Student Winter Retreat


Powerful teaching, new memories, exciting activities, and impactful worship all in one weekend.

Our Speaker & Musician: Jeff Polen

Jeff began his journey with Jesus at the age of 21 after he was radically saved from a life of alcoholism and vain pursuit of fame through country music. 

Jeff and Jodi were married in 2003 and surrendered their lives completely to Christ, becoming missionaries for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) and serving overseas in the nations of Turkey and Egypt.

In 2006 Jeff accepted a position of Youth Pastor and Music Director at a church in Ohio, where he served faithfully for nearly a decade, equipping and challenging the students and congregation to reach their world with the GOSPEL.

Jeff and Jodi now focus full-time on the Jeff Polen Music ministry, a ministry dedicated to pointing others to Jesus Christ through music, preaching, teaching, and training.

Jeff and Jodi have five wonderful children: Taylor, Abigail, Piper, Elijah, and Eden.

Jeff Polen Music

Register For Winter Retreat

Winter Youth Retreat is for all middle and high school students. The price per person includes lodging, meals, and the winter camp program for only $119!

Program Staff and Volunteers can register here. If you have a student attending, they need to be registered seperately using the button above.


This schedule is subject to change. Guests please plan on referring to the printed copes available at the event.



  • 4pm Check-in
  • 6pm Supper
  • 6:45pm Session 1
    • Theme Night Costume Judging: Pirates
    • Worship & Speaker
  • 8:30pm Church/Cabin Time
  • 9:30pm Activities
  • 11:30pm Return to rooms
  • Midnight Lights out


  • 7:45am Coffee Shop
  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Session 2
  • 10:30am Church/Cabin Time
  • 11:30am Personal Devos
  • 12pm Coffee Shop & Lunch
  • 1pm Activities, Games, and Free Time
  • 6pm Supper
  • 6:45pm Session 3
    • Theme Night Costume Judging: Fandom
    • Worship & Speaker
  • 8:15pm Church/Cabin Time
  • 9pm Games
  • 11:30pm Return to rooms
  • Midnight Lights out


  • 7:45am Coffee Shop
  • 8:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00am Session 4
  • 10:30am Church/Cabin Time
  • 11:30am Team Winner Announcement
  • 12pm Lunch & Coffee Shop
  • 1pm Depart


  • Have you had a fever of 100.4 in the last 14 days?

  • Have you been exposed to someone who has had a positive COVID-19 test in the past 21 days?

  • Is there a medical reason why you should not be present?

  • If someone in my household begins showing symptoms of illness, please stay home and plan to attend a future event after symptoms clear.

  • Maranatha is committed to creating an environment that meets Nebraska’s Directive Health Measures (DHM) recommendations for safety.

Packing List

A packing list for overnight camps and retreats is available here.
Please Note: We have a no-pet policy. Please do not bring pets. Thank You.

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