Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center

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We are pleased that you have dropped by for a visit.
But our true hospitality begins when you come to our retreat center in Scottsville, KY.  Barren Heights primary purpose is to provide families that have children with a physical or developmental disabillities a free weekend retreat – simply to relax, rest and rejuvenate. We look forward to hosting you!

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2015 Retreat Season

Recent News

  • Thank you Sponsors and Benefit Dinner Committee for such a Wonderful Event!

    Published on November 12, 2014 2014 Barren Heights Dinner Sponsors

    We want to say a big THANK YOU to the Corporate Sponsors of the 2014 Barren Heights Benefit Dinner and Auction

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  • 2014 Benefit Dinner Raffle Items

    Published on October 21, 2014 Camera-Raffle

    Barren Heights is raffling two great items at the 2014 Benefit Dinner. You can buy one chance for $10 or 3 chances for $25. Buy your tickets now, the cutoff date to buy tickets online is November 7, 2014 at noon.

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  • 9th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

    Published on August 4, 2014 Save the Date 2014 thumb

    Celebrating the YEAR of the VOLUNTEER Festivities hosted by Scott Reynolds, Wave 3 TV Featuring the talented and inspirational, Patrick Henry Hughes, and his father, Patrick John Hughes Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 5:30 PM EDT Holiday Inn Hurstbourne 1325 S. Hurstbourne Parkway Louisville, KY 40222 Attire: Dressy Casual RSVP by October 30, 2014 Online reservations  Read More →

  • Nominations for Volunteer of the Year Awards

    Published on August 1, 2014 ic

    Barren Heights would like to recognize the wonderful service of the ministry’s leaders and volunteers. Each fall we present two awards to volunteers who serve with the hands and heart of Jesus. Recommendations may come from any guest or volunteer and should be received by October 15.   Abigail’s Impact Award Please nominate a youth (5-20 years  Read More →

  • Give Local Louisville

    Published on May 1, 2014 give-button

    Barren Heights is participating in GIVE LOCAL LOUISVILLE.  The retreat facilities are in Scottsville KY,  but our offices and volunteer corps is based in Louisville KY.  Please help us Raise Awareness and Raise Funds for Barren Heights during this 24 hours of giving! Click Here for Pledge Page  Read More →

Recent Retreats

  • Retreat S 2014

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    We were more than  blessed by the kids from Christian Academy! Mission accomplished!  Read More →

  • Retreat R 2014

    Published on October 22, 2014 DSC_0131

    New friends, fun activities, uplifting fellowship: the Lord poured down showers of blessings during this amazing weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →

  • Retreat Q 2014

    Published on October 6, 2014 IMG_9688

    Such a beautiful weekend filled with lots of activities and wonderful fellowship with friends.  Read More →

  • Retreat O 2014

    Published on September 29, 2014 DSC_0011

    God worked out every detail “to the nines” at Barren Heights this weekend. Perfect weather, perfect friends, perfect fellowship.  Read More →

  • Retreat N 2014

    Published on September 15, 2014 DSC_0093

     “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”   Joshua 1:9  Read More →

  • Retreat M 2014

    Published on September 15, 2014 DSC_0023

    Hayrides, boating, sprinklers and more-lots of fun activities and lots of great fellowship during this hot and sunny weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →

  • Retreat L 2014

    Published on September 2, 2014 IMG_8626

    There was lots of playing, lots of family time, and lots of encouraging fellowship during this hot and sunny weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →

  • Retreat K 2014

    Published on August 21, 2014 DSC_0139

    Archery, crafts, chalk, ping pong, and so much more! Lots of action going on around Barren Heights this weekend!  Read More →

  • Retreat J 2014

    Published on August 13, 2014 DSC_0016

    Rain showers and sunshine, new experiences and new friends-a retreat that beautifully demonstrated God’s love for us!  Read More →

  • Retreat I 2014

    Published on August 8, 2014 DSC_0007

    “Two are better than one” (Ecclesiastes 4:9) and the blessing of the body of Christ was definitely evident during this weekend at Barren Heights.  Read More →