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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 30-September 2, 2019 at Camp Chrysalis

“Happy Holidays”

We celebrate holidays in many of different ways. Some holidays are observed by almost everyone and some holidays are a little more obscure. Join us as we explore traditions, music, crafts, and stories from a variety of holidays and discover what it means to celebrate “holy days” in our life. There will be plenty of fun camp activities for the whole family and lots to learn as you make memories together! 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: $165
Youth in Grades K-6: $140
Preschool Youth: Free
Household Maximum: $660

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

Registration Closes: August 27th

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The “Daring and Dangerous” Retreat – NEW!

For Youth in Grades 4-6 and a Parent

DATES: October 18-20, 2019 at Ebert Ranch

“How to Live a ‘Daring’ Faith”

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, archery and more! Then make camp memories as you challenge yourself to explore living out a “daring” faith in today’s world. There are some fun surprises in store! Adults will stay in Lela Haus and youth will stay in the bunkhouse with camp staff.

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

Early Bird Costs end October 4th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: October 15th

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Family Advent Festival Retreat

For Families, Couples and Singles

DATES:  All at Camp Chrysalis 
December 6-8, 2019 – 9 rooms available
December 13-15, 2019 – 20 rooms available
December 20-22, 2019 – 22 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 Tuesday before the retreat starts.

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Youth Retreats

For the Upper Elementary Spring 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?! Confirmation and the Upper Elementary Advent Retreats, Cross Trails will provide youth supervision.

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

 
 

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

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

DATES: September 27-29, 2019 at Ebert Ranch Camp

Interactive experiences will enhance your congregational confirmation instruction as your youth explore the Lord’s Prayer. Everyone 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 be present the entire time with the youth to help them make the connection between camp and 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 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: $40
Youth: $55

Early Bird Cost ends September 13th. After this date, fees increase by $10 per participant.

Registration Closes: September 24th

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Upper Elementary Advent Retreat

For Youth in Grades 3-5

DATES: December 6-8, 2019 at Camp Chrysalis

“Away in a Manger”

Christmas time is near, and and it is easy to get caught up in getting ready for it.  Let’s take a moment to reflect on where it all began and why we should truly celebrate.  Join us in learning about where Jesus’ life on earth started through fun camp activities, games, crafts, and creative Bible studies. Youth will stay in a cabin with camp staff.  Adult sponsors are not required, but are welcome to attend. They will be housed separately.

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

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

Registration Closes: December 3rd

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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 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
Simple crafts that provide great lighting for outdoor spaces and patios. This craft is a beautiful way to upcycle your used wine bottles. Participants will be able to make up to two torches with provided materials, but if participants have a special wine bottle, they are able to use those instead. Hardware store parts and wine bottles will make this easy to replicate at home as well.

String Art: $30
Be creative and handy as you pound nails into wood to create a decorative fixture for your house. Different colors of string and wood stain will brighten your art piece. Intricacies can be added based on stencils provided or your own imagination. Finished sizes will be approximately 9”x12”

Wine Cork Board: $40
Framed bulletin boards made from wine corks are a way to reuse old cork while adding a festive piece to your house. Organize corks in different patterns to make this craft uniquely yours. Come home with a ready to use bulletin board that is approximately 11”x14”. Use this craft to remember all of the important things.

Wreath Making: $40
Make a wreath for any season. In this class you will learn to make a ribbon wreath and the skills you learn will make it so you will be able to duplicate this for all times of the year. You will go home with a wreath that can be used for any time of year that is approximately 14”. Ribbon of various colors and sizes will be available to personalize your craft.

Cactus on Canvas (paint along): $50
Experience a painting with a twist style art canvas with acrylic paint as your medium. These stretched canvases are approximately 18”x24”. Ripe prickly pear and cactus are sure to bring out the best in southwestern flair. Bring your wine for a great time and our instructor will make sure even the beginner artist has a painting they can be proud of.

Glass Etching: $50
Work with etching cream to create personalized projects. Participants will cut their own stencils out and apply them to two glass projects of their choosing including wine glasses, mirrors, kitchen storage containers, mugs, mason jars, and more. These projects make great monogrammed gifts for others as well!

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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Women’s Fall Craft Retreat – NEW!

For Adult Women 

DATES: November 1-3, 2019 at Camp Chrysalis

Catch up on your unfinished crafts or to begin something new in time for Christmas!  Spend time with the girls and come to beautiful Camp Chrysalis to escape the busyness of everyday life.  Slow down and relax as the Camp Chrysalis staff pamper you with wine and cheese, worship, Bible study, devotions, and a quiet atmosphere. Unlike the spring retreat, this retreat will be totally focused on the crafts that you bring from home that you just want to start, catch up on, or complete. Join us for a get-a-way craft weekend.

EARLY BIRD COST: $135

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

Registration Closes: October 29th

 

 

 

 

 


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