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1. What does it cost to host a retreat at Covecrest?
Great question! We have a handy dandy form that gives rates and options for your stay here at camp.
3. Can you give me a sample menu?
4. Someone on my retreat has a dietary restriction or food allergy. Can you guys deal with that?
We sure can! Our cook deals with allergies (most commonly gluten and dairy intolerance or allergies) and dietary restrictions (like vegetarians) very regularly. If a retreatant has an unusually severe or uncommon allergy, feel free to contact us before your retreat to work out a menu for that person.
Life Teen Camp Covecrest
25 Falls Drive
1. Do you have to be Catholic or belong to Life Teen to use Covecrest?
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
2. What is the housing like?
Campers and chaperones are housed in various cabins that feature single bunk beds. Therefore, our facilities are primarily geared towards youth and young adult retreats.
2. Do you host non-retreat events like weddings or family reunions?
We do not host weddings or family reunions at our facilities.
3. Will my group be the only group at camp?
Typically, we have 2-3 groups here during a weekend.
3. Can we rent out the entire camp?
Yes, you may have exclusive use of the camp with a guaranteed minimum of 200 guests.
4. What do we need to bring?
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.
5. Can we cook our own meals?
Not at this time.
6. Are there special accommodations for clergy?
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.
7. Do we need to bring supplies for Mass and Adoration?
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.
8. Do you do the programming for weekend retreats?
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, get in touch with us and we’ll see how we can help.
9. Can we have a campfire?
Campfires are always an option for your group and are included in your lodging fee. Indicate your interest in a campfire on your reservation agreement.
10. Is there a curfew or quiet hours?
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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