Winter Camp provides a wonderfully unique experience for campers. Perhaps you’ve never played broomball. It’s like hockey but without skates. You’ll get to snowshoe, ice-skate and fly down a snow-covered hill on tubes. There’s also an Amazing Race and gaga ball. We also added human foosball to the mix of fun and challenging games for teams.
You’ll also enjoy more traditional camp activities like volleyball, basketball and dance class. We play games like football and speedaway out in the snow. There are team-building and challenge activities. If the lake ice is thick enough, we can add ice fishing.
In the evening, we enjoy campfire chats and time with friends. We also have the much-anticipated camp dance on the last night of camp. This year we will likely add a mid-camp dance as well.
\For a real challenge, some campers will be able to go on our “Winter Camping Challenge.” You’ll spend the night camping out in the snowy Wisconsin woods. Of course, activities may vary some based on the weather conditions.
In addition to fun, you’ll get to spend time with old friends and meet many new ones. It’s wonderful to spend time with youth of the same faith. Together, you’ll learn more about God’s way and His amazing plan for you. Morning Compass Checks and Christian Living classes will help you develop spiritually.
Campers develop a special bond at Winter Camp. I hope to see you there—I know you’ll enjoy the experience.
Dates and times:
If flying to camp, campers should fly into the General Mitchell Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please plan for your flight to arrive on Tuesday, December 26th, between noon and 3 p.m. Please plan for your departure flight to be Tuesday, Jan. 2, after 2:30 p.m.
If not flying, campers should plan to arrive by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27th.
If flying to camp, staff should fly into the General Mitchell Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please plan flight arrival on Tuesday, December 26th between noon and 3 p.m.
If not flying, staff should plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26th, for a mandatory staff meeting.
Specific staff needs:
Winter Camp staff members are typically 20 years of age or older. Teens should apply as campers. We’re looking for positive, enthusiastic and dedicated staff members. You will work in a well-structured environment to provide an exciting camp experience and help the campers grow in the faith. Please contact the camp director, Gary Black, with specific questions about staff needs.
Gary Black, Winter Camp
9785 Hamlet Ave. S.
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
12 to 19; high school staff must be 17 or older
Non-counselor high school staff: $165
Other staff: no charge
Dec. 27, 2017 - Jan. 2, 2018
(Staff arrives Dec. 26)
Nov. 15 (Staff application deadline Nov. 1)