Fall Retreat 2017


Join other college students from the Milwaukee Metro area and across Wisconsin for a weekend of fellowship and connection with God away from the hustle and bustle of school. Feed yourself spiritually through worship, relevant teaching, fun activities, and more!

Fall Retreat is a time to get away from the day-to-day grind. Students will find refreshment through relaxation, recreation, friendship, and best of all . . . times of learning about God. October 13-15 at the beautiful Camp Awana in Fredonia, Wisconsin. It is located about 40 minutes north of Milwaukee. Several acres of trees, open fields, and a lake make for a wonderful setting for a weekend away!

Cost includes food, housing, and materials.
Regular: $95
Freshmen: $85




Schedule of Events

Arrive by 5:30pm for registration.  First meeting begins at 7:00pm on Friday Evening.

Sunday morning we will be done by 11:30am and you will be driving home by noon.

What to Bring

Clothes to relax in, a Bible, teachable attitude, a pen, bedding (sleeping bag and pillow is easiest), towels, toiletries, and clothes for recreation.

There will be a lot of activities to do so come prepared for football, floor hockey, basketball, volleyball, canoeing, hiking, and ping pong. There will be time to play board games so bring any you like.

Biblical Thoughts for Our Weekend

Psalm 23

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell[f] in the house of the Lord forever.”

Matthew 6:25-34
 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? 28 And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, 29 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

John 15:1-17

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. 17 These things I command you, so that you will love one another.


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Camp Awana, 9025 Camp Awana Road, Fredonia, WI 53021

From Downtown Milwaukee
Head north on I-43
Slight left onto WI-57 N (signs for Plymouth)
Turn left onto Co Rd H/Fredonia Ave
Turn right onto Cigrand Dr
Turn left onto Co Hwy H
Continue onto Kohler Dr
Turn right onto Camp Awana Rd
Destination will be on the left

From West of Milwaukee
Take US 45 North past West Bend
Turn Right onto County Road H 8.8miles
Turn Left onto Camp Awana Road 1.3 miles