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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.


Registration Instructions

Registration can be done online here.

Full retreat fees are due with your registration. Some financial aid is available. 
If you are part of a group registration, please contact your congregation as to how
payment should be submitted.

Fee refunds are subject to a $25 administrative charge per person and must be requested
at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of the retreat.  After this, fees are locked in.

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




Day Events

Household maximum applies to families residing under the same roof.


Upper Elementary Advent Day Event

For Youth in Grades 3-5 – Must be part of a group to register

DATES: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Ebert Ranch Camp

“The Advent Wreath”

Hope, Anticipation, Longing, Light of the World, and Royalty. All of these are words used to describe the candles of the Advent Wreath. But what do we believe? Find out this Advent season as we worship and celebrate the coming of Christ. Bring your group for the day to enjoy fun camp activities, games, a craft, interactive Bible study and more! At least one adult from the congregation is required to be present the entire time.  Lunch is included.

COST: $25 per person

Registration Closes: November 20th


Schedule your own Church Picnic! 

Congregation are invited to bring their church family to their very own “Church Picnic” at either Camp Chrysalis or Ebert Ranch.  Families can safely socialize as they hike, make crafts, shoot archery, try the ropes course, play camp style yard games or just enjoy time together in the beauty of the outdoors.  At Camp Chrysalis, canoeing and catch and release fishing are possible, and at Ebert Ranch making and sharing horse treats, and playing ranch-style frisbee golf can be part of the fun.  Camp staff would be happy to plan a worship for you, or you can create your own, and record it for members back home.  Have families bring their own picnic lunch and camp will do the rest to help bring your community back together after a time apart.

$200 for up to 25 people
$375 for up to 50 people
$550 for up to 75 people

A camp lunch can be provided for an additional fee.
Contact info@crosstrails.org to reserve your date and choose your activities.


What Does This Mean?! Confirmation Day Event on the Sacraments 

For Youth in Grades 5-8 and an Adult from their church – 10 am to 4 pm

Schedule this Day Event in your Church or Community!

You can host a “What Does this Mean?!” Day Event in your home congregation or community if you have the space to safely gather a minimum of 15 participants.  Cost is $25 per participant which includes the program and travel.  Hosts are encouraged to provide lunch.  Contact info@crosstrails.org to schedule your Day Event. 


  Family Retreats

Registration closes two weeks before the first day of the retreat.
Household maximum applies to families residing under the same roof.

Family Advent Festival Retreat

DATES:  All at Camp Chrysalis 
December 4-6, 2020
December 11-13, 2020
December 18-20, 2020

“Jesus’ Family Tree”

Families can have some interesting characters, and Jesus’ family is no exception! This weekend we will learn about Jesus’ lineage as well as the new life that Jesus brought into the world as He made all of us a part of His family tree. With crafts, worships, Bible study and activities, families will experience Christ, camp, and each other as they slow down in preparation for the Christmas season. All families will live in separate climate-controlled rooms with a private bathroom.

Adults and Youth in Grades 7-12: $140
Youth in Grades K-6: $115
Preschool Youth: Free
Household Maximum: $560

Registration Closes: The Friday that is two weeks prior to the retreat.


Family & Friends Labor Day Retreat

For Families, Singles and Couples

DATES: September 3-6, 2021 at Camp Chrysalis

Adults and Youth in Grades 7-12: TBA
Youth in Grades K-6: TBA
Preschool Youth: TBA
Household Maximum: TBA

Registration Closes: TBA



Youth Retreats

Registration closes two weeks before the first day of the retreat.


SWTS Middle School Gathering – POSTPONED!

For Southwestern Texas Synod Youth in Grades 6-8 – Group Registration Only



SWTS High School Gathering 

For Southwestern Texas Synod Youth in Grades 9-12 – Group Registration Only

DATES: TBA at Camp Chrysalis

Information regarding Safe Gatherings can be found here.

Youth and Adults staying in Adult Cabin: TBA
Adults staying with Youth: TBA

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

Registration Closes: TBA


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