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

  • Nominations for Volunteer of the Year Awards

    Published on July 23, 2015 VOY

    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 20, 2015.   Abigail’s Impact Award Please nominate a youth (5-20  Read More →

  • 2015 Benefit Dinner Raffle Items

    Published on July 12, 2015 MacBook Air 1

    Barren Heights has two great raffle items for the 10th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction. We are having a contest with our volunteers to see who can sell the most raffle tickets. Please be sure to name the volunteer who referred you to buy your ticket online.  Read More →

  • 2015 Barren Heights Family Fun Fest

    Published on June 15, 2015 IMG_9843

    What a great day at Cedar Creek Farm with old friends and new friends!  Thank you to all the volunteers and to the Sanders family for opening their home to host our Fun Fest!  Read More →

  • Hope to see you at the Barren Heights 2015 Family Fun Fest and Cookout!

    Published on May 13, 2015 FF Flyer

    2015 Barren Heights FAMILY FUN FEST and COOKOUT Who – Barren Heights Community of Friends What – FAMILY FUN FEST and COOKOUT When – Saturday JUNE 13 (11 :00 AM ET-4:00 PM ET) Lunch will be served at noon Where – Sander’s Cedar Creek Farm, 9116 Cedar Creek Road, Louisville KY 40291 Why – We  Read More →

  • Awesome April Work Day!

    Published on April 14, 2015 DSC_0050

    So much was accomplished by this amazing group of volunteers.  The day was highlighted by a trial run through the new Splash Pad. Thank you Matthew for making sure that the dump bucket feature worked okay!  Read More →

Recent Retreats

  • Retreat L 2015

    Published on August 24, 2015 IMG_8557

    I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2    Read More →

  • Retreat K 2015

    Published on August 17, 2015 IMG_4237

    For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed by you, brother. ~Pilemon 7  Read More →

  • Retreat J 2015

    Published on August 12, 2015 IMG_3886

    The battle rages on As storm and tempest roar We cannot win this fight Inside our rebel hearts We’re laying down our weapons now We raise our white flag We surrender All to You All for You ~White Flag, Chris Tomlin  Read More →

  • Retreat I 2015

    Published on August 3, 2015 IMG_3465

    This is how we do it at Barren Heights!    Read More →

  • Retreat H 2015

    Published on July 29, 2015 Retreat Working - 71 of 110

    It is the simple things: laughs with new friends, a game of Battle Ship, and ice cream.  Read More →