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How to Plan an Adult Church RetreatLocated deep in the heart of Burke County, NC is the beautiful South Mountains State Park. The South Mountains host some of North Carolina’s most rugged terrain with elevations up to 3,000 feet, an 80’ waterfall, mountain springs and streams, and over 40 miles of hiking, equestrian, and mountain bike trails. 

South Mountains State park is also home to the Jacob Fork River, which offers miles of trout fishing and paddling. South Mountain stands prominently over Hickory and the foothills towns of Marion, Nebo, and Morganton. It’s only about 1-1.5 hours to and from Charlotte, Mooresville, Winston-Salem, North Wilkesboro, and other areas. It is the perfect place for a retreat.

Facility Rentals

If you are looking to host a special retreat or event, Tekoa Foothills in Caser, NC, is just under 15 minutes from South Mountains State Park, offering additional unique opportunities to experience miles of hiking trails, a peaceful lake, and adventure programs, and more to your trip to South Mountains State Park.

Perfect for birthday parties, church picnics, youth group outings, and family reunions, facility rentals at Tekoa Foothills include use of the picnic shelter and field to gather, play games, and share meals.

Looking to host your event overnight? We offer campsites as well as our lodges for rent as well as several incredible add ons including:

  • Pool Access
  • Zipline
  • Archery
  • Ax Throwing and Slingshots
  • Slip N Slide
  • Fishing
  • Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boats

For larger groups of 25 people or more, we offer food service and prepared meals to ensure that your event runs smoothly and people get fed!

Lodging Options

Three lodges are available to rent for overnight stays, as well as our rustic and creekside campsites that can be found throughout our property. The lodges host a variety of amenities, including fireplaces, kitchens, and dining spaces. Lodges can sleep anywhere from 25 - 60 guests. You can learn more about our lodging options HERE.

About Tekoa Foothills

Tekoa Foothills is an expansive 117-acre property that has hosted thousands of people from all over the world and has provided the ideal environment for retreat. Its goal is to offer a setting where individuals can immerse themselves in nature while developing a deeper relationship with Christ.

While Tekoa Foothills offers rentals and hosts retreats, it is a United Methodist summer camp that aspires to its mission of Touching Hearts, Changing Lives, and Sharing the Light of Christ.

Need a space for your retreat, special gathering, or just to get away from the day-to-day? Contact us today to make a reservation at Tekoa Foothills