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Jesus envisioned the church as a people bound by an uncommon unity. We stand resolved to pursue God’s vision for unity in the midst of the deepening racial strife of our time. This retreat will offer people safe spaces to share conversations around our own stories of ethnicity, race, and culture.

As we learn together, we’ll see Christ in our diverse stories. Come join us as we get away, recharge and connect.

Address:  Pine Cove Outback - 1237 Papa Bear Lane, Columbus, TX 78934 (PDF of map and directions)

Dates and Times:
Arrival: Friday, Sept 20 between 7:00-9:00 PM (dinner not provided).
Departure: Sunday, Sept 22 after 2:00 PM (after lunch). 

Childcare/Children’s Programming:

Childcare/Children’s programming will be available for age 2 - 5th grade (must be potty-trained)!

If dropping children off in childcare:

  1. Access Kids Retreat Parent Consent Form: This form must be filled out and return to Grace Lin, Chrissy Chang, or at the Retreat Registration Table after church on Sundays in August.

  2. Access Special Events Childcare Policies and Procedures: This document is for your reference regarding restroom, sanitation, and safety of your children during childcare.

  3. IMPORTANT: If you are dropping a child off in childcare, one parent per couple will be required to SIGN UP HERE to volunteer with childcare during 1 of the 3 sessions.

Additional Resources
Maps & Driving Directions
Pine Cove - Outback Site Info Packet

Pricing and Registration:

Please read carefully for all relevant registration and payment information. Unlike previous years, we now have early bird and late registration pricing as follows:

Full Weekend

  • Early Bird Registration age 11+: $139 (deadline: 8/18)

  • Regular Registration  age 11+: $159 (deadline: 9/1)

  • Late Registration  age 11+: $179 (deadline: 9/8)

  • Kids Age 3-10: $55

  • Kids Age age 0-2: Free!

Saturday only (lunch and dinner included) -deadline 9/1:

We recommend that you and your family stay the entire weekend for the full retreat and community experience. That being said, we want to give attendees a Saturday day-pass option to allow those who otherwise wouldn't be able to come the flexibility to attend. Day pass only registrations will not be accepted after the 9/1 registration deadline. Those who wish to attend for Saturday and Sunday will need to pay the full weekend price.

  • Age 11 and older: $85

  • Age 3-10: $55

  • Age 0-2: Free!

Additional Considerations:

Large Family Discount: Pricing for large families is capped at $468 (this limit does NOT include additional paid activities).

Scholarships: Partial (50%) and Full Scholarships are available by request and after staff approval.

Payment Details

Personal checks, cash, Zelle Quickpay, or credit card accepted only (in order of preference). Please make your registration payment out to Access and include your name + Access retreat in comments or description line . Cash (in labeled envelope) + checks can be dropped off in the offering box on Sundays. Credit card payments are accepted from registration form or through Breeze via (Select RETREAT fund).

Please pay by your registration cutoff deadline for discount pricing with FINAL payments received no later than Sunday September 8, 2019.

Unless special provisions have been made, if payment is not received by this date, your registration will be incomplete.

If your plans change and you will no longer be able to attend the retreat, PLEASE let the retreat coordinators know at

sign up to volunteer

In order for the Access Retreat to run smoothly, we rely on the volunteer efforts of our Access Faith Village to serve in various capacities as listed below. Parents dropping off children in childcare for 2+ large group sessions are required to sign up to volunteer for 1 of the 3 large group sessions as a childcare assistant.

Please sign up to serve! The # of volunteers we still need for each position are listed as "# remaining" next to each slot.

E-mail any questions to

Retreat Experience



  • Families with children will have their own rooms. Each room has its own bathroom.

  • Singles and married couples without children will be split into men's and women's separate rooms (4 bunk beds per room). Each room has its own bathroom.

  • We will try to accommodate private rooms for married couples, if requested.

  • Linens and towels will NOT be provided by this site. Please bring your own.

Activities Available at Pine Cove Outback:

  • Covered Sport Court

  • Basketball

  • Volleyball 

  • Football

  • Warball

  • Sports Field

  • Tetherball

  • Fishing (must provide own equipment)(catch and release -

  • Hiking

  • Wiffle Ball Field

Saturday Scheduled Activities Included in Registration Price:

  • Zipline

  • Barn Swing

  • Swimming Pool

What to Bring:

  • Bible, pen, notebook

  • Flashlight

  • Changes of clothing for 2 nights

  • Toiletries - Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, shampoo, soap, etc.

  • Any medication you/your family might need

  • Pillow

  • Sleeping bag/sheets/additional blankets

  • Drinking containers for water (highly encouraged, but optional).

  • Towels 

  • Snacks (optional - not allowed to eat in bedrooms)

  • Sunscreen, insect repellant

  • Swimming suit (optional)

  • Flip flops (optional)

  • Extra clothes for outdoor activities


If you have any questions , please contact