Winter Quiescence: Teen Winter Retreat. January 19-21, 2018. Crystal Springs Baptist Camp.

Registration is now open!

Click here to register online!
Click here to download a printable brochure/registration!


WQ is a retreat. It’s a getaway for teens in the midst of a busy school year, a time to pause and reflect on the Lord’s goodness, beauty, and love.
WQ is a place to meet new friends and spend time with those you love.
WQ will challenge and encourage you in your walk with Jesus.
WQ has great food.
WQ includes indoor and outdoor games.
WQ provides space to spend time with the Lord.
WQ will present you with opportunities to serve God in your community.
WQ is full of surprises!

This year, we’re honored to have Sam Townsend as our speaker! Sam loves wide-open trails on warm summer days, full conversations over half-price apps, and puns that could make a grown man groan. He is a writer, a footlong salesman, and the Senior High Youth Pastor at Calvary Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.



Ages: Students who will be 13 by June 1, 2019

Registration fee: $95 ($25 deposit due with registration; balance due at check-in; please make payable to CEF)

Location: Crystal Springs Camp, near Medina, ND just 65 miles east of Bismarck (Directions)

Check-in: Fri, Jan. 19th at 9 pm ● Check-out: Sun, Jan. 21st at noon

Transportation:  Provided from local meet-up sites (listed below). Registered students will receive more details.

For other questions about WQ, please contact coordinator Shar Carlson: 701.389.8816 or

Chapter Pick-up/Drop-off Location Fri Pick-up Sun Drop-off
Northwest (Minot) Kmart Parking Lot, Minot 5:45 pm 2:00 pm
Northeast (Grand Forks)  Starbucks on 32nd, Grand Forks  6:00 pm  3:30 pm
Southwest 117 W Kavaney Dr.  7:30pm  1:00pm
Southeast (Jamestown) First Baptist: 409 3rd Ave. SE, Jamestown 8:00 pm 1:00 pm
Fargo-Moorhead  Calvary UMC: 4575 45th St. St, Fargo  5:00 pm  3/4:00 pm

More about WQ

Safety: WQ will be chaperoned by CEF staff and screened adult volunteers.

Insurance: Each student is insured against injury. Please fill out the registration form (online or by mail) completely to ensure your healthcare in case of an emergency.

Packing list:
● Bible/notebook/writing utensils
● Toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.)
● Towel
● Sleeping bag/bedding and pillow
● Extra blankets (if desired)
● Clothing suitable for cold weather (coats, boots, scarves, gloves, snowpants, etc.)
● Spending money (for the road and the camp snack shack)

Please Remember…
● to leave electronic devices at home
● to shut off cell phones while at the retreat

Highlights from 2017:

To view videos from the lip sync battle, click here. (Due to privacy concerns, you will need a password to view these videos. If you were in attendance at WQ, please contact Shar at for the password!)