Retreat Centers Near Kansas City

Thinking of taking a weekend trip with your leaders or Campaigner kids?  Here's a list of retreat centers listed within a couple hours drive of Kansas City, and are the cheapest options available—do not include any hotels, which is an option (as is someone’s home).  They are listed according to size, but would encourage you to look at the whole list, as some of the spaces that can accommodate almost 100 also have options for smaller groups.

 

MAXIMUM CAPACITY 15 OR LESS

Colonial Presbyterian Church (KC, MO)
Jeannie Parmon-- jparmon@colonialkc.org
Youth space at Wornall Rd campus has dorm (think it can fit around 12?)
$100/night

Hollis Retreat Center (KC, KS—by Legends)
http://www.holliscenter.org/Facilities.php
Overnight lodging for 1-8 in one building, 4-6 in another, meeting space w/ WIFI for up to 40 (4 separate buildings available), hiking trails & outdoor worship space
Suggested donations range from $50-$180 / day

Walk in Peace Ranch (Matfield Green, KS)
http://www.walkinpeaceranch.com/Lodging.html
Can sleep 17 people, has nature trails, kitchen to prepare meals or catering available
$350/night

The Farm House (Plattsburg, MO)
http://www.visitmo.com/the-farm-house.aspx
Four bedroom, three bathroom house (can sleep 8-10?) with trails nearby
$120/night

Timber Creek Retreat House (Drexel, MO)
http://timbercreekretreat.org/retreats/hosted-retreats-for-small-groups/
7 guest rooms in the house, can comfortably sleep 14, also has a chapel, family style meals included, hiking trails, yoga/massages available for extra fee, movie theater room
Most likely a special group rate, double occupancy is $195/night



MAXIMUM CAPACITY 40 OR LESS

Soggybottom Camp (Cameron, MO)
http://www.soggybottomcamp.com/LakeView%20Lodge.html
Lodge can accommodate 30 people overnight, all in one building with 2 bathrooms and a full kitchen.  Overlooks a lake, has fire pit, TV, and nature trails.
$15/person per night (minimum of $100)

Youthfront Lacygne (Lacygne, KS)
http://youthfront.com/lacygne/registration/
Can rent out 2 cabins accommodating 18 people total, use outdoor trail, pavilion, meeting room in cabin.  Potential for larger group to come, as well.
More spread out camp than West & there are people that live there year round dedicating themselves to a rhythm of prayer, which we would be encouraged to join and expected to respect.  
$200 per cabin per night

Jabez Retreat Center (Mooresville, MO)
http://www.jabezretreatcenter.org/reservations.html
Can sleep 40, has a large kitchen for making meals & meeting space
50 acre property in the hills of Missouri
Call/email for group pricing, individuals are $27-32/night

Sanctuary of Hope (Kansas City, KS)
http://sanctuaryofhope1.weebly.com/retreat-costs.html
21 guest rooms available (all double-occupancy), food available on site
Suggested donation of $45/person per night + additional donation for meeting room space

 
MAXIMUM CAPACITY 50+

The Cabins at Ironwoods Park (Leawood, KS)
http://www.leawood.org/parks/ironwoodscabins.aspx
Four cabins with bunk beds that hold 14 each with bathroom attached (total 56).  No heat or air, so only can book April-October.  Located in a park, walking trail & challenge course available.
$125/night for each cabin

Youthfront West (Edgerton, KS)
https://youthfront.com/retreats/
Overnight accommodations for 50 people in basement of dining hall with hotel-style rooms with bunk beds & bathrooms, large meeting space with TV & sound equipment, kitchen, or food available on-site.  Can also stay in cabins and fit around 300 people.
91 acres of land and buildings surround a lake.  Sand volleyball, basketball court, sports field, disc golf, low element team building activities, & bonfire locations available.  For additional cost, could do high ropes elements, canoes & kayaks, open the pool, and paintball.
Cost is $30/person per night

Tall Oaks Conference Center (Linwood, KS)
http://talloaks.org/WP/camp-conference-center-and-retreat/
Meeting space & overnight lodging available for 16-48 in 6 different cottages, food available on site
$64-$94 person/night (includes meals)

Gaea Retreat Center (McLouth, KS)
http://www.campgaea.org/portal.php?page=fees
9 cabins, can sleep up to 8 each (total 72)
Lake w/ swimming area, lots of land with trails & open fields, meeting hall, 9 cabins (only one with AC) w/ separate bathrooms
$120/night per cabin

Three Trails Camp & Retreat Center (KC, MO)
http://threetrailscamp.wordpress.com/retreats/
5 smaller lodges with overnight accommodations for 4-8 people, 3 larger dorms with space for 42-104 people, also has meeting spaces available
In the city limits but on 50 acres, lots of outdoor activities—gaga ball, playgrounds, basketball court, nature paths, prayer trail, also has indoor gym, game room, fire rings & pits, ball field, outdoor swimming pool, climbing wall, zip line, and archery
Lodges: $75-$250/day Dorms: $20/person/day

Lake Doniphan (Excelsior Springs, MO)
http://lakedoniphan.com/camps-and-retreats/facilities/
Main lodge has 33 double-occupancy bedrooms w/ private bathrooms (can fit 66 people) with dining room & WIFI. Two mini-lodges can accommodate 64 (bunk beds) and have bathrooms connected to bedrooms.  19 cabins have 2-6 bunk beds in each and bathrooms are in separate buildings, also offer meeting spaces, food service available.
Swimming, boating, hiking, disc golf, outdoor volleyball/basketball, indoor rec room with

Heartland Presbyterian Center (Parkville, MO)
http://www.heartlandcenter.org/
6 separate lodges/buildings that can accommodate 12-40 people each, food on site, conference center for large meetings
Disc golf, basketball, horseshoes, gaga ball & hiking trail available, rock wall & horseback riding available seasonally for an additional cost
Rates of $100-$900 per lodge for an overnight

Spirit Lake (Perry, KS)
http://www.spiritlakekansas.com/pricing.htm
3 separate buildings, can sleep from 6/15/46 people, equipped kitchen, meeting space
Private lake with beach, canoes, paddle boats, bonfire ring, trails, lighted basketball court, horseshoes
Rates of $300 / $500 / $1500 per night

Prairie Star Ranch (Williamsburg, KS)
http://www.archkck.org/page.aspx?pid=1779
Four dorms that can sleep 60-75 people, also have accommodations for smaller groups
Operated by the KC Archdiocese, has large gymnasium, movie theater room, high challenge course & a few lakes

Savior Pastoral Center (Kansas City, KS)
http://www.saviorpastoralcenter.com/facilities
Overnight accommodations for 85+ people, several meeting room spaces available, food available on-site
Call for pricing