Welcome to GZ Retreat!


Get ready for the best weekend of the year—the Ground Zero Retreat! This spring, middle schoolers (grades 6-8) are going away for an unforgettable weekend. They'll get to spend time with their friends and grow in their faith—and did we mention they'll have a blast?!

GZ Retreat is packed full of everything middle school students love—amazing food, hilarious games, high-energy chapel sessions, and tons of free time for all the best camp activities. Hop on the zip-line, high ropes course, or the rock climbing wall for some daring adventure. Or have some friendly competition in floor hockey, laser tag, or ping pong. They could even grab a milkshake and take time to relax with friends around a board game. The list of awesomeness goes on and on... but nothing beats being there.

See you at GZ Retreat 2023!

Cost is $195 per student
includes transportation, lodging, and meals

*discounts available for families registering multiple students.

Weekend 1: March 24-26, 2023

Trout Lake Camp | Pine River, MN
Anoka, Blaine, Wayzata
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Camp Shamineau | Motley, MN
Apple Valley, Ham Lake, Woodbury

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Check-In Times:

Anoka
March 24 | 5:15 pm
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Apple Valley
March 24 | 5 pm
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Blaine
March 24 | 5:15 pm
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Ham Lake
March 24 | 5:15 pm
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Wayzata
March 24 | 5:15 pm
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Woodbury
March 24 | 5 pm
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Weekend 2: March 31-April 2, 2023

Trout Lake Camp | Pine River, MN
Lino Lakes, Rochester, Spring Lake Park, White Bear Lake

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Check-In Times:

Lino Lakes
March 31 | 5 pm
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Rochester
March 31 | 3:30 pm
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Spring Lake Park
March 31 | 5:15 pm
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White Bear Lake
March 31 | 5:15 pm
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Don't Forget...

What should I bring?
  • Bible and a pen
  • Flashlight
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Cash for snacks
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Layers of indoor clothes and warm outdoor clothes (prepare for all kinds of weather)

    What Not To Bring:

    • No e-cigs, vapes, drugs, or weapons are allowed.
    • IMPORTANT: No electronics may be carried or used during programmed retreat hours. Any items being used inappropriately will be collected and returned to you at the end of the retreat.
    • No garbage bags as overnight bags.
    How can parents stay updated?

     Follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We’ll be posting live updates and pictures during the retreat! It’s the best way to stay in touch with what your students are learning and experiencing.

    What do we do in case of emergencies at home or at camp?

     If we have an emergency up at camp (which is extremely rare), we will contact the parent or guardian listed on the registration form. If there is an emergency at home, please call the church office and follow the prompts to get to our on-call staff person at camp. The phone number is 651.429.9227.

    Find the full FAQs here