Come enjoy a weekend away! Our prayer for this retreat is for you to leave refreshed, encouraged, and rekindled in your walk with Jesus. Come shatter your expectations and hear talks about biblical sexuality, diversity, and emotional maturity to learn what the Word of the Lord says.

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” 

Psalms 37:7




Tim Marrero is the current speaking pastor at the Akron Chapel known for his unique gift of sharing the Truth in a way that is bold, real, and authentic. 
You will get to hear from Tim and walk through life’s expectations and what happens when those expectations are not met. What is the response of the world vs the mature, biblical response? He will ask the question: Are you living your today in step with the Spirit?


If you are Camp Carl Alumni, you spend your summers serving others. We created a weekend just for you – to be served and loved! Expect great speakers, worship, fun, and more! 

We encourage you to invite friends to share your love of Camp Carl with them! We hope to continuously add to the amazing and unique community found in Camp Ministry. 

Join us for worship and biblical messages about how to root out personal and societal expectations and replace it with The Truth. You will leave refreshed and recharged!

Alumni & Friends Weekend

February 17-19, 2023
$ 50 Per Person
  • Ages 18-28, Alumni 16+
  • Lots of amazing food
  • Community Worship
  • Biblical Encouragment
  • & Much More!



We will provide amazing meals while you get to relax and enjoy each other!

If you’re expecting “just camp food” during your stay, think again – we are passionate about providing delicious, nutritious, and fresh food that demonstrates love and care to each guest. We also welcome your requests to meet dietary concerns and restrictions. 


All housing for this event is “first come, first served.” All lodging is bunk style with shared restroom arrangements (a limited number of semi-private rooms are available). Linens are not provided, and all buildings are heated.  Roommate requests are encouraged! 

Large Cabins


Full bath and shower

Sleeps up to 20 each

4 cabins available 



Full bathroom & shower per room

Full kitchen, family room, & TV

6 separate rooms total with combined central gathering space

22 People



7 Rooms include the following:

3 Full bathrooms with shower, 1/2 bath

Central living space, full kitchen, and fireplace.

31 People



Full bathroom & shower 

Air conditioning

22 people



Full bathroom & shower 

Air conditioning

10 People


You will have the opportunity to attend two of the following sessions. These breakout sessions were made with you in mind!

Using resources from Dr. Juli Slattery….we will discuss and understand how every sexual question is ultimately a spiritual one, view sexuality not as a problem to solve but as a territory to reclaim in this broken culture. 

We are all children of God – the body of Christ – but how do we celebrate our unique differences, cultures, and values when the world seems to tell us it is easier to be separate. Come begin the conversation with us on race, ethnicity, culture, identity and what the Lord calls us to pursue in these areas.

We all have emotions, some may struggle with fear, anxiety, or sadness while others may struggle with anger, grief, or shame. We all have emotions, so how does Scripture inform us how to view and use our emotions? The life of Jesus shows us how to sit in, work through, and steward our feelings.



Check-in will be between 6:00-7:30pm. Settle into cabins and greet or reconnect with everyone in the Lodge while you enjoy a full coffee bar. We will have chapel and worship at 7:30pm. Afterwards, you’re free to enjoy the multiple amenities and activities provided by Camp Carl like campfires, games, dodgeball tournament, movie & popcorn, snacks, and more! 


The main event! Start your day with coffee and a continental breakfast. You will have the opportunity to choose from two of the three break-out sessions available. Lunch will be provided before afternoon activities. Feel free to take part in the following activities offered: sledding & hot chocolate (weather-permitting), line dancing lessons, board games, video games and more! After dinner will be an evening gathering and time for worship. Our evening will be filled with an epic open mic night, karaoke, coffee bar, and more!


Sunday will bring it all to a close with brunch and one final gathering. We ask that guests clean up their space before departure. We are so excited to see what this weekend has to offer!


  • Where is the Alumni & Friends Retreat?
    Camp Carl is a hidden gem in Ravenna, Ohio. 8054 Calvin Road, Ravenna, Ohio 44266. Positioned on over 300 acres, it boasts lakeside views, quiet ponds, and a canopy of trees. We pride ourselves in offering amenities and accommodations that are updated as needed and given great care. Our staff is friendly and willing to offer assistance, as needed.
  • Who is this for?
    This retreat is for alumni (16+) and friends that are 18 years and older. Age limit of 28. 

  • What time is check-in?
    Check-in starts at 6:00pm on Friday. We ask that everyone is out of their lodging area by 11:00am on Sunday.

  • How many meals are provided?
    We offer a late night snack after chapel on Friday. Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on Saturday. Brunch will be served on Sunday before you leave.

  • Do you offer free WiFi?
    Yes, there is free WiFi offered in every lodging and meeting space offered. The WiFi network and password will be provided once you arrive on site.

  • What if I need to cancel?
    Great question! You can receive a full refund up to one week before the event. You forfeit your whole payment after registration closes on February 10th. 

  • What is provided and what do I need to bring?
    Camp Carl provides your bed, meals, showers, and the event. You need to bring clothes, toiletries, bedding, pillow, blanket, towels, washcloth, tennis shoes, boots and a Bible! Weather permitting, bring your snow clothes and snow shoes to enjoy the Camp property!

8054 Calvin RoadRavenna, OH 44266