Fall Retreat

Join Lynchburg Cru for our biggest event of the semester, Fall Retreat! The retreat is centered around growing closer as a community and connecting deeply with God. Enjoy the vast outdoor opportunities at Camp Watermarks during free-time: fun by the lake, a massive corn maze, escape room, High/Low Ropes course, rock climbing wall and so much more! We will also have a time to connect in individual campuses, a talent show, messages by our speaker Damian Long and opportunities to hear about Cru Global Missions opportunities!

DATES: Friday September 30th at 7:00pm – Sunday October 2 at 11:00am

LOCATION: Watermarks Camp1145 James River Rd, Scottsville, VA 24590

We will be staying in separate cabins for men and women. All have electricity, bathrooms with showers and plenty of beds.

RIDES: Rides will be organized by Cru staff. Please indicate if you can drive when you register.

WHAT TO BRING: Bible, athletic shoes, light jacket, clothes, toiletries, sleeping bag or sheets and blanket, pillow, money for snack bar

SPEAKER: DAMIAN LONG, Small Groups Pastor at Park Street Church in Boston

Damian is a graduate of Harvard University in 2000 where he was also a starter and captain on the basketball team. After graduating college Damian joined Cru staff and served with Athletes in Action in Kazakhstan. During those years Damian played on the Kazakh national team and started and directed a basketball school called Drive School of Basketball. He impacted hundreds of young men for Christ and used his talents on the court to glorify the Lord. Damian and his family returned to Boston a few years ago and left staff with AIA to become the Minister of Small Groups and Adults at Park Street Church.

Damian was born in Spokane, WA and now resides in the Boston area with his wife Grace and 3 children. He is hilarious, steadfast for the Lord, wise and still can go on the basketball court. The Browns have a long history with Damian as he was a student when they were interns with Cru in Boston. Get prepared for some powerful messages and lots of laughter from Damian!


The cost is just $99! The cost includes lodging and 4 meals. However we do have discounts:

$50 for Freshman/Transfers,
$75 for first time attenders (upperclassmen)

If $99 is more than your budget allows, don’t worry! We really want you to come, and financial assistance is available. Don’t let the cost get in the way of you going. We can work it out! Please contact jena.brown@cru.org for more information.