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 disabilities a free weekend retreat – simply to relax, rest and rejuvenate. We look forward to hosting you!

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Recent News

  • Published on May 17, 2017

    So thankful for our wonderful volunteers that make such an impact on the Barren Heights ministry! Great day today with the Ballardsville Baptist Church Women on a Mission who assembled lunch condiment packets for the Retreat Center.  Read More →

  • 11th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

    Published on October 24, 2016

    Saturday, November 12th, 2016 Appetizers & Silent Auction – 5:30 p.m. EDT Dinner & Live Auction – 7:00 p.m. EDT Musical Entertainment Until 10:00 p.m. EDT Marriott Louisville East 1903 Embassy Square Blvd – Louisville, KY 40299 Guest Speaker Mike Kankelfritz, K-Love DJ, and his family Festivities hosted by Scott Reynolds, Wave 3 TV Featuring music by Don Krekel Orchestra Attire: Dressy Casual If... Read More →

  • 2016 Benefit Dinner Raffle Items

    Published on October 22, 2016

    Barren Heights has 2 great raffle items for the 11th 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 →  Read More →

  • BH Retreat and Community Center Calendar

    Published on April 5, 2016

    Want to know what’s happening at Barren Heights? Want to register for an event at the Retreat Center or the Community Center? Want to know who to contact? Check out our new interactive Calendar!!!! Barren Heights Calendar  Read More →

  • Donate “Free Money”

    Published on March 28, 2016

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Recent Retreats

  • Retreat S Pictures

    Published on October 28, 2016

    We closed out our 2016 Retreat Season with a wonderful weekend! Thankful for the group of Christian Academy of Louisville students who brought so much love, energy, and selfless service to the weekend. As always, God brings the right people to the right retreats and works everything out for his purpose!  Read More →

  • Retreat R Pictures

    Published on October 17, 2016

    “Making one person smile can change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world.” We’re changing the world one contagious smile at a time! This weekend was full of smiles as we enjoyed the warm fall weather with pumpkin painting, archery, the splash pad, and lots and lots of games!  Read More →

  • Retreat Q Pictures

    Published on October 12, 2016

    \\ I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs // Isaiah 41:18 Thankful for God’s faithfulness and provision as we complete another memorable retreat  Read More →

  • Retreat P Pictures

    Published on October 5, 2016

    A weekend at Barren Heights is just as fulfilling a second time! Everyone this weekend returned to the camp for a very chill and relaxing BH2 retreat. The cooler sweatshirt weather was welcomed with pumpkin decorating and of course one last run through the splash pad!    Read More →

  • Retreat O Pictures

    Published on September 26, 2016

    We believe that God always hand picks families for each specific weekend at Barren Heights, and this weekend was a fantastic example! Thankful for time to catch up with old friends and add a few new ones too as the weekend was filled with smiles all around.  Read More →

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