Winterfest 2020

January 3-5, 2020

Registration closes January 1, 2020



Winterfest is more than just another weekend retreat – it’s an experience! It’s an all-inclusive event providing food, lodging, recreational activities, teaching and an amazing program.  It’s an incredible weekend of worship, new & old friends, 40 person hot tub, 3- 800 ft. zip lines, climbing wall, great food, disc golf, giant inflatable, giveaways, awesome seminars, games & prizes. An amazing weekend that you will never forget!



You may remember Joseph as the MC from CHIC 2018. Here’s a little about Joseph: Growing up in Akron, Ohio, I would have never dreamed that my life would look the way it does today. I was the typical quiet kid who found his freedom in writing. Jumbled thoughts would somehow begin to make sense on paper. I often wrote about my dream of moving to New York or Los Angeles for a fresh start. It would be sort of like resetting the video game. This time I’d know what to expect. I’d be outgoing. I’d create. I’d find my voice in this world.

I began experimenting with acting, script writing, and hip hop in college and was invited to Atlanta for a rap show after a summer of quasi-successful performances throughout Ohio. This was big deal! The big city was finally calling!

I later realized it wasn’t, but maybe God was. Maybe God was leading me to Atlanta. I packed up and decided it was now or never.

Life was nothing like I had imagined. I spent years working night shift at a hospital. During the day, I quietly volunteered at my new church and with organizations I believed in. I discovered that I found deep fulfillment in helping people. I was later asked to work at my church and I accepted. It was there that I grew into a better kind of leader and I found that creating is best when paired with great purpose.

Life’s not about our destination, but rather our journey.  I now create to connect people to purpose through messages, music, media, and anything else I can get my hands on. I may have been born Sojourner, but I’ve learned that everyone can ‘Journey Well’.


You must register with a church group.  Individual registrations without a church group will not be accepted.  You will be prompted to register with a specific church group during the online registration process. 

Winterfest Information

Cost: TBA students | TBA leaders

when: January 3-5, 2020

who: High School Students


where: Young Life's Lake Champion in Glen Spey, NY

Printable Directions

Weekend Rundown

Check-in begins at 7 pm, and then enjoy a session and pizza party later that evening. Saturday will include three great meals, two sessions, workshops, and fun activities!The weekend will conclude with breakfast and a session Sunday morning.

What to Bring

  • Warm Clothes

  • Winter hat, gloves, scarf, pants, jacket, boots, etc

  • A friend or two

  • Bible

  • Sleeping bag/pillow

  • Towel/bathroom stuff


2018 Gallery