Refuge is just what the name suggests… A time and a place for Jr. High Schoolers to get away from the blahs of school season with their church youth groups. We provide the food, lodging and bring in a great  speaker and band. Youth bring their energy & courage to take on life, make lots of new friends and to be challenged spiritually. Youth leaders provide guidance, support and direction for their youth… and everyone has an amazing time! Date: November 8–10 Where: Shepherd of the Ozarks, Harriet, AR Whose Invited: Youth Grades 6–9 How Much: $125 Registration will be closed after Oct. 16th What to bring: Bible, Comfortable (warm) clothes, clothing for outdoor activities, a great attitude, open heart and mind, and money for youth service fund.

Retreat Center

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.