FLOAT TRIP INFO

 

 

 

WELCOME

 

We're so glad you've decided to join us for the Ninth Annual Family Friendly Retreat Float Trip! The trip will take place at Slumber Falls Camp, in New Braunfels July 17 – July 20.  Slumber Falls Camp is the campsite for the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ located directly on the Guadalupe River.

 

 

o Bathing Suit(s)
o Shoes to wear in the river
o Hat to wear in the river
o Tennis shoes (the camp is fairly rocky, so flip-flops or open-toed shoes may not be the best option)
o Twin-sized sheets
o Pillow
o Towel(s)
o Personal toiletries
o Sunscreen!
o Bug Spray
o Cord for Sunglasses
o Drinks (Beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water)
o Ice Chest
o Snacks to share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO PACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE TO GO

 

 

 

 

We'll be staying in the Bizer Retreat Center at Slumber Falls. This is the first area of cabins after you have entered the front gate.

 

ARRIVAL

Most people will leave immediately following church on Sunday, but you are welcome to arrive anytime after noon on Sunday.

 

DAILY

We will spend Monday and Tuesday hanging out on the Guadalupe River at the camp. There is no “can ban” on this portion of the river, so you can bring beer in cans, as well as other disposable containers. Feel free to bring a camping chair, hammock, tube, ice chest, or anything else you might want to make your day more relaxing. We’ll have a grill and will cook a meal each day for lunch. Anyone who is interested in a short (about 1 hour) float can be shuttled up the river a short distance, and end at our camp site. Otherwise, the water is usually calm on this portion of the river and is perfect for just hanging out and leisurely floating or swimming.

 

The camp also has a labyrinth, outdoor worship/meditation space, ga-ga ball pit, playground, sand volleyball court, and lots of space to hike. Deer and rabbits are common sightings.


Feel free to explore on your own in New Braunfels or Greune if you prefer not to spend time on the river or want some time on your own.

 

DEPARTURE

Most will depart by noon on Wednesday. However, checkout time is not until 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD & DRINK

MEALS PROVIDED

The Retreat Center has a full-sized kitchen where we will prepare our own meals. We usually cook a large breakfast and dinner. We’ll throw something on the grill for lunch on the days we’re at the river. Click HERE to see the menu for the trip.


SNACKS & DRINKS

Please feel free to bring any snacks you want, any other food items you want, along with anything you want to drink. (Beer and wine are allowed. Be sure to bring plenty of bottled water, or a reusable water bottle.)


ICE CHEST

Refrigerator space is extremely limited, so it would be helpful if everyone brings an ice chest to keep in your cabin to store your drinks.

 

SHOPPING

There is an HEB within a few minutes of the camp.

 

ICE

We will have access to an ice machine.

 

 

 

The Bizer Retreat Center consists of eight separate cabins, along with a large meeting center. Each cabin has two sets of bunk beds and a private bathroom. The cabins are air-conditioned.

 

The meeting center has a full-sized kitchen and two separate large living room-type spaces. We tend to set the kids up in one space with movies (there is a projector and screen), games, etc., and the adults take over the second space.

 

WiFi is available.

 

ACCOMODATIONS