Missouri sits right along the border of what is considered the Midwest and South and has distinct features of each. The warm, wet alluvial plain of the Mississippi River makes up the southeastern part of the state, while the Ozarks rise up in the southeast. The northern parts of Missouri consist of rolling hills and river bluffs. Missouri is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities for most times of the year. Missouri’s distinct seasons offer visitors a variety of fun outdoor adventures, from snowboarding and tubing in the northeast during the winter, to hiking the scenic trails of the Ozarks during the warmer months. The state is home to hundreds of caverns and cave trails that are open for exploration, as well as the mighty Mississippi River that provides unlimited water sports and recreation.
Some points of interest for Christian groups are:
Living Word National Bible Museum– This museum located in Branson, Missouri takes visitors on a journey through the Bible from its manuscript form to the earliest printing press and modern translations.
Sight and Sound Theatres– A highly acclaimed theater company, Sight and Sound Theatre in Missouri offers top-notch musical theater productions of biblical tales that are perfect for families and church groups.
National Forests and State Parks- Missouri is home to numerous parks, forests and wildlife reserves such as: Lake of the Ozarks State Park, which offers camping, fishing, hiking and cave trails, Echo Bluff State Park, and Mark Twain National Forest.
Missouri is a wonderland of natural beauty and adventure. With an abundance of exceptional entertainment both indoors and out, Missouri is a great place for any adult retreat or youth camp.
The best camps and retreat venues in Missouri are:
Eagle Rock Retreat Center
Eagle Rock Retreat Center, an Ozark mountain retreat center, features year-round recreation and accommodations for up to 250 overnight guests. Our retreat packages include everything your group needs to have a successful ministry event: choice of motel or dorm style lodging, a private meeting space with complimentary A/V equipment, buffet dining and recreation. Add some excitement to your event with our team building and adventure recreation programs! www.eaglerockretreat.org
|Bates Creek Baptist Camp||10361 Quarry Road, Potosi, Missouri 63020||(573) 259-4909||Website Link|
|Baptist Hill Assembly||9519 Hwy V Mt. Vernon, Missouri 65712-7339||(417) 466-3034||http://baptisthillcamp.com|
|Bennett Spring Christian Church Camp||1932 MO 64, Lebanon, Missouri 65536||(417) 532-6011||Website Link|
|Blue Mountain Center||1020 Madison 9570 Fredericktown, MO 63645||(573) 546-6265||http://www.bluemountaincamp.org|
|Camp Barnabas||901 Teas Trail 2060 Purdy, Missouri 65734-9626||(417) 476-2565||http://www.campbarnabas.org|
|Camp CUMCITO||13220 Mission Rd Warsaw, Missouri 65355||(816) 329-1432||http://www.cityunionmission.org|
|Camp Galilee||899 East Martin El Dorado Springs, MO 64744||(417) 876-3024||http://www.campgalileemo.org|
|Camp Heritage||376 Camp Heritage Road Climax Springs, Missouri 65324-2240||(573) 345-3760||www.campheritage.org|
|Camp Jo-Ota Camping and Retreat Center||1272 Hwy MM Clarence, MO 63437||(660) 699-2393||www.jo-ota.org|
|Camp Mihaska||1466 Highway N Bourbon, Missouri 65441-9116||(573) 732-5239||Website Link|
|Camp Table Rock||2079 Peninsula Drive Shell Knob, Missouri 65747-8199||(417) 858-9222||http://www.camptablerock.com|
|Eagle Rock Retreat Center||28879 FR 1162 Eagle Rock, MO 65641||(855) 337-ERRC||www.eaglerockretreat.org|
|Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly, Inc.||9463 State Hwy 190 Chillicothe, Missouri 64601||(660) 646-1906||http://www.grandoakscamp.org|
|Harmony Hill Youth Camp||8033 Rt O Fulton, Missouri 65251||(573) 642-1381||http://www.hhyc.net|
|Heartland Center||16965 NW 45 Hwy, Parkville, Missouri 64152||(816) 891-1078||www.heartlandcenter.org|
|Kanakuk Kamps||1353 Lakeshore Dr. Branson, Missouri 65616-9470||(417) 266-3200||http://kanakuk.com|
|Kids Across America Kamps||1429 Lakeshore Drive Branson, Missouri 65616-9471||(417) 266-4000||http://www.kidsacrossamerica.org|
|LifeChange Camp||351 NE 831 Road Clinton, MO 64735||(660) 694-2528||http://lifechangecamp.org|
|Living Waters Christian Canoe Camp||309 Prater Homestead Rd Macks Creek, MO 65786||(877) 851-8158||www.john738.com|
|Logan Valley Christian Retreat||2692 County Road 422 Ellington, Missouri 63638-9329||(573) 663-2735||http://www.loganvalley.org|
|Missouri United Methodist Camps||3601 Amron Court Columbia, Missouri 65202||(573) 442-7909||http://www.mocamps.org|
|Three Trails Camp & Retreat Center||16200 E. US HW 40 Kansas City, Missouri 64136-1120||(816) 373-4153||Website Link|
|Whispering Winds Bible Camp||599 Mound Ridge Road Cook Station, Missouri 65449||(573) 265-7445||http://www.bibleimpact.org|
|Wilderness Retreat and Development Center||34030 West 204th Street Lawson, MO 64062||(816) 580-4014||www.wildernessretreatcenter.com|
|Windermere Baptist Conference Center||1650 Koehler Dr. Roach, MO 65787||(573) 346-5200||http://www.windermereusa.org|