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 – 18th 2019 (Sat – Mon, President’s Day)

Week #2 February 22nd – 24th 2019 (Fri – Sun)

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 starts on Saturday and ends on Monday. The second weekend starts on Friday and ends 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

Theme – Identity Crisis

In a world of Social Media and Video Games it is easy to portray who we want to be or even who we think others want us to be. As we create profiles, avatars, and memes we maybe fudge a little on our looks, likes, and other information. But who are you really? As Christians, we get our identity in Christ! We are Children of God, Joint Heirs with Christ! Join us for Winter Youth 2019 as we look at what the Bible says about who we really are and who we represent!

Theme Verse –1 John 3:1, “See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”



Speaker – Mike Solorio

Mike Solorio was born and raised in Fresno, CA. His passion for youth, the church, family and Jesus is amplified within his words, actions, and vision.

Mike has served in youth ministry for nearly 20 years, speaking throughout the country, leading student conferences and camps throughout California such as Jenness Park and Ignition Student Conference. He also worked at CSBC for several years before becoming the associate pastor at Bethel Southern in Madera, CA. In 2011, Mike became the Lead Pastor at Valley Baptist Church in Salinas, CA where he served for 6 years before moving back home (Fresno) to become the Lead Pastor at El Encino in 2017.

Pastor Mike is an energetic, passionate preacher, who is known for one simple yet powerful statement, “It’s ALL about Jesus!” He loves the church, his family, coffee and sports!

He serves alongside his wife Stephanie, and their 3 kids: Michael, Joseph, and Marissa.

Worship – Travis Ryan

Travis Ryan is known by the public as a multi-dove nominated, ASCAP recognized #1 hit-songwriter. But to those close to him, he is known as a servant-hearted worshipper of God who fiercely champions the Church, utterly cherishes his beautiful wife, Hayley, and is the hero of their three young children.

Travis is a well respected Integrity Music staff writer and artist. He has had cuts with Newsboys, Phillips, Craig and Dean, All Sons and Daughters, Phil Wickham, Selah and more. He has collaborated with well-known leaders in the worship community like Matt Redman, Vertical Church, Elevation Worship, Darrell Evans, Ben Cantelon, Worship Central, Jared Anderson, Tim Timmons, Jason Ingram, Jennie Lee Riddle, Dustin Smith, Meredith Andrews, Michael Farren, and Brenton Brown to name just a few. Travis has toured with Paul Baloche, Phil Wickham, MercyMe, and The City Harmonic.

Of note is the widely loved Church favorite,“We Believe” co-authored with Richie Fike and Matt Hooper. It was singled and carried to the top of all Christian charts by the Newsboys in 2015 and continues to spread through congregations around the globe.


2019 Pricing

Week #1 Feb. 16-18 A $50 non-refundable deposit is due on or before Jan. 17th HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Before January 17th $169
After January 17th $189
Week #2 Feb. 22-24 A $50 non-refundable deposit is due on or before Jan. 24th
Before January 24th $169
After January 24th $189

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.