Health & Safety
The health and safety of our guests is paramount at Riverbend.
In the uncertain times we live in, we know that guests, parents and church leaders have to determine the best choice for themselves. We want to communicate our efforts to manage health and safety so you can make an informed choice.
Ultimately, the choice to attend an event or send your child to Riverbend is a personal one, and you are in control.
While nothing in life is without risks, and retreat or camp environment by its nature contains risk, our goal is to mitigate these risks in the environment in which we operate. Below you will find the steps we are taking to help safeguard our guests from exposure.
What are your check-in and out times?Our dorm style cabins and meeting spaces have a check-in time of 3 pm with a check-out time of 2 pm. Our motel and condo-style lodging have a check-in time of 4 pm. These facilities have a check-out time of 12 pm to allow us to prepare for the next arrival. Alternative check-in and out times can sometimes be arranged in advance.
Does Riverbend have any restrictions (animals, etc.) on what can be brought to camp?"Riverbend does not allow alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, firearms or pets to be permitted on Riverbend Retreat Center premises. There is no smoking inside any of the facilities.
What is your cancellation policy?Events canceled over 90 days out will receive a full refund. Cancellations between 45-90 days out can apply half the deposit to rebook another event. If a future retreat is not booked, the deposit will be lost. Cancellations less than 45 days forfeit the deposit but we would love to see you in the future! Facilities canceled within 90 days will be accessed a cancellation fee of $25 per room, charged for unused lodge rooms. Cabins that are dropped (not needed or canceled) will be accessed a fee of $150 for up to 40 beds and $200 for 80-88 bed cabins.
How many sponsors does Riverbend require for your retreat?Riverbend requires there shall be a minimum of one leader for every 10 students under the age of 18.
What are your meal times and what kind of food do you serve?Our scheduled meals times are 8:00-8:45 am for breakfast, 12:00-12:45 pm for lunch; 7:00-7:45 pm for Friday dinner, 5:00-5:45 pm for dinners served Saturday-Thursday. We serve every meal with a served main course, side options, drinks (sodas, juice, water, etc.) and a fruit or salad bar. Our lunch and dinners come with a dessert, as well! We can accommodate allergy and specific needs if you let us know. Fill out this form two weeks before your event for any special requests.
What type of groups can come to Riverbend?Riverbend Retreat Center (“RRC”) desires that our facilities be used for the Glory of God and to further RRC’s mission: To provide a place of refuge where people experience Christ. While RRC does not discriminate on the use of our facilities on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, or national origin, only uses consistent with RRC’s charitable, religious, and educational purposes will be considered. Groups whose purposes or beliefs are not consistent with RRC’s Statement of Faith will not be permitted to use RRC’s facilities. RRC has the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether a group’s purposes, beliefs or conduct are inconsistent with RRC’s Statement of Faith. Riverbend is a Christian Evangelical Camp and Retreat Center whose primary mission is to support Christian churches. We require that a new group provide a statement of faith prior to booking with us. We also allow school groups without religious affiliation to book with us. Other groups like family reunions can book 30 days prior to a date to allow our church groups to book first.
Please fill out the form below with any questions about our summer camp plan. Thank you.