Chanukah Party and Family Ski Retreat 2016!
All Ages of Youth and their Families are Invited!
A Chanukah event for youth and their families who love Yahshua the Messiah and are walking in repentance or who want to know what this is all about! Join us for the last weekend of the Feast of Dedication (Chanukah) for a youth and family-oriented celebration!
You will love Camp MiVoden in the winter! Located on Hayden Lake, Idaho it is an old stomping ground for our family. A perfect place for a youth group event! With a picturesque view from the Cottonwood Lodge where we will meet and eat to clean dorm-style rooms where you will stay. Enjoy the indoor pool and hot tub, the sandy beach or explore the mountain of snowy forest. You will be refreshed and take home great memories. You will make new friends and discover Teshuvah Ministries and the people who make up our local (and growing) Melchizedek fellowship. And most importantly, you will discover the depth of this beautiful Festival of Lights and what it means for you! :-)
Click here and email me with a "Yes! I want the Chanukah Study Guides!" in the subject line to get on our email list to receive our 8 Chanukah Study Guides before the retreat (starting on Dec.14, 2016. These guides will help you know what Chanukah is all about and how we appoach this winter festival before you arrive.
3:00 Arrive and Check-in (Activities: hiking, pool or hot tub, craft)
5:30 Erev Shabbat Dinner (latkes, wasail, sufganiot, pomegranates)
7:00 Chanukah Party (History of Chanukah, LIght the menorahs, Impromtu Play; Games; Dancing; Music)
10:30 Lights out and camp quiet
9:00 Camp Counsel ("The Heart of Chanukkah")
10:00 Leave to go skiing or tubing at Schweitzer (or stay at camp for lots of quiet and fellowship time)
6:30 Dinner (Pizza!)
7:00 Candle Heart Re-Dedication Ceremony (the most important part of the entire weekend)
8:30 Activities (Pool, hot tub, board game tables, craft, beach campfire, movie and popcorn)
11:00 Lights out and camp quiet
10:00 Camp Counsel
Schedule is subject to change as needed. Food will be as organic as it can be.
Price is for food and lodging. The ski rentals and lift tickets (skiing or tubing) at Schweitzer are your responsibility. You can get your lift tickets prior to Shabbat by going to Schweitzer Mountain Restorts website. We like to get ski rentals at the Ski Shack in Hayden, Idaho. You will also have to provide your own transportation from Camp MiVoden to Schweitzer in Sandpoint. (Our family will be on the bunny hill as our girls are just learning to ski and snowboard.)
Limited lodging! Reserve by Dec. 6, 2016!
What can I bring to the event?
Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, warm clothes, snow boots, personal items, swimsuit and towel, snacks/food for Shabbat lunch on the ski hill (or at the camp if you don't go skiing), dress up clothes for the Heart Re-Dedication Ceremony, ski clothes and equipment.....etc.... :-)
What can't I bring to the event?
Please don't bring the usual: no weapons, drugs or alcohol. Thanks!
If you still celebrate the pagan holiday of Christmas this event will offend you..... :-(