Weekender Retreat Fall Conference 2022


The Weekender is an awesome annual retreat that produces great friendship, builds community, and most importantly stimulates spiritual growth in Jesus Christ! Get away from campus and spend the weekend at the Kalahari Resort in the Dells with 300+ college students and staff from all over the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Expect challenging messages, equipping workshops, encouraging fellowship, prayer and reflection, great food, and fun at the waterpark. This is a weekend getaway you won't regret! For more information, please visit www.navsweekender.org.

To see who all has registered for this retreat, please visit this Roster. 

Bring your clothes, toiletries, swimsuit, jacket, water bottle, pen, Bible, journal, and your best Halloween costume (please keep it appropriate)!

Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI is one of the four locations of the Kalahari Resort & Conventions, which are home to America's largest indoor waterparks (included in your stay). In addition to their waterparks, they also house luxury spas, family entertainment centers, restaurants, and convention centers, all under one roof. For more information, please visit https://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin/.

Location Information

  • Kalahari Resort & Conventions
  • 1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965 US


Norman Hubbard

Norman Hubbard has served on staff with The Navigators collegiate ministries for the past 25 years on seven campuses in the Midwest.

He currently works with students in Minneapolis, oversees staff in Wisconsin, and speaks at conferences nationally. Norman has a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics from Auburn University, and he's currently working on a Masters of Divinity at Denver Seminary.

He's the author of three Bible study workbooks and 3000 exaggerated stories. Norman and his wife, Kristy, have 2 spouses in heaven and 7 children on earth, ranging in age from 26 down to 11.

Registration Information

Prices include shared room (2 beds each) with max 4 people, generally with other students from your campus, and meals. All prices will increase by $45-50 after October 2nd, 2022.  Additional scholarships and discounts may be available from your campus. Talk to your NavStaff campus director for details.

  • Price includes shared room (max 4 people) and meals. Price will increase to $160 after October 2, 2022.

  • Price includes shared room (max 4 people) and meals. Price will increase to $185 after October 2, 2022.

  • Price includes your own bed in a shared hotel room and meals. Price will increase to $225 after October 2, 2022.

  • Price includes whole hotel room (2 adults, 2-3 kids) and one meal package for registering adult. If your spouse is attending, please click "Add Another Registrant" near the bottom of the page. Meals for kids attending will need to be added separately.

  • If your spouse and/or children are attending, please select Family Rate above. Price includes shared hotel room and meals for one person.

Dietary Restrictions

Please keep in mind that not all dietary requests can be guaranteed, but we will try our best to accommodate your needs and work with Kalahari Resort. 

Seminars (please choose one)*

  • Believing and Living the Gospel – Brian Van Zante

    Believing and Living the Gospel – Brian Van Zante

    Without the Gospel, we were without hope and without God in the world. His promises in the Gospel are amazing! How do we hang on to His promises? What keeps us from believing and living the Gospel, in our core? Getting into the Scriptures together, let’s experience the Gospel transforming lives—starting with yours!

    Brian Van Zante is a husband of 27 years and a proud father of three young married adults. An associate campus director at UW-Madison since 2018, he’s served on college campuses with The Navigators in three states and Japan since 1995. Investing in students one-to-one and communicating the Gospel are his passions. Sprint triathlons, slalom water skiing, and snowboarding are some of his favorite ways to live and disciple among lost friends.

  • A Window into Three Lifestyles of Witnessing—Jason Robinson, Beckie Wiegel, and Steve Willey

    A Window into Three Lifestyles of Witnessing—Jason Robinson, Beckie Wiegel, and Steve Willey

    When you hear messages on evangelism, do you respond with fear, indifference, or guilt, or perhaps with enthusiasm but little direction? Do you think, “I guess I’m just not an evangelist”? Jason Robinson, Beckie Wiegel, and Steve Willey have all made a point of spending their lives with people who don’t yet know Jesus. They have very different personalities, perspectives, and experiences, which have shaped how they go about sharing Christ with others in their own context. Come and hear exciting evangelism stories, learn practical skills, and consider how you might apply what you hear where you live, work, and play!

    Jason Robinson serves as the co-campus director of The Navigators Collegiate Ministry at The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. From college campuses to local churches and online, Jason has used the call of 2 Timothy 2:2 to empower leaders, regardless of cultural and ethnic background, to build leaders across the country and around the world for over 25 years. He also has a mentoring ministry known as “The SportMentor” that focuses on helping athletes become leaders in life beyond sports in their communities, churches, and careers.

    Steve Willey encountered Christ in 1970 while a junior at Iowa State. He served with The Navigators at the University of Iowa, NW Missouri State, UW-Whitewater, and NDSU. He has been married 48 years to Marcia with 3 children and 11 grandchildren. Learning to share Christ with the lost has been a lifelong journey and adventure. Steve loves discovering what God is doing to draw an individual to Himself and being a part of their journey.

    God gave Beckie a passion to reach her sorority house with the good news of Jesus when she was a sophomore at Illinois State University. Since then, she has enjoyed sparking spiritual conversations with family members and strangers. It's a natural part of getting to know someone and Beckie enjoys getting to know people. She signs up for most evangelism workshops so she can be inspired to continue to share her faith even when challenges come. In her free time Beckie can be found at the local bakery, coffee shop, or going on a walk with a friend.

  • Even through the Darkest Valley—Trevor and Cassie Long

    Even through the Darkest Valley—Trevor and Cassie Long

    In a broken world that has been marred by sin, suffering is an inevitable part of life. We know that God is only good. He is present with us and actively engaged in our reality, but too often there is a gap between what we know and profess and what we are actually experiencing. How does a relationship with Jesus bring genuine confidence, comfort, and strength when we encounter fear, uncertainty, and difficulty? In this seminar we’ll be talking about some key relational shifts that we can make to help move us from knowing lots of information about God to really knowing and experiencing His power and His presence with us.

    Trevor is serving this year as the interim director of the Upper Midwest Region and Cassie serves alongside him in staff care and development. For the last 20 years, they have given their lives to raising up generations of disciplemakers; first in Europe and then here in Minnesota. They live in the Twin Cities and have 4 awesome kids spanning 4 to 12 years of age. In December 2021, Trevor was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and is currently undergoing a year of intense treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

  • Change Your Playlist—Melody Lynch

    Change Your Playlist—Melody Lynch

    Ed Sheeran, The Weekend, and Justin Bieber are the top three artists on Spotify today, and together they have hundreds of millions of regular listeners. There may be great musical value in their work, but if they were the only voices in your life, what would you be hearing? What might you begin to believe? Could you use a change of playlist? Join this seminar for a refreshing perspective about, and helpful tools for, engaging with God’s Word in a way that motivates us toward intimacy with the Lord. Let God’s voice provide the soundtrack for your life!

    Melody Lynch worked as a single staff woman with The Navigators on five campuses in her 20s. After raising her family of four children, she has leaned back into working with women at the University of Wisconsin. Melody has nurtured a love for God’s word for many years, partially through her long involvement in a vigorous women’s Bible study that really shapes the way she lives, thinks, and talks with others.

  • Discipleship Tools: Practical Ways to Multiply Your Impact—Tim Chamberlain

    Discipleship Tools: Practical Ways to Multiply Your Impact—Tim Chamberlain

    What is the goal in discipleship? How you answer that question will affect what tools you will use. Like there are many ways to cut a board, there are many ways to disciple. My hope is that you come away from this time feeling equipped with tools to help you in various stages of the discipleship process. You can do it!

    Tim Chamberlain serves as the Associate City Director for The Navigators in the Twin Cities. He also trains staff and students at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He and his wife, Tara, have 3 kids and have been with The Navigators since 2006. In his spare time, he enjoys fly-fishing, woodworking, golfing, and working on cars.

Liability & Media Release Forms

Please sign your legal first and last name below.


The Navigators, a Colorado nonprofit religious corporation, sponsors and hosts events, programs, and other activities (the “Activities”) to encourage spiritual growth, personal development and group fellowship. Participation in the Activities is a privilege. In consideration for the privilege of participating in the Activities, the undersigned Adult Participant hereby accepts and agrees to all provisions of this Agreement:

1. Activities: The Navigators sponsors and hosts a wide range of Activities on its properties and through its ministry programs. These Activities may include, but are not limited to, classes, meetings, conferences, retreats, training, study groups, volunteer service, concerts and other performances, field trips and travel, meals, lodging, and recreational and outdoor activities, such as camping, team sports, games, horseback riding, swimming and other water sports, hiking/walking, ropes courses, rappelling, rock climbing, winter sports including sledding and tobogganing, and other athletic, recreational or leisure activities requiring physical exertion, as well as transportation in support of such activities. All such activities in which the undersigned Adult Participant engages, including all events, programs and other activities on the property of The Navigators, and all activities sponsored, led, or organized by The Navigators or any of its ministry representatives off Navigators property, whether authorized and subject to supervision by The Navigators or not, are considered “Activities” within the meaning of this Agreement.

2. Assumption of Risk: Although not desiring to discourage participation, The Navigators intends to make each Adult Participant aware that participation in the Activities may expose the Adult Participant to certain risks, including, by way of example, risks arising from accidents and physical injury due to facility or landscape design or conditions; exposure to adverse weather conditions and wildlife, fire, landslides, disease, high altitude, errors in supervision, and defects in facilities, food preparation, equipment, roadways, and trails; and lack of immediate availability of medical care and emergency assistance. Each undersigned Adult Participant agrees that participation in the Activities, and related transportation, involves risk of an accident and serious personal injury and illness, paralysis and permanent disability, and even possibly death, of the Adult Participant. Each Adult Participant understands that the Activities include certain inherent risks. Inherent risks are those that cannot be eliminated without destroying unique characteristics of the Activities. By signing below, each Adult Participant expressly assumes all risks of participating in the Activities, whether such participation is authorized or permitted by The Navigators or not, or is supervised or unsupervised by The Navigators, and whether those risks are inherent or otherwise, now known or unknown, or are predictable or unpredictable.

3. Release of Liability and Indemnification of Claims: In view of the risks described herein and in consideration for the privilege granted to the Adult Participant to participate in the Activities, the undersigned Adult Participant, for such Adult Participant and for such Adult Participant’s heirs, family and estate, executors, administrators, assigns, and personal representatives, hereby releases and agrees to indemnify and hold harmless The Navigators, and its related organizations, and The Navigators’ and its related organizations’ directors, officers, employees, volunteers, contractors, agents, representatives and successors and assigns (the “Released Parties”) of and from, and does discharge and waive, any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, and liabilities made or that can be made against or incurred by The Navigators and the other Released Parties or any of them with respect to any and all property damage, economic loss, medical and other expense, disability, personal injury whether physical or mental in nature, and/or death, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, arising from the Adult Participant’s participation in the Activities, including all claims of the Adult Participant for injury and/or loss. This Release and Indemnification of Claims is intended to have only the scope and effect permitted by applicable law.

4. Consent to Medical Care: In the event that the Adult Participant is injured or becomes ill, and is unable to give consent to medical treatment, the Adult Participant hereby authorizes The Navigators, including its employees, volunteers, agents and representatives, to obtain or consent to, on the Adult Participant’s behalf, medical care and treatment (including, by way of example, first-responders medical treatment; medical transportation; X-Ray examinations; anesthetic, dental, medical or diagnosis and treatment; and hospital care) deemed necessary or advisable by The Navigators. The Adult Participant agrees to fully pay all costs of medical transportation and medical or dental care and treatment incurred on his/her behalf by The Navigators.

5. Miscellaneous: In the event that any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of any of the other provisions, which other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

6. Governing Law: This Agreement is governed by and construed under the laws of Colorado, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions. This document is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted under such law. Any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or claim of breach hereof shall be brought exclusively in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado.

7. Dispute Resolution: The Parties agree to attempt to resolve any claim or dispute arising out of or related to the Agreement through good faith negotiations taking into consideration Biblical principles of reconciliation and fair dealing. Therefore, the parties agree that any claim or dispute arising from or related to this agreement shall be settled by biblically-based mediation and, if necessary, legally binding arbitration in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Christian Conciliation of the Institute for Christian Conciliation. Judgment upon an arbitration decision shall be entered in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. The parties understand that these methods shall be the sole remedy for any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement and expressly waive their right to file a lawsuit in any civil court against one another for such disputes, except to enforce an arbitration decision.

By signing below, the undersigned Adult Participant signifies his or her complete and unreserved agreement with all contents of this Agreement, including but not limited to the Release of Liability and Indemnification of Claims and Consent to Medical Care, and further agrees that such Adult Participant has carefully read this Agreement in its entirety, understands it, and signs it voluntarily, on the Adult Participant’s behalf, and on behalf of each of the Adult Participant’s heirs, family and estate, executors, administrators, assigns and personal representatives. The undersigned Adult Participant attests that he or she is eighteen (18) years of age or older and is fully competent legally and otherwise to enter into this Agreement.

Indicate below if you agree or decline the media release. Please sign your legal first and last name in either case.

IF I INDICATE, “I AGREE” BELOW, I hereby irrevocably give The Navigators the right and unrestricted permission to edit at its sole discretion, copyright and/or publish, reproduce or otherwise use my name, image, likeness, voice, biographical information, and digital recordings made by me, or of me, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation, including without limitation to publicize and/or promote The Navigators’ ministry worldwide in photographs, printed literature, video recordings, sound recordings, websites, social media, digital, and any other medium that now exits or may exist in the future. I waive any right to receive notification or approval rights of the finished product; and I acknowledge that The Navigators owns the finished product and all rights to it.

I hereby agree to release, defend, and hold harmless The Navigators and its agents or employees, including any firm publishing and/or distributing the finished product in whole or in part, whether on paper, via electronic media, or on Web sites, from any claim, damages, or liability arising from or related to the use of audio, photographs/video, including but not limited to any misuse, distortion, blurring, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form, either intentionally or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in taking, processing, reduction, or production of the finished product, its publication, or distribution.

I acknowledge and agree that I will not receive any compensation for the distribution of my appearance or performance through The Navigators. I understand that there is no time limit on the validity of this Release, nor is there any geographic limitation on the permission granted.

I am 18 years of age or older and have read this release before signing below, fully understanding the contents, meaning, and impact of this release. I understand that I am free to address any specific questions regarding this release by submitting those questions in writing prior to signing, and I agree that my failure to do so will be interpreted as a free and knowledgeable acceptance of the terms of this release.

Refund & Cancelation Policy

If you cancel by October 1, 2022, you will receive a full refund. No refunds will be given on or after October 2, 2022, unless the cancelation is due to a major medical issue. These fees help offset the expenses already incurred in anticipation of your attendance. Refunds will be made using the same payment method used for registration.

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