HSWR – Durango

January 18-21, 2019 ~ MLK Weekend

Durango, Colorado

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*** REGISTRATIONS are due by December 16, 2018 ***

From LCDC, we’ll take a charter bus to Durango, Colorado and will stay at Christ the King Lutheran Church, which will be our home base for food, sleep, worship, messages & small groups. During the days of our High School Winter Retreat we’ll hit up Durango Mountain Resort for skiing /snowboarding or the resort life lounges, shops, and activities for non-skiers/boarders. There’s even a sledding hill right next to the church we’re staying at!!! Plus, we’ll enjoy an unforgettable ride on the Durango Silverton train through a winter wonderland. In the evenings, we will have beautiful moments of worship, messages, and small groups to be refreshed and renewed by the amazing God who loves us!

We take a luxury Charter Bus Friday evening to Durango!


Saturday is a Ski/Board/Shopping Day at Purgatory Mountain Resort!


Sunday we get to experience the Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad!


We have 2 nights (Saturday and Sunday Night) for Worship, Message and Small Groups!


We drive home Monday, returning before 4pm.


*** We have 55 seats on the Charter Bus. We will use our Church Suburban or rent 15 passenger van(s) if needed. If we can bring 90 teens on this retreat, we will get two Charter Buses! If we can generate the same excitement for this trip like you all do for our Summer Trip, then we will get THREE BUSES! ***


Christ the King Lutheran Church

    in Durango, CO


    • Mountain Resorter (Non-Skier / Non-Snowboarder) =


    • Skier / Snowboarder without Rentals =


    • Skier / Snowboarder with Rentals =



    • Dinner Friday Night in Flagstaff
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Sunday
    Breakfast and Lunch Monday


Friday, January 18, 2019

    • 2:30pm in the LCDC Parking Lot
    • All luggage and equipment will be stored directly on the charter bus upon arrival.
    • Check in at our table, turn in any medications you have if any, and grab a seat on the bus!

Our goal is to be on the road by 3:00pm or before.

    Please arrive early and so we can leave on time. With Dinner in Flagstaff, we will be arriving in our High School Winter Retreat: Durango at 11:00pm.


Monday, January 21, 2019

    • We plan to return to LCDC around 3:00 or 4:00pm on Monday.
    We will send out a text alert on our expected arrival. Let us know if you would like to be on that list.


  • Bible and Pen/Pencil
  • Sleeping Pad for the church floor
  • A Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Towel & Shower Supplies
  • Backpack for bus snacks and to carry shower supplies in when we hit up the Durango Recreation Center for showers
  • Trashbag for wet/dirty clothes.
  • Snow Gear (Warm jacket, pants, socks, gloves, hand warmers, beanies, scarfs, chapstick, shoes to walk around in the SNOW)
  • Every Ski/Snowboarders should have appropriate pants, jackets, socks, goggles and gloves to keep warm.
  • If you are renting equipment, we need to know.
  • If you are bringing equipment, we need to know.
  • Ski/Snowboard Helmets are available for an additional $10 at the rental shop. You can get those the day of.
  • Cameras. Cell Phones are allowed but for taking pictures only. They will be expected to be packed in your bags on the bus and during worship, messages, small group time or Doug will take your phone away and swallow it whole!!
  • Bus Ride Snacks!
  • Spending money for Durango Resort & Downtown shopping, additional food opportunities (Mountain Resort Venues, coffee, ice cream).
  • If you have a sled(s) you are willing to bring, please let us know and text us a picture.



  • Drugs/Alcohol/Vape Pens/Lighters/Knives anything you have to think twice about!!
  • A first class ticket from the Durango airport to Phoenix is not worth it :-p


We are thrilled to have your teen’s involvement in our youth ministry! We understand various life situations cause financial difficulties and as a church, we never want any kids to miss out because of finances. Thankfully, anonymous donors provide scholarships (amounts and availability may vary and are not guaranteed).


Please take the time to fill out this Scholarship Request Form and drop it off at the church office with attention to Pastor Chris Tansey or email it to ctansey@lacasadecristo.com. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have questions. Our office phone number is 480-948-1234. We are grateful to help!