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Retreats

We have hosted church and youth retreats for over 20 years now. We run summertime retreats continuously from May through September. There are three different sessions available, Monday through Wednesday, Wednesday through Friday, or Monday through Friday. Each season the returning groups become larger as word spreads of the good time to be found at River Ranch Resort. Kids enjoy the clean, well kept grounds and cabins and the many activities the river and resort have to offer, while the adult chaperones enjoy the rest and relaxation that comes with us doing all the cooking, serving, and cleaning. This would explain the 87% repeat business we see. Join the many groups from the far reaches of the four state area and all points between, on the beautiful Elk River for fun and fellowship. Call early to reserve the dates that work best for your group.  We also can usually accommodate off season dates as well, and weekends are ok during this time.

Retreat Prices and Information

Starting Package to include:

3 days – 2 nights in A/C cabins with a 5 mile canoe trip lasting 2-3 hours depending on how long you wish to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Elk River. Includes 5 home cooked meals, sand volleyball, basketball, swimming dock, and 27 acres to hike and explore. You will get a fireside devotional on both nights, including a complimentary marshmallow roast on the second night. We also have an A/C Rendezvous Room for prayer, church service, and bible study that will accommodate up to 200 people. We also offer a mini raft float on your arrival date if you make it here before 2:00 pm.

We have added some group pricing to the mix this year. The larger the group you bring the more affordable the packages start out. This is a good way for you to get together with some other area sister churches and save some money.

Group SizeCost Per Person
15 - 30 $145.00
31 - 60 $140.00
61 or more $135.00

 

We Also Have Several Upgrade Options Available

Upgrade Option #1 - add $5 per person

Want to stay on the water longer? Take the 8 mile trip instead of the 5 mile. (Recommended for older or more experienced groups)

Upgrade Option #2 - add $5 per person

Here you can choose to take our large 6 man rafts for your float trip. These are a lot of fun to jump and swim off of and are very stable in the water. Want kayaks? Add $5 per person.

Upgrade Option #3 - add $10 per person

Move to our beautiful River Lodge. The River Lodge has 4 cabins, each with 6 bedrooms, in two of these bedrooms there are 2 sets of bunks. It also has large common area that’s perfect for church services or Bible studies. 30 participant minimum for this upgrade option.

Upgrade Option #4 - add $10 per person

Add a tour of Bluff Dwellers Cavern. The area’s most scenic cavern! (Nice savings over $12.00 full admission price.)

Upgrade Option #5 - add $5 per person

This upgrade gives you the option of fresh sliced beef brisket sandwiches or Smokey Burgers with ranch beans, coleslaw, and chips instead of all beef jumbo hot dogs for the meal on your second night.

Upgrade Option #6-add $10 per person

Enjoy the use of our 3500 Sq Ft Rendezvous Room which is constructed into a beautiful lodge look with large glass windows overlooking the river. This can be used exclusively by your group for prayer, church services, bible study, and all your meals. A/V equipment as well as a 120" screen is available for any presentations you might have. Be sure to bring your laptop. 30 participant minimum for this upgrade option.

Upgrade Option #7

We also offer a 4 nights, 5 day package with a custom menu that has become one of the more popular upgrades available. Email Dustin for more details at dustin@riverranchresort.com.

Group SizeCost Per Person
15 - 30 $245.00
31 - 60 $235.00
61 or more $225.00

 

A $25.00 per participant deposit along with a copy of your tax exempt letter will secure your retreat package for your desired date. One Youth Minister per group stays free. NOTE: Credit card payments add 5% service charge

Your Retreat Itinerary

Here is your basic itinerary of our church retreat package that your group can expect here at River Ranch Resort. Ideally a chaperone for every ten youths is a good rule of thumb; of course this can vary from group to group. We expect chaperones to not only be ambassadors but responsible for conduct, safety, and general guidance while at the resort. Below are times and schedules of activities that we have found work well, for a smooth and rewarding experience during your stay at River Ranch Resort. Retreat director Dustin Shurback is in charge of all activities. He will be available day and night should any questions or special situations arise. Suggestions and input as to how we can improve your spiritual retreat are always welcome.

TimeItinerary
Day 1

IF YOU ARRIVE BY 2:00 PM. A COMPLIMENTARY SHORT RAFT FLOAT IS AVAILABLE. Please let Dustin know 1st thing upon arrival if you are interested in this option.

6:00 pm

Dinner will be served at the Hungry Camper Café in the Company Store. Fresh baked pizza, dessert cups and unlimited fountain drinks will be served.

7-9:00 pm

Free time. At this time hand dipped ice cream will be open.

9-11:00 pm

Free time-sand volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, Bible study and a fireside devotional.

11:00 pm

Is quiet time; everyone in their cabin lights out. No wandering around the park.

Day 2  
8:00 am

Breakfast at the Hungry Camper Café: a variety of cold cereals, hot biscuits and sausage gravy, milk, orange juice or unlimited fountain drinks.

10:00 am

Float departure time. Meet Dustin at the floating shed ready to depart for the float trip and remember to have your cabin key so that they can be held while you float. (DO NOT TAKE THEM OUT ON THE RIVER)

Your float lunch will include ham and turkey subs, chips, cookies, and water will be packed and ready to eat while on your float. You will be responsible for your own personal drinks, snacks, and coolers for your float. You will also need to bring sun block, hat, and river shoes. If you should forget one of these items we will have them in stock at our 6000 sq. ft. Company Store.

6:00 pm

Dinner will be served at the Hungary Camper Café in the Company Store. Jumbo all beef hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips and unlimited fountain drinks will be on the menu.

7-9:00 pm

Free time. At this time hand dipped ice cream will be open.

9-11:00 pm

Free time-sand volleyball, horseshoes, swimming, Bible study and a fireside devotional with marshmallow roast.

11:00 pm

Is quiet time; everyone in their cabin lights out. No wandering around the park.

Day 3  
8:00 am

Breakfast at the Hungry Camper Café: a variety of cold cereals, hot biscuits and sausage gravy, milk, orange juice or unlimited fountain drinks.

10:00 am

Is check out time and cabin inspections. At this time you can either head to Bluff Dweller’s Cavern or depart for home.

Download the River Ranch Resort Waiver, Download Here.

IF YOU ARE READY TO BOOK YOUR SUMMER RETREAT OR IF YOU JUST HAVE SOME QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT DUSTIN SHURBACK AT RIVER RANCH RESORT

PHONE—(800)951-6121

EMAIL—dustin@riverranchresort.com