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.
If flying to camp, plan to fly to the General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Flights should arrive on Wednesday, December 26 between noon and 3:00 p.m. Departures should be on Tuesday, January 1 after 2:30 p.m. from General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee. We’ll arrange transportation between the airport and camp. If busses are needed, there may be a charge of around $20-$30 each way. This will help offset the cost of bus transportation. Please bring extra cash for food prior to arrival and after departure from camp. The first meal provided will be breakfast on Thursday, December 27th and the last meal will be breakfast on Tuesday, January 1st.
If flying to camp, staff should fly into the General Mitchell Airport (MKE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Date for arrival is December 26. If not flying, date for arrival is to still December 26.
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: $170
Other staff: no charge
Dec 26, 2018 - Jan 1, 2019
(Staff arrives Dec. 26, 2018)
Nov. 15 (Staff application deadline Nov. 1)