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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 Fall getaway to give your most important earthly relationship a breath of fresh air.

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

A Christian Marriage Retreat unlike any other

Imagine a weekend away from deadlines, event planning and the daily pressures of life. Imagine being able to rest, connect with your spouse, time for reflection and prayer. Imagine getting to know other couples who are walking the same road that you are. Imagine exploring and problem solving through small group discussion with Rock-N-Water Staff and other experienced youth workers.  We’ll explore ideas and practical ways of creating a safe place for your personal life and youth ministry to thrive.

campers rafting on the south fork of the american river


Thursday night you’ll get settled in and meet other married couples that work in youth ministry before settling in 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 or discussion with other youth ministry couples and a mentor. 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.


You will want to bring your camera for this adventurous 2nd day! After a hot breakfast, we take a leisurely hike through the local mountains to a gorgeous canyon where we typically take campers for our outdoor rock climbing day. We will  spend more time together relaxing, brainstorming, and for adventurous participants, some exploring or outdoor rock climbing. We’ll have lunch alongside the river before saying farewell to our new 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.  This is about renewing and restoring you, not programming. You are precious to us. We hope that Rock-N-Water Christian Camps might be used to refresh you and strengthen your ability to continue to serve in Youth Ministry. It is our hope that through these marriage conferences Rock-N-Water might help couples have an amazing weekend to remember and strengthen their 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


  • September 12–14, 2019 Thu 7:00 PM – Sat 3:30 PM
  • Includes
    1 Day Whitewater Rafting
    1 Day Exploratory Hike
    5 Meals | 2 Nights of camping
  • What you need
    Tent | Sleeping Bag & Pad
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  • Limited to 1 couple per youth ministry at this price.
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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 30 days before the trip).
  • 75% of Trip price refunded if canceled at least 30 days before the trip. We keep your 25% deposit.

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