En Gedi Retreat

Yampa, CO




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En Gedi Thailand Summer 2013 is open.

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Click Here for a Welcome packet.



How did En Gedi get started?

Carl Walker's Story


Pictures With Purpose.

We are selling pictures to help raise money for En Gedi.  Go here to see the work available.

Short Term Openings.

We post all of our short term openings on our FaceBook Page. Please go there and "like" us to make sure you stay up to date.


What is The Lance Cabin?

It is where you will be staying.

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Although there is still lots of work to do, En Gedi Retreat is now accepting pastors and missionaries full time. 


We are also still raising $5,000 to finish buying the materials to complete the decking and decorating, please donate if God calls you to help.


En Gedi Retreat

PO BOX 250

Yampa, CO 80483






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En Gedi Retreat Facts


     What is En Gedi Retreat?- A free vacation and retreat home for pastors and missionaries, a 501 (c) 3 organization.


     The Purpose - To keep pastors and missionaries "Rested, Refreshed, and Renewed" in their service to the Kingdom.


     Location - Fish and Cross Ranch in Yampa, Colorado,(a 4,000 acre ranch), 30 minutes south of Steamboat Springs.


     How do I book a stay - Contact Carl Walker at 719-963-3983 or email at engediretreat@earthlink.net 


     How we are funded - En Gedi Retreat is funded 100% through donations.  If you can help please click here

     Who “Qualifies”? - Full time and bi-vocational pastors to include worship leaders, youth pastors, and other full time ministry workers directly involved in pastoring, teaching and leading. Full time missionaries whose primary mission/work is the spreading of the gospel through mission work. 



     What have we been doing?


En Gedi Retreat began, and while we have been raising money to  build the "final" En Gedi Retreat home, Fish and Cross Ranch  graciously allowed us to use their guest house and cabins to host pastors and missionaries.



Butch Dougherty donated a cabin to En Gedi Retreat. We named it after his son Lance.  All we had to do was moved the cabin 30 miles from Steamboat to Fish and Cross Ranch (it sounded easy then too).



We poured the foundation for the The Lance Cabin, got the septic system in, and prepared the cabin for the move.



We moved the cabin 30 miles, set it on the foundation, and did a major upgrade to everything.  We began hosting pastors full time in August of this year!  This year we also began the second part of our ministry "Congregation Education" and Carl has had the opportunity to speak at Church's and conferences! 



Hosting over 50 guests a year and continuing to make The Lance Cabin better and better.


  The Future

After the Lance Cabin is "completely" finished we will continue to raise money for the final En Gedi Retreat home: a 2500 sq foot first class house! 

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En Gedi Retreat is graciously located at

To guide and preserve families for the Kingdom of God by helping to teach a balance between faith, family and work through outdoor recreation, outfitting services, business retreats, family services, and ministry services.


and is partners with

Far beyond one-time mountaintop experience, discipleship is an ongoing adventure of individual and relational commitment and growth.  OFC provides outdoor adventure and long-term mentorship programs that reach across demographic and generational boundaries to fill the void of discipleship in our society.  



The Pais Project offers FREE apprenticeships in Youth and Schools ministry. We train young adults and send them into schools as missionaries, and into churches to make missionaries. Our heart is to bridge the gap between the schools and churches in communities around the world.




Thanks to KLove for featuring En Gedi Retreat nationwide on their broadcast.

  The entire interview aired in Colorado and you can listen to it here.  Just right click and hit "save as" then play from your music player.


KLove En Gedi Interview   





Contact us: engediretreat@earthlink.net 



En Gedi is a Federally Tax Exempt 501(c)(3) Organization

Free Pastor Retreat

Free Missionary Retreat