The Illinois South Conference Winter Weekend is a tool for enhancing youth ministry (Senior High - grades 9 - 12) in local congregations and a time for personal spiritual renewal.  They offer a unique opportunity for youth from across the Conference to bond within and between their groups. Music, worship, theme presentations, play times, discussion groups, and “hang time” are all part of the retreat.

THEME:  Seeing Clearly: No conflict between faith & science.

 DATES:  Saturday, January 13 - Monday, January 15, 2018

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:  Winter Weekend begins with check-in between 10:15 - 11:15 am Saturday.  The program will begin promptly at 11:30 am, so plan to arrive in time to get settled.

Winter Weekend concludes on Monday, immediately following closing worship, with departure at 1:00 pm.


Winter Weekend 2018

Winter Weekend Flyer  pdf
Leader Instructions pdf
Space Request Form pdf
Information Packet pdf
Group Registration Form pdf
Individual Registration Form  pdf
Health & Permission Form pdf
Youth Covenant pdf
Adult Covenant pdf
Adult Disclosure Statement pdf
DCFS Authorization for Background Check pdf
Complete Packet pdf

PARTICIPANTS:  Winter Weekend is a program for Senior High youth (grades 9 - 12) and their adult advisors.  Churches are asked to provide a minimum ratio of 1 adult (age 21 or above) per 7 youth in proportion to the male/female break-down of their group.

COST:           The cost is $150 for youth and chaperones who:

  • have sent in all registration forms and the balance due postmarked by December 1, 2017.
  • After December 1, 2017 the cost will be $165 per registration.
  • NOTE: No registration is complete until the registration fee has been received in the Conference office.


Registration will be limited to the first 100 senior high youth and chaperones that send in completed registration forms and fees.