Winter Meltdown is a time the youth will challenge themselves, go crazy and have fun, or just relax around a fire and make new friends. The goal is to provide a place free from the distractions of everyday life— a winter youth retreat where students and leaders can focus on God and build meaningful relationships with each other.
Choices abound for students when it comes to activities at Winter Meltdown. Saturday afternoon provides the opportunity to choose between several of RVR’s exciting and best-known activities: take a trail ride on horseback through our 500+ acres, color the snow (and your opponent) in an exciting game of paintball, race your friends down our 1500’ Triple zipline (the longest on the east coast), or try your hand at Archery Tag!. You can also jump in on a game of football, try stay on your feet playing broomball on our outdoor ice rink, or go Snow Tubing when the weather is just right!
There’s also tons to do inside. Play team sports like basketball or dodgeball in our gym, or challenge your friends to a game of ping-pong, foosball, carpetball, or air hockey in our game room. More the chill type? No problem, hang out by the fire in the Wagon Wheel snack shop or browse the Tradin’ Post camp store for some new swag.
SPEAKER: LUKE CASAGRANDE has been working in full-time pastoral ministry with students, families, and young adults since 2009. Before he heard the clear call of the Lord on his life Luke was involved in a lifestyle that was completely spiraling out of control. Since experiencing the Grace of God in and through his life Luke has given himself fully to the call of vocational ministry. His life experiences have given him the ability to connect with people in a very genuine and enthusiastic way making him an effective voice for Jesus Christ among this generation. He and his family live in Timonium Md, just North of Baltimore City, and he is the Student Ministries and Young Adults Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church, Timonium.