General Information



  • All participants must bring any necessary medications with them (e.g., inhalers, required prescriptions, allergy medications, and/or EpiPens).
  • Participants may want to have insect repellent on trips.
  • Guests who wear contact lenses may want to consider wearing glasses on trips or carrying a travel-size solution kit for activities.
  • Check our Recommended Clothing for Adventures download for tips on what to pack for activities.

Forms and Guidelines



Release Form

All participants must accept responsibility for these inherent risks and agree to sign the liability waiver prior to participation (printable PDF here). All persons under the age of 18 must have their release form signed by their parent or court-appointed guardian. Alpine Ministries reserves the right to prohibit participation of individuals based on health or physical limitations for their safety or the safety of others.



Additional Rappel Form

All rappel participants must read and sign the following form required by the National Park Service. All persons under the age of 18 must have their form signed by their parent or court-appointed guardian.

Download Rappel Form


Guidelines for Conduct

To ensure that Alpine is a pleasant, spiritually encouraging atmosphere for all guests and staff, we ask groups to abide by certain guidelines.

Download Guidelines for Conduct

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a retreat reservation with Alpine Ministries?

Download and complete the registration form. Mail or email the completed form along with the required security deposit and registration fees to the address below. If paying by credit card, you may fax your registration form to Alpine: 304-877-5046. After receiving these items, your reservation will be confirmed on our calendar and a confirmation will be sent to you.

Alpine Ministries
161 College Dr.
Mount Hope, WV 25880
alpineretreats@abc.edu

What qualifications are required for Alpine Adventures staff?

All staff members have given personal testimony of their relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior. References are received and background checks are done on all summer staff members. Staff members receive intense training for their area of specialization by trained professionals from our full-time staff. All Alpine Adventures staff have current CPR and Basic First-Aid Certification. Alpine Ministries is licensed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources and is a member of West Virginia Professional River Outfitters (WVPRO). Alpine Ministries is also a member of the Christian Camp & Conferences Association.

Are there medical facilities nearby?

Our campus is located approximately ten minutes from two nearby hospitals: Beckley - Appalachian Regional Hospital and Raleigh General Hospital. Both are easily accessible. A number of small clinics and emergency centers are also within a short distance.

Groups are encouraged to bring a first aid kit for minor injuries and/or illnesses.

Will my group be the only group at your facilities?

Probably not; our programming is designed to accommodate several groups during each week. All groups are scheduled for their activities and facility usage prior to arriving. Last minute changes may not be possible based upon availability of facilities and staff.

What free-time activities are available for my group?

Open Gym with volleyball, basketball, and indoor climbing wall is an option that groups enjoy (additional fee). Evening swims (summer only; additional fee) and our sandpit volleyball court are other options. An outdoor basketball court and tennis courts (bring your own racquets and tennis balls) are also available. There may be more than one group using the gym or pool at the same time. Miniature golf and bowling are located nearby (additional fees).

Coronavirus UpdateSummer cancellations & adjustments

May 8, 2020

Dear Friends of Alpine Ministries,

As you can understand, Alpine is facing a severe challenge from the pandemic. Because of this, a plan to have our normal summer ministry is not possible. Therefore, after much prayer and with heavy hearts, we have decided that we will not be able to hold our 2020 summer Alpine Bible Camp schedule. Our Adventure and Retreat opportunities still have limited availability. Please call to learn more about Adventures and Retreats this summer: 800-806-2180.

This change does not mean that the summer will be void of any ministry or activities. We are prepared to provide alternative summer camp experiences for local churches utilizing our permanent Alpine staff. As our governor updates us, and the guidelines for re-opening continue to develop, we will be available to minister within the environment that emerges. For now, only the Lord knows what the future holds. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for developments, and sign up for email updates.

We have closed registration for the camp options that are currently offered and we will be processing refunds to those who have already submitted a payment.

Thank you for praying with us and for us as we trust the Lord in these uncertain times. Please be in prayer for our summer staff as they face this disappointing adjustment to their ministry plans. Also, pray for the many lives which will not be reached through Alpine because of this unavoidable cancellation. And pray for God’s special financial provision since the summer is when we receive the majority of our revenue. If you would like to designate a gift for Alpine Ministries, you may do so here.

In His Service,
Dave Holloway
Vice President for Extension Ministries