Preteen Fall Retreat

Glowing Fires & Glowing Hearts

A season of wonder and worship where immersive experiences invite preteen groups to explore their Christian faith!

November 15-17, 2024

Welcome to Michigan’s SpringHill Christian Camp, where there’s a new adventure around every corner!

At SpringHill, we understand that preteens do not always have the opportunity to grow their faith in a world that pushes God away.

To help you expand your reach and strengthen preteens in your church, we have created an engaging fall retreat specifically for 4th to 6th graders in November. Youth groups of 9-to-12-year-olds celebrate Jesus through energizing worship bands, a guest speaker, and a schedule packed with FUN!

A weekend when each child can step out of their comfort zone and step into a world where they are loved and valued. To look heavenward and invite Christ into their life. To hear God whisper, “You are enough as you are!”

Pre-teens leave our Christian retreat renewed and refreshed with an inner strength only God can provide.

Ministry events include large-group worship sessions with a live band and small-group discussions with youth leaders to help students apply the Biblical truths taught. Students also engage in fun activities like archery, paintball, and ziplines. When they come inside, they enjoy an indoor pool, ropes course, laser tag, arcade, and a gym with basketball, volleyball, gaga ball and more!

Our church retreats are done for you. We provide the band, guest speaker, lodging, meals, and all the activities, giving you and your youth leaders the time and space to connect with your preteens and discuss biblical truths that can transform their lives.

Seeking Light in Your Life?
Join Us and Glow in the Dark!

  • Feeling hidden? Illuminate Your Path with Purpose!
  • Need inspiration? Brighten Your Spirit with Faith!
  • Craving excitement? Spark Your Adventure with Us!


Things to Know



November 15-17, 2024



4th-6th grade church groups and their leaders.



Group leaders reserve spots for their group here.



All inclusive includes bunk style housing, delicious meals, fun actvities, encouraging sessions.

Students: $179 | Leaders: $149
Optional: Dinner for your group on Friday night. $10 per person.



Comfortable lodging includes bunk-style cabins. Adult leaders and youth leaders stay with students, and boys and girls sleep in separate cabins.

Please bring your own sleeping items for your comfort: pillows, blankets, etc. 


Scholarships Available

At SpringHill, we want every child to experience Christ through camp, regardless of socio-economic conditions.

Don’t let finances keep a child from experiencing camp!

At SpringHill, we want every child to experience Christ through camp, regardless of socio-economic conditions.

Due to generous donations, we are able to offer partial scholarships based on financial need.

Applications are considered on a first-come-first-serve basis.



Where They’ll Play

As students laugh, explore adventures, and have fun, they acquire new skills and spiritual growth. These diverse experiences cultivate qualities like resilience, courage, and kindness.

Fall fun includes lots of activities for both indoor and outdoor adventures.

Outdoor Fun

        • Ziplines
        • Paintball
        • Climbing Walls
        • Euro Bungie
        • Archery
        • Laser Tag

Indoor Fun

        • Indoor Pool
        • High ropes course
        • Basketball
        • Dodgeball
        • Arcade
        • Crafts & Tie Dye

This Fall


Glow in the Dark!

This year, our theme focuses around Matthew 5:14-16 – “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Our hope is to encourage students to be confident in their faith and to understand the importance of living a life that reflects God’s love to others

Betsy Marvin | Speaker

Betsy is the Senior Director of Discipleship at Cornerstone Church. Her love for Jesus shapes her mission to support her family, students, and church community along with her Husband Bill, and her 2 children now in college.

Betsy’s passions include reading, writing, and empowering others through teaching and personal interactions.

Betsy believes in the transformative power of faith, especially among the youth, and is dedicated to leading and teaching within her church.

Her life’s mission is to teach, lead, and love, fostering change and deepening faith.


Sing Love Worship is a collective of worship leaders and musicians from various churches around the Indianapolis area.

We have led the Church in heartfelt praise and worship of God since 2014. Our focus is to engage middle school and high school students in transformative worship experiences while nurturing their spiritual growth and musical abilities.



The SpringHill Way


God Immersed

Recognizing that it is God through Christ who works to change the lives of young people, not our programming and planning.



Being a welcoming place for all kinds of young people regardless of where they are spiritually, physically, emotionally, or socio-economically.



Specifically designing our programs, facilities, and activities to be creative, relevant, fun, and challenging experiences that kids typically do not have available at home



Making no distinction between faith and fun to help kids discover spiritual truth inside everyday experiences.


Inspired, trained, and professional staff and volunteers who fulfill our mission and vision in alignment with our core values.


Everything at SpringHill happens within small communities that facilitate and enhance relationship.



Where We Are


How To Register Your Group

Please Note: Individuals are encouraged to attend with their group, as individual attendance is not available. 


Fill out the form below to start reserving spots for your group or to get more information!


We will reach out and provide more information and a follow up email with your churches registration link and camper code!


Send the link and code to your youth groups parents to have them register their student! No hassle on your end, we handle it all after that!


We are social!