July 26-28

Caraway Conference Center
Sophia, N.C.

July 28-30

Caraway Conference Center
Sophia, N.C.

July 31-Aug. 2

Caraway Conference Center
Sophia, N.C.

Aug. 2-4

Caraway Conference Center
Sophia, N.C.

Happiness Retreat is a three-day, two-night retreat for people with developmental disabilities and delays, ranging from mild to severe. The retreat is set up similar to a Vacation Bible School event, including Bible story study, puppets, creative movement, pool time, handbells, worship, a talent show and a live band. Campers will have many opportunities to learn about Jesus at their unique level of ability.

2 persons per room is $180 per person
3 persons per room is $170 per person
4 persons per room is $165 per person
Prices include two nights and six meals, as well as a retreat themed t-shirt. The conference center is air-conditioned and linens are provided. Each room has a private bath and two double beds. A limited number of handicap rooms are available upon request.

Financial Assistance 
If you need financial assistance, please contact Maria Luoni at [email protected] or 919-459-5629.

Registration Forms 
To request registration forms, please download the pdf in our downloads section. Registration forms must be postmarked May 10 or later. Registration forms will be opened in our office beginning May 20 and will be opened in the order they are received. Any registration postmarked prior to May 10 will be opened with May 20 postmarks. Registration priority will be given to groups from Baptist Churches or to persons whose families are members of Baptist churches. We would like to receive all registration forms by June 26. Each retreat will be capped at maximum of 200 attendees.

Chaperone Requirements
One adult sponsor must accompany every three or fewer campers. All male campers must have male chaperones and all female campers must be accompanied by female chaperones. *Exceptions to this requirement will be made for parents staying with their sons or daughters in conferences center rooms or by special permission from the Camp Director. Churches will be responsible for conducting background checks for each attending chaperone. This is an ongoing requirement.

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