Staff Retreat ’24

Each year, we host a retreat for our staff and alumni to build community, refresh ourselves in prayer and camp community, and generally have a fun time in some epic location. We’ve hosted retreats in southern California, the islands of the Gulf of Mexico, or in our very own Blue Ridge Mountains. Stay tuned for next year’s retreat location, but rest assured it will be fun, restful, outdoors, and full of the unique CKC flare that only comes from the fountainhead of this wonderful camp family.

We’ve included the details from last year’s staff and alum retreat so you can get an idea of what to expect 🙂

In case you’re in need of some soul refreshment, some campy vibes, some epic wilderness, some good laughs, and some spiritual wind in your sails, we wish to invite you out for an adventure retreat in the wilderness of sweet southern Florida this Spring.

WHO: Previous and present CKC staff (and some other rad people as well 🙂 Spots are limited so get your spot while they last!
WHAT: There will be a great gathering of friends in an epic and wild place for an informal wilderness retreat. Expect campouts, adventuring, hanging around the fire, sweet sunrises/sunsets, epic stars, time for worship, prayer and reflection, and some encouraging talks as well!
WHEN: March 9-12, Thursday evening to Sunday evening.
WHERE: 10000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge
WHY: Because it’s super fun, and that’s our motto. And hopefully we’ll all go home refreshed and stoked on life after enjoying the wild with such good company.

▪ Once we get your info locked in we’ll send you another email with a packing list to get you going! Fly in/out of Naples, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, etc.  You are responsible for getting yourself to and from the event.

COST: This will depend on how many people sign up, but it should be ~$150 per person.

A packing list will go out with the first trip email, but think sunscreen, water proofing, windlayers, a good book,  bug spray, and a hammock!

As always, just know how grateful we are for this awesome camp family and WE LOVE Y’ALL!

God bless you,
Adam, the Trufants, and the CKC Staff

Event Timing: Meet at 10 am on 3/9 at Collier-Seminole State Park just north of Everglades City, FL.  March 9th-12th, 2022.  We’ll exit whenever the tides allow on the 12th.  
Event Location: 10,000 Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Contact me at with any questions, or text at (828)553-1106.

Your payment of $150 secures your spot.  We will officially open payment before Feb. 1st.

**This retreat is an adventure, and adventures are unpredictable. We will contend with tides, wind, sun, far distances between islands, island creatures, and iffy bug weather on the Florida coast. Some days will require us to break a sweat while covering miles between well-earned beach campsites. Get ready to hone that j-stroke and soak up the gulf coast sunsets.**