This will be an action-packed weekend full of friends, fun, & new experiences! We get to do some of the most crazy and unique things at camp. Things like luging, going on camp escapades, exploring in the forest, snow painting, and building mattress forts. The sky is the limit when it comes to fun and adventure out here.
This weekend camp is for kids in grades 4-6. It’s on March 3-5th & is $125/person. Invite your friends and register today!
We love camp so much and summer just isn’t enough for us. So yes, we’ve found ways to run camp all year round!! We run a Jr & Sr High Weekend Winter Retreat on February 3 – 5th for students in grades 7-12. There will be ice hockey, luging, wide games, session times, campfires, and time to relax and hang out with old friends and new ones. This retreat is a perfect break and way to celebrate being done school exams! Invite your friends and come enjoy life with us. $125/person.
Camp is covered in snow and it seems winter has arrived and plans to stay. Our winter LTD retreat is coming up next and will be hosted on January 20-22nd! This weekend is for LTD’s and summer staff to come back and reconnect. It’s the most chill & relaxed of all retreats. And yes quite literally. If the snow keeps falling, there will be ice hockey, (maybe) even luging, campfires, space to worship, hang out, laugh like crazy, go for a walk, and re-enter a thin space. A sacred space. A place set apart to play and pray. Can’t wait to have you all back here.
This retreat is meant to be just that – a retreat. Take a weekend by yourself, with your spouse, or with your whole family, and pause and enter the Advent season and the countdown to Christmas well. December is often such a hectic month but this retreat helps prepare us each year to sort our priorities and align our heart so that we can celebrate the birth of the Messiah with intention and reverence. There will be warm delicious food, wagon rides, carol singing, sitting by the fire, crafts, and stories. $80 per Adult, $60 for kids 4 – 17 and kids under 4 are free.
One incredible aspect of the LTD Program is that it runs year-round. We’re committed to the relationships and spiritual growth journey that begins through the crazy world of summer camp. And we pour into these relationships by bringing LTD’s and summer staff back together through our retreat season.
The Fall Retreat is a time for LTD’s to reconnect and it runs Sept 30 – Oct 2nd. It’s also a time where the greater Gull Lake family comes together to cheer each other on. Our annual Adventure Race takes place on the Saturday where LTD’s run stations for racers who run an adventure fundraising race that supports the program. It’s a beautiful fall weekend we’re looking forward to.
The annual Advent Retreat (Nov. 25-27). December can be such a hectic month and Christ can almost get lost in all the hustle and bustle. This is a is a wonderful time set aside to pause, connect, and prepare to enter the season of Advent as we count down to Christmas. Open to all ages.
Winter Camp is like summer camp but with luging instead of boating, and boots instead of flip flops. We have one weekend for Jr. and Sr. High (Feb. 3-5) and one weekend for grade 4-6 (Mar. 3-5). It’s going to be awesome.
The Gull Lake Adventure Race is my favorite weekend of the year! It is full of excitement, adventure, ridiculousness, friendships and more. Gather your team and test your mettle against our course. The race includes cross-country biking, orienteering, head-to-head competition and an incredible amount of interesting challenges such as archery tag, climbing, hatchet toss, slingshot, and a whole lot more. Come and create some memories with us. Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.
It’s that time again when I send out the annual report. This is where I go into a deeper level of detail on how things are really going at the camp and speak candidly on our finances and overall organizational health. Each year I try to pick a different angle to report on and for this year I have focused specifically on why we do program the way we do. Why is it so expensive? Why do we do the activities we do? How do we create a space for campers to connect with Christ? There are also updates on the operations and capital finances, some plans for the future, and some statistics (yay!). It’s 18 pages long, so feel free to skim it over and pick and choose the sections you want to read.