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October 7-9, 2022
Marluc Bella Vita Ranch
Jacksboro, TX

Enjoy camping and the great outdoors? Join us for the All Church Retreat, October 7-9 at Marluc Bella Vita Ranch in Jacksboro. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy time together in nature while also fostering cross generational and cross ministry relationships. Everyone is invited. You can register for dorms, cabins, tents or RV hookups. Prices vary depending on lodging choices.

Cost starts at $50 per person. Click on registration link to see all pricing options.

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´╗┐Activities include fishing, canoeing, swimming, boating, hiking, basketball, sand volleyball, yoga, crafts and so much more! Five meals are included with your registration. Please register to pick your lodging. Indoor lodging may go fast, so register soon. If you would like to learn more about Marluc Bella Vita Ranch, visit www.lakegodstone.com or their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lakegodstone.

´╗┐Please note there will be no childcare, so kids need to be with their families.

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More Information

If you're planning on coming to the retreat, here is some extra information to help you prepare.

Free campus-wide wifi

Four miles of (no motorized permitted) hike and bike grass and rock trails around the forested lake and upper wooded meadows

Six partially covered swimming/fishing/boating docks

Seven kayaks, five canoes, four family pedal boats, a row boat and a seven-person pontoon boat with trolling motor. Life jackets provided

Meals 

Water slide

Five wildlife viewing and feed stations to see deer, raccoons, rabbits, armadillo, road runners, skunks, possum, coyote and bobcat

Fish for Large Mouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Bluegill and Crappie in Lake Godstone, the Beaver Pond, the Catfish Pond and the Crappie Pond

Monarch Butterfly Way-station , Yucca field, Prickly Pear Cactus and Bee Hive Station

Outdoor small group and picnic stations located around the 188 acre campus

Horse stall and pasture

Square foot vegetable garden

Bird View station

Minnow and tadpole pond

Classroom/media room with large screen TV and seating

Star view covered upper deck with seating

Observatory with telescope

Lit basketball court

Sand Volleyball court

Golf cart and two UTV’s

Tractor hayride

Two fenced small playgrounds with small wading pools

Large Fire-pits at lodge, guest home, cabins, group campgrounds and all tentsites

Charcoal grills, picnic tables, water and power at tentsites and group campgrounds

Comfort Station with toilets and showers near group campgrounds, primitive cabins and tentsites

Two very large floating lily pads on the lake for swimming/suntanning/diving

Dump station for RV units

Camera
Bugspray
Sunscreen
Swim towels
Bikes (non-motorized)
Fishing equipment
Bait
Bathing suits
Coolers with ice
Hiking boots
Matches
Flashlights
Hats

On the Sunday morning of the retreat, we will offer a couple of worship options:

Minimalistic on-site worship on the dam (time TBA)

Watch live-streamed contemporary worship together at 9:30am

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