Lake Champion 2018

All the info you need to register your student for our annual Lake Champion retreat.

Lake Champion Dates

Senior High Lake Champion - April 6 - 8

Junior High Lake Champion - April 20 - 22

Senior High Work Weekend - April 20 - 22

What is Lake Champion?

Lake Champion is a 3 day, 2 night retreat at a camp in Glen Spey, New York. There will be 400-500 students from churches all over New Jersey in attendance. There is a weekend for Senior High (9th-12th grade) and Junior High (6-th-8th grade). We meet at 5pm at MHCC on Friday the 6th and 20th, respectively. The camp is about an hour and a half away, and we typically travel by bus. We will be returning to the church at approximately 4pm on Sunday the 8th and 22nd.

What happens at Lake Champion?

There will be four large-group sessions with a dynamic speaker and an amazing band. There is also small-group time, when students will discuss what has been talked about in the big sessions. There is lots of other stuff to do with your free time as well - from basketball and dodgeball tournaments to ropes courses, a giant rope swing and a huge frisbee golf course. There is a great hang-out area with ping pong, pool and shuffle board, as well as a snack shop. The whole weekend is packed full of fun activities to engage students as well as challenging and encouraging messages to help grow a students faith.

What is the cost?

The cost of the trip is $185 and includes all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Students should eat dinner before leaving on Friday and bring money for a fast food lunch stop on our way home on Sunday. The fee also covers the transportation cost as well as a 2018 Lake Champion T-shirt.

We want all students to be able to come with us. If you are having issues with the cost, please contact Steve Fischer. We often have some scholarship dollars available for students to help defray some of the expense.

What is Work Weekend?

One of the reasons we are able to keep the cost of the retreat weekends as low as possible is that we supply all our own workers. So, youth groups who have attended a different weekend retreat, come to cook, serve meals, clean up and wash dishes. For the workers, the trip is free and is actually a lot of fun. You work Friday through Sunday, but also have a little bit of free time. Work weekend is open to any student in High School, but space is limited and it will fill up fast. YOU DO NOT REGISTER FOR WORK WEEKEND ONLINE. If your student is interested, he or she must talk directly to Steve Fischer to let him know.

I want to go! What's next?

Sign up deadlines March 30th for Senior High, and April 13th for Junior High

Lake Champion Release Form (Everyone Needs One. Please print and bring with you.)

C&MA Metro District Release Form (Everyone Needs One. Please print and bring with you.)

MHCC Release Form (If you haven't already completed one this year.)

Payment of $185, Click here to pay online.

  1. Click the "Give" tab in the top right corner of the page.
  2. Click "Quick Give."
  3. Type $185 in the amount box.
  4. Select either Junior or Senior High Lake Champion in the drop down menu.