Middle School and High School Winter Retreat

High School: February 16-18, 2024

Middle School: February 23-25, 2024

Winter Retreat is $279 and will be taking place at Woodlands Camp in Cleveland, GA

What Happens At Winter Retreat?

Over the weekend students will attend multiple large group sessions that include fun, laughter, worship music, and biblical teaching. Students will also spend time in small group environments with their peers and adult leaders where they will have conversations about what they are learning over the weekend. The retreat also includes time for students to reflect, read, pray, and enjoy the fun amenities at the camp with their friends.


All students are required to have a notarized Parent Participation Release form on file to attend Winter Retreat. Notaries will be available after all parent meetings to help with Parent Participation Release form. Parent Meetings will be held at each campus on Sunday, February 4th following the last Sunday worship service.

View the Parent Permission, Release, and Consent for Participation in Student Ministry Activities Form

Pack light and use soft sided duffel type bags as cabins have limited space. Label your luggage and go over the Packing List.


  • Bible – Journal – Pen
  • Pillow
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Twin size fitted sheet
  • Bath Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries/ hairdryer
  • Casual Clothing
  • Sturdy close-toed shoes for outdoor activities
  • Rain gear (check the weather!)
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Money for gift shop, snacks, etc. (optional)


All Winter Retreat payments are non-refundable, however, they can be transferred to another student. If your student cannot attend, please email highschool@12stone.com or middleschool@12stone.com. For day of cancellations, please text our Parent Hotline at ‪(470) 822-3123.

All students will check-in and be picked up at our Lawrenceville Campus.

Middle School 

  • Check-in: All students must check-in between 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Pick-up: Buses will arrive back on Sunday afternoon around 4:30 PM. Texts will be sent to parents with a more exact eta when buses leave Woodlands.

High School 

  • Check-in: All students must check-in between 5:00 – 6:00 PM
  • Pick-up: Buses will arrive back on Sunday afternoon around 4:30 PM. Texts will be sent to parents with a more exact eta when buses leave Woodlands.

Retreat expectations will be reviewed upon arrival to Woodlands Camp. These will include: attending all sessions, being on time, following leader instructions, etc.

No cell phones are allowed for students. This includes any electronic device.

If there is an emergency and you need to contact your student, please please text our Parent Hotline at ‪(470) 822-3123.. Parent cell phone numbers will be added to an online group texting system. Parents will be notified via text if the need arises.

Medications can be checked in to nurse with the required medication form signed by a parent. ALL medications (prescription and non-prescription drugs) must be in the original container labeled with the patient’s full name, the date the prescription was filled, expiration date, direction for use, precautions (if any), storage requirements (if any), dispensing pharmacy (name and address), and name of physician prescribing medication. Students will be given instructions at Winter Retreat for receiving their meds. Individuals that may need emergency medications should carry the medications themselves (epi-pens, inhalers). When necessary, staff may be assigned to carry the medication; however, care will be taken to ensure that the patient and medication remain in close proximity to facilitate immediate administration. There will be nursing staff on campus to dispense medi-cation and provide first aid. All Students are required to have Health Insurance.

Please make sure all allergies are listed on the required medication and allergy form. In the case of food allergies, email highschool@12stone.com or middleschool@12stone.com, with your student’s name, grade, 12Stone® campus they attend, and any food allergies they may have requiring special dietary needs. 12Stone® staff will contact you and forward the information to the venue kitchen staff.

All adults leaders are background checked. Additionally, the adults who go on our retreats are the same adults that work with our students week in and week out. They go through an application process before they can serve. We bring 1 adult per every 8 students on the retreat. There are always at least two adults in every room when students are present (for accountability sake).

All meals are provided. Students can bring cash or card for the Snack Shack, Café, or Gift Shop. Paintball is also available during free time at $10 per game (cash only).