Due to COVID-19, our ability to host larger retreat groups has been limited to day events. Presently, overnight stays are limited to small, immediate families only. More information on family retreats can be found below.

We are eagerly looking forward to hosting churches, non-profit groups, and youth for overnight retreats once again when it is safe to do so.

If your church or non-profit group is interested in booking a retreat with us, please email program@pyoca.org or call our office at (812) 358-3413 for information concerning our COVID-19 policies and procedures, availability, and pricing.

The health and safety of everyone who visits Pyoca is always our number one concern. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Pyoca has implemented the following based on information provided by the Center for Disease Control, The American Camping Association, and the Governor’s office of the State of Indiana to help combat the spread:

  • All retreat guests are asked to practice good hand hygiene and maintain social distance when possible (hand sanitizing stations will be available in public areas).
  • Guests are required to wear a mask indoors, unless eating or drinking or in their private cabin or room, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be achieved.
  • All Pyoca staff will wear masks at all times and will undergo a health screening, including a temperature check, at the beginning of each shift.
  • All Pyoca facilities have all been outfitted with central air purifiers and enhanced cleaning measures have been implemented.
Anyone experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) are asked to stay home for the protection of other guests and staff.

Since the beginning of August, we have been hosting pastor respite stays at no cost to pastors in Whitewater Valley and Ohio Valley presbyteries, thanks to the generous support of our presbytery partners. A number of pastors and their families have already stayed with us, and we are still booking these stays throughout the winter and spring, so if you are a PC(USA) pastor in either of our supporting presbyteries we welcome you to join us for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

If you know of a pastor who could use a bit of respite that is not under care of Whitewater Valley or Ohio Valley presbyteries of the PC(USA), we would still love to host them! While we cannot offer no-cost stays to all pastors, we encourage congregations to support the cost of respite for your pastors in this season. This has been such a difficult year, and we believe all pastors deserve a break and time to reconnect with God in Creation.

We are currently booking stays for immediate families. In order to better accommodate family retreats we have made a few upgrades to our cabins. The Poplar apartment and Cedar cabin now have a queen-sized bed and linen service, as well as added kitchen supplies to make your stay more comfortable.

Families will not share cabins with other retreat guests in order to remain socially distanced. Pricing and booking information are available below.

In order to better accommodate family and pastor respite stays, we have begun making a few upgrades to our cabins. The Poplar apartment and Cedar cabin now have queen-sized beds and added kitchen supplies to make your stay more comfortable.

Linen service is provided for all queen-sized beds, included in the price of your stay. Linen service can be added to twin beds at an additional cost. Pricing below reflects the cost of family stays, with no more than 10 guests per cabin.

Poplar Apartment: $125/night, up to 7 guests. One queen-sized bed, five twin beds.

Cedar Cabin: $125/night, up to 10 guests. One queen-sized bed, eight twin beds.

Oak Cabin: $100/night, up to 10 guests. All twin beds (no linens available).

Linens: $8/person. Queen-sized beds have linens provided at no extra cost. Additional linens are for each twin bed guests would like made in their rental. As always, guests are free to bring their own linens.

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer food service. We invite guests to utilize the kitchens and kitchenettes in the cabins to cook your own meals, or there are some great local take-out options. Guests are more than welcome to utilize our gas grill or fire pits for cookouts.

If you are interested in booking either a family or pastor respite retreat at Pyoca, please contact our office at (812) 358-3413 or email program@pyoca.org.