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Inviting all youth pastors and youth directors to bring their spouse on a two day, two night whitewater escape!

Couples Retreat for Youth Pastors

You always invest in your youth… Now it’s time to invest in yourself and your marriage. We recognize the sometimes suffocating challenge of maintaining both a healthy marriage and a prosperous youth ministry. We want this getaway to give your most important earthly relationship a breath of fresh air.

Join us at Rock-N-Water Christian Camp’s riverside camp in Coloma, California for a weekend retreat unlike any other.

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Thursday night you’ll get settled in and meet other married couples that work in youth ministry before bedding down for the night. Note: If you live closer, you can talk with us about arriving Friday morning instead, but you’ll miss out on some kickoff activities.


On Friday morning after breakfast get in some couple alone time (there are some great hikes from you can do right from camp or a short drive away) or join in on some fun and games with other youth ministry couples. We will have lunch before going white water rafting down a 10 mile stretch of the South Fork of the American River (Class III). Upon returning to camp, you’ll enjoy an elegant outdoor dinner followed by a time of worship and devotion as we gather around the campfire and focus on how to encourage and nurture your marriage relationship through biblical principles.


After another romantic night in your sleeping bags, we’ll have a hot breakfast waiting for you before we jump on the river for a second day of whitewater rafting on a different section of the river. We’ll have lunch alongside the river before making it back to camp where we will say farewell to our new-found friends.

This is not a joke. There is no catch.

First, this trip is a gift for those whose marriages are seasonally challenged by year round youth ministry. It is our hope that through these marriage conferences Rock-N-Water might be helping couples to not only have a weekend to remember, but one that helps strengthen their critically important christian marriage relationship.

Secondly, this trip is an investment in your ministry. We hope that your time with us will inspire you to take your students out into the outdoors more often – maybe even to a Rock-N-Water Christian Camp.

Guest Speaker

Josh GriffinJosh Griffin

Josh is the co-owner of Youth Specialties, co-founder of DownloadYouthMinistry.com, and hosts a  youth ministry podcast with Doug Fields. He’s authored more than 20 youth ministry resources including authoring 99 Thoughts for Small Group Leaders along with Doug Fields. Josh is a father of 4 who speaks a little, podcasts a little, Tweets a bit, and blogs a lot. Read more

Guest Entertainer

David WoodMagician: David Wood

David lives in Modesto CA with his wife and three beautiful daughters. He is the Junior High Pastor at Shelter Cove Community Church. Before working as the Junior High Pastor in Modesto David lived in Southern California and travelled around the country performing Illusions for Universities and Christian Schools.
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  • May 17–19, 2018 Thu 7:00 PM – Sat 3:30 PM
  • Includes
    2 Days Whitewater Rafting
    5 Meals | 2 Nights of camping
  • What you need
    Tent | Sleeping Bag & Pad
  • Limited to 1 couple per youth ministry at this price.
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More Information

For more information on our Christian camps, or to check on availability please Contact Us. We’d love to answer any questions that you might have.


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Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if canceled within 14 days of booking (and at least 14 days before the trip).
  • 75% of Trip price refunded if canceled at least 14 days before the trip.

You can secure your spot with as little as a 25% deposit within 14  days of making your reservation. Our office will review your reservation and confirm the details within 1 business day. Refund / Cancellation Policy Details