As we ponder all that 2012 will be in the days and months ahead, we at Eagle Eyrie hope you would consider allowing us to host your youth retreat!
Here are just a few reasons of how we can make it easy to plan and memorable for you and your youth group.
#1 - Mountains
Once the beauty of the mountains get in your blood they’re hard to shake.
Eagle Eyrie sits amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking Lynchburg and the James River valley.
The views throughout the property are breathtaking and will help add perspective for your retreat.
#2 - All you can eat buffet
We wanted to highlight this early on because for teenagers we know this can be potentially a big deal. If you choose to eat your meals with us, George, our Director of Food Services, will make sure that his excellent cooking fills your teenagers’ stomachs. Oh, and we have two soda fountains, hot drinks, a salad bar, and desserts available as well.
#3 - Separate male and female lodging
This can be done in a couple of ways depending on the size of your group. For larger groups, we can help you assign males to one lodge and females to another.
For smaller groups, our lodges are built such that you can separate males and females via a hallway.
#4 - Convenience to Lynchburg
Forgot a few supplies? Want to take your group out for ice cream or a movie? Want to enjoy amenities such as the Snowflex? Eagle Eyrie is only minutes away from Lynchburg, a metro area with over 100,000 people.
#5 - Convenience to Blue Ridge Parkway & Appalachian Trail
Want to ignore the hustle and bustle of the big city? Easy.
Eagle Eyrie is mere minutes away from tons of recreational and hiking opportunities along and around the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail.
There is a beautiful yet fairly simple hike over and along the James River only 15 minutes away.
#6 - Full kitchens in each lodge
Should you choose not to partake of George’s yummy buffets, our lodges feature a full kitchen for your disposal. You’ll have a full refrigerator/freezer, microwave, oven and stove top along with plenty of counter space.
#7 - Affordable pricing
A typical 2-night youth retreat with 4 meals (Saturday breakfast – Sunday breakfast) starts at $90/per person. However, if you wish to eat breakfast in your lodge, the cost is lowered to about $74/per person. Even better, if you belong to a BGAV church, you save 10% on meals and lodging, meaning that a 2 night/4 meal retreat is about $83/per person and a 2 night/2 meals retreat is about $68/per person. Learn more about our pricing here.
#8 - Recreation opportunities
Eagle Eyrie boasts a large and renovated swimming pool, bonfire pit, ballfield, volleyball court, basketball court, picnic pavilion, indoor game room, ice cream parlor, gift shop, and hiking trails.
There are plenty of ways for your group to have fun (and wear themselves out so they’ll sleep at night!)
#9 - Flexibility of meeting space
Each lodge has a common area with some even having outdoor space. Should you need or want a larger space, Eagle Eyrie has over 30 classrooms with some able to hold up to 200, while others are more intimate with capacities between 25-50 people.
Should you need space for more than 200 people than the auditorium in Dogwood Hall can hold up to 1,000 people. No matter your needs, Eagle Eyrie can help you find the meeting space you need.
#10 - Spiritual meditation path & chapel
Eagle Eyrie features a spiritual meditation path as well as a 50-person chapel that can be utilized to enhance the spirituality of your youth retreat. They are situated on a slightly more isolated area of campus allowing peace and tranquility.
The surrounding area and its view is a great place for quiet prayer and reflection.
#11 - Location, location, location
Eagle Eyrie is only an 90 minutes from Charlottesville, 2.5 hours from Richmond, 1.5 hours from Roanoke, 2 hours from Greensboro, 2.5 hours from Winston-Salem, 3 hours from Raleigh/Durham, and 3.5 hours from Northern Virginia. Get away without going too far!
#12 - BGAV churches receive discount
As mentioned above, we already have affordable prices, but we wanted to highlight again that if your church relates to the Baptist General Association of Virginia, your retreat will receive a 10% discount on housing and meals. In this day and age every dollar counts and we are happy to help the churches that support the ministry of Virginia Baptists and Eagle Eyrie.
Need more information about a youth retreat at Eagle Eyrie?
You can check out our youth retreat package or fill out an Inquiry form to receive information by phone or email such as a customized quote or further clarity on what Eagle Eyrie offers. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 434.384.2211.
Ready to reserve your retreat? Fill out our Retreat Application Form today!