The goal of a student’s time at Miracle Lake is to show him an alternative to the drug and alcohol lifestyle. We structure each day to include classroom training, individual Bible study, group therapy, supervised work therapy, and recreational therapy.

The following is a list of items a student should bring with him when he comes to stay at Miracle Lake:

  • Alarm Clock (no radio or CD clocks)

  • Wrist watch

  • Work clothes

  • Dress pants

  • Dress shirt (collard shirt)

  • Work boots or work tennis shoes

  • Dress shoes

  • Coats (winter time)

  • Small flash light (winter time)

  • Cap or toboggan (winter time)

  • Work gloves

  • Clear water bottle

  • Toiletries (i.e., razors, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrush & toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)

  • Umbrella or raincoat

  • Stamps, envelopes, pens, note pad or loose leaf paper

  • Towels, washcloths, laundry basket & coat hangers (laundry detergent provided)

  • Bible (any version is acceptable)

  • Fishing pole & fishing tackle (optional)

Students are appropriated one wash-day per week. Therefore, the student should bring with him at least one week’s supply of clothing.


No visitation allowed during the first two weeks. Visitation starts on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m and is for family members only unless approved by staff prior of visitation. All visitors must arrive by 11 a.m to be checked in.


Summer Schedule

5:15 a.m. – Out of bed and dressed for work, Monday–Friday (7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday)

5:45 a.m. – Breakfast (8:15 a. m. on Saturday and Sunday)

6:25 a.m. – All chores cease (including kitchen) and head for room

6:30 a.m. – Personal devotion (7:30–8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday)

7:00 a.m. – End of personal devotion (8:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday)

7:05 a.m. – Leave quarters (8:05 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday)

7:15 a.m. – Report to shop for work

7:30 a.m. – Work begins

9:00–9:15 a.m. – Break

11:30 a.m. – Leave work site to put up tools

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

1:45–4:00 p.m. – Class

5:30 p.m. – Supper (5:00 p.m. – Sunday)

8:00 p.m. – In cabins for group devotions (Monday and Tuesday only)

8:30 p.m. – Quiet time begins and goes till 5:15 a.m. (Must be in your room, No talking. No showers. No movements that disturb because some may choose to sleep at this time.)

9:30 p.m. - Lights out (On Friday And Saturday, Lights out at 10:00 p.m.)

Winter Schedule

6:00 a.m. – Wake up and Get up. Make bed and straighten up living area.(7:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday)

6:30 a.m. – Breakfast (Everyone comes to the table.) | (8:15 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday) Come dressed for the day

7:25 a.m. – In your room preparing for devotion

7:30–8:00 a.m. – Personal devotion (Every day, Monday through Sunday)

8:05 a.m. – Leave building for class (Monday thru Friday) | (Leave building for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday)

8:15–10:30 a.m. – Bible class (Monday thru Friday)

10:30-11:45 A.M. Individual counseling or Free Time (Monday–Friday)

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00–5:00 p.m. Work assignments (Monday–Friday) | (3:00-3:15 p.m. – Work break)

5:00 p.m. – Clean up area and put away your tools

5:30 p.m – Supper (Monday-Saturday) (Mail given out at supper.) | (5:00 p.m. on Sunday)

8:00 p.m. – In your cabins

8:00–8:30 p.m. Group devotions (Monday and Tuesday only)

9:15 p.m. – Quiet time begins (Must be in your room, No talking. No showers. No movements that disturb because some may choose to sleep at this time.) | (Ends at 6:00 a.m / On Weekends at 7:00 a.m.)

10:00 p.m. Lights out

Chapel Services: 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday

Thursday Group Therapy: 6:30 p.m. in chapel or 6:00 p.m. in bus if recreation night.