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Who Can Attend The Winter Blast?

Winter Blast weekends are designed for church youth groups or school clubs with adult leaders. Our desire is to create an awesome winter environment for youth groups and leaders to connect, learn and grow together through themed activities, small group times, worship, teaching, and relevant workshops.

What Does The Registration Fee Include?

In short, everything! The registration fee is all-inclusive. All housing, meals, and activities are included. The only extra money you may need is for extra snacks and drinks at our Camp Store during the weekend.

Does Grace Need Individual Waiver Forms For All My Students?

No. When you contract with us, the contract covers your group for any liability. We do not collect personal information on your students.

Can I Send My Group To The Winter Blast Without A Leader?

No. Winter Blast weekends are designed for youth group and their leaders to connect and have fun together. Our hope is that students will grow and open up inside of their youth group and open their hearts to God.

Where Are We Housed During The Weekend?

Groups are assigned housing on the Grace Adventures campus. Grace Adventures staff will assign housing based on group size. Groups can request certain housing units if desired but there is no guarantee groups will be given their requested housing.

Some Of My Students Have Dietary Needs, Can Grace Accommodate Them?

Yes. Our trained Food Service staff is able to accommodate most dietary needs. If your group has some of those needs, those need to be expressed to Grace Adventures at least 1 week before the scheduled retreat date.

How Do I Reserve Spots For My Group?

Spots can be reserved by contacting our office at 231.873.3662 or by e-mailing Brian VanTimmeren, Marketing and Sales Manager, at . If known, please have your desired weekend choice and approximate number of spots needed for your group (including leaders). Once a contract is issued, a reservation is confirmed with a sending in a signed contract and deposit by the requested date on the contract.

What's the Guaranteed Minimum?

All contracts have a Reservation Number and a Guaranteed Minimum number. The Reservation Number is the number groups contract at, and is also their maximum number of spots number. The Guaranteed Minimum number is 90% of the Reservation Number and is meant as the "flex" number, should groups not hit their reservation number and so that Grace Adventures can adequately plan for the number of prespective people. By signing the Winter Blast contract, groups are obligated to meet their guaranteed minimum cost. For example, if a group reserves 20 total spots for a Winter Blast weekend, their minimum guaranteed number the group will bring/pay for is 18 total people.

What If I Need More Spots Than My Reservation Number?

Getting more spots is easy! Contact Brian VanTimmeren if your group needs more spots. If there is available space in your weekend, then we will be happy to increase your number of spots. If the weekend has filled up, any additional spots you need will go onto a Wait List. People on the Wait List will be moved into the weekend if spots open up closer to the time of the retreat.

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November 11-13, 2016

Spend some time reading about leadership and you'll quickly learn most sectors are facing a leadership void in the future. As upper level management retires, there are simply not enough qualified leaders to replace them. Imagine if there was a generation of confident, motivated, well-equipped leaders who understood the importance of Jesus Christ and how to share that with others. That is the purpose of FUEL Conference.

This conference is sponsored by Grace Adventures to promote leadership among students in high school youth groups and churches around the Midwest. We are focused on providing a quality experience, centered on a biblical foundation of leadership to move kids towards leading in the local communities and churches.

What makes this conference unique?

This conference will be designed from a relational perspective. Each segment will be planned with relational space for teams to collaborate, students to interact with other students and leaders, and people to connect to mentor, encourage and develop their leadership skills.

Who should attend?

This conference is designed for those who have a relationship with Christ and want to take it to the next level to grow in their walk and in their ability to lead and impact those around them. Those who are currently involved in the local youth group or para church ministry should attend. This is great for ministry leadership teams to encourage unity, leadership development and spiritual growth.

What will it look like?

Every high school student learns differently. This conference will be designed to hit multiple learning styles in multiple ways. Powerful general sessions will be led by national speakers and dynamic worship. Then choose from a variety of workshops to go deeper with hands on group based training. There is small group processing time built into the schedule to give your team time to make this weekend relevant for where you're living and serving. Finally blow off some steam by taking advantage of the beautiful facilities and fantastic activities of Grace Adventures.

How to register

Register today by calling 231-873-3662. Or e-mail Brian VanTimmeren at

For more information about the Fuel Conference visit

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Experience a group-changing weekend at Grace Adventures. This isn't your ordinary winter retreat. Grace provides a distinctive experience by removing the responsibility of planning and running a youth retreat and allows youth pastors to connect and disciple their students. Let us take care of the scheduling, cooking, and speaking so that your youth group can have fun and grow closer together and to God!

Join us for a winter weekend and experience fun activities like glow dodgeball, our climbing wall, snowtubing, broomball, horseback trail rides, re-ball, and much more!

 All-Inclusive Weekend Retreat

Youth Pastors! Our all-inclusive program offers a variety of activities and unique experiences. The planning is done for you so you can spend time with your group. Together you will dig deeper into God's Word and become more equipped to impact your world.

To reserve spots for your youth group for any of the weekends, contact Brian VanTimmeren, 231-873-3662 or .


2017 Season Dates

Speaker: Garrett Howell
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Speaker: Chris Mishler
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Worship Band:The Luke Cyrus Band
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Nearly Full! 8 Spots Left!

Speaker: Al Weinberg
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Nearly Full! 5 Spots Left!

Speaker: Garrett Howell
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Worship Band:The Narrow
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Retreat Pricing

Registration Fee: $109.00/person
High School Only Weekend: $97.00/person



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2100 N Ridge Rd         
Silver Lake, MI 49436

Ph: 231-873-3662
Fax: 231-873-0283
Office: Mon-Fri 8:30AM-5:00PM          

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