42nd Annual Family of Gethsemane Retreat

February 24-25, 2023
Camp Chrysalis in Kerrville, TX

Register to join us for “No Greater Love: 42nd Annual Family of Gethsemane Retreat” at Camp Chrysalis! This is a very special opportunity for friends and all members of the congregational family: singles, couples, those with and without children, from the very young to the not-so-young in years, but all young in spirit.

  • All are “Called by Grace,” to come to a relaxed informal time to share thoughts, histories, dreams, conversations, laughter, songs, the bread and wine of communion, the fresh air of the hill country, and good food.
  • “Led by Faith,” you may hike to the cross on the mountain, read your Bibles, play, eat, visit, and rock on the porch.
  • “Welcoming All to Share God’s Love,” we will meet new friends and have time to relax and be with those we may not know so well. This is a great event to invite friends to share in the family life of Gethsemane.

RETREAT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24
10-12 noon Registration, fellowship, set up and move into your cabins
12:00 pm Lunch!
1:30 pm All ages gather together
3:00 pm FREE TIME! Hike to the cross, baseball, kite flying, resting, fishing, singing, soccer, archery (3 pm), canoeing (4 pm), nap, R & R, rocking, visiting
4:30 pm Arts & Crafts
5:30 pm Sing–A–Long and group photo at the dining hall!
6:00 pm Supper
7:00 pm Family of Gethsemane (FOG) Talent Show
8:00 pm Campfire Communion Service
9:00 pm S’mores, games, singing

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25
7:00 am Coffee available!
8:30 am Morning Worship and memorial bricklaying
9:30 am Sunday Brunch & Free Time
3:00 pm Check Out
*Schedule subject to change

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sleeping bag, sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Quilt for grass sitting
  • Flashlight
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Hiking shoes or tennis shoes
  • Jacket or sweater for chilly nights
  • Sports equipment
  • Board games (Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Dominoes, Risk, cards, etc.)
  • Snacks, chip, dips, sweets, etc. for evening sharing
  • Musical instruments
  • Talent and props for the FOG Talent Show
  • Great attitude; leave troubles behind
  • ONLY COMFORTABLE CLOTHES
  • Sorry, no pets at the camp!

COSTS

This year, lodging fees are separate from meal/camp use fees.

Lodging Costs (Per Room/Tent):
Cabin rooms (accommodating 3-10 people) are $100 total per night. You can split a room with others to share costs. Minimum of three persons in a room for the rate of $100 for the entire room. You can also choose to tent camp, book your own motel, or come for the day only on Saturday.

Tent camp fee is $20 per tent per night

In addition to lodging fees, pay a per-person fee for meals and camp use.

Meals and Camp Use Fees (Per Person):

Saturday and Sunday with all three meals included (prices are per person):
Adults (6th Grade & Up): $34
Youth (1st-5th Grade): $17
Pre-K & Under: Free

Saturday Day Use ONLY includes two meals (prices are per person):
Adults (6th Grade & Up): $25
Youth (1st-5th Grade): $13
Pre-K & Under: Free

Add On Friday:
You may come in Friday evening after 7 pm for an extra $100 nightly cabin fee (can be divided between 3-10 people), but must be reserved in advance. No meals included.

Extra offering gifts are welcomed to help cover any additional expenses and activities.

HELP PAVE THE WAY!
You can leave a lasting impression by purchasing a personalized brick, which will be installed in the pathways around Camp Chrysalis. For $75 you can inscribe 3 lines of text on a 4X4 brick.