Christmas Camp

5:30 PM December 27, 2024 – 10AM January 1, 2025

Extend the Christmas season at Covenant Point! This is a wonderful week to relax and spend time enjoying family, friends, winter sports, good books, and warm fireplaces while immersed in the beauty of Upper Michigan.

Christmas Camp begins at 5:30 PM with dinner on Wednesday, December 27, and concludes at 10 AM after our New Year’s Day brunch on Monday, January 1. Check-in is from 3:00 to 5:30 in the Dining Hall on December 27. Weekly cross-country ski and daily snowshoe rental are included. Temperatures during the day usually range from 0 to 25 degrees Fahrenheit. Camp buildings are warm, and there is wood available for fireplaces and wood-stoves. Wool sweaters, heavy jackets, and plenty of warm socks are most appropriate. Camp policy prohibits alcoholic beverages on camp grounds and smoking in camp buildings.

Activities include:

  • Sledding and tubing
  • Broomball
  • Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding (at nearby Ski Brule) – tickets must be purchased from Ski Brule.
  • Sauna and polar bear dip
  • Ping pong & foosball
  • Games and puzzles
  • Ice fishing (must possess valid MI fishing license if you are above the age of 16)

2024-25 Christmas Camp Pricing: 

  • Adult (age 13 and over): $395
  • Age 3-12: $355
  • Children under 3: $100

Sample Daily Schedule:

7:15 AM             Coffee, hot water and cold cereal available

8:30 AM             Hot breakfast

9:30 AM             Intergenerational worship

10:15 AM           Enjoy some free time or a staff-led activity

12:30 PM           Lunch

1:30 PM             Enjoy some free time or a staff-led activity

5:30 PM             Dinner

6:45 PM             Intergenerational worship

Next                  Optional evening program

Packing List:

  • Bedding, sheets, pillows
  • Clothing for cold weather
  • Snow gear, boots, etc.
  • Swimsuit for sauna and “polar bear” dip
  • Towels, toiletries
  • Puzzles and games for around in your lodge
  • Bible, notebook, and pen
  • Flashlight
  • Feel free to bring skis, skates, ice-fishing gear, craft supplies, books, games, puzzles, or other recreation supplies!

Housing – CPBC will assign lodging based on availability and your household size and needs.

We’ll limit to one household per room unless asked otherwise.

 *Numbers reflect our typical bed numbers.

  •  Maple Lodge (30 beds): 8 bedrooms housing up to 3-4 people per room in bunkbeds, three shared bathrooms for the lodge and a lounge area shared by all rooms, including a woodstove.
  • Pine Lodge (40 beds): 4 bedrooms housing up to 8-12 people in bunkbeds per room, two shared bathrooms (each with two toilets and two showers) for the lodge and a large lounge shared by all rooms, including a woodstove.
  • Aspen, Hemlock, Birch Lodges (24 beds each): 2 bedrooms in each lodge, housing up to 12 people in bunkbeds per room, both bedrooms having a private bathroom, and a small lounge and fireplace shared by both bedrooms.
  • Cedar Lodge (40 beds): 4 bedrooms housing up to 10 people in bunkbeds per room, each bedroom has a private bathroom and a large lounge shared by all bedrooms.
  • Squirrel’s Cage (10 beds): A 3 bedroom / 1 bathroom cabin with a small living room and kitchen; two bedrooms with two bunk beds each, and a master bedroom with a queen size bed.
  • Nature Center (16 beds): 2 bedrooms housing up to 8 people per room, two full bathrooms and a large lounge with a fireplace, shared by both bedrooms. NOTE: This building is in our “Back 40,” across the road from the main CPBC campus.
  • Upper Tamarack Right & Left (8 beds X 2): 2 side by side units which each house 8 in bunkbeds. One full bathroom in each unit.
  • Krubba Apartment – Upper Tamarack Gable End (1 bed): 1-bedroom apartment with full kitchen and it’s own full bathroom and living room; has 1 full bed and a pullout couch.
  • Infirmary Bunks (7 beds) & Infirmary Apartment (4 beds): The infirmary bunk side has two bedrooms, each of which house 3 or 4 in bunkbeds and has a shared full bathroom. The infirmary apartment has two bedrooms, one with a bunkbed and one with a full bed and a full bathroom, as well as a living room and partial kitchen (sink, toaster oven, and small refrigerator).


Register Online! (Opens at 7 AM on June 5, 2024)


Download/Print the 2024-25 Christmas Camp Registration and Info Form – Coming mid-June 2024