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What?
A Christian family retreat experience
 
 
Where?
Messiah College, in Mechanicsburg, PA
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When?
2019 CFO will be held at Messiah College June 21-25
(Fri-Tue)
How Long?
Four days that can change your life!
 

 

 

 
 

What is Keystone CFO?

CFO is an international, multigenerational, and interdenominational Christian fellowship
founded by Dr. Glenn Clark, a college professor, coach, and man of prayer.  He vacationed on the island farthest out from the coast of Maine.  "Farthest Out" became symbolic of going all out to seek God.  His Bible class experimented with his dream and sought God by camping together.  The men were blessed and CFO (Camps Farthest Out) grew from the very first CFO retreat in Minnesota, in 1930, into hundreds of "camps" around the world.  Rugged camp life has given way to more comfortable living quarters, and today there are over 75 camps and retreats in North America alone, and CFO continues to draw many people into a deeper and more meaningful relationship with Christ. 

 

Keystone CFO Week - What It's Like

Practice what you learn.  See God working through you and in you.  Taste and see that the Lord is good in new and different ways.  And there are fun opportunities for everyone, regardless of age.  There is music to enjoy, worship, exciting speakers, prayer, nature, peace, and rest.  Retreat guests have the opportunity to form lasting relationships. 

 

Keystone CFO - General Schedule

2019 retreat check-in is Friday from 1:00 to 4:00, with programs and speakers beginning that same day and running through lunch on Tuesday.  A typical day includes:
-Morning Devotions
-Breakfast
-Morning Praise & Worship and Message
-Creatives - art, dance, drama, listening, music, nature, writingactivities at CFO
-Rhythyms - active community devotions
-Lunch
-Free Time
-Prayer Groups
-Dinner
-Evening Praise & Worship and Message
-Free Time (lights out at 11:00 PM)

 

Keystone CFO - Accommodations

Air-conditioned dormitories offer two single beds in restful rooms that are ideal for families.  Bed linens, towels, blankets, and pillows are provided.  The bath facilities for teens at CFO men and women are immaculate.  A limited number of apartments are also available for an additional fee.  Many buildings are air-conditioned and handicap accessible.  Coin-operated laundry facilities and cash machines are conveniently located.

 

Childcare

Children from birth through youth enjoy the variety of Childcareactivities planned by experienced adults in the mornings and evenings.

 

Great Food!

For breakfast, select from hot and cold cereals, entrees, or muffins and bagels.   For lunch and dinner, try the large salad and fruit bar, multiple hot meal choices prepared for you, ice cream and desserts, over a dozen drink selections, and more.

Junior & Senior High Programs

Guided by experienced leaders, this program encourages the youth (6th-12th grades) to grow closer to Jesus. They will participate in some of the adult talks, while having lots of time to interact with other youth in learning, fun activities, and worship. Youth are assigned rooms near their guardians. It is the responsibility of parents and sponsors of youth to know where they are at all times.

College Age Programs

Young adults join in prayer groups and have their own evening activities. They participate in all adult talks and worship times, yet have leader-guided opportunities to interact with other young adults.

Children's Programs

Loving, caring staff direct fun, structured activities for children through 5th grade as they get to know Jesus personally. Childcare is provided for infants. Children are a very special part of this week, and we desire for them to be excited about the Lord.

College & Retreat Regulations

Please no pets, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, etc. Also, please refrain from bringing TVs or radios. This is a week of reflection and focusing on the Lord. No smoking or alcohol permitted on campus.

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