Join us for a weekend in the great outdoors at Field Springs State Park

January 24, 25, 26, 2020

Discover everything you need to know to participate in this annual church event. Families and individuals welcome!

View from the trail

When:  January 24-26, 2020

Arrival: Check-in any time after 3:00 pm on Friday

Departure:  After clean-up by 1:00 pm on Sunday

Where:  Puffer Butte at Fields Spring State Park: The park is 1 ½ hours drive from Moscow or Pullman, south of Clarkston, about 4 miles beyond Anatone, WA on Highway 129.  Watch carefully for the State Park sign on the right, and then turn left off the highway at the winter entrance to the park. 

Accommodations:  Huge rustic lodge with fireplace, central heat, mats for sleeping up to 14 people, bathrooms, showers, and a well-equipped kitchen.  Also available are six cabins with heat and electricity that can accommodate 8-10 people (depending on the size of the cabin). 

Schedule:  Kick of the weekend with dinner at 7:00 pm on Friday.  Breakfast at 9:00, lunch at 2:00, and dinner at 7:00 on Saturday.  Breakfast at 9:00 only on Sunday.  Quiet hours are between 11:00 pm and 7:00 am.    

Activities:  There are ping pong and foosball tables in the main lodge.  Bring board games, cards and puzzles to share.  Outdoor activities are sledding, skiing, snow shoeing. 

What to pack:  Personal comfort items: sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight, toiletry items, soap and shampoo, a towel and wash cloth, warm clothes, lots of extra socks, extra gloves, a travel mug, a water bottle                                                                     

Outdoor recreation items: sleds, saucers, cross-country skis, snow-shoes                                                                

Indoor recreation items: games, puzzles, musical instruments, books, sketch pad, crafts

What to Expect:  Upon arrival, you will sign up for daily tasks.  Everyone signs up to help each day with meal prep, dishes, and clean up!  At the end of the weekend, after cleaning your own cabin, plan to meet at the lodge at 12:00 pm to assist with the final cleaning of the lodge, kitchen, and three bathrooms.  Many hands make light work!   

Registration:  Space is limited to 60 people.  Sign up early!  Registration will end one week prior to departure by January 19.  Full-refund one week prior to departure.  50% refund after that.

Pre-Trip Meeting: January 19th after church. This is for all participants to get information about the trip, sign liability forms, understand church policies around the snow retreat and make payments.  A makeup meeting will be January 23 6:00 pm

Cost: Meals & Lodging: Meals are $5.00 per meal and lodging is $15.00 per night.  For the weekend, this is $55 per person (two nights x $15/night + five meals x $5.00/night).  Partial and full scholarships are available.  First time folks and families receive 50% off this year!!

Day Use Rules:  If you are just joining us for the day, you will need a Washington State Parks Discover Pass per car.  The cost is $11.50 for the day pass and can be purchased at

Policies: All children and youth must be accompanied by a responsible adult. No dogs.  Quiet hours must be observed.      

Questions: Please contact Hydee Becker at or (952) 607-5650

Sign up: via Sign-Up Genius or by contacting Hydee Becker.

Payment: Electronic payment through the UUCP web site “Snow Retreat” or via check made out to the UUCP with “Snow Retreat” in the memo line.  Please consider an additional donation to “Snow Retreat Scholarship” so that everyone can attend, regardless of their ability to pay.