RETREAT ACTIVITIES

If all of the included retreat amenities aren’t enough to excite your group, Camp Carl offers a variety of other activities to spice up your retreat!

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Retreat Activities

Camp Carl offers excellent retreat activities for our guest groups. Whether you’re a youth group, an adult retreat, or corporate ministry, these unique challenging experiences will add the element of fun your group is looking for. For student ministries, these activities create an environment of togetherness and teamwork that is incredibly uplifting. Adult groups enjoy the challenge and thrill of activities that bring out the youth in them, and corporate groups benefit from the teambuilding aspect of our retreat activities. When you speak with our staff to customize your retreat, make sure to add some unforgettable activities to your schedule.

Our standard pricing is available on our rates and information page.

Tower & Zipline

Try your hand at scaling the 50+ foot wall using multiple routes. If you are an advanced climber you must try the underhang as it will definitely challenge those competitive climbers. Everyone who reaches the top will enjoy the zipline as you race across the entire field. Must wear tennis shoes in order to participate. 

  • Ages 12+
  • 15 people 
  • 1 hour
  •  weather dependent

Giant Swing

During this thrilling ride, you’ll experience the sensation of free-falling from a height of over 40 feet. The Giant Swing encourages teamwork like no other activity. Each group hoists their teammates up the pendulum swing. Your group will be encouraged to work together and challenge themselves.

  • Ages 12+
  • 15 people 
  • 1 hour
  •  weather dependent

Trailrides

Enjoy a relaxing wrangler-led trail ride around our scenic 315+ acres! We will provide everything you need to participate. Make sure to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes. Ask about horseback riding when you customize your retreat! Be sure to come early as we do a demonstration for new riders.

  • Ages 8+
  • 12 people 
  • 1 hour
  •  rain or shine

Archery

Whether your a novice or a pro you will enjoy the skill of archery! This is a great way to build confidence as you work to reach the bull’s eye or just making a great shot. This sport is a great option for individual or team building as you work together to score the highest points. Be sure to pack your hiking shoes as you hike to the archery course!

  • Ages 8+
  • 14 people 
  • 1.5 hours
  • weather dependent

Paintball

For an exciting paintball experience, grab your friends and get ready to battle it out in the Camp Carl wilderness! Our paintball course showcases unique obstacles and challenges ranging from beginner to advanced. To be adequately prepared and protected, be sure to pack pants and wear tennis shoes for running around. Camp Carl provides all the equipment and safety gear you will need. Transportation to paintball area provided.

  • Ages 12+
  • 14 people 
  • 1.5 hours
  • weather dependent

Archery Tag

Camp Carl provides a unique opportunity to change up the classic game of tag while using bows and arrows! This sport is a great option for competition, building unity and team building as you work as a team to score the highest points. This game is located in the sports field.

  • Ages 8+
  • 20 people 
  • 1 hour
  •  weather dependent

Giant Slip-n-Slide

Looking for a unique activity for those hot spring and fall weekends? Search no further! Whether your a youth group or college ministry this activity will create laughs and fun! We provide all you need from the slide to the soap; just pack your swimsuits or clothing okay to get wet and soapy. This activity is located behind the Lodge.

  • Ages 5+
  • 20 people 
  • 1 hour
  • weather dependent (fall & spring only)

Axe Throwing

Looking for something unique and different? Camp Carl provides the ever trending activity of axe throwing! Whether you’re a teenager or adult you will enjoy this activity, even if you’re not very good at it! This activity is located in the challenge field next to the Giant Swing.

  • Ages 12+
  • 10 people 
  • 1 hour
  • weather dependent

Teambuilding Initiatives

One of the greatest things you can leave a retreat with is greater unity as a group— that’s just what these initiatives are designed to do. You’ll work together, communicate, and learn about each other in a variety of fun and unique ways. This activity can also be run by your own leaders for no extra charge.

  • Ages 8+
  • 10-12 people in each group; up to 6 groups total
  • 6 different initiatives courses
  • 1-2 hours
  • weather dependent

Indoor Climbing Wall

Looking for an activity during those winter retreats? Camp Carl provides an indoor climbing wall located in the gym. You will enjoy the challenge of climbing the 25ft wall and build group unity as you cheer your group mates on as they climb to the top! Must wear closed toed shoes to participate.

  • Ages 12+
  • 10 people 
  • 1 hour
  • indoors

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