Baylor Cru | Fall Retreat – Sept 20-22
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Fall Retreat – Sept 20-22

Riverbend Retreat Center

About Fall Retreat

Fall Retreat is a 3 day, 2 night event filled with biblical teaching, time away from school, and fun with other Bears, all in the beautiful Texas Hill country. This year we get to hear from Gary Runn as he teaches us about the Gospel and how it applies to our lives. Additionally, we will enjoy worship with Ben Southward. There will be significant free time for you to enjoy the retreat center including a bonfire, hiking trails, and dinosaur tracks! The cost of the weekend is $60 and includes all your meals. Come enjoy a weekend connecting with God and other Baylor Bears!

Our Speaker

Gary was born in Kansas and raised in Alabama but has lived in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, and Italy. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in Finance and an MBA degree. He also graduated with honors from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity degree. He is currently completing a Doctorate in Servant Leadership for Team and Organizational Effectiveness. He has been on Cru staff for over 35 years. He is married to an amazing woman named Carrie and has two kids, Courtney and Travis. Gary and his wife live in Austin, Texas and serve on the national team of Cru City, trusting God for the flourishing of cities in the U.S. and around the world.

The Location

Riverbend Retreat Center
1232 Co Rd 411B
Glen Rose, TX 76043

Arrive between 6:30 and 7:00. Eat dinner before you arrive. Check in will be in cabin 5. Here is a map of the camp.

Riverbend opened in 1967 and sits on 184 acres of land including 5,000 feet of Brazos riverfront. Blending great facilities, good food, and a beautiful outdoor setting, Riverbend is an awesome place to have fun, find a place of solitude, enjoy fellowship and most of all…experience God. Like other areas of Glen Rose, you can even find dinosaur tracks on the property!

Packing List

We promise if you don’t forget any of this stuff your weekend will be significantly improved!

  • Bible
  • Journal & Pen
  • Bedding
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Athletic Clothes
  • Tennis Shoes
  • White/Neon clothes for the Rock-N-Glow blacklight dance party!!


  • Hammock
  • Sports stuff (balls, frisbees, etc)

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. - Luke 5:16