2024 Winnetka Covenant Church Winter Camp

Thursday, January 25 (late evening arrival – after dinner) – 9:00 AM Sunday, January 28, 2024

Contact Linnea Johnson for more info: linneajohnson1@yahoo.com

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

Weekend 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
  • Ice skating
  • Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding (at nearby Ski Brule)
  • Sauna and polar bear dip
  • Ping pong and foosball in the Canteen
  • Games and puzzles
  • Ice fishing (must possess valid MI fishing license if you are above the age of 16)

* 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): $165
  • Age 3-12: $110
  • Children under 3: $45

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 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.
  • Tall Trees (5 beds): A cozy 1-room cabin that sleeps up to 5 in two bunk beds and a single bed and includes a single bathroom/shower.
  • 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


Sample Daily Schedule (subject to change):

7:15AM – Coffee, hot water, and cold cereal available in Dining Hall
8:30AM – Breakfast 
9:30AM – Intergenerational worship
10:15AM – Enjoy some free time or a group activity
12:30PM – Bag lunch pickup (if you didn’t pick up at breakfast)
1:30PM – Enjoy some free time or a group activity
5:30PM – Dinner

Packing List:

  • Bedding, sheets, pillows
  • Clothing for cold weather
  • Snow gear, boots, etc
  • Swimsuit for sauna & polar bear dip (optional)
  • Face masks
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Bible, notebook, pen
  • Flashlight
  • Feel free to bring skis, skates, ice-fishing gear, craft supplies, books, games, puzzles, or other recreation supplies!


Register Online!


Download/Print the 2024 WCC Winter Camp Registration Form