CAMP COVECREST

WELCOME TO CATHOLIC COMMUNITY OF
COVECREST

Covecrest is so much more than a retreat center and summer camp – Covecrest is a community of Catholics committed to reaching teens, restoring parishes and reclaiming culture!

Will you join us?

RETREAT TO COVECREST

For 20 years, parishes, schools, and groups from across the country and beyond have traveled to Covecrest to grow in their faith, deepen their relationship with Jesus, and strengthen their community. Tucked away in the North Georgia mountains, the grounds of Covecrest are peaceful, powerful, and restful.

MEETING SPACES

Camp Covecrest has several clean and comfortable meeting spaces to choose from that can accommodate the needs of large, medium, and small groups.

We have audio/visual systems set up in each meeting space that groups are free to utilize, all you have to do is plug in your computer! All of our meeting spaces are also equipped with free WiFi for your group to use.

MARY'S CHAPEL

Mary’s Chapel is charming, beautiful, and conveniently located in the center of our Marian Village. Great for groups of 60-100 people, Mary’s Chapel is a multi-use facility great for any type of retreat, as well as a sacred space for Mass. Tucked into the trees near the Marian Village, Mary’s Chapel offers a private and intimate setting for your retreat. A patio extends off the backside of the building, making it a perfect gathering space for small groups or waiting area before sessions begin. Mary’s Chapel will quickly become your new favorite place to host your retreat!

Details:

The main meeting space can accommodate up to 100 retreatants sitting on the ground or 80 retreatants using chairs.

A/V equipment is installed and ready to go, along with two TV’s perfect for displaying media.

Retreat groups can use the deck outside for small groups or hanging out.

Men’s and women’s bathrooms are down the hall.

There is a sink and refrigerator to help serve snacks.

Sleeping Quarters:

The Marian Village is designed to help you and your group rest well and feel comfortable. Each of the four cabins feature beautiful vaulted ceilings and walls made out of pine wood. Every cabin has a center room with four individual twin beds for chaperones.

There are 4 cabins in the Marian Village: Guadalupe, Immaculata, Mother Teresa and Theotokos. Each cabin in the Marian Village has 2 bunk rooms for 12 people and a central chaperone room that sleeps 4, for a total of 28 people per cabin.

If necessary, guys and girls can stay under one roof because of separate bunk rooms and baths.

When you rent the Marian Village for your retreat, your group will meet in Mary’s Chapel.

JOHN PAUL THE GREAT THEATER

John Paul the Great Theater serves as our largest meeting space on camp, holding up to 300 people. Its multi-tiered seating makes it possible for all participants to easily see the main stage. Located right next to our dining area and main office, you’ll never have to go far to find one of our friendly staff to help you!

Details:

The theater can accommodate up to 300 retreatants sitting on the tiered levels.

A/V equipment is installed and ready to go, along with two TV’s perfect for displaying media.

There is a built in stage area with theater and led lighting and a band area perfect for all sorts of musical equipment.

Men’s and women’s bathrooms are located conveniently on the sides of the building.

Sleeping Quarters:

The San Damiano Inn is conveniently located next to the dining hall and main meeting room at St. Andrew’s Lodge where your group will meet. San Damiano can accommodate 112 people.

Details:

There are 14 rooms at San Damiano, 8 beds in each. A room that is handicap accessible sleeps 8.

Each room has a bathroom with shower.

COLE HOUSE

If you like to sleep and meet in the same building, then Cole House is the perfect space for your group! Conveniently set apart from the rest of camp, Cole House offers your group of 30-50 people the opportunity to really connect with one another without being disturbed by larger groups.

Details:

Cole House has two levels, sleeping 20 people on the upper level and 30 people on the lower level. This is convenient for separating men and women!

There is an open meeting space on the upper level of Cole House with WiFi available throughout the entire building.

Bathrooms with showers are available on both levels.

Sleeping Quarters:

If you like to sleep and meet in the same building, then Cole House is the perfect space for your group! Conveniently set apart from the rest of camp, Cole House offers your group of 30-50 people the opportunity to really connect with one another without being disturbed by larger groups.

Details:

Cole House has two levels, sleeping 20 people on the upper level and 30 people on the lower level. This is convenient for separating men and women!

There is an open meeting space on the upper level of Cole House with WiFi available throughout the entire building.

Bathrooms with showers are available on both levels.

ACTIVITIES

At Covecrest, we have lots of sports activities that give your group plenty of space to play. Our big, grassy hills are perfect for games and all kinds of team sports.

If you want some more adrenaline, or are eager to help build your group dynamics, we offer both a guided high & low ropes challenge course that encourages teamwork and builds camaraderie.

Our high ropes course includes dynamic elements such as a rock wall and cargo net, as well as a static koala course that ends in a zip line through the trees!

Whether you’re looking for a climb up into the sky or some great sports, Covecrest has plenty to offer!

WHERE TO PRAY

Covecrest provides incredible peace and quiet to concentrate on prayer with an abundance of trails, meeting spaces, a rosary walk, Stations of the Cross, a Marian Grotto, and our chapels with the Blessed Sacrament (Notre Dame & St. Stephen).

WHO ARE WE

Covecrest is a part of the movement of Life Teen, whose mission is to lead teens closer to Christ. We are a retreat center, mission base, and summer camp, but most importantly, we are a home to all who set foot on our grounds. 

SUPPORT FOR YOUR RETREAT

In addition to providing meeting spaces, meals, sleeping quarters, and moderated activities, the community at Covecrest is ready to help make your retreat a success!

We assign full-time missionaries to each group that comes to Covecrest. We strive to assist with whatever you need help with; our goal is to provide whatever you need to help your retreat run smoothly. We prepare for your arrival by making sure rooms are blessed and prepared, as well as by praying for you and your teens by name before the Blessed Sacrament. It is our joy to serve you!

Programming

As a Catholic community centered on Christ and His teachings, our main mission and desire is to love well. No matter who comes through our door, we try to do everything possible to make you feel welcomed and loved. Upon your arrival, you’ll be greeted with a large smile and the familiar words of, “Welcome home.” This is your home, and we want to do everything we can to make it feel like home for you and your group. 

Audio & Visual

Our two largest meeting spaces, John Paul the Great Theater and Mary’s Chapel, are fully equipped for your music ministry and your media presentations. You bring the instruments and your laptop, and all you have to do is plug in and get started. If you need technical help, we’re here for that, too!

DONATE TO CAMP COVECREST

For over two decades, we’ve been welcoming home thousands of teens, youth ministers, parishes, core teams, visitors and other groups from all around the world. Over the years, Covecrest has been able to grow thanks to generous donations allowing us to find new ways to serve every person that walks onto our grounds.

GET ANSWERS

We would love to host your group for a retreat!

FAQ

What does it cost to host a retreat at Covecrest?

Great question! Please be sure to see our Retreat Pricing Sheet below which gives rates and options for your stay here at camp.

> DOWNLOAD PRICING SHEET

Can you give me a sample menu?

Breakfast: Bacon, eggs, biscuits, jam, cereal, fruit, yogurt
Lunch: Ham & cheese sliders, chips, salad bar, brownie
Dinner: Creamy sausage pasta, green beans, rice, rolls, cake
Breakfast:, Scone, eggs, sausage, cereal, fruit, yogurt, milk
Lunch: Individual pizzas, chips, cookies, salad

Someone on my retreat has a dietary restriction or food allergy. Can you deal with that?

We have all the necessary items and supplies for Mass and Adoration. We do our best to accommodate all groups. However, depending on group schedules, supplies may not be available for everyone. If it is necessary for you to bring your own supplies, we will let you know ahead of time.

Who should I contact if I’m interested in booking a retreat at Covecrest?

If you already know when you would like to come and what space you would like to book, feel free to head to our retreat booking form to make a retreat request.

If you have questions or would like to discuss booking further, please email Elizabeth Martinez at emartinez@lifeteen.com.

Where are you located?

Life Teen Camp Covecrest
25 Falls Drive
Tiger, Georgia
706-782-5961

QUESTIONS ABOUT ACCOMMODATIONS

No! All groups are welcome and encouraged to retreat at Covecrest.  We host Christians of all denominations and groups from the community that would like a retreat

Campers and chaperones are housed in various cabins that feature twin bunk beds. Therefore, our facilities are primarily geared towards youth and young adult retreats.

We do not host weddings or family reunions at our facilities.

Typically, we have 2-3 groups here during a weekend.

Yes, you may have exclusive use of the camp with a guaranteed minimum of 200 guests.

For weekend retreats, you will need a sleeping bag or bedding, a towel, personal care items, and flashlight. Be sure to bring good walking shoes for a hike to the beautiful waterfalls. If your group is doing the High or Low Rope Courses, you will need closed-toe shoes.

Camp utilizes a commercial kitchen so groups are unable to cook their own meals, but we will work hard to keep you fed and enjoying each meal during your time with us!

Yes, we have special housing for clergy. Where they are housed depends on the number of clergy that need housing that weekend.  Mike’s Place and St. John XXIII are primarily used for our visiting clergy. Make sure to let us know if you have clergy attending to be sure we have housing available the weekend of your retreat.

We have all the amenities for Mass and Adoration. We do our best to accommodate all groups. However, depending on group schedules, supplies may not be available for everyone. Therefore, you may need to bring the necessary supplies.

Each year, our missionaries put on 8th grade retreats in the Fall and a Confirmation retreat in the Spring. Call or email to request more information about these retreats. Outside of these events, if you’re interested in having support in planning a retreat or in having a fully missions led retreat, get in touch with us and we’ll see how we can help.

Campfires are always an option for your group and are included in your lodging fee.  Indicate your interest in a campfire on your retreat request form.

Quiet Hours are 11 p.m. – 7 a.m. every day.  Please be respectful of the other groups and the homeowners who live near the camp.

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