Winter Thaw A - January 13-15, 2023


Winter Thaw-A (WT-A)

January 13-15, 2023

This weekend is FULL. Please choose another Winter Thaw to attend.
Check Out Winter Thaw-B, Winter Thaw-C, or Winter Thaw-D

The 2023’s Winter Thaw theme, Trust in the Midst of Doubt, targets a topic many students deal with the Christian faith. The speaker will look at the concern of doubt and the example set by the disciple Thomas in the Gospels. It will be a great weekend to help your students address and examine the doubts they have and hopefully desire to pursue to discover God's answers to their questions.

At Twin Pines Camp, we know it is challenging to offer a retreat for your youth group and not get distracted by managing details. All you want to do is spend time ministering with your students through relationship building, but leading a retreat does not allow that.

Twin Pines wants to help you with this challenge. We do the planning and managing of the retreat, so you do not. We secure the speaker and worship music group, plan the activities, feed you, and support you in spending time with your students to minister to them.



Rev. Greg Hench


Hey, What's Up? I'm Greg Hench, and I can't wait to meet you at camp this winter. I'm the Youth Pastor at Carlisle First Church of God, an International Speaker, and a Writer. That all sounds pretty fancy, but I have spoken in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in small village churches. But the way I see it, that's speaking internationally. I also got a haircut once in Mexico. I spoke to the barber, but he didn't understand me, so I don't think that counts. And I do write. I just haven't made it big time yet. Poetry writers usually have to die in order to become famous. We will try to put that off until at least after I speak at camp. I used to be a Christian Rapper. I'll tell you more about that when we get together.

My wife Beth and I got married in 1988, so that means yes... I'm pretty old. But my youth kids say I will probably never advance beyond age 12.  I have two kids and two granddaughters. They are truly amazing. The granddaughters that is. No. My kids are doing amazing things for Jesus as well.

I grew up in Carlisle, PA, majored in Gym Class in High School and minored at Lunch. I was good at both of those. I am passionate about speaking to both young and old but especially teens. When we get together, it's going to be a blast. I will crush all of you in Gaga Ball and Nine Square. Wait. Maybe not. I was just diagnosed with Osteoporosis Arthritis in my right elbow so I will probably be no threat whatsoever.  But that won't stop me from trash-talking. That part of me has not been affected by arthritis. 

In all seriousness... Changing lives. THAT is my true passion and desire for you for our weekend together.  I love that God has blessed me with the ability to still communicate well with young people and has made me uniquely who I am. I hope to challenge you and help you understand God's gifts He has given you that are unique, amazing, and special. 

See you all in January.


Worship Music:

The Beard & Lady



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Event Properties

Event Date 01-13-2023 7:00 pm
Event End Date 01-15-2023 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Local leaders may add additional expenses.
Location Twin Pines Camp

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