Encounter – Winter Camps

2023 Theme Coming Soon!

Grow Together in Christ

Engaging speakers and worship leaders who understand New England ministry.

Intentional group time for your church.

Help your students take their next step with Jesus!

Pure Fun that Builds Community

Outdoor options including snow tubing, paintball, and campfires.

Indoor pool and active spaces for Ga-Ga, Mini-Golf, 9-Square and more.

Connection spaces for hot chocolate, snack shop, and board games.

Close to the Heart of New England

Under 2 hours from Boston, MA, Providence, RI, or Hartford, CT.

Around 1 hour from Worcester, MA, and Concord, NH.

Classic New England Inn-Style Buildings & Chapel. You will feel at home at Camp Monadnock.

Encounter Experience Video

Welcome Home.

Encounter is back for 2023! Join us on the mountainside as we pioneer the next chapter of youth ministry in New England together.

Promotional Resources

Promo Kit – Images & resources to promote your weekend

Encounter 2023

January 13-15 with Steven Lucas (speaker) and Worship Band TBA

Steven Lucas is the Pastor of Grace Church in Norton, MA. Steven and his wife Devonne are New England natives with a passion for seeing New England become awakened to the reality of Jesus. Steven decided to follow Jesus as a teen at Monadnock and has directed his life toward helping students find Him as well. Steven is an overly competitive basketball player, avid Boston sports fan, coffee addict, and writer. The Lucases live in Taunton, MA, with their two little girls, Haven and Eden.

January 20-22 - Speaker and Worship Band TBA

January 27-29 with Jay Sanders (speaker) and Collington (worship)

February 3-5 with Josh Wyatt (speaker) and MBSSY Worship (worship)

Josh Wyatt is the founder and lead pastor of Charles River. In addition to serving the city of Boston, he has a passion to see the spiritual tide turn in New England in his lifetime. Josh has bachelor’s and seminary degrees in Religion and Church Ministries and has started ministries for at-risk youth and families in urban housing developments along with new churches in Greater Boston. On top of his ministries in Boston, he enjoys traveling to speak across the country with a unique focus on the northeast. Josh and his wife Becky have two sons, Isaiah and Luca and a daughter Norah. He loves investing in next generation leaders, coaching his boys’ baseball teams, marathon running and exploring New England. Josh and his family live in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury. charlesriverchurch.com

February 10-12 with Shawn Naylor (speaker) and Worship Band TBA

Over the past 10 years I continue to be a passionate, relational voice to youth and young adults. My heart is to help young people realize that there is hope and the future is full of light and life (despite life’s imperfections). Young people are not only unique, but they are divinely called by God to achieve great things for His glory. I find purpose in bridging the gap of understanding between the young and old(er). God has commissioned me to reveal Gospel truths that challenge the thinking and actions of youths, young adults and adults alike. My calling was revealed to me at the tender age of eight years old. Simply put, I am mandated to be a mouthpiece for God, to both the church and unchurched. This all has been made available to me by the redemptive power found in Jesus Christ, and his completed work on the cross. Learn more here!

February 17-19 with Kyler Barr (speaker) and Worship Band TBA

Kyler Barr lives in Newtown, CT, with his wife, Heather, and their four boys. He loves connecting with people, especially over good food or coffee. He likes being outdoors, whether he is swimming at a beach on Cape Cod or exploring in the mountains, and finds that God often speaks to him when he pauses to enjoy creation. He also enjoys board games, watching football, and telling a “good” dad joke.

Kyler has been working with youth, college students, and young adults for twenty years. For the past six years he served as the Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Walnut Hill Community Church, and he and his family are now stepping into regionally focused ministry to the next generation in New England.

Kyler is passionate about seeing the next generation own and engage a life-changing faith in Jesus Christ. He has been called to help the next generation here in New England develop a bigger, better picture of who God is and who He has created them to be. God is doing something powerful in the youth and young adults of New England, and Kyler loves getting to be involved in reimagining ministry for the next generation.

February 24-26 - Speaker TBA and Overflow Legacy (worship)

March 3-5 with Josh Wyatt (speaker) & Overflow Legacy (worship)

Josh Wyatt is the founder and lead pastor of Charles River. In addition to serving the city of Boston, he has a passion to see the spiritual tide turn in New England in his lifetime. Josh has bachelor’s and seminary degrees in Religion and Church Ministries and has started ministries for at-risk youth and families in urban housing developments along with new churches in Greater Boston. On top of his ministries in Boston, he enjoys traveling to speak across the country with a unique focus on the northeast. Josh and his wife Becky have two sons, Isaiah and Luca and a daughter Norah. He loves investing in next generation leaders, coaching his boys’ baseball teams, marathon running and exploring New England. Josh and his family live in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury. charlesriverchurch.com

March 10-12 GIRLS-ONLY WEEKEND with Hayley Miller (speaker) and Worship Band TBA

Rates (Per Person)
$195 by 10/31

$205  starting 11/1
 Register Today:

Only $25 deposit per person!
Online Registration – click the button below
Phone Registration – call (603) 744-6344

  • Archery Tag
  • Ga Ga
  • 9-Square
  • Paintball
  • Mini-Golf
  • Campfires
  • Carpet-ball
  • Snack Shop
  • Ping Pong
  • Snow Tubing
  • And ALL the games!

You’re here to kick back and have fun, and there’s fun for everyone at camp!

  • Prices include all programming, meals, lodging, and most activities.
  • Encounter is recommended for students in grades 6-12. Camp content will be targeted at the appropriate levels.
  • We can accommodate groups up to 250. Church & ParentLed Group registrations only – no individual registrations, please!

The Ark is our main building, built in 1808 with all the character of an old New England home. It contains the main office, dining rooms, pool, game rooms, and guest rooms are located on three different floors.

Carlson Manor is younger, being built in 1913, with a beautiful wood staircase and unique built-ins. It contains guest rooms on four different floors, including our handicap-accessible rooms.

All rooms are bunkrooms with bathrooms in or near them and require packing your own linens and towels. 

With prior notice, we can accommodate many food allergies or dietary requirements that your students/leaders may have. Individuals will have the opportunity to notify us of food restrictions when they complete their individual registration under your group.

Our Snack Shop serve snacks throughout the afternoons and evenings, with new treats added all the time! Students and leaders alike should bring spending money.

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