Life. School. Sport. What is it all for? What’s keeping you motivated? 

Winter Retreats are designed to help you grow spiritually, connect with fellow athletes in your region and relax as you take a weekend away from the daily grind.

Whether you believe in God, are just checking things out or want to grow your spiritual life, the winter retreat is open to you.

What's in it for you

  • A road trip with friends
  • Hanging out and relaxing
  • Hearing from a speaker who has walked in your shoes
  • Meeting athletes from other schools
  • Leave feeling like you had a great weekend

Want to see inside?

Check out this year's retreats below!


2017 Retreats Coming Soon

Chicago Winter Retreat

Come join 150+ student athletes from campuses in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin to be encouraged as you learn how God, life and sports connect

Dates: February 2nd- 4th, 2018

Location: Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile (633 North St. Claire, Chicago IL 60611)

Cost: $150 (Before Jan. 14th), $175 (After Jan. 14th)

Band: Run51

AIA Contact: Nick Castelluccio and Brad Noel

Other Details: Cost includes the conference, a shared bed, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Saturday. Parking at the hotel will be a discounted $25 for the weekend.

Xenia Winter Retreat

Come join student athletes from campuses in and around Ohio (Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania) to be encouraged as you learn how God, life and sports connect. The retreat is held on the property of the Athletes in Action World Headquarters in Xenia, Ohio. Meet other athletes, get away from the daily grind and hear from retreat speakers who get what it’s like to be in your shoes.

Dates: February 2nd - 4th, 2018 (Friday Night to Sunday at Noon)

Location: Athletes in Action Retreat Center (651 Taylor Dr. Xenia, OH 45385)

Cost: $160 (Before Jan. 15th @ Midnight), $180 (After Jan. 15th)

Band: AHOP Xenia

Speaker: (TBA)

AIA Contact: Kate Dannecker

Other Details: Cost includes the conference, 2 nights shared room, snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday.

Next Level Winter Retreat

Mountains. Trees. Snow. Athletes. Jesus. What else can you ask for? Join hundreds of other atheltes for a weekend centering on how God, Life and Sport intersect. Together we will pursue what it means to be Jesus centered and take our faith to the NEXT LEVEL.

Dates: March 2nd - 4th (8:30pm start on Friday)

Location: YMCA of the Rockies (2515 Tunnel Rd, Estes Park, CO 80511)

Cost: $100 before February 17th ($120 after)

Band: Run51

Speaker: LaMorris Crawford

AIA Contact: Reza Zadeh and Karen Brackman

To register for the Rocky Mountain Retreat, click here!

Northeast Winter Retreat

Come join 100 student athletes from Boston, Brown, NYC, Rochester, UConn, UMass, Yale, and more! Be encouraged as you learn how God, life and sports connect.

Dates: February 3rd - 5th, 2017

Location: YMCA Camp Woodstock(42 Camp Rd., Woodstock Valley, CT 06282 )

Cost: $140

AIA Contact: Mark Randall

Other Details: Arrive at 8pm with a full belly on Friday as no meal will be served. However, there will be snacks after the night meeting. Saturday includes three meals. Sunday includes breakfast. We will depart before lunch on Sunday.

Mid-Atlantic Winter Retreat

Come join 50+ student athletes from campuses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, MD, DE, VA and WV to be encouraged as you learn how God, life and sports connect. Make some new friends, dive deeper into God's Word & be ready for some fun competition as well!

Dates: February 10th - 12th, 2017

Location: Kenbrook Bible Camp (190 Pine Meadow Rd, Lebanon, PA 17046)

Cost: $140

What to bring: Athletic clothes, toiletries, towel, bible, notebook, pen and an open heart and a bunch of your teammates!

Speaker: Lionel King

AIA Contact: John Maurer

Other Details: Cost includes the conference fee, 2 nights lodging, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner and Sunday breakfast. Plan on arriving sometime between 7-9pm Friday. PLEASE have dinner on your own before you arrive.

Pacific Southwest/SoCal Winter Retreat

Get away with other college athletes from Arizona and California for a weekend together having fun, building friendships and connecting with God! Our theme this year - FEARLESS! Join us!

Dates: January 20th - 22nd, 2017

Location: Pine Valley Retreat Center (8668 Pine Creek Rd, Pine Valley, CA 91962 )

Cost: $135 ($125 for those who register by December 12th)

Speaker(s): Reza Zedah & Emma Tautolo

AIA Contact: Jimmy Brown

Other Details: Included are two nights lodging, four meals (BLD on Saturday and B on Sunday). Bring your own sleeping bag and pillow, towel, casual and athletic wear. Check-in starts at 7:30 PM Friday night. Retreat ends at 11:45 AM on Sunday morning.

Red River Winter Retreat

Escape the campus grind with friends and learn how God, life and sports connect. Meet athletes from other schools in the Red River Region. Hear from speakers who have walked in your shoes. Learn how to take your conversations to a new spiritual level.

Dates: January 12th - 14th 2018

Location: Lakeview Retreat Center Waxahachie, TX

Cost: $130 if you register before December 31st
$150 if you register after December 31st
$50 nonrefundable deposit

Band: Omari Head Band

Speaker: Dr. Todd Ahrend - International Director & Founder of The Traveling Team, a national missions mobilization movement

AIA Contact: Stuart Dodds

Other Details:Scholarship Opportunities Availible
To register for Red River, click here: REGISTER

Seattle Winter Retreat

Join for the weekend of growing with God and others as we look at what it means to be “fearLESS"!

Dates: January 19th - 21st, 2017 (Friday 8pm - Sunday 11am)

Location: Sambica Camp and Retreat Center (4114 177th Ave SE Bellevue, WA 98008)

Cost: $75

Speaker: Rasool Berry. Leadership development pastor out of Bridge Church in Brooklyn, member of Millennial Team of Cru in NYC. Passionate about sports and enthusiast of Marvel comics and TV shows.

AIA Contact: Nikita Motorin

Other Details: Theme this year is "fearLESS"! Included are two nights lodging, four meals + snacks and (Pizza, Friday Night). Bring your own sleeping bag and pillow, towel, casual and athletic wear, swimsuit. Check-in time 6-8pm PM Friday night. Retreat ends 10AM on Sunday morning.

Mid South Winter Retreat

Dates: February 2nd - 4th, Starts at 9:00pm Friday

Location: Camp Thunderbird
1 Thunderbird Ln.
Clover, SC 29710

Other Details:This Retreat partners with FCA. Come and meet new friends from another Christian Sports Ministry!

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