Why do I need
The Walk to Emmaus is a once in a lifetime event. Words cannot describe it.
Only someone who has attended can understand the amazing blessings awaiting
you at Emmaus. A sponsor covenants to pray for you before, during and after
your Walk. A sponsor does his or her best to take care of all your needs
and the needs of your family while you're away. If you desire to attend a
Walk to Emmaus, but do not have a sponsor, please
contact us. We will gladly match
you to someone, hopefully from your own church, that has previously attended
Where is Crossroads
is north of Parkersburg at the intersection of Rt. 2 & Rt. 31. The camp
address is 6827 Old St. Marys Pike, Parkersburg, WV 26104. To see a
description of the camp and its facilities or to get detailed directions,
click on the link above. All Pilgrims lodge in Trinity Cabin.
the facilities like?
Pilgrims bunk in a large one-level bunk house equipped with two baths. The
bunk house is comfortable and warm. If the baths are busy, a shower house
is a short walk away with 8 more shower stalls, flush toilets, with plenty
of sinks, outlets and mirrors. Mornings are often chilly so bring a warm
robe or jacket. Devotionals are held in the small log chapel. Meals are served
in the lodge with a warm fire burning. You will hear most of the speakers
in the conference building, directly across from the bunkhouse, which is
How much does it
The Walk to Emmaus costs $95. A $20 deposit will reserve your spot and can
be sent in with your registration form. The balance is due at check-in on
the first night of your retreat. Scholarships are available. Conact our
registrar for more information.
What time should
Your sponsor will bring you to camp between 6:30 and 7:00 pm for registration
and check-in. A social hour will follow with all pilgrims, their sponsors,
and retreat staff.
What time will the
The Walk to Emmaus will be over sometime around 7 pm on Sunday evening. Your
sponsor will provide your transportation home. But as you will hear many
times throughout the Walk...do not anticipate!
What should I
Dress for the weekend is casual. Most of the time is spent indoors, however,
some activities will be outside. Therefore, you should bring clothing to
accommodate weather changes. Bring any personal items you may need, including
a Bible, pillow, bed linens, towel, shower shoes, flashlight and toilet articles.
Pencils, notebooks and related supplies will be provided.
Is there anything
I shouldn't bring?
The Walk to Emmaus is a 72 hour retreat from the every day world. To fully
experience your walk, we ask that you not bring your watch or cell phone.
All staff have access to the phone and clocks, in case of emergencies or
timed medication. Back home, your sponsor also has all contact information
for the camp and will communicate with the staff if necessary. In our effort
to make this a private experience, we also ask that you do not bring a camera
to the Walk to Emmaus.
What should I
It is common to feel some apprehension your first night on the Walk to Emmaus.
Every day gets better and by Sunday you won't want to go home. Be prepared
for changes in weather, so bring clothes that you can layer and an umbrella.
And expect the time of your life!