Restored and improved from the 1890’s barn structure, original to the property, is our main campus building. Within The Barn you will find our Sanctuary, Dining / Gathering Hall, Kitchen, and Recreation / Observation Room. The Sanctuary is equipped with a piano, projection screen and sound system. It accommodates approximately 200 seated on the main floor. Overlooking the Sanctuary is the Recreation / Observation Room where guests will find Ping Pong, Foosball and a selection of puzzles and board games. This space has bleacher style seating perfect for overflow from the Sanctuary during events. The Dinning/Gathering Hall offers cafeteria style seating for up to 200 and can be open to the Sanctuary during larger events.
Surrounding The Barn are large covered porches allowing guests to enjoy being outside while staying protected from weather. Picnic tables adorn the area providing overflow for the dinning room, space for games and comfortable gathering area to enjoy fellowship.
We currently offer 6 bunk houses (3 female and 3 male when in use for
youth bookings). Each cabin is furnished with 8 bunk beds (16 beds) in the main room centered around a common gathering table. All cabins offer 2 semi-private counselor rooms in the front of the cabin accommodating 2-3 people each. Counselor rooms may be utilized for additional guest accommodations during adult retreat bookings.
Air conditioning is available in most cabins but does require additional fees.
There are 2 staff houses on property. Each have 2 bedrooms and comfortably sleep 4 adults. They are conveniently located on both sides of property close to the bunkhouses; one for the “boys” side and the other for the “girls” side when youth camps are visiting.
Coming Summer 2020: 2 new bunkhouses accommodating 40 more guests!
Our kitchen is fully equipped with commercial grade appliances that include: 1 commercial refrigerator, 1 commercial freezer, 8 gas burner cooktop, 2 conventional ovens, a baking tower, ice machine, triple sinks, 2 center workspaces, serving counter, and large pantry. A large selection of cookware and utensils are provided. This open workspace lends itself to cooking and serving the retreats full capacity as well as accommodating larger events on property.
Little Clear Creek, or The Lazy River as we call it, runs the west side of property and is where you will find most wanting to be on hot summer days. We provide lifejackets and inner tubes for floating down the creek or enjoy the swimming hole at the top. For more important agendas, the swimming hole lends itself to baptisms which are by no other description, AWSOME!
Bring your fishing pole to enjoy early morning, before the activities of the day begin, or wind down in the evening, casting a line from the banks of one of our 3 fishing ponds. Expect to catch something but take the memories and leave the fish…they like it here at camp!
The Water Slide is perfect warm weather FUN! Guests can climb to the top and slide down to the pool below and usually head right back for another go. Life jackets and slide mats are provided. The Water Slide is available from May through September, weather permitting. It is prohibited to use the slide during inclement weather.
Fly across the pond on 500 feet of Zip Line. This exhilarating activity is a favorite of many guests. All necessary equipment is provided and experienced operators are required for this activity. Weight limit for the Zip Line is 200 pounds.
Centered in the middle of the main meadow is the fire pit. Guests gather here to roast marshmallows and share the Gospel and testimonials. Stools surround the fire for seating but feel free to bring a blanket to stretch out and stay a while to warm your soul.
The General Store offers a variety of items for purchase from GCR memorabilia, refreshments, sundries and reading material. 100% of the proceeds from the General Store go to support the mission of Greenbrier Christian Retreat.
Enjoy an old fashioned hayride on our wagon pulled by our modern tractor horses. The wagon seats up to 25 people and is a fun way to take in the beauty of GCR as well as to go to and from Little Clear Creek and the other water activities.
A licensed and experienced driver is required for tractor operation.
Please be aware and cautious of wildlife and bees during all outdoor activities.
We also have a regulation size basketball court on property. Hoops are adjustable so that all ages and abilities can step up to the free throw line and bank a shot! Basketballs are provided, along with bleacher seating for the fans.
Our regulation size sand volleyball court will make you feel like we brought the beach to the valley. Serve up a regulation size ball or blow up our gigantic
one for extra fun!
Challenge your body and soul as you hike to the top of Calvary Mountain and Rock of Ages. At the top of Calvary Mountain we have erected 3 crosses in remembrance of The Crucifixion. This is an awesome location, overlooking the Retreat, to reflect on Christ’s Ultimate Sacrifice and rejuvenate your faith. Rock of Ages will also inspire you as you make your way past several boulders to its tree canopied summit. Several other trails wind thru our property and we encourage you to take advantage of them all.
GCR has a total of 7 recreation vehicle hook-ups. There are 4 full hook-ups that include water, sewer and power and 3 hook-ups that offer only water and sewer.
GCR was designed as a traditional camp in that there are separate bathing facilities provided for both male and female bunk houses. Both facilities are air conditioned and offer private showering stalls with changing space, restrooms and common sink areas. Facilities are central to the cabins.
Please refer to our rental agreement for details.