Customized Conferences

Choose us as your venue as you provide your own speaker, musicians and content


Customized Conferences

Customized Conferences give you the freedom to develop your own itinerary of activities and make use of our space. Your host will work with you to plan ahead of time and they'll be on call during the conference to make sure everything runs smoothly. We'll provide you with the facilities you need for your conference as well as 300 acres of trails and nature for you to enjoy.
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The itinerary of your conference is up to you to plan out and coordinate with your host. Take into consideration meal times, hours of daylight, outdoor activities, and any other logistical components as you design your experience and communicate needs to our staff.

We encourage you to incorporate adventure activities and team building into your schedule to enhance your conference. We provide the facilitators and work in advance with you to intentionally plan that time to complement your experience well.

In our conference package we include the use of one high-ropes element per day at a time that fits into your itinerary.

Gathering Spaces

Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to meet your needs.

Indoor Meeting Spaces with audio/visual equipment and internet
+ Grace Center (up to 90 people)
+ Casa Grande (up to 30 people)

Indoor spaces
+ Upper Room
+ Dining Hall

Outdoor Spaces
+ Pavillion
+ Gazebo
+ Chapel
+ Pergola
+ The Cross ‘Overlook’

Use of all spaces should be reserved in advance prior to your arrival. Please do not hesitate to inquire about prices, locations, and amenities of each space with our coordination team.


Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are available for purchase in our dining hall when dining services are offered. Choose from a variety of different options and schedule the meals you’d like in advance with our coordination team when scheduling your retreat. The hours of service and menu selection will be based on availability.

Fresh water is always provided from our mountain spring and hot beverages are available for purchase with prior reservation as well. For a more rustic experience, choose to roast hot dogs over the fire for one of your meals and enjoy s’mores made with Ecuadorian chocolate for a sweet ending!


El Refugio offers a variety of options for overnight accommodations. Choose to stay in one of our cabins, dorm-style rooms, or spend the night at one of our campsites.

Dorm-Style Room: Accommodates up to 12 people, all contain bunk beds and one queen bed, and are conveniently located next to our Dining Hall. 

Cabins: These are ideal spaces for an individual, couple, or small family. This option provides a refrigerator, coffee and tea, and in certain cases your own kitchen or kitchenette. 

Camping: Available for those looking for a more rustic experience, enjoy hiking and appreciate being a bit further away from the center of where most activities take place. 

Contact our coordination team to learn more about prices, amenities, and locations to choose the space that will be best suited for your experience and needs. Hours of arrival and departure will be finalized with the coordination team.


Our goal with conferences is to provide the ideal space for your event and to help make it run as smoothly as possible so that each person that attends has the chance to be impacted and grow.

Customize your Experience

As always, our desire is to work with you to customize your experience to make it what you need. We love personalizing everything we offer! Consider adding some of the following components to your corporate retreat, and make it your own:

+ Stay overnight instead of just spending the day
+ Arrive early and start your day off with breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner
+ Add on a personalized therapy session with one of our trained staff members
+ Add a guided hike to the beginning or end of the day
+ Choose from our list of teaching content or workshops that our staff can lead you through as a group

Not what you're looking for?

Get in touch with our coordination team or check out these other options below to find what best suits you!