We're so glad you've decided to join us for the Tenth Annual Family Friendly Retreat Float Trip! The trip will take place at Slumber Falls Camp, in New Braunfels July 23 – July 26, 2023.  Slumber Falls Camp is the campsite for the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ located directly on the Guadalupe River.

- Bathing Suit(s) Ÿ

- Shoes to wear in the river

- Hat to wear in the river

- Tennis shoes (the camp is fairly rocky, so flip-flops or open-toed shoes may not be the best option)

- Twin-sized sheets

- Pillow

- Towel(s)

- Personal toiletries

- Sunscreen!

- Bug Spray

- Cord for Sunglasses

- Drinks (Beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water)

- Ice Chest

- Snacks to share

- Your preferred sweetener/creamer for coffee and iced tea
















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



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.



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

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.