We are a camp and conference center that provides plenty of outdoor space to enjoy God’s creation. There are trails and a prayer labyrinth to walk, hammocks and rocking chairs to relax in, a river to enjoy, and we will open our zip line to any daring folks to enjoy. As part of the RENEW retreat, there will also be stations set aside for reflection through visual arts, music, prayer, and small group conversation. We want you to renew your soul and body as we together reflect on how to find renewal for our communities and our world.
Participants who choose to extend their stay in the area will find February is a wonderful time of year to enjoy the Gulf Coast beaches, Tampa’s aquarium or zoo, or any of the numerous theme parks – from Busch Gardens in Tampa to the Disney and Universal parks in Orlando. There are also many museums, including the Salvador Dali Museum and the Florida Holocaust Museum. If you decide to stay in Sarasota, Clearwater, Tampa, or Orlando, there are many concert halls and arenas with events around the conference dates (e.g. Tampa Bay Lightning hockey games, performances like Alton Brown, Dear Evan Hansen, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Jay Leno, Legendz of the Streetz, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, and An American in Paris, to name a few).