College & Career


College & CareerDec 29, 2019 - Jan 1, 2020


$55By December 1st

$89After December 1st

college & career

Come ring in the New Year with your friends at camp!

College & Career is a retreat for college age youth and young adults. Individuals and groups from all over Minnesota and the Midwest come to celebrate New Year’s and get our buckets refilled. The life of a College student or a young adult can be crazy. Between school, work, relationships, and family, it’s all too easy to mix up priorities and push God to the back burner. This retreat helps to put those priorities back in the right order and start off the new year on the right foot.

So join us for a long weekend of amazing activities, great messages, fantastic music, and more coffee and food than you’ll know what to do with. You can play broomball, go crate stacking, or blaze the ski trails. Or if you’d rather simply hang out with friends and meet new people we’ve got plenty of space in Fireside Lounge and the Covenant Grinds coffee shop. Scroll down to “Activities” at the bottom of the page for more specifics.

Service Projects
Camp is a year-round ministry. On any given weekend, we have about a hundred people using our facilities to get away with their church and families. To help us prepare for the winter season, the young adults who attend this retreat will help us with a variety of service projects around camp. These projects will include: making a snow tubing hill, stuffing envelopes, deep-cleaning the kitchen, splitting firewood, organizing closets, and more. We rely on this retreat to make our winter season possible. So we thank you ahead of time and look forward to working with you!


Retreat Center

In addition to the four public bathrooms equipped with showers, there are private half bathrooms in nearly all of the rooms; four of these rooms have full bathrooms. Two kitchenettes and two meeting rooms are available for groups’ use.

  • Black Light Dodgeball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Board Games
  • Broom Ball
  • Sledding
  • New Year’s Party


Sam Randall:

Sam is the Next Generations Pastor at Maple Grove Covenant Church. He and his wife, Annie, two children, Margot (4) and Wells (1), and their dog, Art Garfunkel, live in North Minneapolis. Camp runs in his blood — he worked on summer staff at Covenant Pines for 4 summers and spent two years as the Program Director at Portage Lake Bible Camp in Michigan.

He is nerdy about three things — The Minnesota Wild, Survivor (the TV show), and the Bible. He looks forward to ringing in the New Year with you all and hearing about the passions you have in life!