The Way is going on a Winter Retreat, and we would love it if you came with us! This is our biggest event of the year and one you do not want to miss. Join us for an incredible time sledding down the most massive sledding hill you've seen in your life, giant snowball fights, crazy dance parties, and connecting with God.

General Information

  • Where: Ghormley Meadow in Naches, WA (
  • When: January 19 - 21 (MLK Jr. weekend)
  • Who: All students 6th - 12th grade are welcome!
  • How are we getting there: Two charter buses, driven by Beeline Charters & Tours.


  • Early registration (cut-off Dec. 16): $200
  • Standard registration (closes Jan. 9): $250
If money is an issue in getting you or your student to Winter Retreat, please contact me at, or give me a call at (425)-314-5386. We will be attempting to do more fundraising this year to help students get to camp, so don't hesitate to ask for help! 

The Plan

We will be meeting at Woodinville Alliance Church at 10 AM on Saturday, January 19 to check all students and leaders in, get their bags onto the charter buses, and go over logistics for camp. We will then be leaving Woodinville Alliance Church at 11 AM to head over to Ghormley Meadow. 

We will leave Ghormley Meadow at 2 PM on Sunday, Jan 21. The trip back is estimated to be 6 hours, and so we will plan on arriving back at Woodinville Alliance Church at 8 PM. The length of this trip will be determined by weather and traffic condition, meaning we will likely not arrive back at Woodinville Alliance at exactly 8 PM. Austin will keep you up to date on our progress throughout the trip via text and email.  Please be ready to come pick up your student anytime Monday evening.


Every year, there are tons of students who want to join us for a life-changing experience at Winter Retreat, but just do not have the funds.  Last year, we were able to gather together some extra money to help some students out, but I hope to be able to do far more than that this year. And I'm asking you to be a part of making that happen.

During the registration process, you will see a section called "Add On's," with a box that says, "Donate." If you would like to help students who are struggling financially to be able to go to Winter Retreat, please click this box, and enter in the number of dollars you would like to donate to our scholarship fund.

If you are someone who is not attending Winter Retreat, but would like to donate, please register as a "donor," and when you see the "Add On's," section, check the box that says "Donate," and enter in the number of dollars you would like to donate to the scholarship fund.

Thank you so much for your generosity!  You are making a difference in the spiritual development of a student that will last a lifetime!