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Cross Trails Ministry provides a number of retreats for youth, adults, and families
to spend time at camp all year round! Programmed retreats give you the opportunity
to come and relax at Camp Chrysalis and Ebert Ranch. In addition to retreats at the
camp sites, Cross Trails can come to your congregation with the “Cross Trails Comes
to You” program. Take a look at the descriptions of our retreats and programs below.
 

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Registration Instructions

Registration is pretty easy. You can either register online or just download the
registration form from above, fill it out and send it back to us one of these ways.
You can:

    • Print, complete your form, scan and email it to info@crosstrails.org.
    • Print and fax your completed form to: (830) 257-3060
    • Print out and mail your completed form to:

Cross Trails Ministry
391 Upper Turtle Creek Road
Kerrville, TX 78028

Full retreat fees are due with your registration. Some financial aid is available.

Fee refunds are subject to a $25 administrative charge and must be requested
at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of the retreat.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at
info@crosstrails.org or (830) 257-6340.

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 Family Retreats

Two weeks before the first day of the retreat, fees increase by $10 per person and household maximum increases accordingly.
Household maximum applies to families residing under the same roof.

 
 

Family & Friends Labor Day Retreat

For Families, Singles and Couples

DATES: August 31-September 3 at Camp Chrysalis – 16 rooms available

“Going to the Chapel”

Jesus’ first miracle was at the wedding at Cana and what a celebration it was! Come with your family to learn all about this miracle and the ways we can show our commitment to God. Then mix fun camp activities with the celebration of wedding traditions and other joyful rites of passage. Don’t forget to save room for the cake! Each family will be housed in their own air-conditioned cabin and all are encouraged to participate as much or as little as they would like.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults and you in grades 7-12: $160
Youth in grades K-6: $135
Preschool youth: Free
Household Maximum: $640

Early Bird Cost ends August 17th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: August 28th 

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The Mother/Daughter “Daring” Retreat

For Daughters in Grades 4-6 and their Mothers

DATES: October 12-14 at Ebert Ranch 

Dare yourself to make memories that will last a lifetime! Bring your mother or daughter and enjoy a fun weekend of Bible studies, worship and your choice of several fun camp activities like creative crafts, horseback riding, the ropes course, and more! Make memories that will last a lifetime! Stay in comfortable Lela Haus with other moms and daughters. 

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Mothers: $125
Daughters: $85

Early Bird Cost ends September 28th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: October 9th 

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The Father/Son “Dangerous” Retreat

For Sons in Grades 4-6 and their Fathers

DATES: October 19-21 at Ebert Ranch

Are you ready for some “danger?” Sons and their dads are invited to come to the ranch for a weekend of “dangerous” activities like skeet shooting, horseback riding, Bible study, camp crafts, the ropes course and others that are just plain fun! Dare yourselves to make camp-style memories and grow in faith together. Stay in comfortable Lela Haus with other fathers and sons.

EARLY BIRD COST:
Fathers: $125
Sons: $85

Early Bird Cost ends October 5th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: October 16th 

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Family Advent Festival Retreat

For Families, Couples and Singles

DATES:  All at Camp Chrysalis 
November 30-December 2 – FULL
December 7-9 – 11 rooms available
December 14-16 – 11 rooms available

Let your soul glorify the Lord! Come with your family to take time to relax and re-center. Explore the reading of “Mary’s Song” while taking part in fellowship, meals, arts and crafts, holiday traditions and gingerbread house making. Through worship and Bible study, we will learn what God has in store for us this Advent. Each family will be housed in their own cabin and can participate as much or as little as they would like.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults and youth in grades 7-12: $130
Youth in grades K-6: $105
Preschool youth: Free
Household Maximum: $520

Early Bird Cost ends two weeks before the retreat starts. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: The Tuesday before the retreat starts.

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The “Daring and Dangerous” Retreat – NEW!

For Youth in Grades 6-12 and a Parent

DATES: February 1-3, 2019 at Ebert Ranch

Dare to discover the “dangerous” world of camp fun and faith challenges! Choose from activities like horseback riding, the ropes course, camp challenges, creative crafts, outdoor skills, skeet shooting and more! Then make camp memories as you challenge yourself to explore living out a “dangerous” faith in today’s world. There are some fun surprises in store! Adults will stay in Lela Haus and youth will stay in the male or female bunkhouse with camp staff. 

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Parent: $125
Teen: $85

Early Bird Costs end January 18th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: January 29th 

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Youth Retreats

Youth retreats are by group reservation only. There is no minimum size for a group, but we do require that at least one adult from the church stays on site for each of these retreats.  Where the adult stays and how many adults need to attend varies by retreat.  For the Upper Elementary and Cuppie Retreats, churches must provide same gender adult overnight supervision for each group of up to nine youth. With advance notice, for an additional $10 per person fee to cover the cost, Cross Trails may be able to provide background screened overnight youth supervision. For the What Does This Mean?! retreat, Cross Trails will provide youth supervision.
Two weeks before the first day of the retreat or day event, fees increase by $10 per person.

 

What Does This Mean?! Confirmation Retreat on the Sacraments

For Youth in Grades 5-8 – Group Registration Only

DATES: September 28-30 at Camp Chrysalis

Interactive experiences will enhance your congregational confirmation instruction as your youth explore the power and the promise of baptism and communion. Your youth will gain a bigger view of the church as they play, study and grow in faith with other confirmands. At least one adult sponsor is required to attend with the youth to help them make the connection between camp and your church. Youth will stay with staff supervision and adults will stay in their own quad cabin. The retreat will be from Friday to Sunday morning. However, for those who must return to their congregations for Sunday worship, everything that happens after Saturday dinner will be recreational fellowship. This retreat is designed for youth form congregations with ten or less confirmands. 

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults: $40
Youth: $55

Early Bird Cost ends September 14th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: September 25th

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Upper Elementary Advent Retreat

For Youth in Grades 3-5 – Group Registration Only

DATES: November 30-December 2 at Camp Chrysalis

“Twas the Season Before Christmas…”

Twas the season before Christmas when all through the Camp Chrysalis…kids learned about Jesus’ birth and how important Advent is. Gather your youth to learn about the preparation that came before Christ’s arrival, as they have fun through camp activities, Bible studies, a craft and more! 

EARLY BIRD COST:
Adults: $30
Youth: $55

Early Bird Cost ends November 16th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: November 27th

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What Does This Mean?! Confirmation Retreat on the Apostle’s Creed

For Youth in Grades 5-8 – Group Registration Only

DATES: January 18-20, 2019 at Ebert Ranch

Games, a craft and interactive experiences will enhance your congregational confirmation instruction as youth explore the Apostle’s Creed. Your youth will gain a bigger view of the church as they play, study and grow in faith with other confirmands. At least one adult sponsor is required to attend with the youth to help make them make the connection between camp and your church. Youth will stay in the bunkhouse with staff supervision and adults will stay in Lela Haus. The retreat will be from Friday to Sunday morning. However, to accommodate those who must return to their congregation for Sunday worship, everything that happens after Saturday dinner will be recreational fellowship. This retreat is designed for youth from congregations with ten or less confirmands. 

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults: $40
Youth: $55

Early Bird Cost ends January 4th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: January 15th

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Upper Elementary Spring Retreat

For Youth in Grades 3-5 – Group Registration Only

DATES: April 5-7, 2019 at Camp Chrysalis

“The Armor of God”

It’s time to put on your armor! We’ll have fun discovering how the “armor” of God provides for us, protects us and prepares us for all of life’s challenges. Bring your group to enjoy fun camp activities, games, a craft, interactive Bible study and more! 

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults: $30
Youth: $55

Early Bird Cost ends March 22nd. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: April 2nd 

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Cross Trails Cuppie

For Youth in Grades 6-12 – Group Registration Only

DATES: April 5-7, 2019 at Camp Chrysalis

Olympics come every other year, but that doesn’t mean that the fun stops! Join other youth and compete for the coveted golden Cuppie. Not just a test of physical prowess, the Cuppie will text your ingenuity, musicality, team play, problem solving, and creativity. Campers will work as a team, meet new people, and compete side by side, and experience how God is within it all.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults: $30
Youth: $55

Early Bird Cost ends March 22nd. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: April 2nd 

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Adult Retreats

Two weeks before the first day of the retreat, fees increase by $10 per person. 

Youth Ministry Retreat

For People Who Work With Youth

DATES: August 17-19 at Ebert Ranch

“Fired Up!”

It’s time to get fired up for another great year of sharing God’s Word with our youth! All involved in youth ministry are invited to this retreat. Experience interactive continuing education opportunities, Bible studies, and even some rejuvenation and reflection time at Ebert Ranch. Come as individuals or come as your congregation’s youth ministry team for an experience that will get you fired up!

EARLY BIRD COST: $55

Early Bird Cost ends August 3rd. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: August 14th

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Women’s Craft Retreat

For Adult Women 

DATES: April 25-28, 2019 at Camp Chrysalis

Spend time with the girls and come to beautiful Camp Chrysalis for a weekend of learning new skills and escaping from the busy-ness of normal life. Slow down and relax as the Camp Chrysalis staff pampers you with wine and cheese, worship and devotions, and a quiet atmosphere. Bring your own project to work on or try your hand at one of our featured crafts. You can sign up for two to three new crafts to learn on Friday evening or during the day on Saturday. All materials are included in the craft fee.
Wine Bottle Tiki Torches: $30
String Art: $30
Wine Cork Board: $40
Wreath Making: $40
Cactus on Canvas (paint along): $50
Glass Etching: $50
Your Own Project(s): Free

EARLY BIRD COST:
Thursday-Sunday: $150 plus craft fees (listed above)
Friday-Sunday: $135 plus craft fees (listed above)

Early Bird Cost ends April 12th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: April 23rd 

 

 

 

 


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