Spring Thaw Retreat

“Heart Check”

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Spring Thaw

“Heart Check”

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Spring Thaw

March 25th-26th, 2022

Spring Thaw 2022 is going to be a weekend you’ll never forget! We’ll have some crazy ice-breakers, indoor & outdoor activities, engaging Bible Study & great food at the best place in the world to hang out! There’s nothing like a good dose of Sankanac to break up your school year routine with some fresh air and encouragement from God’s Word! This year we look forward to having special guest speaker Pastor Matt Ostrow, from East Brandywine Baptist Church, challenge us from God’s Word! We can’t wait to dig in and learn more about the Lord together.

Coed, Grades 7-12 – Cost: $85.00

To learn more about Camp Sankanac, contact us at info@campsankanac.org or call us at 610-469-6320.

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Spiritual Emphasis: “Heart Check”

Have you ever noticed how much the Bible talks about our hearts? In fact, the Bible is one big story of God implementing a plan to rescue us from our sin because our sinful hearts have wandered away from relationship with Him. Further, the scriptures make clear that who we are, what we do, how we think, and what we feel are all driven by the heart. Proverbs 4:23 says, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Jesus clarified that it’s not what goes into our stomachs or the condition of our hands that makes us unclean but what comes out of our hearts (Matt 15). Jeremiah prophesied about a time when God would give His people a new heart (Jeremiah 31). Over and over the Bible asks us to consider the same question: What is the condition of your heart? Join us for this study at Spring Thaw 2022 where we will learn what the Bible has to say about our hearts and check our own hearts against the mirror of God’s word.
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Guest Speaker

Matt Ostrow, Youth Pastor at East Brandywine Baptist Church

Pastor Matt started his ministry at EBBC in August, 2018, after 5 years of teaching math in the Public school. Matt and his Wife Samantha have a young son named Travis and Paisley their boxer. Matt has a passion for helping teens see how the scriptures are one interconnected and compelling narrative. Aside from teaching Matt loves playing games, hiking, and helping lead worship from the drums! 


Additional Info

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$85 per person-includes 1-night stay, Friday night hot snack, 3 meals on Saturday, and all programming. Please eat dinner prior to arrival on Friday night. Registration requires payment in full. Cancellations less than 3 days in advance will result in a loss of $85.


-Pillow/Sleeping Bag (Campers will stay in our winterized Cliffside cabins…they are toasty warm and have bathrooms)

-Weather Appropriate Clothing: It’s March! We can get anything from balmy sunshine to snow…please pack according to weather conditions. We’ll most likely be enjoying the outdoors regardless! Boots, jacket/coat/hat/gloves, snow gear/sled if snow is forecasted, boots/raincoat if rain is forecasted, play clothes,  etc. Extra clothes are recommended in case we get messy.

-Shoes: We recommend packing solid sneakers or hiking boots (an extra pair is a great idea!). If rain or snow is forecasted, throw in a pair of rain/snow boots if you have them.




DROP OFF: 6 pm on Friday evening. Please park in the main parking lot & check-in at the Scott Building across the street (white building with green trim) for your cabin assignments & instructions.

PICK UP: 8pm on Saturday evening. Please pick your camper up at their cabin. Our goal with this timeframe is to create an opportunity for our campers and our staff to return home to attend church on Sunday with their families.

Please bring any medications your child may need in their original as prescribed containers. During drop off on Friday evening, you will have the opportunity to discuss dosage & instructions with our staff who will be issuing the medications.

Please be sure that you have noted all medications on your child’s “Retreat Health Form” online. Please bring any medications your child may need in their original as prescribed containers. During drop off on Friday evening, you will have the opportunity to discuss dosage & instructions with our staff who will be issuing the medications. Placing your dosage instructions on a 3×5 card and enclosing all medications and instructions in a ziplock bag is recommended.

We are experienced with accommodating most special dietary needs. But we need your help with making us aware of dietary restrictions & needs in advance so we can make sure your child’s mealtime experience here is great. Please fill in as much detail as possible in the special diet section of the retreat health form (part of the online registration already) & contact our Director of Food Services (Amanda at foodservice@campsankanac.org) no later than the Monday prior to the weekend to discuss the menu & substitutions. Thank you!

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