55+ Retreat

Guest Speaker: Glen Siemens

Glen & Karen Siemens have enjoyed almost 41 years of marriage and have been blessed with two married children and five grandchildren. Their vocational lives have been defined by two clear unexpected God callings that have divided their journey in approximate thirds. The first call transitioned them from a family farm to the Pastorate at the Plum Coulee Bergthaler Mennonite Church where Glen had attended since childhood; then 23 years later (2016) the call to step down and transition into what is formerly known as retirement where they are currently learning how to be still and know God from a new vantage-point. While serving as Pastor, Glen was primarily seen as the public figure while Karen served below the waterline upholding the ministry through prayer. The teamwork from farm to church never really changed. They both love the Lord Jesus and enjoy people. Glen currently serves as a Chaplain with the Plum Coulee Fire and Rescue Department. They look forward to seeing what the Lord has for us as we glean from the book of James during the 55+ Retreat.

Retreat Schedule

Friday June 2

4:00-5:00 pm      Registration
5:30 pm              Supper
7:00 pm              Session
9:00 pm              Snack

Saturday June 3

8:30 am                Breakfast
10:00 am              Session
12:00 pm              Lunch
1:00-3:00 pm        Free Time & Tours
2:15 pm                Volunteer Orchestra Practice
3:00 pm                Coffee Break
4:00 pm                Session
5:30 pm                Supper
7:00 pm                Music/Sharing
9:00 pm                Snack

Sunday June 4

8:30 am                Breakfast
10:00 am              Session
12:00 pm              Lunch

Family Day will be taking place at the end of the retreat. You are welcome to invite your families and stay for the day. Activities are free and will be open from 2:00-5:00 pm, and there will be a free BBQ starting at 5:30 pm. If you have a trailer, feel free to leave it parked until the end of the day.

Retreat Information 

Cost: Opportunities to contribute to Winkler Bible Camp will be given during each session. Due to taxation laws, Winkler Bible Camp is no longer allowed to receipt guests the full amount of their donation for this retreat. Therefore, an advantage will be deducted from your donation.

Accommodations: The camp has full service RV sites available for those who would like to stay in their own trailers. We also have rooms available in our Guest Suites, and Shalom Centre.

What to bring: Bedding, towels, pillows, toiletries, board games, musical instruments, bible, notebook, pen, etc.

Music/Sharing Night: This is your chance to share a reading, joke, talent, childhood memory, or some music! Also, anyone who can play an instrument is welcome to join the volunteer orchestra (there will be a practice on Saturday afternoon).

Registration: You can register by calling the camp office at 204-325-9519 or by printing this form: 55+ Registration Form

More details are to come including information about the speaker as well as the schedule!

Family Day

Our annual Family Day will take place on Sunday June 4! Activities are open from 2-5. Free BBQ at 5:30!

The activities that will be open include:

Climbing Wall
Mini Golf
Ropes Course
Petting Zoo
Hay Rides