Kick Back & Relax Retreat


August 20-22, 2020

The Kick Back & Relax Retreat allows you to be busy and fill every minutes, or you can ‘kick back & relax.’

Two arrival time 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

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.

Fort Roberdeau

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.

In addition to the tentative schedule listed below, here are some activities that you can do at anytime – other than the rally times.

  • Biking on Rails to Trails (We have several bikes for your use)
  • Hiking on Rails to Trails or on the many trails on the camp property
  • Fishing (License require for those 16 or older)
  • Boating, canoeing, or kayaking (12 and under must be with an adult)
  • Game Tent (carpetball, fooseball, ping pong, and box hockey)
  • Lake View games (giant tether ball, nine square and stump rope)
  • Campfire – Throw on another log and enjoy the fire

Tentative Schedule
Thursday  
6:00 – ???? Arrival & Registration
8:30 S’mores at campfire
9:00 – ???? Fellowship around campfire
Friday  
8:30
Breakfast – Adults $5.00 & Children (4 -11) $2.50
9:00 – 12:30 Free time – We will open some activities at your request
12:30 Lunch – Adults $6.00 & Children (4 -11) $3.00
1:15 – 3:00 Free time – We will open some activities at your request
3:00 – 5:00 Lake Open (Lifeguard on Duty)
3:00 – 6:00 Arrival & Registration
4:30 – ???? Nine Square in the Air
6:00 Supper (included for everyone)
7:00 Evening Rally
8:15 Crank Homemade Ice Cream
9:15 – 9:45 Spotting deer and Tractor & wagon
9:45 – ???? Fellowship around campfire  – Game tent open
Saturday  
8:30 Breakfast
9:15 Morning Rally
10:15 – 10:30 Bear Den open
10:30 – 11:15 Blamzookas & Hatchet Trowing open
11:30 – 12:10 Nine Square in the Air
12:15 Lunch
1:15 Afternoon Rally
2:15 – 2:30 Bear Den open
2:30 – 4:30 Lake Open (Lifeguard on Duty)
2:30 – 3:15 Blowguns Open
3:15 – 4:00 Shooting Gallery Open
4:00 – 4:45 Chariot Rides
5:00 Supper
5:30 Sad Good Byes

Staying in Servant’s Heart Cabin

Adults: $55.00
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