“Glacier National Park was the perfect setting... we loved the setting.”
“We loved staying on the group site.” “We enjoyed finding our own camp site.” “We arranged our own off-site cabin.”
“We enjoyed the evening potluck suppers and campfire.”
“The schedule provided for family bonding, we loved it.” “We could have started earlier in the day!”
“Worship was practical, simple, and pertaining to the setting.”
“Activities like hiking, biking, floating the river, boating, white water rafting were a good variety.” “The activities were great!”
July 8-13, 2019
Begins: 6:30 pm, Monday, July 8
Ends: Saturday night, July 13
Glacier National Park
West Glacier, MT 59936
Each family arranges their own lodging
Recommend Apgar Campground for tent or RV camping
Individual camping / RV (no hook-ups) sites in Apgar & Fish Creek Campground (come before 11 am to find a site - by afternoon campsites can be full)
Limited camping at Apgar Group site loop E (call or email office if you wish to stay on group site)
Cabins & hotels in Apgar, West Glacier and close to GNP
Each family is on their own for meals - Great bonding time!
Closest large grocery store - Super 1 Foods in Columbia Falls (about 25 minutes from Apgar ) / Costco, Walmart & Natural Grocers in Kalispell (about 50 minutes from Apgar)
High's 80's / Low's 40's
Weather can change very quickly in the mountains - what starts off as nice warm, sunny day can turn into an early winter blast.
Morning devotionals 8:30 am
Hiking, lake/river activities / biking /white water rafting (each day a different activity according to weather forcast)
Evening devotionals 6:30 pm followed by a light pot-luck supper by the fire
All photos were taken at the 2018 Family Activity Retreat
In a culture that is constantly defusing and disrupting family ties, this is an opportunity to strengthen our families spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through recreation and nature. Step away from the rat-race and invest in your family!
What to bring
- Clothes for warm and cold weather (even in July there is still a lot of snow in the higher elevations and weather can change very quickly)
- Good hiking shoes, rain gear, hat (sun and warm/winter), swimsuit, water shoes
- All camping necessities
- Own food (and some to share at evening campfire fellowship)
- Bikes, kayak, raft, inner-tube for floating (rental of recreational gear in Apgar Village if you don't have your own)
- Water bottles
$225.00 / family (This includes a $25 registration fee non-refundable and $200 for event)
Camping / lodging, rental of equipment (bikes, kayaks, boats, inner tubes and white water rafting) will be your own expense.
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