Winter Youth Retreat Week 1

This weekend is designed for Junior High through High School students and offers Bible-based teaching, worship, organized recreation, enriching seminars, free-time activities and the best camp food you will ever have. This year we are offering two weekends of winter camp (same speaker and worship leaders at both). The first weekend is a 3-night camp starting on Friday and ending Monday; the second weekend is a 2-night camp starting Friday and ending Sunday.

To Register

  • Fill out the Registration Form (the right side of this page)
  • Send an email with First/Last Name, gender, birthday and t-shirt size for each person (including leaders) to our Registrar.
  • Send $50 for each registrant by check or credit card number to officially register (your spot is not guaranteed until we receive $50 for each registrant)
  • Each person (including leaders) should fill out the Camper Information Form and turn it in to Jenness Park


On the show Survivor, the goal is to be the “Sole Survivor,” requiring you to outwit, outplay and outlast. To accomplish this, you deceive, manipulate and conspire against others.

Is that really how life is supposed to work? Is that really how God designed us to live? No!

Join us for Soul Survivor Jenness Park. Our goal as Christians is to live the life God desires for each believer – to live by FAITH, share in the VICTORY Christ accomplished on the cross and OVERCOME the world. Our goal is not to be the Sole Survivor by voting off those who get in our way, but to be a Soul Survivor, thriving in our relationship with Christ, sharing what He has done in our lives and bringing as many along with us as we can.

We don’t vote off, we invite in!

Theme Verse – I John 5:4-5

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Speaker – Will Snipes

Will Snipes lives in Travelers Rest, SC and is a 7th grade language arts teacher at Blue Ridge Middle School in nearby Greer. He is also boys head tennis coach at Blue Ridge High School and assistant coach for the cross country team. Will was recently named Teacher of the Year for Greenville County Schools. He has served in roles such as camp pastor and director the past 15 summers for Fuge Camps, serving at locations throughout the United States as well as in Wales, Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador and Canada. He frequently travels to churches throughout the country to speak at youth retreats and conferences. He enjoys running and leading Bible studies for teenage guys and taking them on hiking and backpacking adventures. In addition, Will writes for LifeWay publications such as Essential Connection and Parenting Teens.

Worship Band – Sanctus Real

Sanctus Real’s 20-year history of creating music has garnered eight #1 singles, 16 top 10 radio singles, two Grammy Award nominations, 1 million-plus singles sold, and a cumulative 750,000 albums sold. Current members are Mark Graalman, drums, Chris Rohman, guitar, Jake Rye, bass, Seth Huff, keys and Dustin Lolli, lead vocals. Recently released was the band’s "Best Of" CD featuring 15 radio singles from their seven albums with Sparrow Records. The group has toured extensively, averaging 150-plus shows per year since 2000, with multiple artists. They have nearly 700,000 active followers on facebook, 150,000 twitter followers and 10 million-plus views of official music videos on YouTube.

2018 Pricing

Week #1, Feb. 16-19, $50 non-refundable deposit due on or before Jan. 17
Before January 17$245
After January 17$265
Week #2, Feb. 23-25, $50 non-refundable deposit due on or before Jan. 24
Before January 24$165
After January 24$185
Here is a recap of last year's Winter Youth Retreat to get an idea of what to expect.

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.