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Manager’s Notes

My High School English teacher taught me to use the four W’s when writing an invitation. As I invite you to experience Central Hills Baptist Retreat, I will add a fifth W.


Whenever someone visits this wonderful place, the first question I am asked is: “Who owns this?” And I love to reply, “If you are a Mississippi Baptist, you own it!” Central Hills is a Ministry of Mississippi Baptists. It is yours to use. We are here to serve you! We also allow churches from other denominations to come for camps, retreats, and conferences.


What is it that makes this place so wonderful? Let’s start with the physical facilities. We are located on 540 of the prettiest acres you will find in Mississippi. Woodlands, wildlife, springs, a creek complete with a waterfall, a fishing lake and hiking trails are all part of the experience. In addition, we have a full-size gymnasium, junior Olympic swimming pool, horseback riding, canoeing, regulation flag football field, rock climbing wall and ropes course, three heated and cooled lodges that house up to 240 people, a complete dining hall and kitchen, and a 41 hook-up R.V. park complete with kitchen, showers, and assembly hall.


When is all this available? Year-round! Central Hills is a year-round camp and conference center. During the summer we offered structured programming such as our Summer Missions Camp for Boys, The Coed Summer Missions Camp for boys and girls, and our Special Needs Camp for those with developmental disability. All other times outside our planned programs are available for retreats, conferences, workshops, sports camps, and single-day events.


By now you want to know where this wonderful place is, don’t you? Well, no matter where you are in Mississippi, we are not too far away because we are located in the geographic center of the state! To be more precise, we are located 8 miles north of Kosciusko on Highway 19.


We share in the missions statement of all Mississippi Baptists in that we want to “reach Mississippi and the world for Jesus.” We share Jesus with our campers and assist churches and church organizations as they teach, equip, and evangelize.