JC Retreat ’24

DATES ARE LIVE FOR JC RETREAT 2024! We are so excited to have y’all back in the mountains!  

Each year, we host a retreat to for our Junior Counselors. Our hope is to give them a crossroads during the school year in which they can be refreshed in the camp environment, make new friends and encounter old ones, and grow into their new responsibility as a JC in an enriching group setting.

WHO: This retreat is designed for Junior Counselors at Camps Kahdalea and Chosatonga
WHAT: A weekend of FUN, ADVENTURE, FRIENDSHIP, PRAYER, and REFLECTION in the Blue Ridge Mountains
WHEN: Friday, April 19 until Sunday, April 21, 2024
WHERE: Camp Kahdalea in Brevard, NC (with adventures into the mountains included)
WHY: Because we love y’all and WE ARE A FAMILY.  Thank you for being a part of the camp family!
COST: $200 per participant.  Full payment reserves your spot! This covers 5 meals, snacks, gasoline/vehicles for adventures, special program offerings, airport pickups and dropoffs, and potential gear needs.  Applicants who sign up before Sept. 15th for the JC Retreat will be rewarded with an early bird prize of $20 in the camp store upon arrival at the retreat. Please pay on the payment portal below.

If finances are restricting your ability to attend this retreat, please inquire about financial aid with the CKC office!

Early Bird deadline for the JC Retreat is Sept. 15th. Full refunds are available until March 15th. Partial refunds available until April 1st.

All who attend the JC Leadership Retreat are encouraged to arrive between 2:30 pm – 4 pm on April 19th.  They are free to leave after our morning session or by noon on Sunday, April 21st.  


We will provide airport pickup and drop off from the Asheville airport on opening and closing days of the retreat. JC’s are welcome to drive themselves to the retreat but we ask they turn their car keys into the directors upon arrival. All other arrivals are welcome to navigate to the Kahdalea office during our check-in window on our opening day of the retreat!

Packing List

Clothes –
1 sturdy pair of tennis shoes or hiking boots
1 pair of “camp shoes” in case your tennis shoes/boots get wet
3 pairs of socks (1-2 pair of warmer socks is recommended)
2 pairs of long pants
1 pair of athletic shorts
Comfortable underwear for outdoor activities
1 pair of base layer/long underwear
1 bathing suit (it may be chilly, but who knows what could happen 😉
2 t-shirts or long sleeve shirts
2 fleece or midlayer (non-cotton is best)
1 warm winter jacket
1 rain coat/hard shell jacket
1 hat

Sleeping Gear –
1 sleeping bag (32 degree bag is preferred)
1 pillow
1 additional blanket just to be safe 🙂

Other Accessories –
1 Journal and pen
1 Bible
1 headlamp or flashlight
Personal toiletries
One daypack for adventures
A few ziplocks for waterproofing your things