Download the Labor Day Retreat Flyer.
It has information about the rooms, meals, and activities in a printable format.
You can also consult the information compiled on the webpage below.
The Flyer will be available closer to the retreat date.
The 2017 CRPC Annual Labor Day Retreat will be held at the Airfield 4H Conference Center in Wakefield, VA, September 1-3, 2017 (Friday-Sunday). The goal of the retreat is to build up the CRPC church body through instruction, fellowship and a variety of fun family activities. There will be two sessions on Saturday and one worship service on Sunday (there will be no Sunday School session). For children under three years old, a nursery will be available during the two instruction sessions and the worship service. Additionally for children ages three through 6th grade, there will be teaching and crafts available during both instruction sessions and the worship service.
This year's theme is "Making Disciples: How the Church Helps Others Follow Jesus." Our speakers will be adapting material from The Vine Project to address:
- Why Make Disciples? What is a Disciple?
- How are Disciples Made?
- Who Makes Disciples? Where are Disciples Made?
Registration: This year, registration is all online here. If you need assistance with the online registration, call the church office between 9am and 3pm and Debbie will register you over the phone.
Payments: Payments by check or cash must still be turned in to the collection tray in the commons or to a retreat committee member; please mark your checks clearly (“Retreat”) in the memo field of the check, and please use a cash envelope (available in the commons) if you are paying with cash so nothing is lost or separated. Anyone is also welcome to stop by the church office and give their payment directly to the Administrator or Bookkeeper.
Lodging options at the Airfield 4H Conference Center include Dorm Style rooms, Executive Lodge Rooms, Twin Bed rooms, or RV/tent camping. Handicap accessible rooms are available upon request. More details are available on the ACC website:
- Dorm Style Rooms: These rooms are set for up to 8 people with four 4 full sets of bunk beds. Each room has its own private bath.
- Executive Lodge Rooms: These rooms are furnished with 2 double beds. A deck encompasses each lodge, enabling guests to enjoy the serene and scenic views of Airfield. The rooms have flat panel TV/DVD, Coffee Maker, Hair Dryer, Clock Radio and Free Wi-Fi (excluding Point Yancy Lodge).
- Twin Bed Rooms: These smaller rooms are for 1-2 people.
- RV/Tent Camping: Electric hookups are available.
We will eat well at the retreat, with the traditional Friday night hot dog and s’mores cookout (free), plated meals provided by the catering staff at Airfield and our very own Casey Hoxter (The Dinner Plate), and a delicious “BBQ Throwdown” on Sunday afternoon. Meals will cost approximately $5/person/meal (with Sunday lunch being a little more). Children ages 4-8 are $4/person/meal, and children under 3 eat free. You only need to pay for the meals you plan to eat. There are some limited facilities for preparing food available to families on a first-come, first-served basis.
ACC offers a large variety of free activities:
Fishing on Airfield Lake*
Basketball Court (indoor)*
Recreation Field – flag football, soccer, ultimate frisbee*
Canoe, Kayak, Paddle Boats, Paddle Boards**
* - Bring your own equipment
** - Advance reservation and fee required
Start planning your Talent Show act now. Maybe a skit with your small group, reality show spoof, video tribute, impersonation, children’s act, other ideas on YouTube, or genuine talent! Some people are blessed with genuine talent that can entertain others; while other people can make a fool of themselves to entertain others. YOLO – You Only Live Once!
Contact anyone on the Labor Day Retreat Committee with any questions and we will be glad to help you! They will be at church wearing "Ask ME about the retreat!" badges. Or you can contact the chairman directly.