Winter Blitz

Winter Blitz

Our Winter Blitz weekends allow you to take a break from the challenges of the school year to refocus on your relationship with God! Youth leaders can choose between three weekends that are specifically designed for 7th-12th grade students. Individual campers are invited to attend Winter Blitz 3, February 10-12, and will be in a cabin with other teens and one of our volunteer cabin leaders to experience authentic community together. Each week features the same activities but different speakers and worship leaders. In the case of no snow, other activities will be substituted.

Individual Camper Registration

Winter Blitz 2023 Dates & Rates

Winter Blitz 1: January 27-29, 2023
Winter Blitz 2: February 3-5, 2023
Winter Blitz 3: February 10-12, 2023
Winter Blitz 4: February 17-19, 2023
Cost: $110/person
Bairly Early Discount: $100/person for deposits submitted by October 1, 2022.

Enjoy Activities Like:

  • Snow Tubing
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Ice Climbing
  • Game Room
  • Zip Line
  • Climbing Wall
  • Archery Tag

Youth Leaders

Winter Blitz retreats give you the opportunity to offer a life-changing experience to your youth without worrying about the details. We coordinate the retreat while you invest in your students, grow together, and grow as a group. Youth leaders are $100 per person. For every ten students you bring, one leader attends for free. A $50 deposit per student is required to secure your youth group’s registration. Register your youth group at the link below. If you have questions, you can email info@blbc.com or call 888-899-7712.
Register a group

Informational Materials

We have a variety of informational and promotional materials available for you to share the retreat with your students!
  1. Physical – this includes all physical options of the information available for the retreat and may include brochures, flyers, or postcards.
  2. Digital – this includes all digital options of the information available for the retreat and may include social media graphics, a digital brochure, and a Facebook event cover.
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Winter Blitz 1

January 27-29, 2023

AJ Garcia

Speaker

AJ Garcia is young, exegetical, and wildly passionate about knowing Jesus and making him known. His heartbeat is to use Scripture and storytelling to show people the hope, grace, and love of our Savior – Jesus Christ. AJ preaches the gospel in a way that is obviously authentic and easily understood.

West Side Worship Team

Worship

Winter Blitz 2

February 3-5, 2023

Mike Teisenga

Speaker

Mike is married to his incredible wife, Rachael and together they have two kids, Jalen & Willow. They currently live in Kalamazoo, MI, and are a part of H2O Church where they help love and serve the students and community around WMU and Kalamazoo. Mike has a passion for storytelling and for helping people see the beauty and mystery of God in their own everyday life!

Dave Mead

Worship

Dave Mead started his journey in music as a kid traveling around with his parents who were singer/songwriters. Music has been a way for him to connect with things that tend to lie deep within the soul of humanity and get them out. For the last 10 years, he has been performing as a solo artist and with a band. His passion for people and music has driven him to create high-quality environments that result in opportunities to look at who we are, why we are here, and where we are going.

Winter Blitz 3

February 10-12, 2023

Eric Shelner

Speaker

Eric Shelner joined First Baptist Church of Elkhart’s staff as their Youth Pastor during the summer of 2017. He is always looking for ways to equip students with tools to help them grow with God, as well as equip their parents to raise them well. He loves teaching and preaching, ministry strategy, and discipleship, and he’s passionate about equipping others to do the work of the ministry. He’s also a lover of Madcap Coffee, books, and bacon.

Dave Mead

Worship

Dave Mead started his journey in music as a kid traveling around with his parents who were singer/songwriters. Music has been a way for him to connect with things that tend to lie deep within the soul of humanity and get them out. For the last 10 years, he has been performing as a solo artist and with a band. His passion for people and music has driven him to create high-quality environments that result in opportunities to look at who we are, why we are here, and where we are going.

Winter Blitz 4

February 17-19, 2023

John Pomeroy

Speaker & Worship

Pastor John absolutely loves his wife and the local church. After over 13 years of following a passion to reach people for Jesus, God led John and his wife Ceci back to Metro Detroit with the vision to start New Anthem Church. He loves God and loves people deeply, with a passion to see the lost meet Jesus. John also loves concerts, disc golf, and late night worship sessions.