Winter Camp
Our Winter Camp experience here at Cedar Lake Ministries seeks to provide your youth group with an experience that focuses on intentional and purposeful time in the Word and with each other. We believe that in order to grow spiritually we need each other in the process. Here at Cedar Lake Ministries, we’ll provide the fun and plan the whole weekend – you just need to show up! Give your students a chance to get away from their normal lives and connect. 
2024 Theme
Live Transformed
Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Winter Camp 2024 shirt design
Winter Camp 2024 Shirts
Winter Camp shirts are now available for preorder for $15 with registration! Shirts can also be preordered by calling or emailing our office. The last day to order is January 18, 2024!
A limited quantity of shirts will also be available for purchase at the Kandy Kabin during camp for $25.
Students $160  |  Leaders $100
*Must have at least 4 students for every leader to receive the $60 leader discount. We require at least 1 leader for every 10 students. 
2024 Dates & Speakers
Weekend 1
Feb. 2nd-4th
Bill Hillegonds
Bill Hillegonds grew up in Lansing, IL and currently lives in Cedar Lake. He’s been married to his wife, Shelly, for 38 years and they have 2 grown daughters who are married and live in Chicago and Indianapolis. They have been blessed with 2 grandchildren.
Bill has been in youth ministry for 37 years and 25 of those years have been full-time. He is the pastor of students and outreach at Bethel Church in Cedar Lake Indiana. Bill enjoys working out and running, and has run 51 full marathons. One of his greatest joys on earth is when he sees students understand the love of Jesus and what He did for them.
Worship Band:
Grace College Worship Arts
Weekend 2
worship leader Tamar Chipp
Feb. 9th-11th
Speaker & Worship Leader:
Modern Day Cure
Modern Day Cure is a worship collective led by husband and wife team Aaron and Tamar Chipp. The band’s heart is to exalt Jesus, share His truth, and see people changed by His power. Their name is inspired by Hebrews 13:8, which states, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” This truth makes Him the modern day cure. They believe Jesus is the answer the world needs today.
With more than a decade of experience as worship leaders and pastors, the Nashville-based band is known for its energetic and engaging worship and teaching that crosses cultural and denominational boundaries.


  • Chapel Sessions
  • Worship
  • Small Groups
  • Kandy Kabin
  • Rec Room
  • Broomball
  • 9-Square
  • Gaga Ball
  • Basketball
  • Human Foosball
  • Snow Tubing (Weather Dependent)
  • Snow Sculptures (Weather Dependent)
  • Crafts
  • Campfires & S’mores
  • Camp Games


Group Registration

Interested in bringing your youth group?
Fill out this quick form and we’ll be in contact with you!


Example Schedule of the Weekend

(Schedule is subject to change based on weather and staff available)



What Parents are Saying
“When I picked up my daughter and said ‘Tell me everything!’ I expected her to say that tubing was really awesome, or that it was really cold, or something like that. But what she actually said is ‘I learned that I need to be more purposeful in spending time alone with God.’”
What Youth Leaders are Saying
“This weekend was great for all of us. We really bonded and made some great memories and I know God is at work in these kids’ lives.”
“It was such a wonderful experience! The food, the scenery, the lodging, the fires in the fireplace were all so refreshing! I love all the windows in the buildings! My kids really took in what the speaker talked about. They really liked the speaker and I really enjoyed the band!”



Packing List

Click here to download a printable version of the Winter Camp Packing List.

What to Bring 

  • Bible
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Modest, warm clothes (long pants, long-sleeved shirts, sweatshirts, pajamas)
  • Winter gear (gloves/mittens, winter coat, hat, boots)
  • Extra shoes and socks
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries (toothbrush and paste, deodorant, shampoo, soaps, etc.)
  • Money for the Kandy Kabin
  • Water bottle with owner’s name
  • Regular or emergency use prescription medications (e.g. inhalers, EpiPen®, solid or liquid meds [all medications, including over-the-counter, should be in possession of a leader throughout the weekend]).

What NOT to Bring

  • iPods/iPads, laptops, cell phones**, video games, or similar electronics
  • Clothing with questionable slogans or products
  • Non-prescription drugs, tobacco, alcohol, fireworks, weapons (knives, guns, tasers, lighters, or any other items that may cause harm)
**Part of what makes camp unique is the ability to limit distractions. Therefore, we ask that campers leave their cell phones, music-playing devices, and other electronics at home. We understand that many people use their devices as their Bible, but for this event, please encourage your camper to bring his or her paper version of the Bible. This is an opportunity to limit distractions and open up opportunities for quality conversations and time with God.

Health and Safety

Medical Conditions
We are used to working with campers who may have food allergies or other medical conditions (food intolerances, asthma, behavioral issues, diabetes, etc.). To best care for your child, please inform us on the registration form of any allergies or medical conditions so we can effectively prepare to provide great care for your child. If after reviewing your registration form we have further questions, our Program Coordinator, Food Service Director, or Health Officer may contact you prior to camp to ensure proper care will be provided.
Health Care
In case of injury or emergency, the Health Officer will be available for basic care and to administer over-the-counter medications. However, the Health Officer will not administer prescription medications to campers. Youth leaders and parents should discuss each student’s health needs and plan how to oversee proper administration of prescription medications while at camp.
All medications, including over-the-counter, should be kept by a leader.


Refund Policy

All registrations must be paid in full 14 days prior to the event.

A $50.00 Non-Refundable deposit is due per registration. Any cancellations will forfeit the deposit.

Cancelling a registration(s) within 45 days of an event, you are obligated to 60% of your event fee.

Cancelling a registration(s) within 14 days of an event, you are obligated to the full event fee.

In the event that Cedar Lake Ministries is not permitted to host an event due to legal reasons or restrictions imposed through Executive Order, Local Health Department Order, or any similar legal restriction or circumstance of similar effect, Cedar Lake Ministries will retain the deposit. The deposit may be transferred toward ANY future Cedar Lake Ministries Program event or guest. Additional fees paid may be requested as a refund. In all other circumstances, Cedar Lake Ministries’ cancellation policy outlined above will apply. 


Financial Assistance

It is our desire that no one misses an opportunity to meet with God at camp due to financial restraints. Full or partial scholarships are available through our scholarship program. Parents or youth leaders may complete a scholarship application on behalf of a student in need for consideration.