Quest Winter Retreat


 Quest Winter Retreat 2018: January 26-28

Registration now FULL!

All middle school students are invited to experience an amazing weekend at the beautiful Hume Lake Christian Camp immersed in an environment of Christ centered teaching and powerful worship.  

Departure Date/Time:  Friday, January 26 at 9:30 am
Return Date/Time:  Sunday, January 28 at about 5:00 pm
We know that departing on Friday morning requires students to miss school on Friday, January 26 which is not ideal, however, we feel it is necessary in order to experience the full impact of this powerful weekend.
Transportation:  Chartered Bus
Cost:  $385 per student covers lodging, transportation, all meals at Hume Lake and most activities (giant swing and laser tag have a small fee).  Students should pack lunch and snacks for the bus ride on Friday.
Registration:  Complete our online registration and then Hume will send you an email to complete theirs.  Your students spot is not secure until you have completed Hume’s online registration.

Medical Release Form:  Each school year, this form needs to be updated for any student to participate in an event off campus. Please fill in the form online and then print, sign and turn it in to the Family Ministries Office before the event your student will be attending.


This year we will embrace the hope that Christ gives us for eternal life and the way that hope impacts our purpose and meaning as we richly experience it in the here and now. 

With dynamic speakers, rock-band style worship, in-depth small group discussions and super fun activities, this is a weekend of bonding and growth for everyone!  Winter Retreat at Hume has been the memorable beginning of long-lasting relationships with Jesus for quite a few of our MVPC students.  We hope your student has a similar experience.
In addition to exploring the great commandment, students will enjoy crazy fun activities like: 
  • Lot’s of snow! If it doesn’t fall, then Hume makes it! With seven snowblowers the tube-run and snowboard hill is always ready to go, and the groomer helps shape the snow into jumps, turns and “wicked-fast straightaways!”
  • Box Sled Blitz, Broom Hockey, Snowboarding, Tube Run, Snow Play Area, outdoor Ice Skating in the ARK, El Diablo Giant Swing, Lasertag and hanging out at the awesome OK Chalet with yummy snacks and Tatonka (the mechanical buffalo), and Hume & Beans—the best coffee shop for miles!! 

Three action-packed days at Hume Lake:

  • Friday evening: Arrive and unload buses; set up your cabin shared with up to 6-8 other Quest students and 1-2 adult counselors from MVPC; dinner together with Quest friends and students and counselors from hundreds of other churches in Ponderosa Dining Hall; engaging, exciting, inspiring teaching and worship in Chapel; cabin discussions and lights out.
  • Saturday:  Wake up in your toasty sleeping bag on your bunk in your cozy cabin; take a hot shower and get ready in your cabin’s private bathroom; breakfast in the Dining Hall; morning teaching and worship in the Chapel (speakers and musicians are amazing!); break out session with our own Quest group; set out with friends to explore camp (you might want to bring a little spending money for hot chocolate at Hume & Beans or nachos at the OK Chalet); engage in activities like snowboarding and tubing, jewelry crafts, $5 for giant swing or lazertag, ice-skating and broom hockey tournament (see our Champion T-Shirt from last year in the Student Ministry office) and spend some time building our Quest box sled for the evening run.  Meet for lunch in the Dining Hall at noon and spend the rest of the day trying all of the activities which are open all day!  This is a long and exciting day for everyone but it’s not over yet!
  • Saturday Evening:  After dinner in the Dining Hall and amazing Chapel time (probably the most exciting and energetic teaching and worship time that middle school students have ever experienced), it is time for the famous Box Sled Blitz!  Put on your warm jackets, thick socks and sturdy shoes or boots – it is going to be a late night in the snow before you get back to your cabins.
  • Sunday:  Breakfast in the Dining Hall; one more teaching and worship in Chapel; break out meetings with Quest group; pack up your cabins; meet for lunch, load into buses and head for HOME!  

What to Bring

Bible, notebook, pencil, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries, WARM and cool clothes, jacket, hat, gloves, boots, and spending money at your discretion (snacks and drinks at OK Chalet and Hume & Beans; apparel, hats, books and gifts at gift store; $5 for Giant Swing or Lazertag.)

As always, if you have questions about this event or anything in our Quest program, please contact Tommy Branagh at or Jennifer Gilmour at or call the Student Ministries office at (925) 376-4800 ext 288.