Don’t let the chilly February weather prevent you from having an incredible weekend on Lake Erie at Beulah Beach! WHITE OUT is designed for both MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS to come and have a blast connecting with other students and re-connecting with their Savior! You’ll be entertained by hilarious skits, inspired through worship, challenged by messages, and shaken by God at this annual winter retreat.

If you find yourself, like so many others, struggling to get through the winter months, this retreat is for you. If spiritually, you feel dry, this retreat is for you. If you just need something to ignite your relationship with God again, this retreat is for you. It will inspire you and spur you on to finish your year strong and become more like the man or woman of God that He wants you to be!

Whiteout Speaker
Joel Trainer
Joel grew up in the jungles of Africa, played soccer at Indiana Wesleyan University, married the greatest girl in the world, has a sweet daughter named Cooper, and has had his life radically changed by Jesus. Joel was on the fast-track to try to make a name for himself, and God graciously ripped him out of his selfish plans and set him on a path to the greatest life out there: one that glorifies the name of Jesus. Joel worked at Beulah Beach in Vermilion, Ohio from 2009-2013 and then moved to Branson, Missouri and worked at Kanakuk Kamps for three years. In 2016, the Trainer family moved to Columbus, Ohio and are preparing to plant a church in the greater Columbus area in 2018. Joel loves sushi, golf, soccer, Chipotle, and hunting, and he’s convinced that the best life possible is one in fierce pursuit of Jesus Christ. 
  Whiteout Worship
Jason Patchett
Worship ministry, for me, is about connecting people with Jesus and helping them to express worship to Him through music. I have been leading worship for 14 years starting when I was a Sophomore in High School with our Student Ministry Band. Now God has taken me on a new adventure into leading people at Churc of the Open Door in Vermilion, Ohio. I have been at Open Door since November 2014 leading worship for all Sunday Services at our Vermilion Campus, I am excited every chance I get to lead worship at Open Door and other places like Beulah Beach for events like Father/Son Weekend and Whiteout. Student Ministry is where I found my passion for leading worship so it is always great to be a part of a Student Ministry Worship experience whenever I get the chance with the hopes that maybe someone else will find their passion for ministry through it.

Whiteout Info

Whiteout Retreat
February 10-12, 2017


Junior High and High School
Cost: $115 
Includes admission into Kalahari Waterpark on Saturday

Packing List

  • Bible, Notebook & Pen
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Blanket & Pillow
  • Warm Casual Clothes
  • Snow Clothes
  • Bathing Suit & Towel
  • Towel & Toiletries

Check-in at 7:30pm on Friday
Pick-up at 12:30pm on Sunday