Michigan's UP Cru Retreat

September 27-29th, 2019

Fall Retreat 2019

September 27-29th, 2019!
Retreat is an opportunity to spend a weekend away from school and campus to spend time with other believers and focus on God. It is a potentially life changing experience.


Mark Fertig

My wife Erika and I have been on staff with Cru for 19 years. We met on summer mission in 1999, the summer before our senior years of college, and a few years later were married. We spent our first two years on staff getting some initial training and experience before moving overseas. We lived and ministered for nine years in East Asia. We loved seeing first hand what God was doing to draw people from every tribe, tongue and nation to worship Himself. After adopting our first daughter, Emma, at the end of May 2013, we moved back to the States. Three months later we adopted Elsie. True to their personalities, we've nicknamed them "Dr. Talks-a-Lot" (Emma, now 9) and "the Human Tornado" (Elsie, now 8). I currently serve as the Local Mission Director for Michigan and NW Ohio from our home in Toledo, Ohio where we've lived for the past five years. I truly believe seeing lost faculty and students become lifetime laborers in God's global mission is the most strategic and effective way I can invest my life.


Lake Ellen Bible Camp
212 Narrow Way Camp Road
Crystal Falls, MI 49920
212 Narrow Way Rd, Crystal Falls, MI


$20 total for Freshmen
$72 per person
$10 discount for first timers
$5 discount if you register by 9/20/19 11:59pm.
(note: the 1st Timer Discount may not show up immediately, but you will see it at Retreat!!)
We are using a new registration site, so you may need a new login.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration will ask you to send a check. Just bring cash or a check made out to "Cru" with you when you come to retreat and pay in person.
Scholarships are available if you are unable to come up with all the funds.
For more information, contact:

Bill O’Connor
(906) 482-9495

Dave Michels

(517) 974-6070
[email protected]

What to Bring

  • eat dinner before you come!       (no dinner is served on Friday)
  • sleeping bag / blanket & pillow
  • alarm clock
  • towel(s)
  • toiletries
  • clothing - athletic and warm
  • shoes, boots, sandals
  • sports stuff
  • check or cash for registration 
  • games
  • pen and paper
  • Bible
  • gas money for your driver
  • your best friend