August 22-24, 2019
New Format for Kick Back and Relax Retreat – Lots of options
Arrive Thursday or Friday – Optional breakfast and lunch on Friday
Lifeguard on duty for swimming at 3:00 on Friday afternoon
Supper for everyone (included in cost of retreat) at 6:00 on Friday
Do you and your family need some down time – a time to simply relax and enjoy one another’s company? Designed for couples and families, the Kick Back and Relax Retreat is very different from our family camps. There are few scheduled activities other than meals and services. You and your family are free to hike, bike, fish, kayak, use the game tent, or simply sit by the campfire. You can also participate in other free-time activities throughout the weekend.
Pastor Steve Walker
Pastor Walker was blessed to observe and be actively involved with pastoral ministry at young age while growing up in a pastor’s home. Graduating from Pensacola Christian College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Pastor Walker has had the opportunity to serve the Lord in early ministry as a Bible teacher and later, an assistant pastor. In November of 2004, Pastor Stephen Walker, along with his family, accepted God’s call to the pastorate of East Goshen Bible Church. Pastor Walker is an expository Bible preacher, who not only enjoys teaching God’s Word, but firmly believes it is relevant for today and provides all we need for life, learning and growth. Stephen and his wife Rebekah have six children – Caleb, Ian, Micah, Cecily, Sadie and Simon – who also enjoying ministering to the people and community of East Goshen.
Here is a listing of a few local “field trips” that are relatively close to the camp. You are welcome to stay at the camp, but you may also enjoy some of the following sights on Friday.
World Famous Horseshoe Curve
About 46 minutes from camp – Click the picture for more information
Take a most beautiful drive through the Allegheny Mountains. Experience the challenge the Pennsylvania Railroad workers overcame by completing rail tracks through this rough terrain. Once you have arrived at the Horseshoe Curve, enjoy one of the world’s most incredible engineering feats.
Railroaders Memorial Museum
About 44 minutes from camp – Click the picture for more information
This is NOT a boring museum, but it is a fun and interactive museum about early railroading. The museum also includes a life-sized turn table. You can buy a combination ticket which includes the Horseshoe Curve and the Museum.
Elk County Visitors Center
About 1 hour and 18 minutes from camp – Click the picture for more information
Elk County Visitors Center is the premiere elk viewing location in Elk Country–home to the largest elk herd in the northeastern United States. In the hour or two after sunrise and the hour or two before sunset, you have an excellent chance of seeing elk.
About 45 minutes from camp – Click the picture for more information
Fort Roberdeau consists of the reconstructed fort and its structures (officers’ quarters, storehouse, barracks, blacksmith shop, lead miner’s cabin, powder magazine, and lead smelter), a restored barn (1859) which serves as visitor center, a restored farmhouse (ca. U1860), a sinkhole, a trail system, and a log house (2012) built in the style of an original frontier house. Tours 11:00–5:00.
Johnstown Flood Museum
About 1 hour and 11 minutes from camp – Click the picture for more information
On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It’s a story of great tragedy, but also of triumphant recovery. See and hear about the details of this devastating flood. The museum includes a documentary, map with lights and sounds, and artifacts.
Flight 93 Museum
About 1 hour and 43 minutes from camp – Click the picture for more information
The Flight 93 National Memorial is located at the site of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked in the September 11 attacks, in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The memorial was made to honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93, who stopped the terrorists from reaching their target by fighting the hijackers.
Caution: Some of the recorded messages from that flight used the Lord’s name in vain, and we found that offensive.
Shavers Creek Raptor Center
About 1 hour and 5 minutes from camp – Click the picture for more information
The Shaver’s Creek Raptor Center offers environmental education programs for group visits, natural and cultural history exhibits, live birds of prey, amphibians and reptiles, hiking trails, native plant gardens, and more.The raptor center, providing perpetual care and housing for eagles, falcons, hawks and owls, is one of the few federally and state-licensed raptor facilities in Pennsylvania.
This is a sampling of some of the activities we plan to open.
Blamzookas (Air powered Tennis Ball Cannons)
Canoes & Kayaks
Bungee Run (Horizontal Bungee Jumping)
Blow Gun Range
Carpetball (one of the many activities in the game tent)
Staying in Servant’s Heart Cabin
Children 4-11: $27.50
Children 3 or under: Free
If you would like to arrive on
Thursday evening there is an additional
cost of $11.00 per adult. ($22.00 per cabin max)
The cost for breakfast on Friday morning (8:30) is $5.00 for adults and $2.50 for children
The cost for lunch on Friday (12:30) is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children