Winter Chill is an annual weekend event for youth in grades 6-12. They’ll learn leadership skills, enjoy small group time, and be encouraged in their Christian faith. Did we mention they’ll also have a crazy amount of fun, worship together led by the Overflow band and enjoy some great outdoor activities? The event is held at beautiful Camp Koronis, an accredited UMC facility, surrounded by 190 wooded acres on one of Minnesota’s most breathtaking lakes (even when it’s frozen) in Paynesville, Minnesota.
January 10-12, 2020
Cost is $120 and includes all lodging, meals and transportation to/from Camp Koronis (Winter Chill’s basecamp) for the weekend. Bus leaves for camp from the Resurrection UMC of Hastings parking lot at 4:00 pm Friday, January 10. Please arrive at 3:30 pm so we can get everyone packed. We return Sunday, January 12, around 12:00 pm. If you’re not already registered, go to Winter Chill Registration
NOTE: An annual medical release/permission form must also be filled out for each person attending Winter Chill. Annual Medical Release/Permission Form
Frequently Asked Questions
- + What do I bring?
- Snow gear (hat, coat, gloves, boots, snow pants, etc.)
- Several changes of warm clothing (especially socks!)
- Journal & pen
- Toiletries (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, shower items, etc.)
- Bedding (pillow, blanket, sleeping bag, etc.)
- Money for snacks & Friday night dinner
- + What DON'T I bring?
- Cell phones
- Weaponry of any kind
- + What if my child has health problems or takes medications?Camp has a Health Care Manager qualified to handle accidents and health issues who will oversee distribution of medications. On opening day medications are collected and parents will verify special medical considerations we need to be aware of. We keep medical forms you have completed on hand so we may reach you.
- + How do I get an emergency message to a camper?First call the Koronis Office at 320-243-4544. If there is no answer please call the director’s number at 612-913-6002.
- + How are campers grouped into cabins?Campers are grouped into living groups based on age and gender, while always maintaining strict camper-to-staff ratios.
- + I am concerned about safety. How can I be certain my child will be safe at camp?Our United Methodist Camps are accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), the national accrediting body for camping programs and a leader in childhood development, education and welfare. To earn accreditation, camps must comply with up to 300 health, safety, and program quality standards. Across the country, only one in five camps seeks and earns this distinction. Koronis, Northern Pines, Kowawan regularly review every facet of their program and operations. No accreditation process, no licensing program, no set of regulations or laws can guarantee safety. However, accreditation is evidence for parents that a camp is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children.
- + I still have some questions or concerns about Winter Chill.No problem, we’re happy to speak with you! Please feel free to contact Cody Klaus with your questions.
Leaders from Resurrection United Methodist Church of Hastings plan and supervise the weekend. Anthony Perry and Annah Williams, co-directors of Student Ministries, heads up the team. We’re all looking forward to a great time together!