Encounter – Winter Camps

“Reunion” – 2022 Theme

The table is set. The meal is prepared. You are invited.

Come home, again. Reconnect with who God has made you to be. Remember your new life in Jesus. Reunite with your faith family. Renew your passion to serve others. Refresh your perspective and sing along to both familiar and new songs.

The great reunion is here.

For Christ’s love compels us… those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. (From 2 Cor. 5:14-15)

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 2022! Join us on the mountain side as we pioneer the next chapter of youth ministry in New England together.

Promotional Resources

Promo Kit – Images & resources to promote your weekend

Encounter 2022

January 14-16 -with Josh Wyatt (speaker) and Chris Allen (worship) (PHONE REGISTRATIONS ONLY)

   

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 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

Chris Allen is the Creative Arts pastor at Banner Hill Church in Framingham, MA.

January 21-23 - with Jay Mudd (speaker) and Greyson Adkins (worship)

Jay Mudd is the Founder Lead Pastor at Milestone Church based in MetroWest Boston. Jay’s approach in life and ministry is “go big or go home”!  He has a burden for those who are far from God, which drove him to plant a church with a heart willing to do whatever it takes to help more people know and follow Jesus. He has a bachelor’s degree in church leadership and a master’s degree in pastoral counseling. In his free time, Jay enjoys traveling, Boston sports, weightlifting, and anything that involves spending time with his wife and 5 kids. milestonejourney.org
 
 
Greyson Adkins is the Creative Arts Director for Milestone Church in Natick and Wellesley, MA. Greyson toured for 3 years leading worship for D-Now’s all over the country while earning his degree in Music. He has since been in full time ministry, first as a worship leader and now as creative director building up new leaders in worship.

January 28-30 - with Steven Lucas (speaker) & Jonas Woods (worship)

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 over-competitive basketball player, avid Boston sports fan, coffee addict, and writer. The Lucas’ live in Taunton, MA with their two little girls, Haven and Eden.

 
 
Jonas Woods has been a full-time touring recording artist, producer, and worship leader for the last 17 years. He started in the industry as the founder and lead singer of the band Farewell June and now tours as a solo artist along with his wife Becky. Jonas and Becky have a heart for the lost. “We have a deep desire to encourage, instill hope, and to remind people that God is still active and moving!”

February 4-6 - with Ray Garcia (speaker)

Rev. Raymond Garcia is the founder and Executive Director of The Philadelphia Project and Pastor of Roxborough Church.  A two-time graduate of Eastern University, Raymond works closely with the Board of Directors to prayerfully cast a vision for the future of The Philadelphia Project, as well as seeking to faithfully answer the question “What’s next?” His vision for The Philadelphia Project dates back to 1997 and has been shaped and molded by more than 100 different individuals that God has aligned him with over his 13 years in Youth Ministry.

Married to Michelle, they have three sons Isaiah Nathan and Thomas, as well as a daughter, Cadence.  They reside in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia, seeking to live and serve in the same community.

Pastor Ray is happy now to continue an extension of youth ministry by speaking at chapels, retreats, and ministry training conferences helping students engage with the Gospel and equipping leaders to engage with students.

February 11 -13 - with Daryl Reininger (speaker) & Chris Lindberg (worship) (SOLD OUT!)

Daryl Reininger is the Lead Pastor of Gateway Community Church in Edmond, OK. He is and his wife Evan have three children.  Daryl has been in full-time ministry for over 20 years. He was a student minister for 17 years throughout the state of Oklahoma, and as an associate pastor in Westborough Massachusetts for 3.5 years and has been a frequent speaker for Berea.

For the past 20 years, Chris Lindberg has been leading worship for churches, bands, and ministries in Southern New England.  He is currently the Worship and Spiritual Formation Pastor at Community Covenant Church in Rehoboth, MA.  His ministry focuses on moving worship from the songs we sing towards a whole life expression.

 

February 18-20 - Ryan Baker (speaker) & Jonas Woods (worship) (PHONE REGISTRATIONS ONLY)

Ryan Baker is the Sr. Pastor of Maple Ridge Church in Sunderland MA. He ministered for over two decades as a youth pastor on the Shoreline of CT.  Ryan is committed to helping the next generation follow Jesus and investing in them as growing leaders. In addition to pastoring, he is a ministry and leadership coach – and is certified by the Center of Advanced Coaching. He is ordained in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and holds a Masters in Christian Ministry/Studies. Ryan has held regional and national leadership roles in youth ministry and loves to take opportunities to speak at camps and conferences. He and his wife Sherry have three sons and all enjoy music, theatre, and New Haven CT pizza – the best pizza in the world.
 
 
Jonas Woods has been a full-time touring recording artist, producer, and worship leader for the last 17 years. He started in the industry as the founder and lead singer of the band Farewell June and now tours as a solo artist along with his wife Becky. Jonas and Becky have a heart for the lost. “We have a deep desire to encourage, instill hope, and to remind people that God is still active and moving!”
 
 

February 25-27 - with Kyler Barr (speaker) and Chris Allen (worship)

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.

 

Chris Allen is the Creative Arts pastor at Banner Hill Church in Framingham, MA.

 

 

 

March 4-6 - with Josh Wyatt (speaker) and Rachel DeLong (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

Rachel DeLong is a worship leader and CCM artist that hails from New England. Rachel leads worship at her home church in Massachusetts and serves at others in the area. She won River Rock Music Festival’s 2021 battle of the bands with her band and enjoys playing youth events, concerts such as Soulfest, and worship conferences. As a teenager herself, Rachel pursues encouraging other teens to be excited by and connect with their faith at a deeper level.

Rates (Per Person)
$180 by 10/31/21

$190  starting 11/1/21
 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.

The Cabins are the young bucks of our housing, and offer a quieter, woodsy lodging with a bathhouse centrally located.

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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