The Big Chill


Our Winter Retreats are ideal for youth groups who want to grow together but also want options.

We have LOTS to do and have built in time for YOUR group to do your own thing.  Big Chill makes things EASY for you because it is all planned and ready to go- all you have to do is get the teens here and then enjoy and grow with them.  More speaker info and details to come.

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Big Chill 1: February 2-4, 2024 with Pastor Peter “Bullet” Hill – Ottawa Center Chapel, Coopersville, MI

Bullet is just old enough to have lots of camp, mentoring, and youth pastoring experience but still young enough to be cool and on the cutting edge for teens! (okay, that’s debatable, but he knows what they’re going through).

Big Chill 2: February 9-11, 2024 with Pastor Ryan Bettinger – Northline Church, Taylor, MI

We’re thrilled that Pastor Ryan will be back after popular demand.  He delivers solid truth in easy to apply and easy to remember sessions.

Big Chill 3: February 16-18, 2024 with Pastor Jay Currie – Hope Community Baptist Church, Sterling Heights, MI

A college basketball star (the star part declared by us) and an avid sports fan, Pastor Jay loves to bring the love of Jesus through the avenue of sports!  He is finishing his Master’s at Moody and serves in Macomb County through sports, music, and pastoral ministry!

Individuals and Groups Welcome!

We’re close, convenient and affordable.

What you can expect:

Solid Bible teaching from a trusted speaker

Breakout sessions and small group discussion time

Broom ball tournament

Group games

Ice bowling

Tubing Hill

Board games

Carpet ball & ping pong

Coffee, hot cocoa and snacks from the Trading Post

Meals included

Students – $100

Chaperones – $60

Groups of 10 or more receive $5 off each camper registration fee.

Youth Leaders follow the instructions below to register your group:
  1. Call 269-623-5168 to set up your church as a group
  2. Instruct each person attending to register online selecting your church from the drop-down menu on the registration form and entering your discount code (if you have one)

Groups of 10 or more can enjoy a group discount and registration. We will work with your group leader to establish group size and payment options.

Determining group size: Group leader will provide an estimate number for their group. That many spaces will be reserved for you. 2 weeks before the retreat Group Leaders will need to turn in a group guaranteed minimum number. Your group will be responsible for payment of the agreed upon minimum number.  You can call at any time to add to your numbers (based on availability).

Determining Group Payment Options:  Group leaders can choose between paying as a group (Leader collects the money and brings it to camp as one payment) or each student/leader paying online.  EITHER way, all students and leaders need to register online (if paying as a group, your group code will make the total $0 online).

Call (269) 623-5168 or email [email protected]

Big Chill Registration Guide
To Register as an Individual:
  1. Click the [Register Now] button and create an account to log in
  2. Under [Start a New Application] select [Big Chill Winter Retreat]
  3. Follow the prompts through the registration process and choose “individual” on the registration form.

Call 269-623-5168 or email [email protected] with any questions

Big Chill Registration Guide

We want to provide a Camp Michawana experience for all kids, regardless of financial circumstances or uncertainty. Scholarships are made possible by the generous gifts of individuals and organizations. To be considered for a scholarship please fill out the scholarship request form online or print and mail it to 5800 Head Lake Rd, Hastings, MI 49058

Scholarship requests must be submitted at least two weeks before your child(s) camp start date.

Scholarship Request Form

About Us

To plant the Word of God into lives so that each camper will know Christ as their Savior and become unashamed in their faith, living purposefully for the Lord.


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