Here is a recap video from last year, check it out to get a feeling of what our Winter Youth Retreat is all about!

Week #1 February 16th – 19th 2018

Week #2 February 23rd – 25th 2018 (Week #2 is FULL)

The student to adult ratio is for every 8 students there must be 1 adult.

Ages: Jr. High and High School

This weekend is designed for Junior High through High School students and offers Bible-based teaching, worship, organized recreation, enriching seminars, free-time activities and the best camp food you will ever have. We are offering two weekends of winter camp. Our speaker and worship leaders will be at both weekends of camp. The first weekend is a 3 night camp starting on Friday and ending on Monday. The second weekend is a 2 night camp starting on Friday and ending on Sunday.

What You Need to do to Register

  • Fill out our Registration Form on the right side of this page
  • Send an email with Gender, First/Last Name, Birthday, and t-shirt size for each person coming (including leaders) to our Registrar
  • Send $50 for each registrant by check or with credit card to officially register (Your spot is not guaranteed until we receive $50 for each registrant)
  • Have each person (including leaders) fill out the Camper Information Form and turned into Jenness Park


On the show Survivor, your goal is to be the “Sole Survivor”, requiring you to Outwit, Outplay and Outlast. In order to accomplish this, you deceive, manipulate and conspire against others. Is that really how life is supposed to work? Is that really how God designed us to live? No!
Join us for Soul Survivor Jenness Park. Our goal as Christians is to live the life God desires for each believer. A life that requires us to live by FAITH, share in the VICTORY Christ accomplished on the cross and OVERCOME the world. Our goal is not to be the Sole Survivor by voting off those that get in our way, but to be A Soul Survivor, by thriving in our relationship with Christ, sharing what He has done in our lives and bring as many along with us as we can. We don’t vote off, we invite in! See you in February 2018!

Theme Verse – 1 John 5:4-5


For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?


Speaker – Will Snipes

Will Snipes lives in Travelers Rest, SC and is a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School in nearby Greer, SC. He is also Boys Head Tennis Coach at Blue Ridge High School and Assistant Coach with the Cross Country team. Will was recently named Teacher of the Year at Blue Ridge Middle School and for all of Greenville County Schools. Will has served in roles such as Camp Pastor and Director the past 15 summers for Fuge Camps, serving at locations throughout the United States as well as in the countries of Wales, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Canada. On the weekends, he frequently travels to different churches throughout the country to speak at youth retreats and conferences. He enjoys running and completed his third marathon in January of 2007. He also enjoys leading Bible studies for groups of teenage guys and taking them on many hiking and backpacking adventures. In addition, Will writes for LifeWay publications such as Essential Connection magazine and Parenting Teens.

Worship Band – Sanctus Real

Sanctus Real’s 20 year history of creating music has garnered eight #1 singles, sixteen ‘top 10’ radio singles, two Grammy Award ® nominations, 1 million + singles sold, and a cumulative 750,000 albums sold. Current members are Mark Graalman – drums, Chris Rohman – guitar, Jake Rye – bass, Seth Huff – keys and Dustin Lolli – lead vocals. This Is Love, a three song EP released on February 5th, 2016 marks the band’s latest project with Dustin Lolli on lead vocals. Also recently released was the band’s ‘Best Of’ CD featuring 15 radio singles from their 7 albums with Sparrow Records. Toured extensively averaging 150+ shows per year since 2000 with multiple artists including MercyMe, TobyMac, Newsboys, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Skillet, Jeremy Camp, Kari Jobe, NeedToBreathe, Tenth Avenue North, and more. Nearly 700,000 active followers on Facebook, 150,000 Twitter followers, 10 million+ views of official music videos on YouTube.


2018 Pricing

Week #1 Feb. 16-19 A $50 non-refundable deposit is due on or before Jan. 17th
Before January 17th $245
After January 17th $265
Week #2 Feb. 23-25 A $50 non-refundable deposit is due on or before Jan. 24th
Before January 24th $165
After January 24th $185

Winter Youth Retreat Contact

Contact: Candace Thomazin
Phone: 800.258.7554 Ext 101
Email Candace


Online Registration

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Mail-In Registration

Print Registration


Winter Youth Retreat Sample Schedule

  • 3:00pm Registration Open
  • 5:45 Dinner
  • 6:45 Counselor Meeting
  • 7:15 Ice Breaker Games
  • 8:45 Snack
  • 9:15 Main Event
  • 10:45 Church Devotions
  • 11:45 Lights Out
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Main Event
  • 10:30 Recreation
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:10 Seminar 1
  • 2:20 Seminar 2
  • 3:30 Free Time
  • 5:30 Dinner
  • 6:30 Main Event
  • 8:30 Snack
  • 9:00 Night Activities
  • 10:15 Church Devotions
  • 11:00 Lights Out
  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Rec Finale
  • 9:45 Main Event
  • 11:15 Bell Ringing
  • 11:45 Lunch


Winter Youth Retreat Packing List


  • Camper Information Form
  • Sleeping Bag or sheet set & pillow
  • Bible, Notebook and Pen
  • Spending money

(no ATM machines are located at Jenness Park)

  • Towel, washcloth, soap
  • Comb/Brush
  • Other personal items
  • Any medications required
  • Appropriate clothing & shoes

Don’t Forget!

  • Camera
  • Phone Card
  • Flashlight
  • Sweatshirt
  • Beanie/knit hat
  • Gloves
  • 2 Non-slip pairs of shoes
  • Extra socks
  • Winter pants/jacket
  • Extra blanket
  • Other appropriate clothing

*All clothing should reflect a Christian example to other campers.
Please Do Not Bring: Alcohol, Illegal drugs, firearms, pets, radios, Ipod/MP3/CD players, video games, coasting devices, or bikes.