Adventure Begins Here at Alpine Ministries! 161 College Drive Mount Hope WV 25880 1.800.806.2180 alpineministries.com
Alpine’s Mission Alpine Ministries, a ministry of Appalachian Bible College, exists to serve like-minded, independent, fundamental Bible and Baptist church ministries through Adventures, Bible Camps, Retreats, and Outdoor Education, in order to achieve the Church’s objectives of edification and evangelism.
Located in the rolling mountains of southern West Virginia, Alpine is a place where you can reflect on the beauty of God’s creation and enjoy all that He has created for us. Alpine provides a complete adventure experience including exciting activities with a biblical focus in a Christcentered environment. With over 25 years of experience in camp leadership and a father of five, I personally understand the value of having godly examples and the importance of guest health and safety. Our team is carefully selected for their ability to model and exemplify a Christ-centered life. In addition, each staff member is trained in first aid and CPR and selected staff have additional emergency response certification. Alpine has offered quality Christian adventure for over 50 years and ministers to thousands of guests each year. Each summer is packed full of wholesome fun and recreation, with intentional time for spiritual growth and personal reflection. In short, Alpine is a portrait of rolling mountains, beautiful forests, and breathtaking natural beauty. It is a place where you can build lifelong friendships, make unforgettable memories, and develop a deeper relationship with God, the One who created it all. Because of Him,
Vice President for Extension Ministries Philippians 4:13
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Alpine Adventures strives to provide the best in Christian adventure and recreation! Each adventure guide is committed to exalting God while exploring His creation. Every activity is structured so that you experience biblical principles through active participation. Expect to be challenged from the Word throughout each adventure.
Caving (Ages 12 +) See how black total darkness really is as you explore the inside of God’s created world!
GROUP TEAMBUILDING (Ages 8+) Experience fun activities that teach communication, cooperation, compassion, Christ-likeness, trust, and leadership skills.
HIKING (All ages) Enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in the mountains of West Virginia!
HIGH ROPES COURSE (Ages 12+) Participants are challenged physically, mentally, and spiritually through a series of obstacles and activities in a multi-level, high-angle environment.
PAINTBALL (Ages 12+) Learn to navigate life’s challenges through paintball adventures that generate “creative conflict with biblical application.”
RAPPELLING (Ages 12+) Stepping off a cliff’s edge on our fixed-rope rappel is a “faith moment” few experiences can duplicate.
“I loved watching the kids go out of their comfort zones and be challenged spiritually.” Camp leader, Lake Geneva, WI
“It’s wonderful to have a place where you can have great, clean outdoor fun!”
Alpine Adventures is the only licensed Christian rafting company on the New & Gauley Rivers!
Alpine Guest, Davisville, WV
Whitewater Rafting Gauley River
New River Trips April – October Known as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” the New River offers some of the best whitewater in the nation. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the New River Gorge while navigating the River’s exhilarating rapids.
Trips Select dates in September – early October This river is ranked among the top ten best whitewater rivers in the world, boasting over 100 rapids!
Rating Class I–V Ages 14 + The Lower Gauley has unique beauty and heart-pounding excitement! Twelve miles with several class IV & V rapids.
Rating Class I–V+ Ages 16 + Raft both sections of the Gauley and enjoy twenty-six miles of thrilling adventure—all in one day!
Great trip for a mild adventure. Want to take it up a notch? Try a two-person inflatable kayak (duckie) that you paddle while guides accompany the trip.
Rating Class III–V+ Ages 16 + Extreme whitewater! Fourteen miles of excitement! Includes numerous Class III– IV rapids and five Class V–V+ rapids.
Rating Class I–V+ Ages 16 + Raft the Lower Gauley on Friday and the Upper Gauley on Saturday. Trip includes Friday night’s lodging.
Rating Class I–V Ages 13+ The New River reflects the power of its Creator. The exciting whitewater makes this a trip to be remembered.
Rating Class I–III
Alpine is the perfect place to stay for your ski retreat. Located just 25 minutes from Winterplace Ski Resort, Alpine can provide housing, meals, and a meeting room to complete your winter outing. Alpine Retreats is also available to host your deacons’ retreat, couples’ retreat, or a retreat of your design.
“There is such a great appreciation for God’s great outdoors and fellowship with people who love the Lord!” Youth Pastor, Wheelersburg, OH
s t n i Sa r o i n Se at e tr e R e g a i l o Fall F 2013
Enjoy the gorgeous autumn colors of the Appalachian Mountains and savor the biblical teaching, fellowship, and activities specially designed for those 55 and older.
Servant’s Retreat 2014
Designed for those who serve as pastors, youth pastors, or pastor’s wife — come apart for a time of refreshment and renewal through fellowship, recreation, and the Word.
10 for others
“I did not have to worry about anything and [was] free to enjoy time with the group!” Men’s Retreat Leader, Indianapolis, IN
Minimum group size: 8 persons
Create your own combo! From a sampler to the ultimate adventure experience, you choose the number of activity days and desired type of lodging; Alpine will build a package that is uniquely yours.
Want more than one day of activity? Why not create your own package? You choose the number of days, activities, and desired type of lodging; Alpine will wrap it up in a package specifically designed for your group!
As we seek to serve the Church, we realize that each local church has specific needs. Design a retreat that meets the needs of your group and Alpine will provide lodging, meals and meeting facilities. Ideal for deaconsâ€™ retreat, couplesâ€™ retreat, and many others.
Alpine Lodge Available Year-round
Motel-style rooms accommodating 5–6 persons per room. Private restrooms and air-condition; linens and towels provided. Bunkhouse Cabins Available: August–May
Duplex bunkhouse cabins sleep up to 14 persons per side; each side with its own bathroom facilities. residence halls Available: June–July
Most rooms accommodate 2–4 persons with bunk beds. Public restrooms on each floor. Tent Camp Available: May–September
Platform tents sleep 6–8 per tent. Short walk to shower house. Fire ring and firewood included.
Flexible Meal Plans Delicious breakfast and supper meals are served in the college’s dining hall. Picnic lunches are included on adventure activities.
Meeting Rooms Conference rooms are available with WiFi and necessary accommodations for group meeting needs.
Cookout suppers are available during the summer. Group chooses one of three menu options.
Gymnasium Full–size collegiate basketball court, also used for volleyball, indoor soccer, or group games. Indoor Rock Climbing Wall with belayer. Campfires Two fire pits with bench seating available: one accommodates up to 35 people, the other accommodates up to 120 people. Wood provided. Our staff will manage the fire. Swimming Pool Outdoor in-ground heated pool with diving board. Typically available for rent in the evenings only June–August.
Day Camp It is reported that more spiritual decisions are made at one week of camp than are often made throughout an entire year. To this end, Alpine Bible Camp desires to reach each individual and cultivate an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth through our variety of camp options.
Family Camp Ages: All 2013
June 30–July 5
2013 Day Camp I June 10–14 Day Camp II July 1–5
2014 Day Camp I June 2–6 Day Camp II June 30–July 4
We are committed to building stronger families through adventures, fellowship, sound Bible teaching, and quality time with the entire “clan.” Use these days apart from your routines to draw closer to one another in Christ!
Winter Camp Ages: 6th–12th Grades 2014
Jan. 31–Feb. 2 Break the monotony of the winter months! Be refreshed in your spiritual walk through the preaching of God’s word. Exciting winter activities like snowboarding, skiing, tubing, and camp games will push those winter blues away!
Ages: Day Camp I 5–12 year olds Day Camp II 5–8 year olds
“Great staff, activities, speaker, facilities — all equally superior! It was a marvelous overall experience.” Family Camper
Junior camp Ages: 8–12 2013
Junior I: June 10–14 Junior II: July 15–19 Junior III: July 22–26 Junior IV: July 29–Aug 2
Junior I: June 9–13 Junior II: July 14–18 Junior III: July 21–25 Junior IV: July 28–Aug 1
Compassionate counselors lead your child in a variety of adventures and activities geared specifically for younger campers while enthusiastic speakers lead them through age-appropriate Bible study. Each camper develops practical skills while experiencing Christ’s love—for some leading to salvation and others, growth in Christ.
“The counselors were excellent about explaining things thoroughly to the kids. The children experienced growth and a better understanding of Scripture and their relationship with the Lord.” Jr. Sponsor
Ages: 12–18 2013
Teen I: June 17–22 Teen II: June 24–29 Teen III: July 8–13
“The best part of camp is all the time we spend in God’s Word.”
Teen I: June 16–21 Teen II: June 23–28 Teen III: July 7–12
Step out and develop a deeper relationship with God through exciting adventures, challenging games, and inspiring messages from God’s Word. Various Bible studies, teambuilding activities, and personal quiet times help you strengthen your faith. Looking for more? Apply for Alpine’s Solid Rock Teens (SRT) mentoring program. Spend 3 weeks watching, learning, and serving beside trained counselors. You’ll discover the value of a servant’s heart and how to live it out in leadership. Be ready for a life-changing experience! Visit our website for more information.
“God worked in my life this week at camp. When I go home I’m not going to be the same me. I’m really going to live for God and make better decisions.”
High Adventure Camp High Adventure Camp (HAC) is designed to challenge guys and girls through adventure programming and the Word of God. As a camper you’ll develop outdoor living skills in a group environment alongside our highly trained professional guides. Most importantly, you will be surrounded by God’s creation as you grow in the knowledge of the truth.
June 9–14 Develop a solid base in outdoor living skills and in your relationship with God at Alpine’s introductory wilderness camp. Experience adventures like duckie rafting, wild caving, high ropes course, basic rock climbing, paintball, and much more.
High Adventure Camper
June 17–22 & July 8–13
June 23–28 & July 7–12 Trek through the wild at Alpine’s intermediate wilderness camp. Experience the great outdoors and be challenged to grow in survival skills, leadership, and Christ-likeness through backpacking, rafting class III–V rapids, wild caving, rock climbing and rappelling, and a half-day solo experience.
The invisible attributes of God are clearly seen through His created world, yet many children have not learned about God through nature. Alpine Outdoor Education guides students to a discovery of truth about God and His creation, a greater appreciation for God and His creation, and a sense of environmental stewardship for the earth that belongs to the Lord.
Classes Alpine offers over 30 class options for preK–12th grades. Creation Exploration classes use the outdoor classroom to help students discover natural science and Adventure Activities challenge them to learn life skills such as leadership and teamwork. Each class highlights Biblical principles that can be learned through environmental experiences.
“I enjoyed putting what we learned into practice right after we learned it, so it became more concrete.” Homeschool Mother
Sample classes include: Nature Learning Games (Gr. K–12)
Survival Basics (Gr. 7–12)
Tracks and Other Critter Clues (Gr. K–4)
Incredible Wild Edibles (Gr. 7–12)
Pond Community (Gr. K–4)
Map and Compass Skills (Gr. 9–12)
Star Lab Planetarium (Gr. K–6)
Adventure Swing (Gr. 4–12)
Rotten Log Ecology (Gr. 4–8)
Team Building (Gr. 4–12)
Papermaking (Gr. 4–8)
High Ropes Course (age 12+)
Exploring Animal Habitats (Gr. 4–8)
Climbing Wall (Gr. K–12)
Pricing available online at alpineministries.com/outdoor-education
Field Trips Christian schools, public schools, homeschool groups, and church groups enjoyed Alpine as a field trip destination for many years. Field trips can be customized to accommodate the needs of any group, from a single class period to a 3-day educational retreat with meals and lodging. School Day Package: 3 activities and 1 meal. ($20) Full Day Package: 4 activities and 1 meal. ($25) 2 Day Resident Program Package: 5 activities, 4 meals, and 1 night’s lodging. ($65) 3 Day Resident Program Package: 9 activities, 7 meals, and 2 nights’ lodging. ($115)
T.R.E.E. House T.R.E.E. stands for Truth Revealed through Environmental Education and summarizes the purpose of Alpine Outdoor Education. At the T.R.E.E. House, a nature-themed classroom cabin, students can discover God’s creation year-round through hands-on activities and face-to-face encounters with animals.
“I am so glad we can take our students on a science trip where the Word of God is clearly taught.” Teacher
Features: Live reptiles, amphibians, and mammals Windows for wildlife watching Native landscaping to attract birds and butterflies Interactive exhibits Year-round programming available
Alpine Ministries a ministry of Appalachian Bible College • 161 College Drive • Mount Hope WV 25880 • 1.800.806.2180
Published on May 1, 2013
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