Winter Meltdown is a time for students to challenge themselves, go crazy and have fun, or just relax around a fire and make new friends. The goal of WMD is to provide a place free from the distractions of everyday life— a winter retreat where our students and leaders can focus on God and build meaningful relationships with each other. Register now! Our spots are limited this year as we are sharing the campground with other schools/church groups.


Register your child and check out retreat details below.

If you have questions, please contact Kelly at or by phone call at 717-755-0089 x 136



9-12 WMD Student Registration

9-12 WMD Leader Registration


WMD Scholarship Request


CLICK HERE for the new COVID Regulations & Agreement Waiver. This will be emailed to you directly from the RVR platform after registration closes for an e-signature. Please read in advance!


  • COVID-19 Waiver

    Assumption of Risk
    Guest expressly understands and agrees that Guest’s use of River Valley Ranch(RVR)’s facilities and premises presents known and inherent risks to Guest regarding any potential and/or actual infection of Covid-19 and/or any related illness, the result of which may be both serious and minor, including but not limited to, cough, fever, pneumonia, hospitalization, and death. Guest is responsible for evaluating the risks that he or she may face. Guest has done so, and by signature below and engaging in RVR activity, in exchange for the opportunity to voluntarily participate in RVR and RVR activity, has assumed the risks and is responsible for his or her actions. Guest further recognizes, understands, and agrees that RVR assumes no responsibility for any liability, damage, or injury relating to or resulting from Covid-19 that may be caused by the negligent, grossly negligent, or willful acts or omissions committed prior to, during, or after use of RVR’s facilities and premises by Guest.

    Acknowledgment of Safety Measures to be Utilized by Guest and RVR. RVR hereby acknowledges that it will seek to take certain safety measures to help prevent, as best it reasonably can, infection or spread of Covid-19. Such safety measures include the following: cleaning and disinfecting publicly used spaces, wearing gloves when cleaning and disinfecting, maintaining social distancing from Guest, its employees, visitors, and guests, and wearing face masks when in the company of Guests when appropriate. RVR will also stay apprised of any recommendations of the CDC and will consider action accordingly. Further, RVR may remove any safety measures listed herein once the CDC or the United States, state, or local governments deem such measures are no longer necessary.

    Guest acknowledges that it will also take certain safety measures to help prevent, as best it reasonably can, infection or spread of Covid19. Such safety measures include: ensuring that Guest does not have any symptoms of Covid-19 prior to entrance onto or use of RVR’s facilities and premises, use of handwashing and hand sanitizer on a regular basis while on the RVR’s premises, maintaining social
    distancing, and proper use of face masks, when appropriate, when in the company of others. In the event that the CDC recommends additional safety measures, Guest agrees to pursue utilization of such safety measures upon verbal or written request of RVR.

    Indemnification and Hold Harmless

    Guest specifically understands that itis personally responsible for its actions and omissions, and any resulting sicknesses or injuries relating to or resulting from Covid-19and agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless, including from reasonable attorneys’ fees and/or any other associated costs, RVR, and its predecessors, successors, assigns, officers, directors, trustees, faculty, employees, volunteers, agents, and legal representatives, from any and all actions, claims, or demands that Guest, and assigns, have or may have for any and all sicknesses or injuries relating to or resulting from Covid-19, Guest may suffer or sustain, regardless of cause or fault, as a result of his/her voluntary decision to utilize the facilities and premises of RVR, caused by any act or omission of RVR and/or Guest, its employees, visitors, and guests resulting from utilizing the facilities and premises of RVR.

    Waiver of Claims

    In consideration of being allowed to utilize RVR’s facilities and premises, Guest (referred to herein as “Releasor”), hereby waives any and all claims, demands, damages, actions, or suits, in law or in equity, whether heretofore or hereafter accruing, or whether now known or not known to the parties, which may arise from any negligent or grossly negligent act or omission of RVR, or its predecessors, successors,
    assigns, officers, directors, trustees, faculty, employees, volunteers, agents, or legal representatives (collectively referred to herein as “Releasees”), including but not limited to claims for negligence, gross negligence, personal injury, and mental anguish, for or because of anything done or omitted, or suffered to be done, directly or indirectly related to Guest’s use of and entrance upon RVR’s facilities and premises relating to or resulting from possible or actual exposure to Covid-19. Releasor further waives any and all liability of Releasees for their negligence or gross negligence causing any accident, illness, injury, loss or damage to personal property, or any other consequences arising or resulting directly or indirectly from Guest’s use of and entrance upon RVR’s facilities and premises. Releasor acknowledges and agrees that Releasees assume no responsibility for any liability, damage, or injury that may be caused by the negligent, grossly negligent, or willful acts or omissions committed prior to, during, or after Guest’s use of and entrance upon RVR’s facilities and premises.



    • Check-in: 5:30 pm at Living Word
    • Departure: 6:15 pm from Living Word (transportation provided)


    • Arrival: 12:15 pm at Living Word

    • Face Mask
    • Bible
    • Pajamas
    • Flashlight
    • Coat, hat, gloves
    • Refillable water bottle
    • Toiletries, towel, wash cloth
    • Sneakers to wear in the gym
    • Warm clothing, suitable to play outside & get dirty
    • Bedding (sleeping bag or sheets & blankets, and pillow)
    • Money for snack shop and awesome souvenirs! (optional)

    • Please make sure your child eats dinner before you arrive at the church as dinner Friday evening will not be provided. 
    • Emergency Contact Information: Should you have an emergency and need to get in touch with your child please contact Kristen at 717-858-0710 or Jay at 908-415-5166 or the River Valley Ranch Office at 443-712-1010. 

    Medication Policy: ALL ‘controlled substance’ prescription medications must be turned into a leader during retreat check-in. Controlled Substance prescription medications will be monitored/administered by adult leaders. 

    Unplugged Policy: We strongly suggest that your child leave all electronic devices at home. Electronics will not be allowed out during group activity times. Bringing electronics is at your own risk.

    Code of Behavior for Retreat Participants: In order to assure the safe and successful participation of youth and adults at WMD the following code of behavior is to be followed.

    Expected behavior for participation:

    1. Individuals are responsible for their own actions, and will be asked to assume the consequences for their inappropriate behavior.
    2. For the protection and safety of all participants, acts of fighting, physically or verbally with siblings or otherwise and including ethnic insults, poor language, gestures, or actions will not be tolerated.
    3. Possession of any weapon (includes pocket knives) is strictly prohibited. Anyone who brings a weapon to an event will be asked to surrender it to leaders and parents will be notified.
    4. Disruptive behavior and or language are not acceptable.
    5. Appropriate clothing for the weather is expected.
    6. Participants are expected to participate during programmed times, to take direction from their leaders, being in the cabins without a leader is not permitted.
    7. Participants will respect the belongings of others and students should not go through anyone’s bags and personal possessions left in the bunks under any circumstances.
    8. In the event that behavior requires extreme action, it is to result in dismissal from the event. Parents will be contacted and participants will be sent home and not permitted to return the following year. In this case we reserve the right to deny your child participation in future retreats.

    We will not insure personal property against theft or loss; please exercise caution regarding your personal items.

    We respectfully ask for your cooperation and hope that you will have no trouble talking to your child about these expectations and agreeing to adhere to this code of behavior. Keep in mind that you represent the Church at all times during the retreat and are asked to demonstrate an image of Christ, and respect others and their property including that of river valley ranch.