Bible Explorations sponsors an eight-day retreat every spring and fall near Terra Bella in California, USA. The spring retreat coincides with the Passover & Feast of Unleavened Bread while the fall retreat coincides with the Feast of Tabernacles. Can't attend our Retreats? Try our Streaming Internet Channel to view the meetings, live (Pacific Time), over the Internet or on BETV satellite through Glorystar.
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A spiritual renewal is received by those who attend. Speakers in the past have included Dr. Mike Casey, Hugo Gambetta, Charles Morton, David Gates, David Pogge, Patricia Robertson, Ted Tesner, Stephen Wallace, Lewis Walton, and many, many more. Our retreats are old-fashioned, Christ-centered, and conservative.
Camp sites with water and electricity are available without charge. Please bring your own bottled drinking water. Outside portable toilets and separate men & women's showers are available — also free. No charge for camping. Please provide your own complete meals: except just bring a prepared dish to share for Sabbath (Saturday) Fellowship Luncheon on the lawn. As usual, we will host a free, and complete, Saturday evening Cookout on the lawn and a Sunday Breakfast on the lawn.
Our retreats are one of the best little tent meetings anywhere and, up until now, the 150+ people who attend each year have kept it one of the best kept SDA secrets. But now folk are hearing about it anyway so we might as well open the doors to anyone who is spiritually awake and adventurous.
Plan to join us for these Spiritual Feasts — you won't want to miss these retreats! We will keep you posted with a schedule when it is available. Again... Our retreats are held near Terra Bella, California, which is about 45 miles north of Bakersfield. For more details and a free newsletter, Contact Us.
|Directions to Our Retreats|
From the South: Highway 5 north to Highway 99 north to Highway 65 north to Terra Bella, CA. There is a traffic signal (red, yellow, green) at the junction of Highway 65 and Terra Bella. Then drive east from Terra Bella on Avenue 95 about three miles to Road 256. Turn left (north) on Road 256 one long block to Avenue 100. Turn right (east) to 25810 on Avenue 100. Look on the left for a dark red house with brick trim. Campgrounds are behind the house. Pass the house and turn left into the property.
From the North: Highway 99 south to Pixley, CA. Circle right at the Terra Bella cut off to Avenue 96 (exit 70A). Turn right and cross over Highway 99. Go east on Avenue 96 which becomes Avenue 95 (after a jog to the right/south and back to the east) before you reach Terra Bella. Cross Highway 65 and continue on Avenue 95 about three miles to Road 256. Turn left (north) on Road 256 one long block to Avenue 100. Turn right (east) to 25810 Avenue 100. Look on the left for a dark red house with brick trim. Campgrounds are behind the house. Pass the house and turn left into the property.
Details from (A) to (B) for Map Above
- Head east from (A) Pixley, CA on Avenue 96 (which is E Terra Bella Ave and Co Rd J24) for about 8 miles.
- Turn right at Rd 192 (1) and go less than 1/10 of a mile.
- Turn left at Avenue 96 (which is E Terra Bella Ave and Co Rd J24) and go about 8 more miles.
- Note that there will be a slight s-curve (2) where Avenue 96 becomes Avenue 95.
- You will then also cross Highway 65 (3) and go on into Terra Bella, CA; where:
- (4) and continue on out of town, again.
- Turn left (north) at Rd 256 (5), and go 6/10 of a mile.
- Turn right (east) at Avenue 100 and go 3/10 of a mile where, on the left, you'll see a dark red house with brick trim which is 25810 Avenue 100, Terra Bella, CA (B).
For those coming from out-of-state: You will find Highway 99 runs North/South between Bakersfield, CA and Sacramento, CA.
Nearby motels, which we have found satisfactory, include both a Motel 6 and a Best Western in Porterville, CA — Motel 6: 935 W. Morton Avenue, 559-781-7600; Best Western: 250 W. Montgomery, 559-781-7411. Best Western is closest to the campground but is also more expensive.