South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers Camp Kinard | Coastal Retreat

Since 1972, the South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers has been serving thousands of retreat participants and guests each year at Camp Kinard (Batesburg-Leesville, SC) and Coastal Retreat (Isle of Palms, SC). We hear countless stories of how lives are changed at these special places and how God has worked and continues to work though events that take place here.

During this holiday season, we can’t help but share stories of how Camp Kinard and Coastal Retreat help bring people together as family, especially in the face of a storm.

This fall, many people in South Carolina were asked to leave their homes when Hurricane Matthew threatened to make landfall on the coast. With so many people being evacuated, hotels and public lodging quickly filled up. But thanks to YOU and your year-round financial support of this non-profit ministry, we were able to offer refuge at Camp Kinard for people fleeing the Lowcountry without charging any rental fees.

“When I heard Camp Kinard had room for our big family, it felt like a warm embrace! God put you in our path when we didn't have anywhere to go. Thank you for opening your hearts to us at this tough time.”

Of course we were also worried about damage to Coastal Retreat, but thanks be to God, this special place by the ocean was saved from the storm. Because of YOUR donations, we had recently replaced the old, worn, and leaky roof with a beautiful new covering.

And because of the new roof, our building was safe and secure! (We were even able to host a group the very next weekend!) One of our recent guests told us:

“We were trying to remember this morning how many years we have been coming to Coastal Retreat. We all agree that we were going to come for many more years, as many as we can, and hope that there are many, many souls to follow us and enjoy this beautiful place that God has given us.”

We hope that you have these same kind of memories from Camp Kinard and Coastal Retreat!

Will you please make a gift to the South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers so that we can continue to facilitate the growth of God’s kingdom through exceptional hospitality and transformational experiences?

Be a part of providing that warm embrace! Be a part of assuring that many others in the future can enjoy these beautiful places that God has given us! As you join together with family and friends to give thanksgiving and to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, please help extend that warm embrace to others!

Please make a tax-deductible gift to South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers today! Help us be sure we are ready for the next storm!

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