Join us for WINTER WKND, an amazing experience for middle school students. 

What is Winter WKND?

Your student will have powerful worship experiences, engaging teachings, space for meaningful discussions, and fun! We are extremely excited to see how the Holy Spirit will work through Winter WKND to bless you and your family!


February 3-5, 2023


Goldenbell Camp and Conference Center | Divide, CO


$235 through January 13 | $285 on/after January 14

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

WKND Experience

Theme: You are my disciple if…

This year we will have live teaching by Jake Baur (Calvary in Boulder), 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 Retreat is $70. Any remaining balance will be charged to the card on file 2 weeks before the trip (January 20). 

    Refunds, excluding the deposit, are available until 2 weeks before the trip. No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of the trip.

    Combined Experience

    This year, due to the rising cost of retreat centers, the district decided to combine the Winter WKND with both high schoolers and middle schoolers from various churches.  Because Winter WKND has always been a middle school event at Calvary, we’ve decided only to send our middle school students to it.  

    Here’s what this means for your student: Session experiences and meals (big room gatherings where do a message, games and music worship) will be the only two combined experiences between high school and middle schoolers. 

    The rest of the weekend experiences will separate middle school students and high school students (cabins, big group games, dodgeball tournaments, free time activities, etc.) 

    Dietary Needs

    Goldenbell’s food service team will provide food for students who have Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegetarian meal needs. If you student needs these meals, please fill out the form.

    Medical Information

    In the event of an unexpected accident, there will be an RN available. If needed, the local hospital is only a short drive away.


    The room sizes at Goldenbell vary from 6-12 person rooms. The goal is to have a ratio of 1 leader for every 5-6 students. Leaders and students do not share a bed. Boys and girls will have separate sleeping areas and students will not be allowed to enter rooms of the opposite sex. Sleeping bags and Pillows need to be brought.


    We will be taking a charter bus as well as 15-passenger vans to Divide, CO.

    Drop Off and Pick Up

    Erie Campus – 615 Evans St. Erie, 80516 Drop-off is Friday, Feb 3 at 4:00 pm Pick-up is Sunday, Feb 5 at 2:00 pm
     *Please feed your child dinner before dropping him/her off on Friday night.
    Boulder Campus – 3245 Kalmia Ave. Boulder, CO 80301 Drop-off is Friday, Feb 3 at 4:00 pm Pick-up is Sunday, Feb 5 at 2:00 pm.
     *Please feed your child dinner before dropping him/her off on Friday night.

    What to Bring

    Packing List:

    Sleeping Bag & Pillow
    Warm winter gear (Coat, Hat, Mittens/Gloves)
    Winter shoes/boots
    Bible, Pen
    Water bottle
    Clothes for inside games (Gym)
    Modest swimsuit for swimming pool
    Toothbrush, toothpaste, and comb/brush
    More than two pairs of socks
    Shower stuff/toiletries
    Costume for Outer Realm (See info & pictures below)
    Optional items: Snacks

    What about Money?

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

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

    snack shack will be open at different times over the weekend for students to

    purchase snacks if desired.


    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.

    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.

    Other Activities

    Saturday Evening | Outer Realm
    This year we are dividing all the students by grade and competing in our Outer Realm Competition. Each team will have a dress-up theme as well as a color. Points will be awarded for winning competitions and participation (more people dress-up = more points for your team) Costumes for Outer Realm will be announced in January.

    Saturday Afternoon Free Time Gym Game Room Swimming Pool – Modest swimwear please Tubing Hill – Snow and weather permitting

    Saturday Afternoon Dodgeball Tournament Teams of students compete to become the retreat champion and hoist the MSM Winter WKND 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

    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.