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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

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.

 
 

Wrangler Weekend Retreat

For Youth in Grades 4-8 and a Parent

DATES: August 11-13, 2017 at Ebert Ranch Camp

Horse loving youth are invited to bring their parent to this brand new Ebert Ranch retreat! Join us for a weekend in the saddle with western riding lessons and scenic trail rides. No previous riding experience is necessary. We will also have inspiring Bible study and worship along with your choice of our high ropes course, swimming, archery, volleyball, gaga ball or just relaxing! Youth will be housed in the Bunkhouse with camp staff supervision and adults will be in Lela Haus. Make some memories on horseback!

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

Early Bird Costs end July 28. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: August 8

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Family Camp

For Families

DATES: August 6-9, 2017,  August 6-11, 2017, or August 13-18, 2017  at Camp Chrysalis

The fun and faith-filled memories will last a lifetime! Get your own cabin and fill your day however you choose with activities for all ages.

COST:
Full Week Cost: Adults and Youth Completed Grades 6: $235, Youth Completed Grades K-5: $210, Preschool Youth: Free, Household Maximum: $940
Half Week Cost – Sunday to Wednesday: Adults and Youth Completed Grades 6: $140, Youth Completed Grades K-5: $115, Preschool Youth: Free, Household Maximum: $560

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Grandparent Camp

For Grandparents & Grand-kids

DATES: August 6-9, 2017,  August 6-11, 2017, or August 13-18, 2017  at Camp Chrysalis

A great way to have faith-filled fun with your grandchildren! Share a cabin with your grandchildren and then let one of our camp staff help to make sure that there is something for everyone. You can choose to do as much or little as you please while your grandchildren enjoy a wide range of camp activities!

COST: 
Full Week Cost: Adults and Youth Completed Grades 6: $235, Youth Completed Grades K-5: $210, Preschool Youth: Free, Household Maximum: $940
Half Week Cost – Sunday to Wednesday: Adults and Youth Completed Grades 6: $140, Youth Completed Grades K-5: $115, Preschool Youth: Free, Household Maximum: $560

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Family & Friends Labor Day Retreat

For Families and Individuals

DATES: September 1-4, 2017 at Camp Chrysalis – 5 rooms available

“Chrysalis City Limits”

Make a joyful noise! Families will get to encounter God as we explore the gift of music. Join our Christian community in a retreat that will incorporate musical instruments, singing, camp activities, concert venues, crafts, Bible study, worship, and much more. Not a musical person? Don’t worry! Camp has plenty to offer and is an exciting place to explore new things. Each family will be housed in their own air conditioned cabin and are encouraged to participate as much or as little as they would like.

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

Early Bird Cost ends August 18. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: August 29

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Mother/Daughter Retreat

For Daughters in Grades 4-6 and their Mothers

DATES: October 13-15, 2017 at Ebert Ranch 

“The Potter and The Clay”

Come together at Ebert Ranch and learn what it means to be formed from the clay. Together we will look at how God has shaped and formed us to do God’s work in the world. Bring your mother or daughter and enjoy a fun weekend of special Bible studies, worships, and your choice of several 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 29. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: October 10

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The “Dangerous” Retreat for Sons and Their Dads

For Sons in Grades 4-6 and their Fathers

DATES: October 20-22, 2017 at Ebert Ranch

I spy a “Dangerous” adventure at Ebert Ranch for boys in grades 4-6 and their dads! This father/son “dangerous” retreat will have all honing in on their spy skills as we learn how to be on the lookout for ways to share Christ’s message with others. Fathers and sons will also have the opportunity to participate in horseback riding, a zipline adventure and archery, along with many other fun and “dangerous” activities! All will be housed in Lela Haus.

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

Early Bird Cost ends October 6. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: October 17

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Family Advent Festival Retreat

For Families, Couples and Singles

DATES:  All at Camp Chrysalis
November 24-26, 2017 – 16 rooms available
December 8-10, 2107 – 16 rooms available
December 15-17, 2017 – 16 rooms available

Jesus’ birth was foretold long before it happened. Come learn the importance of this prophecy to the people of the time and to us now! Explore the Advent season with your family and prepare for the season with Bible study, crafts, camp activities, hearty meals, worship and more! Camp Chrysalis offers a great place to engage with your family in a time set apart for the anticipation of Christ. Each family will be housed in their own cabin and are encouraged to 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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Mother/Teen Daughter Retreat

For Daughters in Grades 6-12 and their Mothers

DATES: February 2-4, 2018 at Ebert Ranch Camp

“Bad Girls of the Bible”

Come together at Ebert Ranch and learn how God uses some of the most unlikely people, including “bad girls” to share who God is in the world. Together we will look at what God called these women to do and how God is still calling us today. Bring your mother or daughter and enjoy a fun weekend of Bible studies, worships and your choice of several fun camp activities like creative crafts, horseback riding, the ropes course and more! You won’t want to miss this one! There may be some “dangerously” fun surprises in store for this retreat!

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

Early Bird Costs end January 19. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: January 30

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The “Dangerous” Retreat for Teen Sons and Their Dads

For Sons in Grades 6-12 and their Fathers

DATES: February 23-25, 2018 at Ebert Ranch Camp

Are you ready for some “danger?” Teens and their dads are invited to come to the ranch for a weekend of “dangerous” activities like skeet shooting, horseback riding, Bible study, 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 Costs end February 9. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: February 20

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Youth Retreats

Two weeks before the first day of the retreat or day event, fees increase by $10 per person. For overnight youth 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.

 

 

What Does This Mean?! Small Church Confirmation Retreat on the Lord’s Prayer

For Youth in Grades 5-8 – Group Registration Only

DATES: September 8-10, 2017 at Ebert Ranch Camp

This retreat is designed for youth from congregations with ten or less confirmands. It will provide an interactive experience to enhance congregational confirmation instruction as youth explore the power and the promise of the Lord’s Prayer. 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 church. Youth will stay in the Ebert Ranch Bunkhouse with staff supervision and adults will stay in Lela Haus. The retreat will be from Friday evening to Sunday morning. However, to accommodate those who must return to their congregations for Sunday worship, everything that happens after Saturday dinner will be recreational fellowship.

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

 Early Bird Cost ends August 25. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: September 5

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Upper Elementary Advent Retreat

For Youth in Grades 3-5 – Group Registration Only

DATES: December 1-3, 2017 at Camp Chrysalis

“Preparing for Jesus’ Birthday Party!”

Join us in having a ton of fun preparing to celebrate our Lord’s birthday. There will be games, a craft, interactive Bible study and more! All are invited to this party as we learn about and grow closer to each other and our Savior. Group registration is required. Churches must provide same gender adult overnight supervision for up to nine youth.

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

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

Registration Closes: November 28

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What Does This Mean?! Small Church Confirmation Retreat on the Ten Commandments

For Youth in Grades 5-8 – Group Registration Only

DATES: January 19-21, 2018 at Camp Chrysalis

This retreat is designed for youth from congregations with ten or less confirmands. It will provide an interactive experience to enhance congregational confirmation instruction as youth explore the Ten Commandments. 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 church. Youth will stay in a quad cabin with staff supervision and adults will stay in another quad cabin. The retreat will be from Friday evening to Sunday morning. However, to accommodate those who must return to their congregations for Sunday worship, everything that happens after Saturday dinner will be recreational fellowship.

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

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

Registration Closes: January 16

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Upper Elementary Spring Retreat

For Youth in Grades 3-5 – Group Registration Only

DATES: March 16-18, 2018 at Camp Chrysalis

“Solomon’s Search”

Join us in our search for truth with Solomon, and explore the wisdom God grants us to shine His light into the world. Youth will learn about treating others fairly and how to love our neighbor even when it is difficult. Come and see what heavenly treasures await! Group registration is required. Churches must provide same gender adult overnight supervision for up to nine youth.

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

Early Bird Cost ends March 2. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: March 13

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Cross Trails Cuppie

For Youth in Grades 6-12 – Group Registration Only

DATES: March 16-18, 2018 at Camp Chrysalis

Ready, Set, Go! Test your mettle as you compete for the coveted Cross Trails Cuppie. Middle and High School students will encounter feats of athleticism, creativity, and problem solving. Camper will work as a team, meet new people, compete side by side, and experience how God is within it all. Group registration is required. Churches must provide same gender adult overnight supervision for up to nine youth.

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

Early Bird Cost ends March 2. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: March 13

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Adult Retreats

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

 

Women’s Big ‘R’

For Adult Women

DATES: August 9-12, 2017 at Camp Chrysalis

Women’s Big R is all about Rest, Relaxation, and Rejuvenation. At this half-week summer retreat you can enjoy faith-inspiring Bible studies and all of the camp activities you want to try. Or just relax! Then on Friday night, join us for a special dinner and night out on the town to see one of Kerrville’s stage productions. Faith and fun come together for women at this retreat! Stay with other women in one of our comfortable quad cabins.

COST: $165

Registration Closes: August 2

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Women’s Craft Retreat

For Adult Women

DATES: April 26-29, 2018 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.
Viking Weaving: $35
Leather Trinity Bracelet: $30
Tie Dye: $30
Crochet: $30
Photo Transferring: $50
Flower Arranging: $40
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 13. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: April 20

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Youth Ministry Retreat

For Professionals and Volunteers Who Work with Youth in Congregations

DATES: August 2018

EARLY BIRD COST: TBA

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

Registration Closes: TBA

 

 


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