Please note - this information is regarding 2017 winter camps. This page will be updated for 2018 winter camps at a later time.
We are pleased to announce that we will once again be offering two Winter Camps! First, our annual Jr. High Winter Camp will be held on January 6-8, 2017 for anyone in 6th-8th grade. It's complete with extreme games, awesome counselors, and famous Black Rock Retreat food!
We are also proud to once again host our annual Sr. High Winter Camp from February 3-5, 2017 for anyone in 9th-12th grade. Winter Camp promises the same high energy experience of Teen Week, with a wintertime twist! You won't want to miss out on this exciting opportunity! Not to mention, many of the counselors from this past summer will be there to catch up with you!
Spaces are limited, so register today!
Sr. High Winter Camp Speaker & Worship Leader: Matthew Ouellette
From the wilderness of Maine, singer/songwriter, author, pastor and speaker, Matthew Ouellette wrestles honestly with life and the God who created it. From his own turbulent journey, he's neither threatened nor throttled by questions of faith or frustrations. His genuine pursuit of Truth in transparency offers a message of hope and healing.
Matt will be be both speaking and leading worship at this year's Sr. High Retreat. Visit his website here: www.matthewouellettemusic.com
Jr. High Winter Camp Speaker: Jeff Pilger
Growing close to God through meaningful relationships and service opportunities as a teenager inspired Jeff Pilger to begin exploring a life of ministry. Volunteering with Children's ministries and leading school Bible studies were a few things that would eventually lead him to the missions field where he first felt the call to ministry.
Jeff served as the pastor of student ministries at Journey Christian Church for 10 years. His focus on The Gospel, the Cross, relationships and discipleship connected him with students, their families and other local church leaders.
Jeff's heart continues to be for the spiritual, familial and emotional health of students as well as encouragement and support for ministers and their families. In 2016 he took a position as Director of Encouragement and Care with INFUZION, a ministry that provides ministry support, creative events and experiences to the local church. In his new role, Jeff is reaching out to young leaders who are experiencing difficulty as they navigate and balance ministry, family, faith and emotional health.
Jeff lives with his wife and hero, Asia and their two kids Allison and Liam in Rochester, NY. He is a self-confessed geek who likes computers, comics, Star Wars, and games like "Catan", "Ticket to Ride" and "7 Wonders". He works as a Teaching assistant in a math class at a special education school where he enjoys serving alongside his work family meeting the needs of trauma-affected teenagers.
YOUTH GROUP INFORMATION:
Besides individual registrants, Youth Groups are also invitied to join us for this exhilarating winter event! We'll provide the games, activities, program, speaker, music, worship, food, lodging, entertainment, and staff! All you have to do is come and enjoy!
All youth leaders are welcome! This is a great opportunity to come and just spend some quality time with the students you minister to while we take care of all the work! Maybe there's someone in your youth group that you've really wanted to sit down and talk to, but just haven't been able to find uninterrupted time to do it. Perhaps you're so busy with the planning and administration required for implementing your own events that you don't really get to enjoy them yourself and spend much quality time with your students. This could be a wonderful chance to deepen some relationships and have a blast doing it...without the stress of leading a retreat! Our motto at Black Rock Retreat is "to know Christ and make Him known!" It is our desire that every aspect of these retreats will do just that! If you can't put together a group, but know of individuals in a youth group who would like to come...send them anyway! We'll have plenty of our own staff to serve as counselors and spend the retreat with them. Their goal is to be there to serve our campers in any way they can!
REGISTRATION PROCEDURES AND INFORMATION:
Online Registration is available for individual campers (non-youth group attendees) in addition to sending registrations in the mail. Campers will click here for Online Registration when opened.
Below is a list of various downloadable forms that can be used for the registration process, followed by more registration details. Click on a form to download and print.
Additional Registration Information:
We truly hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you through these exciting events. Please feel free to contact us if you have further questions!