Home    Contact

Retreats

Programmed Retreats

Register Online for Retreats!

Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Retreat Registration & Release – Do not use for the SWTS Youth Gatherings

Campership Request Form

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 is pretty easy. You can either register online at the link above 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. 
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 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.

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________

Youth Retreats

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 Ten Commandments

For Youth in Grades 5-8 and an Adult from their church – Group Registration Only

DATES: January 10-12, 2020 at Camp Chrysalis

Games, a craft, and interactive experiences will enhance your congregational confirmation instruction as your 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 and to help them make the connection between camp and church. Youth will stay in a cabin with staff supervision and adults will stay in a cabin for adults. The retreat will be from Friday 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.  This retreat is designed for youth from congregations with ten or less confirmands. Group registration is required.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults: $45
Youth: $60

Early Bird Cost ends December 27th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: January 3rd

__________________________________________________________________________

SWTS High School Gathering 

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

DATES: February 21-23, 2020 at Camp Chrysalis

“Be(Loved)”

Be yourself and know you are beloved by God.  Activities, worship, small group time and free time will be an invitation to let go of doing and practice simply being.  You belong with us in the presence of a loving, caring God we know in Jesus.  Camp songs, camp fun, campfires, and more will round out the weekend.  Youth will stay in cabins with youth from other churches and Cross Trails staff, or an adult from your church. At least one adult from the church is required to be present the entire time.  Adults can stay in a cabin with other adults, or with the same gendered youth if they have a Safe Gatherings certificate, or the equivalent.  Group registration is required.  Cross Trails requires parents/legal guardians to submit registration for their youth.

Register online here.

Information regarding Safe Gatherings can be found here.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Youth and Adults staying in Adult Cabin: $110
Adults staying with Youth: $55

Early Bird Cost ends February 7th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: February 14th

__________________________________________________________________________

Upper Elementary Spring Retreat

For Youth in Grades 3-5 – Group Registration Only

DATES: April 24-26, 2020 at Camp Chrysalis

EARLY BIRD COST: TBA

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

Registration Closes: April 17th 

__________________________________________________________________________

SWTS Middle School Gathering 

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

DATES: TBA at Camp Chrysalis

Information regarding Safe Gatherings can be found here.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
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

__________________________________________________________________________

Upper Elementary Advent Retreat

For Youth in Grades 3-5 – Group Registration Only

DATES: TBA at Camp Chrysalis

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults: TBA
Youth: TBA

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

Registration Closes: TBA

__________________________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

 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 Advent Festival Retreat

For Families, Couples and Singles

DATES:  All at Camp Chrysalis 
December 6-8, 2019 – FULL
December 13-15, 2019 – closed
December 20-22, 2019 – 18 rooms available

“The Art of Waiting”

Waiting isn’t easy. With practice it does get easier. Let Cross Trails teach each of your family members ways to center yourself during the Advent season. You’ll find that with each craft, activity, and family moment you have, the wait for Christmas will be easier and you will feel more prepared to truly welcome Christ into your home. Each family will be housed in their own heated cabin and is encouraged to participate as much or as little as they would like.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Adults and Youth in Grades 7-12: $135
Youth in Grades K-6: $110
Preschool Youth: Free
Household Maximum: $540

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

Registration Closes: The Friday before the retreat starts.

__________________________________________________________________________

Family & Friends Labor Day Retreat

For Families, Singles and Couples

DATES: September 4-7, 2020 at Camp Chrysalis

EARLY BIRD COST: TBA

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

Registration Closes: TBA

__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

Adult Retreats

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

Women’s Craft Retreat

For Adult Women 

DATES: April 23-26 or April 24-26, 2020 at Camp Chrysalis

Come to beautiful Camp Chrysalis to enjoy a weekend with women of faith of learning new skills and escaping from the busyness 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 just one, two, or all three of the new crafts we are teaching.  Sessions will be on Friday evening or during the day on Saturday.  All materials are included in the craft fee.

EARLY BIRD COST: 
Thursday-Sunday: $150 plus craft fees
Friday-Sunday: $135 plus craft fees

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

Registration Closes: April 17th 

Craft Descriptions & Costs:

Gun Powder Wood Burnings: $50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cookie Decorating: $40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paint Swatch Art: $35
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

__________________________________________________________________________

Women’s Fall Craft Retreat

For Adult Women 

DATES: TBA at Camp Chrysalis

EARLY BIRD COST: TBA

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

Registration Closes: TBA

 



Facebook   Twitter   Instagram
American Camp Association Accredited