Winter Teen Retreats (Michigan)

Life-impacting retreats (without all the work)

SpringHill takes care of all your retreat program, activities, meals, and housing details so you can just focus on your students the whole weekend. Instead of preparing messages and planning activities, you can be engaged with your students on our massive tubing hill, on the basketball court, in the broomball tournament, in the cafe, during worship sessions, and in small group times.

Getting ready for your Winter Teen Retreat

Contact your youth leader to register for this retreat. If you have questions about SpringHill, please call our retreats team at 231.734.2616.

Promotional Materials Information Packet

Weekend Booklet Packing List

Intentional integration of faith & fun

We believe that the fun shouldn't end when it's chapel time. And the focus on God shouldn't end when you head out to the tubing hill. It's why we're not afraid to try something hilarious on stage, and why our activities staff are always looking for opportunities to talk to your students about what God's doing in their lives.

"In everything you did at SpringHill there were spaces where you could connect with people...I built bonds that still exist today because of the spaces that were around there."

Lucas (Student)

Engaging students through large & small group interactions

"96% of students say they want to grow more in the relationship with God after their weekend at SpringHill."

2014 Winter Teen Retreat Survey

Biblical speakers & touring worship bands.

Each of the four large group sessions are geared to engage every student with the Gospel and challenge them to move forward in their walk with Him. The sessions are high energy and fun, with focused messages, and powerful worship. We have a full lineup of quality speakers and touring bands who are committed to Biblical truth and know how to engage the Jr. High and Sr. High age groups. And all you have to do is worship and interact alongside your teens.

Plus small group time for just you and your teens.

You and your leaders will be facilitating small group discussions with your students after the main sessions on Friday and Saturday nights, and on Sunday morning. This is a time when you can personalize the message for your students and help them apply it to their lives more directly. A guide with questions designed by our speaker to support the messages will be provided in your leaders' booklets which you will receive at check-in.

A whole different level of fun — outdoors & indoors

5-Lane Tubing Hill with guaranteed snow!

5-lane tubing hill with more than 100 tubes, and a Magic Carpet so you don't have to walk up the hill. We have 4 commercial snow makers and a grooming machine to keep the hill in tip-top shape.

Annual Broomball Tournament

A winter weekend at SpringHill would not be the same without the tradition of Broomball. We have created the bracket; you just show up with the best strategy to win, make memories and have a blast.

And so much more...

Here are some of the highlights of the activities available to your group.

  • 30 sets of cross country ski
  • 50 horses for trail rides
  • 160-capacity indoor pool with 2 waterslides
  • Indoor high ropes course with 20 elements
  • 2 paintball courses with all the equipment
  • 1000-foot zipline
  • Cafe

What to bring

Come ready for spending time outdoors

  • Casual clothing, warm and able to layer.
  • Snow Pants etc.
  • Winter Jacket
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Warm socks.
  • Waterproof boots
  • Shoes for indoors / gym
  • Jeans or long pants for horseback riding and paint ball
  • Swimsuit for pool (modest one piece or tankini required for girls)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Washcloth
  • Towel
  • Dirty laundry bag
  • Sleeping bag, blanket roll or other bedding
  • Pillow
  • Bible, pen & notebook
  • Flashlight if desired
  • Camera if desired
  • Spending money if desired (Sweatshirts, t-shirts, candy, pop, and other apparel are available in our trading post)
  • Money for optional activities; Trail Ride($15), Paintball($15), Crafts ($5-$15)


  • Fireworks
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Drugs, alcohol & tobacco products
  • Offensive images (on shirts, bags etc)

Comfortable housing with heat & electricity

All Winter Teen Retreat housing options are heated, thermostatically controlled, and have electricity. The Peaks, and the Townhouses have bathrooms in the units. The other housing areas have bathhouses nearby.

Meadowlands, Lothlorien, Norway

Freedom Hall



SpringHill Junction


Saturday: 8:00 – 10:15 am, 12:00 – 7:45 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am – 9:45 am, 11:30 – 1:30 pm


Friday: 11:30 pm – 12:45 am

Saturday: 1:00 – 6:00 pm, 10:00 pm – 12:00 am

Available Weekends & Pricing

Frequently Asked Questions

What does “Waitlist" mean?
You are not registered for an event, but you are in line to register if any other groups cancel or if capacity is expanded.

How do I get on the Waitlist?
Call Registration at 231.734.2616 or go through the online registration process and someone will call you back. It's best to choose a weekend that does have availability, register to lock in that weekend, and then call to be put on the waiting list for your preferred weekend.

Can my group still grow?
If the weekend you are registered for has a wait list, you will need to call our registration department at 231.734.2616. We make every effort to accommodate the growth of groups, and historically have been able to serve every camper. As soon as we are confident we can accommodate your additional campers, we'll let you know.

2019 Leader Pricing

$99 (1 per 7 campers)

  • All Housing
  • All Meals
  • All Basic Activities
2019 Student Pricing


  • All Housing
  • All Meals
  • All Basic Activities

Deposit & Cancellation Info

$10 per person is due when registering.

$50 per person is due November 1st for January events,

$50 per person is due December 1st for February events,

$50 per person is due January 1st for March events.

Full payment is required 30 days prior to the event.


If cancellation is made prior to November 1 for January events, the deposit is fully refundable.

If cancellation is made prior to December 1 for February events, the deposit is fully refundable.

If cancellation is made prior to January 1 for March events, the deposit is fully refundable.

Cancellations after the above dates, is forfeiture of $50 per person.

Cancellations within 30 days prior to event will result in forfeiture of full camp fees.

Senior High, 9th-12th grade — 3 weekends available

Senior High weekends focus on the unique needs and interests of students in grades 9-12. We choose speakers who have experience with older teens and know how to connect with them on a deeper level and challenge them in their faith. Bands are chosen for their more mature sound.

Do you have juniors or seniors in your youth group looking for a leadership development conference? Check out our Lead Weekend!

January 11-13 - Call for availability

Speaker: Ben Hardman

Band: Jake Brothers

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February 15-17 - Filling Fast!

Speaker: Bryan Jones

Band: Brother Walker

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Senior High LEAD weekend

March 15-17, 2019

Speaker: Sam Collier

Band: Brothers Walker

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Junior High, 6-8th grade — 2 weekends available

Junior High weekends are designed for junior high or middle-school students in grades 6-8. Our speakers and bands are chosen for their interest, experience and expertise in communicating with younger teens.

January 25-27, 2019

Speaker: Heather Flies

Band: The Great Romance

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February 8-10, 2019 Filling fast!

Speaker: Michael Bouchard

Band: Joe Guerra

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Combined Sr/Jr High 6th-12th grade — 5 weekends available

COMBO weekends allow added flexibility to our schedule. They allow groups to:

  • Bring either JH or SH students
  • Bring both JH and SH students and experience the weekend together

January 18-20 - Call for availability

Speaker: Jeffery Dean

Band: Mike Lee Band

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February 1-3, 2019 Call for availability

Speaker: Josh Isenhardt

Band: Mike Lee Band

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February 22-24, 2019

Speaker: Craig and Molly Sanborn

Band: Aaron Boyd

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March 1-3, 2019

Speaker: Mark Oestreicher

Band: Birdsongs

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March 8-10, 2019

Speaker: DJ Dangerfield

Band: Matt Volmar and The Great Romance

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