Timber Bay Retreat

Timber Bay High School Retreat

Friday, February 26th - Sunday, February 28th

For High School Students - Grades 9 - 12th

If you’re looking for a chance to connect with other students and you’re in high school, Timber Bay is probably one of your best chances.  Nestled next to Whitefish lake in Onamia, MN this picturesque retreat offers you the chance to get away and enjoy a break from the world and more time to relax and connect.  Timber bay offers many activities for you to enjoy that you can check out below.  But the best part is our time together, connecting to one another and connecting with God. 

Our theme this year is Nothing to Prove, Nothing to lose.  The grace of God is so amazing and beautiful!  Amazing because it is freely given and powerfully sufficient to forgive when we place our faith in Him.  Beautiful because when we walk in the grace He provides it transforms our lives, our outlook and how we love one another through the same grace He provides.  Over the weekend we’ll explore how the grace of God is a game changer in our relationship towards Him and one another.  How living and walking in that grace cultivates a greater love for Him and for one another.

Year Round Activities at Timber bay

  • Hiking and mountain bike trails wind through over 360 acres of private trails (another 600 acres of public land are adjacent)
  • Half-court, hard surface basketball
  • Large playing field available for football/soccer/softball and other games
  • Horseshoes, softball, croquet, badminton and other yard games available
  • 9-hole Frisbee golf course makes its way through the main camp area
  • Mountain boards (like skateboards for the woods)

Winter Activities at timber bay

  • Snowshoeing
  • Broomball (lighted)
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice fishing
  • Snow-tubing run (lighted)
  • Snowboarding
  • Snow football
  • Winter bikes

What about covid?

Glad you asked, here are a few changes
– We will be the only ones at Timber Bay so we should have plenty of space for our group (has enough space for 150)
– Cabins may be used at half capacity to increase social distancing, meaning a cabin of 10 may sleep 5
– Masking is required indoors, excluding your own cabin, but not outdoors
– We will drive up in a school bus and masks will be required on the bus
– The Timber Bay staff will be sanitizing the dining room, lodge and rec room regularly
– We will take temperatures the day we leave to ensure everyone is healthy and symptom free

    Contact Amy Bowers at [email protected] if you have any questions.
    Cost: $110

    Register Online

    Registration for Timber Bay is now closed!

    You must have a 2021 “CEFC Student Health Form” on file in the church office. It will be good for youth trips take between now and December 31, 2021. This form can be filled out online.

    Departure and Arrival

    • Arrive at Church: Friday at 1:30 pm at Calvary’s Gym
    • Departure:  Friday at 2:00 pm.at Calvary’s Gym
    • Arrival:  Sunday at 4:30 pm at Calvary’s Gym


    What to Bring

    • Bible, Notebook, Pen
    • Boots
    • Warm clothes
    • Warm hat 
    • Deodorant (a must) 
    • Sleeping Bag & Pillow
    • Pajamas 
    • Snacks 
    • $ for camp store
    • Skates (optional)
    • Board games
    • Comb & brush
    • Snow pants
    • Extra socks
    • Flashlight w/batteries
    •  Toothbrush and paste
    • Towel, soap, shampoo
    • Camera
    • $ for food for Fri and Sun lunch
    • Water bottle

    Things to Leave at Home

    • Cell phones
    • Ipods
    • Electronic Game Device
    • DVD Player
    • Laptop
    • Kindle/Nook/IPad
    • Jewelry


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