the winning team will get the traditional trophy celebration.