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Pack something different into your summer vacation! Get away from the busy and noise filled world at the Family Fest Summer Splash August 8-12, 2018!

Summer Splash includes all the great activities of a classic Minnesota lake vacation such as swimming, water-skiing, tubing, tennis, golf, fishing, mountain biking, crafts, volleyball and much more. What is unique about Summer Splash is the great faith extravaganza for both adults and kids! This retreat is a fun-filled, joyful, inspirational time for you, your family and friends.

From newborns to high school, the kid’s program and the youth group programs are filled with incredible activities and growth opportunities for all kids. These programs are led by a wonderful group high school and college leaders called KC’s, (kid’s counselors). The adult faith building time includes great music, speakers, and sharing, not to mention tons of laughs!

Summer Splash is held at the beautiful Mount Carmel Retreat Center near Alexandria, MN. This property has so much to offer including a brand new air-conditioned conference center, great dining facilities, beautiful grounds, a fabulous lake, and wonderful housing options. You can even bring your R.V.!

Kids: Learn about Jesus through sports, games, and other fun activities

Adults: Hear from a great speaker, connect with others in a small group, and rest

Families: Share in wet, wild, and high flying family fun including: Boating, Family Games, Volleyball, Frisbee Golf, Water Sports, Swimming, Tubing, Water Skiing, Golf, Soccer, Giant Inflatables, Crafts, Huge Slip-N-Slide, Fishing, and so much more!

New Family Discount!  Families who are coming to a Family Fest camp for the first time (never have been to Summer Splash or Winter Weekend) will get a special $100 off their registration!!!

2017 Camp Speaker is Tom Thibodeau is now on our Podbean Podcast.

To listen to Tom’s talks, download Podbean from your App Store and then search for “The Familyfest Podcast”.






Summer Splash Information and Forms

Summer Splash Housing and Rates

Summer Splash Allergy and Medical Forms

Summer Splash Kid’s Counselor (KC) Page

Summer Splash 2017 Brochure

Little Boost Scholarship Form

Guest Child Form


Check it out for yourself!

2017 Summer Splash Sample Schedule:

Wednesday, August 9th

6:00-10:00pm Check-in at Mount Carmel Retreat Center (Alexandria, MN)

Thursday, August 10th– Saturday, August 12th

7:45-8:45am Breakfast
9:00-11:30am Adult & Kids’ Programs
11:45am Lunch
12:30pm Family Activity Time
5:30pm Dinner
6:30-8:30pm Adult & Kids’ Programs
8:30pm Family Time

Sunday, August 13th

7:45-8:45am Breakfast
9:00-11:30am Adult & Kids’ Programs
11:45am Lunch
12:30pm Check-out


Family Fest Retreats