“We had a nice peaceful setting in which to have our lessons and were able to feel connected to God through nature.”

Dawn

“The Holy Spirit met us in worship, in ways our kids have rarely gotten to enjoy before! Thank you guys for your creativity and commitment”

Jonathan

“God’s drawn our group together… Coming on these retreats has been a big part of that.”

Gerad

“The environment and activities really helped my kids bond and make some lasting relationships”

Jonathan

“God really used this space for Jr. Highers to pause and listen to God. It was great to have dependable staff and facilities to allow the Holy Spirit to work!”

Jason

“The Christ-like attitude expressed by the staff is contagious and spread to our staff”

Sara

“Every year, this setting has been a great place for us to foster community.”

Emily

“We had some great chapels at camp. God really moved this year on the hearts of our group. We are doing 11 baptisms this Sunday and 3 next Sunday as a result of decisions made for Christ while at camp!”

Kari

Things liked most: “Hospitality and Godly-servant attitude of the staff!”

Amber

“A lot of teens said they enjoyed the time they had for prayer on our retreat”

Melissa

“This year was even better than I expected! Of course, everything at Dickson Valley always is.”

Tim

“Allowing our ministry to have adult and teen leaders (not just the paid staff) coordinate a retreat is helping our ministry grow and reach more teens–God is good!”

Katie

“They loved being away, having time to bond, reflect, have fun, and realize God is a part of it all.”

Julie

“I love and miss DVC. Great history of God’s work there.”

Kyle

“Saw the Spirit pull our diverse group together”

Kyle

“I only had positive feedback from my youth. They loved it and they are hard to please.”

Jonathan

“Just to know that we are at a place where God’s presence is around us”

Sam

“This retreat has always been a place where kids can come and get to know each other and get to know God”

Evan

“Words used by students were: ‘Awesome’, ‘Life changing’, ‘Great’, ‘Cool’, ‘I became a Christian!’”

Chris

“It was a turning point in our ministry. It brought our group together”

Chris

“We love people who worship, serve and care for all people. Thank you for your witness”

Becky

“I love bringing my group out to DVC. It is life changing for many participants”

Barry

“At camp I learned that Jesus always forgives you, no matter what! I will praise God a lot more often”

Benet, Camper