2024 Fall Family Retreat: United Covenant Church of Gladstone

7:00pm (CST) Friday, October 18 –  12:00 pm (CST) Sunday, Oct 20, 2024


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Excited to offer this opportunity to enjoy camp this fall! This is a wonderful weekend to relax and spend time enjoying your church family, friends, good books, games, and warm fireplaces while immersed in the beauty of Upper Michigan in the fall.

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.

Optional Activities include:

  • Sauna and dip in the lake
  • Canoeing and kayaking on Hagerman Lake
  • Fishing (must possess valid MI fishing license if you are above the age of 16)
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Ping pong and foosball in the Canteen
  • Games and puzzles
  • Service Project
  • Evening Campfire

* If registration numbers do not meet a minimum requirement, CPBC reserves the right to cancel the retreat. In this event, rather than run the retreat as planned, we’d offer a lodge rental option instead. See rental details at www.cpbc.com/lodge-rental. We’ll make the decision whether or not to run this program two weeks prior to it’s start date.

Price & Lodging

2024 Pricing: 

  • Adult (age 13 and over): $140
  • Age 3-12: $110
  • Age 0-2: $70

*A $25/person deposit is due when registering. Full payment is due at the beginning of the retreat.

A $25 processing fee will be kept in the case of any cancellation one week (7 days) or more from the start of the retreat. In the case of a cancellation less than one week from the start of the retreat, no payments will be refunded.

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

  • 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, and 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).

*bed numbers reflect our normal FULL capacity. Some rooms may be reserved for CPBC volunteers/staff.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to change):

*times are CST


5-7PM Family Arrivals and move in
Next: Java Haus and Board Games in Dining Hall


8:00 Breakfast (Dining Hall)
10:00 Climbing Wall or Track & Trail High Ropes Course
12:30 Lunch in Dining HallAfternoon Options:
Free Time (canoe/kayak, basketball, pickleball, frisbee golf, etc)
Service project?
4:00 Worship at the Cross
5:00 Dinner
6:30 Evening Campfire with S’mores on the waterfront.
Sauna and dip available.
Next: Sauna Available until 10pm


8:00-9:00 Optional Continental Breakfast (Dining Hall)
10:00 Worship in Tabernacle
11:15 Brunch in Dining Hall

Packing List:

  • Bedding, sheets, pillows
  • Clothing for warm or cold weather, rain jacket
  • Swimsuit for sauna & dip (optional)
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Flashlight
  • Feel free to bring fishing gear, bikes, craft supplies, books, games, puzzles, or other recreation supplies!


Register Online!


Download/Print the 2024 Gladstone Fall Family Retreat Registration