Activities for the weekend include:  Awesome Worship & Teaching, Swimming at the local YMCA, Crazy Games and more!
Date:  January 10-11, 2020
Check in/out: Check-in: 6:00 pm Friday. Retreat ends: 4:00 pm Saturday


Prudence Martin, Brazil, IN – Worship Leader
Prudence and her band regularly lead youth and adults in showing praise and giving glory to God.  She loves Jesus and nothing else better than worshipping Him.  Prudence and her band will lead our elementary campers in high-energy worship and introduce them to her world of singing praise to our God.


Ben Hannum, Paris, IL – Speaker

Ben loves kids!  His years in Youth Ministry have prepared him to effectively share Jesus’ teachings throughout our weekend.
Do you find it hard to know how to follow Jesus?  You can learn to trust God’s leading in your every day life! Ben will make a connection between God’s Word and His direction to GO … Lead, Risk, Tell, Obey and Serve!

A peek at the weekend

6:00    Registration
6:45    Get it Started! (Worship & Teaching)
8:00 – 10:30   Swimming at YMCA – Bring Swimsuit, Towel
(Local School Bus & Driver will transport campers safely)
Pizza, Inflatables, Nine Square in the Air

8:00    Breakfast
9:00    Worship & Speaker
10:00  Team Building Games & Small Groups
(Bring coat, hat, gloves for outdoor play)
12:00  Lunch
1:00    Studio Go! Wacky Game Show
2:00    Snack & Pack up
3:00    Final Worship & Speaker
4:00    Head home to share Jesus with your friends!

Weekend Meals will be kid-friendly including Eggs, bacon, biscuits, fruit, and cereal for breakfast and spaghetti/garlic bread and salad for lunch.

History of Winterfest

While Camp Illiana has offered our older elementary summer campers an opportunity for growth and reunion in the winter for many years, Winterfest began in 2010. With the goal of bringing together elementary youth from all of our churches, we offer relevant bible teaching, worship and an awesome time growing closer to friends and Jesus.