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Food, Activities & More

Group Rentals at Island Lake and Miracle Ranch have so much to offer. Read below to learn about our incredible food and activities that bring friends together and help relationships grow deeper!

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 own Chef John, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, guarantees a meal you can gather around to talk, laugh and simply enjoy.

Sample Menu

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
Chicken Fried Steak: Western-style breaded beef steak topped with peppered gravy. Served with mashed potatoes, seasoned green beans, corn bread, butter and honey. Our homemade fruit crisp with vanilla ice cream completes 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

Complimentary Activities

Coffee Houses
Visit our snack and gifts shops and enjoy spending time with your friends while playing a game or sipping coffee. Open each morning before breakfast and during the afternoon.

Field & Court Sports
Play volleyball, basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, or other sports on our grass field and sports courts.

Disc Golf
Weave through the woods and fields as you play our 18-hole disc golf course.

Walking Trails
Grab a friend and put on your hiking shoes to explore 100 acres of beautifully wooded trails.

Waterfront
Take out a canoe and enjoy our picturesque lakes and waterfronts.

Bouldering & Climbing Wall
Climb many different routes on our 40′ wide bouldering wall or climbing wall.

 

Adventure Activities (Add-Ons)

Moto-X
Island Lake’s experienced riding instructors are ready to train riders of all levels during our Moto-Xperience! Instructors enhance the abilities of campers on over 100 acres of trails and a full Moto-X course. Our instructors are some of the best in the business, making safety and environmental consciousness top priorities. Riders must be at least 4’8″ tall.

Horsemanship
Grow your riding skills at Miracle Ranch! Learn the ropes from our knowledgeable horse instructors, reach your goals with the encouragement of friends, and watch your faith grow like never before! (Weight limit of 200lbs)

Paintball
Strap on your mask and goggles and get in the arena! Paintball games like Capture the Flag, Last Team Standing, and Terminator make for unquestionable fun. We provide all supplies and the fee includes paintballs, marker, mask and field maintenance. FYI: Paintballs hurt a bit. Bruising may occur.

High Ropes
Nothing builds confidence, trust and a serious bond like hanging out high in the trees together! The Ropes Course at Island Lake and High Ropes Elements at Miracle Ranch has cabin mates encourage one another as they hang out in the trees! Challenging? Yes! Safe? Absolutely! Campers wear proactive equipment, harnesses, and receive detailed instructions and practice from our stellar staff before heading up.

Archery
Practice your aim with a bow and arrow at our archery range.

Bus Rental Information

For groups looking to travel together by bus to Island Lake or Miracle Ranch, several companies are familiar with our property locations. Durham Charter Services (school buses) and Starline (luxury coaches). Please contact them directly to inquire about transportation options.  http://discoverstarline.com/ or http://www.durhamcharterservices.com/Pages/default.aspx.