Spring Thaw Retreat

Spring Thaw 2019

March 22-24, Ages 12-18

Guys and girls, ages 12-18; you’re invited!  Come spend a weekend at Sankanac…Join us for our 5th annual SPRING THAW Weekend! You know you’ll have a GREAT time.

 There will be crazy ice-breakers, fun games and activities like Paintball, Archery Tag, Blacklight dodgeball, and more! There will even be a coffee house and open mic where you or your group can share your talents, skits, spoken word, testimony, songs, or whatever you got to share! We are pulling out all the stops and making sure this weekend is a blast! 

  • Great Bible Study lessons
  • Great Activities
  • Great Food
  • Great Worship
  • Great Fellowship

Spiritual Theme

Pastor Matt will lead us as we dive into character studies of Joseph and Jesus, highlighting God’s sovereignty in both the Old & New Testaments. The theme verse for the weekend is…

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 ESV

Youth leaders! This is a great opportunity to bring your youth group out to a life-changing weekend with programming, activities, solid Biblical teaching and great food already provided! This is meant to be an affordable way for your youth group to bond with each other, make new friends, be challenged from God’s Word and have an absolute blast, all in the beautiful outdoor setting at Camp Sankanac!


Youth Groups of 10 or more who have at least 1 youth leader attending will receive $5.00 off each registration.


Registration for groups whose youth/families are paying for the event…

Please have your youth register online, request the Spring Thaw Group Discount and put your church’s name in as their cabinmate request (this way we can keep all of your female attendees together and all your male attendees together). We will also ask that the group leader provides us with a list of attendees from their group.


Registration for groups whose church is paying for the event…

Please contact our office at or 610-469-6320 to discuss the registration format that best fits your group. Thanks!

Matthew Ostrow, Youth Pastor:

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!

Date: March 22-24, 2019

Time: Friday 7:30 PM – Sunday 2:00 PM

Cost: $80

> Bible/Notebook/Pen

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

> Weather Appropriate Clothing:  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, rain coat/boots if rain is forecasted etc. Extra clothes are recommended in case we get messy.

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

> Toiletries/Towels

> Flashlight