Barren Heights Christian Retreat Center

Our Mission

Our Mission is simply to love and encourage families. We do this primarily by providing free weekend retreats and hosting community outreach events for families who have children with physical or developmental disabilities. 

Barren Heights will seek and welcome families who have a child or children with disabilities. Retreats will be hosted by Board Members and other volunteers. The Retreat will accept applications on a first come first served basis.

Guest families will be invited to the retreat at no cost. Focus will be placed on quality family time, recreation, cooperation and the natural setting. Time will be allotted for group activities, individual family activities and worship. Seasonal options may include boating, fishing, archery, tennis and more.

Retreat sessions will be held from May through October. These retreats will run Friday through Sunday.

Barren Heights retreat is nestled atop the gentle rolling hills of Allen County Kentucky, near Barren River Lake. A campsite built just for you.

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Comments from our Guest Families

  • “This retreat helped our family get centered.”
  • “There are so few places we can go as a family with a child in a wheelchair.”
  • “This is the best place I’ve ever gone on vacation.” (note: this child has been to Disney more than once)
  • “I’m ready to face what lies ahead.”
  • “Thank you, we will definitely spread the word.”
  • “I think God spends His weekends at Barren Heights.”
  • “We would like to come back as a host family.”
  • “We never agree on anything and yet we all agree that Barren Heights is awesome.”
  • “This was just what we needed.”





Scottsville, KY
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