Refresh Retreat & Family Camp is held on the campus of Houghton College in Allegany County

While at Refresh, attendees have access to various facilities at Houghton College, including:

  • Campus Quad with benches and picnic tables

  • Self-serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (with purchase of meal tickets)

  • Air-Conditioned Campus Center, Chapel, and Classrooms

  • Complimentary Wi-fi access throughout campus

  • Campus Store

  • Big Al's Snack Shop

  • Coffee Shop

  • Indoor Swimming Pool

  • Basketball Court

  • Tennis Courts

  • Exercise Gym

  • Volleyball Court

  • Racquetball Court

  • Indoor Track

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Rec Room
Rec Room

Basement of the Campus Center, just outside of the Coffee Shop

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The Quad
The Quad

The heart of the campus

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Campus Center
Campus Center

The Air-Conditioned Campus Center is a great place to relax and have a conversation or play a game

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Facilities & Activities

Routine aspects of our morning schedule include praise and worship, and age-appropriate programming for children, teens and adults.


After lunch a variety of open activities and games are available to choose from, or you can travel around Allegany County and visit local attractions.


Dinner and an Evening Rally Service (Nursery care and programming for kids thru 6th grade available) round

out the evening, with more open activities before bed!


The available activities are different every year, but will include things like bounce houses, water slides, petting zoo, pony rides, Kan Jam Tournmannt, Mini Golf Course, Volleyball, Bottle-Rocket Building, Family Movies, and Special Musical Guests.  

Paint Class

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Volleyball on the Quad

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Plenty of Space to play

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