2018 ONE LIFE (High School Youth Group Winter Retreats)

One Life #1: January 12-15, (9th-12th grades) – Still space available!

One Life #2: February 16-19, (9th-12th grades) – Full!

8:00 PM (or whenever your group can arrive) Friday – 10:30 AM Monday (or Sunday 6:30 PM departure)

Come for a weekend of fun and adventure with your youth group: complete with worship, broomball tournament, polar bear dip, other fun winter activities, a downhill skiing option, spiritual disciplines, and Christ-centered messages! Check-in begins at 8:00PM Friday (or whenever your group arrives), with our first meal at 8:30AM Saturday morning and programming starting directly after. The retreat ends at 10:30AM on Monday (with a Sunday PM departure option).

Student Retreat Cost: $150 (or $125 for Sunday departure)

Counselor Retreat Cost: $110

* CPBC requires that each group bring a minimum of one adult male leader per 8 male students and at least one adult female leader per 8 female students. One adult leader of each gender is the minimum requirement for groups smaller than 8 of each gender.


One Life Logo-01One Life strives to call students to out of the ordinary to live “one life” of extra-ordinary devotion to Christ through shared experiences in solid programming, challenging speakers, and meaningful worship. To help students find strength and renewal of faith on a spiritual peak, and develop a rhythm of faith that sustains them when they are not in those high places.   In every way OneLife retreats strive to encourage students to live further into their calling to whom God has made them to be and go home affecting their communities for the cause of Christ.

One Life Vision Team 

One Life Logo-01

Desiree Bakken – Edgebrook Cov. (IL)
Joel Brand – Winnetka Cov. (IL)
Lisa Cousineau – Grace Cov. (Iron River, MI)
Dustin Johnson – Program Mngr, Covenant Point (Iron River, MI)
Colby Mecher – Hinsdale Cov.  (IL)
Blake Thomas – North Park Cov. (Chicago, IL)
Jeff Root – Glen Elyn Cov. (IL)
Diana Shifflet – Naperville Cov. (IL)


Retreat Availability 

One Life Logo-01

January 12-15, (9th-12th grades) 
February 16-19, (9th-12th grades) – FULL!

All One Life Retreats run from 8:00PM Friday – 10:30AM Monday. A Partial Weekend Price will be available for those departing Sunday evening. For those arriving late Friday night, programming begins with 8:30AM breakfast Saturday.

Speaker Info 

One Life Logo-01






#1, January 12-15: Pastor Jonathan Reynolds, Oakdale Covenant Church

Jonathan felt a call to serve people as a young kid after seeing homeless people living under the famous Wacker Drive of Downtown, Chicago. He later told his family he wanted to dedicate his life to ministry. At age 14, he began preaching in many diverse churches all over the city of Chicago. He is a passionate and gifted speaker with extensive experience in leading and training ministry teams. Jonathan graduated from Trinity International University with a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies.  He has a strong passion for ministering to youth and young adults in a relevant and revolutionary way while engaging the intersections of theology, mission, and culture.

Image may contain: 1 person

#2, February  16-19: Pastor Kris Causton, Excelsior Covenant Church

Kris Causton is a mom, a pastor and a connoisseur of ice cream.  She lives in Minnesota and really loves winter.  Kris was a teenager in the 1980s and loves to tell stories about the olden days to teenagers of the 21st century.  She can’t wait to be a part of OneLife 2018!

Inline image 2




One Life Logo-01Student: $150
Early Departure Student: $125
Leader: $110

CPBC Retreat Group Contract.PDF

To register for One Life:

  • Students: Please see your youth leader to register for this retreat. You can download/print the registration packet below.
  • Youth Leaders: If you plan on bringing your youth group, complete online group reservation request form below.
  • 2018 One Life Registration Packet – to be filled out and turned in to your Youth Leader and mailed/emailed/faxed to camp by them. All forms should be sent to camp no later than 2 weeks prior to your retreat date.
  • Timeline for Youth Leaders:
    • Beginning Friday, Sept 8 at 9AM – Fill out the Group Reservation Request Form (below) to reserve spots for your youth group. Wait for email from dustin@cpbc.com confirming your specific retreat (this may take up to one week from the time you fill out the form).
    • Within 2 weeks of receiving confirmation email: remit deposit payment to CPBC.
    • 30 days prior to your retreat: Fill out the Group Registration (with accurate male/female breakdown), and send in deposit.
    • 2 weeks prior to your retreat: Send all registration forms to CPBC:

      358 W Hagerman Lake Rd
      Iron River, MI 49935


      FAX: 906.265.5123

    • Full payment (for registration, t-shirts, and skiing) due upon arrival.