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September 28 - October 1
Thursday - Check in 5pm
Friday - Worship/Teaching/Praise/Baptisms/Fellowship
 and more
Saturday - Worship/Teaching/Praise/Tabernacles/Warfare and more
Sunday - Check-out at 10am

We are so excited to welcome you to our Tabernacles Vineyard Retreat.  Our desire is for each of us to join together for a set apart time to seek the face of Yahweh - corporately and individually.  The season of this first retreat will be amidst the Biblical Fall Feasts and will fall within Feast of Tabernacles.

In order to prepare for this retreat - we simply ask that you pray and seek God as to if you are to come this year.  If He has called you, please read below so we will have obeyed Him in counting the cost and preparing Spiritually and Naturally for all that He has planned.

We are dedicating these specific days as a time of awakening and refreshing.  It is our prayer that we each walk away changed - growing closer to God and experiencing all that He has planned for each and every one of us.

.  This retreat is open to all ages and will take place in Excelsior Springs, Missouri at Lake Donovan Conference & Retreat Center - which is about 45 minutes North of Kansas City. While we do not charge a fee to attend the retreat, there are specific costs that will be incurred and thus are factored into the rate schedules below.  The property that has graciously allowed us to hold this event has their fees and expenses for lodging, meals and additional costs such as insurance in their rates. We provide the breakdown below as well as registration and payment deadlines.  

 If you have additional questions, please email us at

autumn vineyard retreat

to Vicky Adkins
PO Box 3313
Independence, MO 64055
Please include your
contact information
on your payment


Thursday, September 28 - Sunday, October 1, 2023

Check-In: 5:00 PM Thursday (Central)

Check-Out: 10:00 AM Sunday

RATES (all of these rates include 8 meals)

13 years of age and up 

$285.00 per person in the Main Lodge 

$249.00 per person in the Mini Lodge

$249 per person in a Cabin 

$108 per person for tent camping 

$177 per person for RV's

YOUTH RATES (all of these rates include 8 meals)

Youth 5-12 years old: 

$233 per youth for Main Lodge

$218 per youth for Mini Lodge

$164 per youth for Cabin

$92  per youth for Tent

$149 per youth for RV

Children 0 - 4 yrs old - FREE

DAILY RATES (neither meals nor lodging are included))

5 years old and up

$17 per day per person

Under 5 years old


DAY RATE MEAL COSTS (this is cost regardless of age)


LUNCH - $12

DINNER - $14

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RESERVATION DEADLINE:  July 29, 2023. To make your reservations for this retreat, please send a check or money order to Vicky Adkins, PO Box 3313, Independence, MO 64055.  Be sure to include the Registration Form that includes the type of reservation you're making (i.e. Main Lodge, Mini Lodge, RV, Cabin, Tent, or Day Stay). We need to have each person attending (including minor children) to have a completed registration so that we can provide Lake Doniphan with the number of guests in your group, length of stay, and to know ages of any minor children attending (0-17). If you are attending daily but do not intend to use Lake Donovan lodging - please let us know where you will be staying, the days you will attend and which meals you will be eating as well ages of any children attending. The Registration Form should be included with your total payment and needs to be received by July 29, 2023.

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Each room has two queen beds or two full beds and a private bathroom.

Linens are provided by the facility.  Pillows are also provided. (Main Lodge only.)

The cost is $330.00 for exclusive use of the room.  



Each room has 4 sets of bunkbeds and 1 bathroom.

No linens are provided.

There is a kitchenette in the main area.



Meals are served in the Main Lodge and are prepared by on-site staff.  

Eight meals are included for each guest:

Dinner from 5-6 on Thursday.

3 Meals Friday

3 Meals Saturday

Breakfast on Sunday

Also includes 24 hour beverage station in the dining room.

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions like diabetes,
allergies, or if you follow Biblical eating restrictions.




There may be some who are not able to afford the retreat,

so if you are able and willing to help financially provide the way

for someone else, please let us know.  It would be a great gift and blessing!

  In the case of multiple requests for financial assistance,

we have chosen to take the extra funds that come in

and hold a drawing on our Monday Night Livestream on July 24th. 

All funds must be paid in full and received by July 29th,

so please keep that date in mind if you are planning to attend.


While we would love for all of us to stay at the retreat center, we understand that it may be fiscally wiser for some to stay with your family at an area hotel, especially if you have multiple children. Excelsior Springs does not have a vast number of hotels, however Kearney and Liberty are within 25 minutes of the Lake Donovan Conference & Retreat Center and have many options for you to reserve.  If that is what is best for your family, we understand but we need to ensure that we have accounted for all who will be attending the retreat and have those attending register and prepay for day passes for each person as well as for the meals.  Please let us know how many, ages and where you will be staying as well as which meals you are reserving at the Retreat Center when you send your payment.  Please note we can not provide transportation to the retreat center for those who choose not to stay at the Retreat accomodations.


Here is a list of hotels in Kearney (20 - 23 minutes) or Liberty (20 - 25 minutes):  click here

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Worship. Music. Revival. Bible Study. Prayer. Deliverance. Fun. Refreshing. Renewal. Prophecy. Teachings. Exhortation. Edification. Nature. Activities. Good Food. Good Fellowship. Community. Connections.


Chuck is the Music Director for the ministry and will be providing the music
for the retreat.  He is busy preparing for this special time of Worship, Celebration and
Soaking in the presence of the Lord.


Vicky will be orchestrating teachings and is seeking the face of Father God for

what His will during this time.


Additionally, some of the leadership team for the ministry will also be there
and we truly believe there will be great opportunities for Holy Spirit to move
in beautiful ways throughout His Body.  



We hope you will be bringing your family with you! Children's camp ministry is available for ages 6-14 while teachings, worship and break-out sessions are occurring.  Great activities are being planned for the youth and details will be provided for all registrants that will be bringing children to the Retreat.  Parents with children from newborn to 5 years of age will need to have a parent or guardian attend Children's Ministry Camp with their children or are free to find their own activities on the campgrounds.  All minor children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times.  Children of all ages will be released to eat their meals with their families as well as be with their families during free time.  This allows for all to enjoy the grounds, activities & fellowship in community. If you would like more details - please email us at as we will not publicly state schedules or activities with children online  - for the safety and protection of all minor children attending.


For more information about Lake Doniphan, please click the "Our Destination" link above to tour the site.  And you can always reach out to us at

We hope you are able to join us for this time of refreshing, healing, worship music, singing, teaching, prayer, fellowship, and prophetic ministry from our Lord as we gather together in this Little Corner of Father's Vineyard.  There will be wonderful opportunities to create new friendships and to relax and enjoy the beauty of the campgrounds tucked away in nature!

With much love from all of us,

Vicky and Chuck & The Leadership Team

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