2024 Youth Winter Retreat

Dear CrossNet Ministries’ Supporter,

CrossNet Ministries will be taking students (grade 9-12) on our Annual Winter Retreat this year, from March 15-17. For the past 14 years, CrossNet Staff and Youth Center Volunteers have taken a group of students from the ELANCO community out of the area to build relationships, experience a camp setting, and learn more about God. Weekend retreats are common youth group activities, however, many of the students we work with are not connected to a local church and cannot afford to attend this kind of experience. We are looking to our supporters again to help make this event possible.

We will be returning to Camp Orchard Hill’s Winter Blast. This weekend is specifically designed for youth centers and reserved as an urban weekend. Other youth centers from our area will be joining us as well. Students will enjoy group activities, worship music, small group discussion, and four Gospel-focused messages throughout the weekend. There are other fun activities available including the following: snow tubing, paintball, football, indoor climbing wall, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, inflatable games, 9- Square and pedal carts, as well as a game room with pool tables, Ping-Pong, air hockey, carpetball, foosball, and Skee Ball.

We are excited to offer this camp experience to ELANCO students, and I anticipate it to be a life-changing experience. Would you consider sponsoring a child for this year’s Winter Retreat? The cost of a sponsorship is $175, which covers a student’s expenses for travel, food, lodging, and camp fees. If you want to learn more about Camp Orchard Hill, you can visit www.camporchardhill.com.

If you choose to sponsor a student, you will receive ways to pray for the student ahead of time, a group photo and a thank you from your student after the trip. Your sponsorship allows a student to experience worship, speakers, time for discussion, a lot of fun, and encounter Jesus. This is a highlight for the students every year!

If you would like to sponsor a student, please send your tax-deductible donation to CrossNet Ministries

(PO Box 154, New Holland, PA 17557) in the enclosed envelope and note “Winter Retreat” on the check.

Or you can donate online at elancocross.org. Thank you in advance for your donation and your faithful prayers.

Grant Gehman, Director of Youth Programs