normally have quite a number of first time feast-goers so if you
are new to keeping this feast or new to camping in general, we provide plenty of support. We'll have a team of people
available to help you set
up and there will be experienced brethren around to help
you with any needs throughout the week. We welcome
everyone as family (See feedback).
PURPOSE & SPECIAL PLANS
This year we believe Yahweh is
leading us to focus on ministry to unmarried believers, and also
to parents and children, with a desire to turn the
hearts of fathers to their children, and children to
their fathers. We will also continue our focus on the
Kingdom/Word of Yahweh, placing emphasis on fellowship,
and making the feast accommodating for everyone.
Improvements this year include
a new class and activity for helping singles and teens
learn a biblical method of finding a spouse with
emphasis on purity, "Scripture Treasure Hunt" for children,
Storytime for children, Prayer time every evening at the
tabernacle, occasional assistance with child care, and more.
We gather for the purposes of rejoicing,
learning the word of Yahweh, glorifying Him, and
building up the body of Messiah.
Many activities will center around building
relationships within families, and between members of the spiritual family that is the body of Messiah.
a lot of emphasis on
family involvement! We always want to see families and individuals walk away from the
feast being closer to one another and closer to the body of Messiah.
year, Feast goers will be organized into tribes.
When we set apart the camp at the
beginning of the feast, everyone will march behind their tribal
banner and trumpets will be used to start and stop the
desire to remember and better understand the "wilderness
experience" of ancient Israel (Lev. 23:43), we will
be again be building a full-sized replica of Yahweh's
tabernacle in the wilderness.
replica is for the purposes of teaching and
memorializing Yahweh's ways (see Joshua 22:28), not for
literal sacrifice or offering. A tour of the tabernacle
will be given, with an explanation of the meaning of
in the center of camp, the actual length
and width of the tabernacle matches what is described in
scripture. Only the height will be lower (9ft compared to 15ft).
The "holy of holies" section will be a special area for personal
prayer and the Torah will be read there 24/7 through a
At the place where the
altar would normally be, we will have a community campfire
where we will have organized gatherings to give praise offerings
and testimonies in the
evenings. The campfire can also be used by anyone to gather &
their food while fellowshipping with others during the day.
tabernacle will be built on the third day of the
feast by anyone who is willing to help. We include both
children and adults in the building
If you have some differences of
opinion on the exact feast dates, we still invite you to
Seeking the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace, loving one another,
respecting each other's walk with Yahweh is emphasized and
encouraged, even if some of us may differ in areas of understanding. We
know that we all are a work in progress and
we are called to humility, "considering one another
better than ourselves" as is written in Philippians 2:3.
also desire to be a light on a hill that cannot be hidden.
Sharing Messiah's love and life while being challenged and changed,
the feast is a place to get our spiritual batteries recharged so
that we can face the modern culture with boldness, strength and conviction.
Part of the Camping area
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facility is at the
Garrison Riverfront Resort in Steelville, Missouri.
The campground has
the following facilities/amenities:
Campground is large
(270+ acres) and next to the Meramec River. You can reserve your accommodations online.
Campsites stay relatively dry, and do not have problems with water
Meals will be made available
at the campground restaurant on the non-Sabbath
days. All ingredients and equipment will be reviewed
to ensure they are biblically clean.
campsites are pull through with 30 amp service (Contact
me if you require 50 amp). Each space has a fire
ring and picnic table. Tents can be placed on these sites for a reduced
price if you just need 120
volt, 15 amp access.
without water and electricity will be available as well. Each primitive
site will include a fire ring and picnic table. Primitive campers
still have access to the
Cabins and Cottages are available
in the camping area if that is your
preference. Be sure to reserve yours early.
on flat, smooth surfaces, with grassy areas mixed
with trees. Roads are smooth and easy to navigate.
Campsites will be close together
yet roomy enough for vehicles and
placing a tent next to a camper. Measurements of each site are provided in
the reservation system.
General store is on site for basic needs such as ice and other
are available but very limited. The nearest full Laundromat is
about a 5 mile drive from the campground.
Broadband wireless internet is available and usually accessible at your
conference room facility
which seats 500+. We plan to broadcast the meetings live with full
major airport is in St. Louis, Missouri, about a 95 minute drive from
the campground. We will have someone available to pick people up at the airport, bus or train terminals at 2 specific times (see
Trout area (a state program for developing trophy sized trout) is
upstream from the campground. Bring your fishing pole :)
volleyball and ball diamonds for Wiffle ball, kickball and other activities
for everyone throughout the feast. Organized activities for children are
planned this year.
Canoeing, Kayak and Raft rentals are available.
We plan a group float trip.
is also available on camp for those interested.
The horses actually live in a pasture at the
Supercenter and other major stores are a 25 minute drive from the campground.
A mid-sized grocery store is in Steelville, just 4
miles from the campground.
Firewood will be provided for a donation.