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Young Adult Winter Retreat

December 16 – 18, 2016


1If you are a young adult then you really just need to chill out. Seriously, just chill. Come to Icebreaker Retreat and chill. It’s one of the coolest young adult retreats in the entire country! Literally. And you could be a part of it.

Camp isn’t just for kids and winter isn’t just for snowplows! Camp Lebanon’s Icebreaker retreat combines the best of what Camp has to offer for young adults (single and married, from high school graduates through age thirty-five). Fellowship. Great food. Inspiring worship. Relaxed schedule. Indoor and outdoor fun.

It’s happening the weekend of December 16-18, just a week before Christmas. That reminds me of a poem:

‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through Camp Lebanon.
Everyone was stirring, young adults having tons of fun
The schedule was hung by the door with much care,
To let everyone know what was going on there 
The children and old farts were at home missing out
While those ages 18-35 were at Camp, dancing about
Dreams of Christmas parties transformed into real life
And we even watched a Christmas movie on opening night
Yes, there are countless reasons for having such fun
And even better was the worship of the Risen Son
New friendships were made and memories happened
And campers used Christmas lights to decorate their cabins
Now ladies! Now gents! Now collegians and working people!
On, singles! On, married couples! On groups and individuals!
RESOLVE to invite a friend and come by sleigh or by car
Happy Christmas to all, see you at the winter YAR!

Come hang out at Camp Lebanon the weekend before Christmas. We’ll make the end of 2016 memorable and get you ready to launch into an exciting new year!

Key Activities:

  • Music & Chapel
  • Welcome Party
  • Christmas Movie Night
  • Optional Options (broomball, football, board games, crafts, sledding, video games, outdoor activities, and more)
  • Christmas Dinner & Party (bring your favorite ugly sweater, elf costume, or Santa suit and dress up)
  • Bonfire
  • Morning Worship
  • The most epic night of Christmas caroling you’ve ever experienced
  • Cabin Christmas decoration contest
  • Coffee, coffee, coffee


“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

Speaker: Matt Swigart, LEAD222

swigartWe’re pumped to have Matt Swigart speaking this year!  Matt has been in youth ministry for over 15 years, 12 at a local church in Woodbury, MN, and for the last 3 coaching youth pastors. He is the MN State Director for LEAD222, an international youth pastor coaching ministry, where he coaches youth pastors, facilitates monthly network gatherings, and heads up their summer camps and mission trips.  Part of the unique legacy he believes God has placed in him is to develop leaders who go far beyond anything he ever could. Along with serving with LEAD222, Matt is also the Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Matt and his wife, Christina, have 3 children and live in Cottage Grove, MN.

How much does it cost?

At only $69 for three days and two nights of Camp Lebanon’s best, Icebreaker is Camp’s most affordable adult event! (and you can take $10 off that price by signing up by November 30th!)

  • Normal Rate – $69
  • Early Bird Rate (register by November 30th) – $59
    • Promo Code: EBSPECIAL
  • Group Rate (Group = 10+ people) – $59 – info on groups below
    • Promo Code: 10FOR10
  • Early Bird Group Rate (10+ by Nov 30th) – $49
    • Promo Code: EBGROUP
  • Summer Staff Special (from any year! Early bird does not apply) – $49
    • Email Monte at or Rich at for the promo code

Can we register as a group?

Absolutely! Bringing a group is so much fun. We’ll house your group together as well (guys/girls separate). Groups of 10+ receive a $10 discount, and you can reach the max discount level by signing up as a group by the November 30th early bird deadline (save $20).  Please open this form and follow the Group Directions:  Group Registration Information Form (PDF).

 BONUS!!  BRING A FRIEND to Icebreaker.

If you bring someone who is BRAND NEW to Camp Lebanon, you and that person will both receive 25% off any one piece of Camp Lebanon apparel in the Trading Post!

What is a “young adult” exactly?

Great question.  We’re defining a young adult as a human being somewhere between a high school graduate (18ish) and the age of 35.

yar-icebreaker-logo-square-1Is this is a singles retreat?

Nope, married couples will be in attendance as well. But I’m sure there will be a bunch of singles!

Is this a couples retreat?

Nope, there will be non-married people for sure. But you’re welcome to come as a married couple and you can choose to sleep together in married housing or separate if you’d rather enjoy the classic camp experience of staying in a cabin/dorm with fellow members of the same sex.

Can I bring my kids/baby?

Please call us and talk to us if this is a question you have.


Schedule & Promo Flyer (PDF)


  1. Bring a Christmas outfit for the Christmas dinner party. (ugly sweater, elf, santa…be creative and have fun!)
  2. Bring Christmas lights & epic decorations! There will be a contest for the best decorated cabin and we’ll turn Camp into a big Christmas village.
  3. If the price is a hindrance, please note that scholarships are available.

Register Soon!

Online Registration



Check out some pictures from past young adult retreats!

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