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.
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.
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 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.
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
May 16–18, 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
Limited to 1 couple per youth ministry at this price.
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
We believe we should, "Love the Lord (our) God with all (our) heart, and with all (our) soul, and with all (our) mind," and "The entire law is summed up in one command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37, Galatians 5:14. We believe Jesus Christ is the eternal and only Son of God. That He died on the cross as the perfect sacrifice, paying the penalty for all our sins, and then rose from the grave. It is through faith alone in Jesus Christ that we have received the free gift of salvation and eternal life. We are saved by grace, not works, “that no one should boast”. We believe the Bible is accurate, reliable, and the Word of God. (Luke 5:20-24; John 1:1-18; John 3:15-21; John 14:1-15; Ephesians 2; 1 John)
Who we are
Rock-N-Water is a group of Christians who want to impact young people with the joy of God's Living Word, so they might come to know Jesus and pass on God's love with excitement. We focus our program on biblical principals, and we use the help of nature, friendship, and challenge to develop character.