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.

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
  • Ice skating
  • Cross country skiing and snowshoeing
  • Downhill skiing and snowboarding (at nearby Ski Brule)
  • Sauna and polar bear dip
  • Air hockey, 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.

Retreat COVID-19 Protocols:

Please read our Retreat COVID-19 protocols.

*If it becomes apparent that we cannot run a retreat as planned due to COVID-19 considerations, we reserve the right to make changes to capacity, program, or calendar as necessary. Prior to each retreat, we will be in communication with participants regarding instructions and policies to reduce health risks for our participants and staff. Any cancellations related to COVID-19 will be refunded in full.

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