Northwoods Family Conference

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Conference  Overview

Fellowship Around the Word of God.

Family Conferences are weeklong, life-changing family events. Rich fellowship, inspiring messages, and engaging children’s programs make Family Conference something to look forward to by anyone who has experienced one. Whether making new friendships with other families or rekindling relationships from previous years, the conference is an annual highlight for many.

The conferences are structured to foster spiritual growth as young and old alike are challenged to honor God’s Word in every area of their lives.


Monday, 6:30pm

Friday, 5:00pm


Northwoods Conference Center

E 21800 Wolf Lake Road
Watersmeet, MI 49969

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Lodging & Meals



2022 Family Conference Theme

Continue in My Word

The 2022 Family Conference theme comes from Jesus’ words in John 8:31–32: “. . . If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

The word continue in these verses means “to abide.” As we abide in the written Word by saturating our minds and hearts with it, we walk as disciples of Jesus. As we do this, our lives are transformed by the Living Word, Jesus Christ.

God’s Word is truth. As His Word permeates every area of our lives, we grow in our knowledge of the truth. As we come to know the truth intimately, we are set free from sin and self to walk as joyful disciples of Jesus. We hope these conferences give you a deeper appreciation and a fresh hunger for the Word of God!

Lodging Options

Where to Stay During the Conference

The Northwoods Conference Center, owned and operated by IBLP, offers 63 hotel-style rooms, 10 suites, and 6 apartments on a first-come first served basis. All rooms are furnished at the beginning of the week with linens and towels. To find out more information please see the details below. Rooms can be reserved by calling 

(630) 323 – 2842

Standard Rooms ($60 per night)

Standard rooms provide comfortable, hotel-style accommodations for two people. (Maximum occupancy of 5 people.)

  • Two twin beds, a king, or two bunk beds
  • Full bath
Suites: ($90 per night)

Suites, offering a bedroom and a separate living area with a kitchenette, are perfect for families who are looking for a little more space. This is made available to families of 5 or more members. (Maximum occupancy of 8 people.)

  • One king-sized bed
  • Full bath
  • Pullout Couch
  • Kitchenette which includes a stove top, small refrigerator, and sink
Apartments: ($135 per night)

Apartments offer families a home away from home and include two bedrooms, two full baths, separate living room, and kitchen. The extra space and separate rooms allow families to spread out and be comfortable. This is made available to families of 8 or more members. (Maximum occupancy of 12 people.)

  • One king-sized bed
  • Three twin beds (including one bunk bed)
  • Two full baths
  • Pull-out couch
  • Kitchen which includes a stove top and oven, a refrigerator with freezer, and coffee maker


$20 Per RV per night (no hook ups)

$15 per tent site per night (no hook ups)

A bathhouse equivalent will be provided.

Dump station and water fill up will be available upon request.


Wilderness Bay Resort in Watersmeet, MI
(19 minutes away with pricing and availability upon calling.)

The Arrows in Watersmeet, MI
(19 minutes away with pricing and availability upon calling.)

Pine Aire Resort in Watersmeet, MI
(17 minutes away with prices starting at $57.)

Gateway Lodge in Land O’ Lakes, WI
(20 minutes away with prices starting at $75.)

Best Western in Eagle River, WI
(37 minutes away with prices starting at $116.)

Bridgewater Inn in Eagle River, WI
(39 minutes away with prices starting at $79.)

Days Inn in Eagle River, WI
(38 minutes away with prices starting at $94.)

Super 8 in Eagle River, WI
(40 minutes away with prices starting at $85.)

Rental Homes

You may find a cost effective option by renting a vacation home near Watersmeet, MI. Consider researching the following websites:

Northwoods Conference Center

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Northwoods Conference Center

E 28100 Wolf Lake Rd
Watersmeet, MI 49969

View Venue Website

Meal Plans

Available Conference Meal Options

Meal plans begin with lunch on Monday and conclude with dinner on Friday.

Meals must be reserved no later than May 23.

Meal Prices

Adult (12+): $5
Child (4–12): $3.50

Lunch and Dinner
Adult (12+): $7
Child (4–12): $4.50


This year, the Conference Registration Fee is waived for all first-time attendees and veterans who have attended ten or more Family Conferences. Need financial assistance? Fill out a Scholarship Request Form!



Early Registration Discount

Sign up before May 7!

Family Registration $295 — $250
Individual Registration $95 — $80



Children’s Institute $60 — $50/person
ALERT Cadets $95 — $80/person
Pre-EXCEL $95 — $80/person
COMMIT $60 — $50/person


$50 cancelation fee for all cancelations.
No refunds for cancelations made on or after Monday, June 6.