SPRING retreat 2021

DATE: MAY 21-22

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COST: FREE if you sign up by May 9. $20 if you sign up late or need to cancel after May 9.

WHAT: An overnight spring retreat for 6th-12th grade students to celebrate the end of another school year and to say farewell to Pastor Eric as this will be his final event with Thrive Youth Ministry.

WHEN: Friday, May 21 @ 5PM - Saturday, May 22 @ 9PM

WHERE: Lake Ann Camp (18400 Maple St., Lake Ann, MI)

TRANSPORTATION: Drop-off and pick-up will be at Cadillac CRC. Transportation to and from Lake Ann Camp will be provided by our church van and youth leader’s vehicles. You may also provide your own transportation to the retreat if you prefer.

ACTIVITIES: Zipline over the lake, bonfires, hiking, bog walk, disc golf, and a ton of games in the camp’s giant indoor rec center.

FOOD: Please eat dinner before drop-off on Friday. A delicious breakfast and lunch will be provided by the camp on Saturday, and we will cook over a fire for Saturday dinner. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any food allergies.

COVID-19: We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our leaders and students on this retreat. All of our leaders have been vaccinated. Masks will be required in vehicles and enclosed buildings. We will sleep in open-air cabins with plenty of ventilation to keep us safe from the spread of germs (see pictures below).


  • Bible, pen, notebook

  • Warm bedding / sleeping bag (cabins are not heated)

  • Warm and light clothing for a variety of activities

  • Personal hygiene and shower items (there is a warm, clean bathhouse available)

  • Long pants and close-toed shoes required for the Zipline

  • Insect repellant

  • Flashlight

  • Snacks

  • Money for the gift store and café (optional)


RSVP to Pastor Eric by May 9 either by email (youth@cadcrc.org) or phone (515-215-2853). Download, print, and fill out the liability waiver below and mail it back to the church (P.O. Box 187, Cadillac, MI 49601) or bring it with you the day of the retreat.

Download the liability waiver here