November 7-9, 2014
“Refuge introduces CCYM and develops relationships between youth within the conference”
Students from grade six to nine can enjoy a weekend spent in the beautiful outdoors in order to get away from the hustle and bustle of school life, and to refocus their hearts and mind on God. Several outdoor activities such as horseback riding, hiking, exciting games, and more will ensure a break for students as well as an opportunity to build strong relationships in fellowship. Shepherd of the Ozarks is the perfect spot for a weekend to reconnect students with their spiritual relationship, and to refresh from a busy schedule.
Shepherd of the Ozarks is a year-round 460 acre Christian Conference/Retreat center located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. Here you can enjoy many activities including hiking, exploring, horseback riding, swimming, canoeing, fishing, floating, snorkeling, volleyball, frisbee golf, and the extreme adventure sports of high personal challenge Ropes Course, low elements team-building Ropes Course and Wilderness Paintball, as well as visiting the petting zoo and watching the natural wildlife. Nestled in this wilderness setting are ten luxurious log-cabin-style lodges varying in decor and size to sleep from 6 to a group of 400 people. All of them include kitchens, meeting rooms, private bedrooms and bunk areas. Massive rock fireplaces, rocking chairs on the porch and comfortable beds invite you to come away for refreshment and relaxation.