October 27-29

The ‘Family Retreat’ is a special weekend getaway filled with fun, fellowship, teaching, and encouragement. This is a great opportunity to connect with other church families and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.


Pinecrest Camp

1252 HWY C

Pinecrest is a beautiful lakeside camp hidden in the tall pines just 90 miles south of St. Louis. Its facilities include rustic yet comfortable rooms and cabins with private baths, a heated indoor pool, a large gymnasium, and beautiful lakeside chapel. The camp serves wonderful food and has an amazing soft serve ice cream machine!

Guest Speaker


We are excited to hear from Adam Ward this year!
Adam and his wife, Elizabeth, have been attending First Free for 20 years. They have 3 college-age sons and a middle-school daughter. Adam has served in various roles at First Free, including teaching/volunteering with kids ranging from 3-18, leading the Homefront small church, and leading various small groups. Adam works in sales management, but his true passion is helping coach high school sports.


Include, but are not limited to...

Teaching sessions

Campfire and snacks

Ladies’ & Men’s Nights Out

Family worship
(childcare provided for children birth-3rd grade)

Family games with prizes!

Swimming in the heated pool

Fishing & Boating



“9 Square in the Air” & open gym

Family Variety Show


Family free time

And more!


Max family cost of $450!

Individual Cost:

$145 per adult
$70 per child ages 4-11
Children 3 and under are free

*See ‘RV Park’ in Housing Options below for RV costs!

First Timer Discount:

Families attending for the first time will receive a discount of $50!

( Limit 20 new families )

Housing Options

Please see the options in the tabs below. Be ready to select your housing category during registration. We do our best to honor housing preferences!

Note that dorms could hold a larger family or 2 families who would like to share a room.

There are many flexible options for housing. Contact us at if you have any questions.




July 16 - OCtober 1

Registration deposit:

A deposit of $30 per person ages 4 & up is due at registration with the balance due by October 1.

( Rooms will be reserved in order of registration. )

Registration for the 2023 Pinecrest Retreat is closed. If you missed the registration deadline but are still interested in coming, please email us at

Registration Questions?

For more info, please contact Ben & Kelly Thomas at


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