Central Hills Baptist Retreat

About Us

Since June of 1979, Central Hills Baptist Retreat has been a favorite summer camping destination for Mississippi Baptist youngsters. Featuring modern lodges and the best activities around, Mississippi Baptists own 903 acres of the best in summer camping and off-season retreats for all ages. Central Hills, located near Kosciusko, is easily accessible to Mississippi Baptists.

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Our Purpose

The primary purpose of Central Hills is to provide a Christian camping experience for boys and girls ages 5 to 18. The facility is used almost exclusively for summer camp programs from late May to early August. Limited opportunities for other camps, retreats, and conferences during the summer may be available by advance registration only.

Throughout the rest of the year (mid-August through mid-May), Central Hills is available for camps, retreats, and conferences. Any age group can be accommodated. The off-season time is especially favored by churches, schools, student organizations, collegiate ministries, and ministerial organizations.

2016 Summer Camps

Central Hills - cccaCentral Hills Baptist Retreat offers a variety of summer camp experiences at a reasonable cost. They are as follows: three-day coed camps for grades one through six ($120.00), a four-day coed camp for grades one through six ($150.00), five-day boys camps for ages 9-17 ($175.00), a five-day camp for adults with developmental disabilities ($180.00), a two-day camp for boys and their fathers, uncles, grandparent, etc. ($85.00 for the pair), and sports camps for high school teams with prices negotiable depending on length of stay.

Our maximum capacity for campers is 200 per session. Coed camps require churches to send one male chaperone and one female chaperone as needed. If a church is unable to send chaperones, or if your child is not coming with a church, we will supply chaperones form our group of college staffers if possible. Such an arrangement needs to be confirmed with camp management before the campers arrive. Our five-day boys camps do not require chaperones.

Here at Central Hills we offer a wide range of camp activities. They include swimming, canoeing, rifles (.22 caliber), archery, crafts, horse-back riding, field sports, gym sports, miniature golf, high and low ropes course, hiking, four-square, and tether ball.

Each morning at camp begins with a flag-raising ceremony and morning devotion. After breakfast we have a Bible study. Prior to lunch, we have missionaries share about their endeavors while challenging the campers to be more personally involved in missions. Each evening we have a worship service led by our camp pastor. Each counselor leads their group of campers in a bed-time devotional and each activity instructor shares a spiritual application at the end of each activity.

For information, please contact Central Hills at 662.289.9730.

Date Event
May 23-27 Staff Week
May 30- June 3 Camp Ruby (Adults with developmental disability)
June 6-9 Connect Camp**
June 9-12 Connect Camp**
June 14-17 Connect Camp**
June 20-22 MS Kids Camp***
June 23-25 MS Kids Camp***
June 27-29 MS Kids Camp***
June 30 – July 2 Children’s Mission Camp* (3 day)
July 6-9 Children’s Mission Camp* (4 day)
July 11-13 Children’s Mission Camp* (3 day)
July 14-16 Children’s Mission Camp* (3 day)
July 18-22 Summer Mission Camp for Boy’s (RA’s)* (3 day)
July 22-23 Lad/Dad weekend
July 25-27 Children’s Mission Camp* (3 day)
July 28-30 Children’s Mission Camp* (3 day)
August 1-3 Last Chance Camp

* Co-ed
**For information contact Ken Hall at 601.292.3283 or khall@mbcb.org
***For information contact Angie Boydstun at 601.292.3291 or aboydstun@mbcb.org

Business Services — Central Hills Baptist Retreat — chbrmap

From I-55: take exit 164 and travel due east into West, MS. Take a left on Hwy 51. Travel north about 50 feet and then turn right onto Hwy 19 South. Go about 10 miles south and turn left onto County Road 4227. Go 1 mile and the entrance will be on your left.

From Natchez Trace: If you are heading south to Kosciusko, get on Hwy 12 at Ethel and travel west on Hwy 12 for about 8 miles. Turn right onto Hwy 35 North. Travel 200 feet north and then turn left onto Hwy 19 North. Go about 8 miles and turn right onto County Road 4227. Go 1 mile and the entrance will be on the left.

If you are heading north to Kosciusko, get off the Trace at the Kosciusko Visitors Center. This will put you on the Hwy 35 North Bypass, which loops around town. It will converge with Hwy 12 at a 3-way stop. Turn left at the 3-way stop and travel west on Hwy 12 for a mile or so. Turn right onto Hwy 35 North. Travel north about 200 feet and then turn left onto Hwy 19 North. Travel north about 8 miles and then turn right onto County Road 4227. Go 1 mile and the entrance will be on your left.

From Hwy 35: If you are heading south, turn right onto Hwy 19 North. This turn will occur just before you hit Hwy 12 in Kosciusko. Go 8 miles north on Hwy 19. Turn right onto County Road 4227 and go 1 mile. The entrance will be on your left.

If you are heading north to Kosciusko, stay on Hwy 35 as it loops around the eastern side of town. You will converge with Hwy 12 at a 3-way stop. Turn left at the 3-way stop and travel west on Hwy 12 for about a mile. Make a right turn onto Hwy 35 North. Go 200 feet and turn left onto Hwy 19 North. Go 8 miles and turn right onto County Road 4227. Go 1 mile and the entrance will be on your left.

From Hwy 14: If you are coming west on Hwy 14, stay on Hwy 14 until it converges with Hwy 19. Continue on both until you come to a stop sign on Hwy 35 just south of town. Turn right and go north on Hwy 35 as it loops around town. Hwy 35 converges with Hwy 12 at a 3-way stop. Turn left at the 3-way stop and go about a mile. Turn right onto Hwy 35 North. Go 200 feet north and then turn left onto Hwy 19 North. Go 8 miles and turn right onto County Road 4227. Go 1 mile and the entrance will be on the left.

If you are traveling east toward Kosciusko, take Hwy 14 until it intersects with Hwy 35 just south of Kosciusko. Make a left onto Hwy 35 and travel north on Hwy 35 as it loops around town. Hwy 35 will converge with Hwy 12 at a 3-way stop. Turn left here and travel west for about a mile. Make a right turn onto Hwy 35 North. Go 200 feet and turn left onto Hwy 19 North. Go 8 miles and turn right onto County Road 4227. Go 1 mile and the entrance will be on your left.

From Hwy 19: Coming from the south, you should come to a stop sign at the intersection of Hwys. 19, 14, and 35. Take a right and go north. Hwy 35 converges with Hwy 12 at a 3-way stop. Turn left here and go about a mile. Make a right turn onto Hwy 35 North, go 200 feet, and then turn left onto Hwy 19 North. Go 8 miles, turn right onto County Road 4227. Go 1 mile and the entrance will be on the left.

Central Hills — Email a Camper

Central Hills now has an e-mail address for sending e-mail to campers currently at Central Hills Baptist Retreat. You may use your e-mail program or Web-based e-mail to create and send an e-mail to chbrcamper@mbcb.org (be sure to specify the camper’s full name). Or if you prefer, you may use the form below. Once received, these e-mails will be printed and personally delivered to the intended camper.
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Registration Information

2016 Summer Camps Registration Form

Day Group Reservation Form

Overnight Group Reservation Form

You may make reservations to stay at Central Hills during the off-season.

For information, please contact Central Hills at 662.289.9730 or e-mail the camp manager, Shane Thrash, at sthrash@mbcb.org.

Summer Staff Information

Download and return the Summer Staff Application form to:

Central Hills Baptist Retreat
6377 Attala Road 4227
West, MS 39192-7754

Central Hills Staff

Camp Manager, Central Hills Baptist Retreat
6377 Attala Road 4227
West, MS 39192
662.289.9730
Fax: 662.289.9718
Maintenance Supervisor, Garaywa Camp and Conference Center
6377 Attala Road 4227
West, MS 39192
662.289.9730
Fax: 662.289.9718
Maintenance, Central Hills Baptist Retreat
6377 Attala Road 4227
West, MS 39192
662.289.9730
Fax: 662.289.9718
Administrative Assistant, Central Hills Baptist Retreat
6377 Attala Road 4227
West, MS 39192
662.289.9730
Fax: 662.289.9718
Food Service, Central Hills Baptist Retreat
6377 Attala Road 4227
West, MS 39192
662.289.9730
Fax: 662.289.9718