Custom Group Retreats

Your retreat. Your way.

Your Retreat. Your Way.

At CRISTA Camps, our desire is to create the space and opportunity for you to have a retreat perfectly suited to your group. We offer two unique properties at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch and three retreat packages from which to choose, allowing you the freedom soak up your environment with as much or as little help as you need.

How about a custom retreat?

Is your group or organization looking for a beautiful place to connect with each another, nature and God? CRISTA Camps at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch has welcomed guest groups between 15–300 people to our two unique properties for over 50 years. We provide space for relationships to grow, opportunities to enjoy the quiet of nature, and the option to let your hair down with activities filled with adventure!

With renowned customer service and endless options to create your ideal getaway, CRISTA Camps invites you to connect to our legacy by booking your next retreat with us.

Take a look through our retreat details below to learn more, then contact us today to book your next retreat!

Retreat Packages

Mix n’ Match

Run your best programs while we take care of the details. Includes:

  • Daily itinerary
  • Lodging
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Rec games run by staff
  • Daily meals
  • Adventure Activities (additional cost per person)

The Basic

This is for the group looking for a place to rest their head at night and spacious places to gather for speakers and meals. Includes:

  • Daily itinerary
  • Lodging
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Rec games run by staff
  • Daily meals
  • Adventure Activities (additional cost per person)

Custom Built

Want to custom build your ideal retreat? Take bits and pieces from what you see above to create a weekend perfectly suited to your group.

Give us a call at 877-974-8378 or contact us here, and we’ll help you create your custom package.

Activities

Camp Should Be an Adventure!

Retreats at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch are alive with adventure! Choose one or all of our summer programs below to experience fun, adventure and new friendships. See you at camp!

Island Lake

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Our experienced riding instructors are ready to train riders of all levels! Our trails are the best in the area, specially tailored for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders!

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HIGH ROPES COURSE
Nothing builds confidence, trust, and a serious bond like hanging out high in the trees together! Cabin mates work together to go through a challenge course high in the trees!

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PAINTBALL
Grab your friends and get your adrenaline pumping on the paintball field!

Miracle Ranch

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TRAIL RIDES
Our most popular horsemanship option takes campers through the wooded trails of Miracle Ranch as they learn about trail safety and how to maneuver their horses through obstacles.

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HIGH ROPES ELEMENTS
The High Ropes Elements have cabin mates work together through two exhilarating elements: The Leap of Faith and the Screamer Swing! Both are designed to challenge each camper in a safe way.

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ARCHERY
Bows and arrows are all the rage these days. So learn proper form, safety and skills in the highly-supervised Archery range.

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DISC GOLF
Nine or 18 hole disc golf course great for all skill levels.

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ARTS & CRAFTS
Get creative and have a blast painting, beading—whatever your creative mind can think of!

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FIELD & COURT SPORTS
Enjoy our field and court sports throughout the day! Soccer, volleyball, basketball, and much more.

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BOULDERING
Vertical routes from easy to difficult.

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ROCK WALL
26 foot climbing wall with five distinct climbing routes.

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GAME ROOM
Pull up a chair and challenge your friends to a game of checkers, chess, cards and more!

Miracle Ranch

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PETTING ZOO
Meet and greet our favorite animals at Miracle Ranch- including goats, chickens and a pig!

Miracle Ranch

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HORSEMANSHIP
Choose from Western Riding, Trail Rides or Arena Games–or do all three to grow your skills!

Miracle Ranch

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WESTERN RIDING
Working in the Miracle Ranch arena, wranglers teach campers the basics of safety, equitation, and control and campers learn to walk, jog and lope their horses.

Miracle Ranch

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ARENA SPORTS
Campers improve their riding skills using a variety of games played on horseback in the Miracle Ranch rodeo arena. This is the perfect opportunity to refine skills while having fun!

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WATERFRONT
Giant inflatables, canoes, a water slide and comfy lawn chairs help everyone enjoying swimming, boating and relaxing at the waterfront! Seasonal swimming available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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Meeting Rooms

CRISTA Camps has a variety of meeting rooms to fit your needs.

Our large and small spaces provide the perfect setting for gathering in one central location. Various meeting rooms at each property can host large or small groups, bands, banquets, and even hold productions. Each meeting room has the versatility to bring your group comfortably together.

From devotional times to campfire gatherings, CRISTA Camps has what you’re looking for. See our offerings below.

Island Lake

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SINGING ROCK LODGE
Capacity: 300 people
Room Dimensions: 41′x 84′
Features:
  1. Coffee or tea service
  2. Stage
  3. Seating areas w/couches
  4. Fireplace
  5. Restrooms

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SMOOTH STONE ROOM
Capacity: 100 people
Room Dimensions: 23’x 51′
Features:
  1. Coffee or tea service
  2. Seating areas w/couches
  3. Dining hall access
  4. Ping Pong & Foosball
  5. Restrooms

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IRON SLATE LODGE
Capacity: 75 people
Room Dimensions: 23′x 50′
Features:
  1. Coffee or tea service
  2. Seating areas w/couches
  3. Piano
  4. Restrooms

Miracle Ranch

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CHENEY HALL
Capacity: 175 people
Room Dimensions: 29′x 74′
Features:
  1. Coffee or tea service
  2. Restrooms
  3. Table and chairs

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CHUCKWAGON INN
Capacity: 250 people
Room Dimensions: 54′x 68′
Features:
  1. Coffee or tea service
  2. Stage
  3. Kitchen access
  4. Restrooms
  5. Round tables accommodating 8 to 10 chairs

Miracle Ranch

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CIRCLE K LOUNGE
Capacity: 125 people
Room Dimensions: 30′x 54′
Features:
  1. Fireplace
  2. Sitting area (couches and tables/benches)
  3. Piano
  4. Coffee or tea service
  5. Dining hall access
  6. Restrooms

Miracle Ranch

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FIRESIDE ROOM
Capacity: 74 people
Room Dimensions: 19′x 58′
Features:
  1. Fireplace
  2. Sitting area (couches)
  3. Piano
  4. Coffee or tea service
  5. Access to Restrooms/Game Room/Snack Bar/Trading Post

Miracle Ranch

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WRANGLER ROOST
Capacity: 99 people
Room Dimensions: 28′x 43′
Features:
  1. Separate activity room/bedroom
  2. Restrooms with a shower
  3. Coffee or tea service
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Lodging

If you prefer the simple mountain life, our rustic cabins offer the perfect setting. Rest up in a cozy environment before getting outside to enjoy our various activities.

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THE TIMBERS
The Timbers cabins are nestled in the woods on the north end of camp. Each cabin contains a bathroom and five bunk beds.

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SINGING ROCK LODGE ROOM
Seven individual cabin rooms surround the large central meeting room; each room has four bunks and a small table with chairs. At the entrance are three separate community bathrooms. The Singing Rock Lodge Room is the perfect setting for any group looking for a large, central, enclosed location.

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THE CEDARS
These log cabins, set in two rows on the south end of camp, create The Cedars. Each cabin has six bunk beds with restrooms located in the nearby Cedar Village Washhouse.

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MADRONA
Island Lake’s recently remodeled speaker’s cabin provides a warm, sun-filled accommodation for your retreat speaker. It boasts a double bed with clean linens and a private bathroom.

Miracle Ranch

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PONDEROSA CABINS
These cabins are situated near the lake’s shore, right at the heart of camp. Each has five bunks and one bathroom; cabin 7 and 8 are both handicap-accessible. The Ponderosa Cabins are perfect for groups preferring a view of the lake, and for guests with physical limitations.

Miracle Ranch

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LOG CABINS
These Log Cabins are nestled in the woods and grouped into three frontier villages: Dodge City, Big Valley and Soda Creek. They’re complete with the modern conveniences of heat, electricity and bathrooms. Each cabin has five bunks and two twin beds, and is a short walk from the dining hall and meeting rooms.

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GLAMPING VILLAGE
Glamping at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch! Bring your group for a rustic camp experience with a stay at our beautifully crafted Tent Village. Our canvas tents with full bunks are set near the heart of camp.
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FIRESIDE SESSIONS
Laugh hard, sing loud, dance around and enjoying listening to a speaker sharing about God’s love at Fireside each night!
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COFFEE HOUSES
Stonehouse Coffee House at Miracle Ranch and Island Lake is the perfect place to grab a warm drink and enjoy some time with friends. A cozy environment makes this the perfect place to gather in your downtime.
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Food

CRISTA Camps at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch prides itself on creating a dining experience that not only brings friends and family together around the table, but puts a homecooked, chef-created meal in front of you. Our chefs guarantee a meal you can gather around to talk, laugh and simply enjoy.

Sample Menus

Friday Dinner

Penne Pasta: Soft penne pasta with a delicious marinara sauce and meatballs. Served with freshly tossed Caesar salad and our own crusty French or garlic bread. Warm triple chocolate brownie for dessert.

Saturday Breakfast

Flap Jacks: Our delicious pancakes served with real butter and warm maple syrup, oven-baked sausage links and sliced peaches. An old-fashioned oatmeal bar is also provided. Served with milk, coffee and tea.

Saturday Lunch

Chicken Fajitas: Chicken grilled with fresh bell peppers, onions and a hint of lime. Served with freshly diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, sliced black olives, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese. Warm flour tortillas, corn tacos and tri-colored chips with salsa accompany this meal, and a warm churro tops it off as dessert.

Saturday Dinner

Pork Tenderloin: Served with white rice, seasoned steamed vegetables, corn bread, butter and honey. Our homemade lemon bars complete this hearty meal.

Sunday Breakfast

Scrambled Eggs: Fluffy scrambled eggs, seasoned hash browns, bacon, butter flake biscuits with peppered gravy, raspberry jam and fresh fruit. Served with orange juice, coffee and tea.

* We also offer special dietary options upon request.

** 24-hour coffee and beverage service available for all groups

We’d Love to Show You Around the Place

CRISTA Camps have a lot to offer, and we’re delighted to show them off! To schedule a tour, contact Erik Henrikson at ehenrikson@cristacamps.com or 877.974.8378. We think the beautiful settings, the incredible amenities, and our caring staff will leave you feeling like you’ve found a new home away from home.

If you’d like to discuss booking and event details, please complete the inquiry form and we’ll contact you shortly.