Winter Blast 2023
What Should You Expect?
Winter Blast is a weekend full of fun, friendship, and ministry – all taking place in the beautiful Pocono Mountains! Each day will feature large, group ministry sessions, small-group sessions, delicious meals, and block activities (including our crowd favorite snow tubing hill!). Also coming in 2023 is Boston Bachert, Illusionist and juggler.
2023 Speakers & Theme
Have you ever had anything difficult to push through? Paul talks about not looking back but having to press forward in the faith.
“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. ” Philippians 3:13-14 ESV
This winter we will be discussing the importance of pressing on for Christs’ sake. Our speakers will be relating the idea of pushing forward in sports to the idea of furthering the kingdom of God.
Mr. Roger Walton – Jesus found him at the age of 15. He is currently the Commissioner of the CYBA- Christian Youth Basketball Association that has a league for all youth in Philadelphia. He has served as an SS Super and SS Teacher for over 10 years. He is currently teaching Children’s Church. Roger enjoys playing and training for basketball. Married for 26 years with two children, Ezra 21 and Hannah 19.
Rev. Eliezer (Eli) Candelario – Eli is the current pastor of Second Bethel Church in East Stroudsburg, PA and has been serving there for 18 years. He has a passion to serve his community, believers and nonbeliever alike. He has a passion for youth and for them to be able to connect with God and see His purpose for them. He has been able to work with the youth as a teacher in his congregation for the past 6 years. As a Bible teacher in general for 17 years. He is fluent in Spanish and English.
As a special Saturday performance, Juggler & Illusionist Boston Bachert, has been performing in the Lancaster County are for 7 years, first starting at the age of 16, he studies the art of illusion under Brett A. Myers and has devoted thousands of hours into perfecting that skill. In 2019, Boston was featured in Magic and Wonder’s show “Imagine”.
Camp Registration Information
Winter Blast is open to both individual campers and Junior / Senior High School groups (Ages 7-15 years old). Come with your youth group and let Streamside handle the entire weekend of programming. From activities, food, music, and Biblical curriculum – we have you covered! Along with bringing at least 8 kids, there comes a $20 per child discount and the chaperone comes for free!
Additionally, each youth group will be given their own cabin accommodations where available, and our programming schedule includes group-specific breakout sessions for your flexibility. This approach allows group leaders to focus on relationship-building while we handle the overhead of programming. All campers must register in our system individually, even if you are with a group.
Campers coming alongside with Angel Tree only have a $25 deposit to worry about! If you want more information about Angel Tree, you can call or email us at 570-629-1902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A limited number of scholarships is available for campers who have extraordinary needs. The number of available scholarships is dependent on our individual donors and will change each year.
Helpful Tips for Campers & Families
Our mealtime protocols have also changed to ensure that food is safe from contaminants for our guests.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our safety procedures during this time, please reach out to our main office number or email us at email@example.com.
A small meal will be provided during check-in.
Check-out occurs between 1-2pm on Sunday, February 13th. Please be prompt in picking your child up from Streamside, as our volunteers and counselors begin to head home at 2pm.
Please see the ‘Bus Information’ tab for accurate bus information.
For arrival time of the Streamside transportation, you will need to be at Christ Baptist Church (1509 Church Lane, Philadelphia) no later than 4:15pm. The bus leaves at 4:30 sharp, so please don’t miss out on your epic camp weekend!
After all the fun, the same location but 3:30pm return time! So please be early to pick your child back up.
There is a $50 bus fee per child, which covers a round-trip from Philly to the Poconos and back.
All camper medication should be given to the bus supervisor who will deliver it to the camp nurse.
A prepared camper is a happy camper! In order to have the best possible experience, consider bringing the following items:
- Toiletries, pillow, sleeping bag / blanket, towel
- Winter clothes, boots, gloves, hat, sneakers (for indoor activities)
- Be prepared for both indoor and outdoor (cold) activities
Winter camp is your opportunity to adventure in the snow and outdoors, so for your safety please do not bring the following items:
- Electronics (iPad, computer, gaming consoles, etc)
- Cell phones
- Weapons, including pocket knives
- Sled (we will provide)
- Anything valuable or sentimental (things get lost at camp more than you think!)
All weather and road updates will be sent out via our Facebook page. If there is an emergency that would cancel our camp weekend, or important weather information for our families, we will post that on our Facebook page. Or you can call us at 570-629-1902.
Safety is our highest concern at Streamside. All our cabin counselors, permanent staff, and temporary staff are required to go through an extensive background check process. Additionally, we have First Aid trained staff to ensure that children are physically safe.
Many of our campers bring a small amount of spending money ($10-$15) for the weekend to purchase snacks from our snack shop and vending machine.
303 Possinger Drive Stroudsburg, PA 18360
*Directions to Streamside camp, 303 Possinger Dr Stroudsburg PA, 18360