Restoration International

Restoring individuals, marriages, and families to God since 1989

Virginia Family Retreat (VAFR)  

2020 Dates:

September 9-13, 2020


Registration opens: July 1st at Noon Eastern time



Camp Bethel
328 Bethel Road
Fincastle, Virginia 24090




Tom & Alane Waters

Tom & Alane continue to be passionate about seeking God's will for their lives and sharing His love and life changing power with others.  The 2019 Family Retreat theme - A Heart of Love - was born from their growing understanding of how great, yet how personal, God's love is for us in every aspect of life.   They have had spiritual highs and some deep heartache, but through it all have seen an amazing picture of God's forever love and mercy.   Though they have been in ministry for 30 years, they feel a freshness and zeal of God's grace to give their all to hasten the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.



Scott Ritsema

Scott is an educator, writer, and speaker with a passion for present truth.  Scott recently left the teaching profession to pursue full-time ministry; he currently presents seminar material to churches and other gatherings on topics such as media, parenting, education, and sexuality.  You won't want to miss what Scott has to share about the practical principles of God's Word as they relate to the family and his enthusiasm in sharing God's work in his own life and family.



Retreat Hosts:





Jermaine & Suzanne Clayton and Family
422 Craig Ridge Road
Spencer, WV 25276

(484) 686-5127
(610) 203-3670


Theme Song - A Heart of Love - Music/Score

Theme Song - A Heart of Love - Soundtrack


Click here to register on Camp Bethel's Ultra Camp Registration Page:


Virginia Family Retreat Speaking Schedule


Virginia Family Retreat Information Packet




Nearby Hotels: Click here for a listing of accommodations close to VA Family Retreat.


Support Virginia Family Retreat

Family Retreats are funded by freewill offerings.  Please consider making a one time or recurring contribution here online.  Go to the Support page.



VAFR 2017

VAFR 2016

VAFR 2015IFrame


VAFR 2014

VAFR 2014 - 20th Year Slideshow


Family Retreat in 7 minutes!
(Used to be called Family Campmeeting)


Family Retreats 2019


2019 dates & links

March 13-16, 2019 Northeast
April 3-7, 2019 National (Oklahoma)
May 15-18, 2019 California
July 3-7, 2019 Northwest
July 24-27, 2019 Colorado
September 11-15, 2019 Virginia
October 9-12, 2019 Indiana