2019 ONE LIFE (High School Youth Group Winter Retreats)

One Life #1: 7PM Thursday, January 3 – 9:00AM Sunday, January 6 – FULL

One Life #2: 8pm (or whenever your group can arrive) Friday, February 15 – 10:30 AM Monday, Feb 18 (or Sunday PM departure) – FULL

Come for a weekend of fun and adventure with your high school youth group: complete with worship, broomball tournament, polar bear dip, other fun winter activities, a downhill skiing option, spiritual disciplines, and Christ-centered messages!

Pricing & Registration

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One Life 2019 Pricing:

Student: $150
Early Departure Student: $125
Leader: $110
* Optional One Life Long Sleeve T-shirt: $20
* Optional Day at Ski Brule: $39 for pass & rental OR $29 for pass only


To register for One Life:

  • Students: Please see your youth leader to register for this retreat. You can download/print the registration form and optional ski form below.
  • Youth Leaders: Please complete the following:
    • Download/Print the 2019 One Life Registration Form – All forms should be sent to camp no later than 2 weeks prior to your retreat date.
    • If any of your students plan on spending the ski day at Ski Brule (optional), Download/Print the Ski Brule 2019 Rental & Release Form. Youth leaders are responsible for transportation to/from Ski Brule as well as supervision while at Ski Brule.
    • Timeline for Youth Leaders:
      • Beginning Friday, Sept 7 at 9AM – Fill out the 2019 One Life Group Reservation Request 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.
      • At least one month prior to your retreat: Fill out the 2019 2019 One Life Group Registration (with accurate male/female breakdown and ski numbers).
      • 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) and ski forms are due upon arrival.


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 Planning Team:

Joel Brand – Winnetka Cov. (IL)
Lisa Cousineau – Grace Cov. (Iron River, MI) 
Sophia Duffield –
Hillcrest Cov. (DeKalb, IL)
Drew Edstrom –
 Northwest Cov. (Chicago, IL)
Dustin Johnson – Program Mngr, Covenant Point (Iron River, MI)
Colby Mecher – Hinsdale Cov.  (IL)
Diana Shifflet – Naperville Cov. (IL)

Theme & Speaker 

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2019 Theme:

(RE)NEW: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:1-2

#1, January 3-6: Meghan DeJong

Meghan was born and raised in Chicago, and now lives outside of Boston with her husband, Brad, and their sons, Brady & Luke. She grew up at Ravenswood Covenant and was a camper and staff member at CPBC. She currently serves as an associate pastor of Highrock MetroWest, a vibrant, & multiethnic church. Meghan loves running, Mexican food & hyping Chicago over everyone. If she’s not at church or drinking coffee, you’ll find their Meghan at the gym,  or watching baseball – Go Cubs Go!


#2, February  15-18: Sara Fisher

Sara is a youth pastor in Northern California. Most of her days are spent drinking coffee and dreaming up something goofy that leads to deeper relationship and discipleship. She loves sitting around dinner tables with friends, chocolate peanut butter ice cream, and seeing the good news of Jesus come to life in real, tangible ways. She finds teenagers genuinely hilarious and wise and can’t imagine doing ministry with anyone else. She is a pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, is married to her husband Matt and has one sassy dog, Indy.


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