The Great American

Solar Eclipse Retreat

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross Eagle Sky of The Ozarks, Piedmont, Missouri USA

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The Great American Solar Eclipse Retreat 2024 at Eagle Sky of The Ozarks - A stunning image capturing the solar eclipse, symbolizing a unique and unforgettable experience amidst the natural beauty of the Ozarks

Details

Date: April 7, 2024 – April 9, 2024

Included:

  • 3-Days & 2-Nights
  • 5 Meals

Price: Starting at $150 Per Person

Activities

  • Archery*
  • BB Guns*
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing*
  • Fishing
  • Hatchet Throwing*
  • Human Foosball
  • Volleyball
  • Wiffle Ball
  • Wrist Rockets*

* Available during scheduled times

The Great American Solar Eclipse Retreat

Welcome to The Great American Solar Eclipse Retreat at Eagle Sky of The Ozarks! Join us from April 7-9, 2024, for a transformative 3-day, 2-night retreat nestled in the breathtaking Ozarks of southeast Missouri.

Immerse yourself in faith-filled experiences, surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. This unique event offers a perfect blend of spiritual growth, fellowship, and the excitement of witnessing the solar eclipse. During your stay, savor five delicious meals crafted to nourish your body and soul.

Eagle Sky, a Christian Challenge Camp, invites you to embark on a journey of reflection, community, and connection with Jesus Christ. Mark your calendar for an unforgettable retreat where the celestial wonders mirror the spiritual enlightenment. See you there!

Lodging & Camping

Are you looking for a perfect solar eclipse retreat experience? Look no further than Eagle Sky! With a range of lodging options available, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your needs. Whether you’re seeking a cozy, and private hotel-style room, prefer to bunk in the community with other guests for amazing connections, or want to B.Y.O.T. “Bring your own tent” and camp out under the stars, Eagle Sky has you covered. Our location is perfect for experiencing the upcoming solar eclipse. No matter which option you choose, you’ll be treated to a memorable and unforgettable stay. So why wait? Book your stay at Eagle Sky today and experience the perfect lodging option for your solar eclipse retreat.

Optional Experiences

During the registration process, you have the option to enhance your stay with a variety of add-ons. For a unique and unforgettable viewing experience of the solar eclipse, consider the Mountain Top Viewing Experience. This semi-private event includes a ride in a military truck to the top of the mountain and offers snacks, s’mores, a campfire, and a view that is 700 feet closer to the sun. Alternatively, you can explore the Eagle Sky Cave with a guided cave tour, challenge yourself on our high ropes course, or rent a golf cart for easy transportation around camp commons. These optional experiences are designed to make your stay even more enjoyable and memorable.

Schedule

Sunday, April 7, 2024

3-5 PM – Registration

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – Activity

Monday, April 8, 2024

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Free Time & Activities

11:30 AM – Lunch

12:30 PM – Solar Viewing

3:00 PM – Free Time & Activities

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:30 PM – Service

9:00 PM – Movie Night

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Free Time

10:00 AM – Check-out

Schedule subject to changes

Total Solar Eclipse Path & Quick Facts

Credit: ©2024 Michael Zeiler, GreatAmericanEclipse.com

Quick Facts

  • After the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, the next total solar eclipse seen from the contiguous United States will be on Aug. 23, 2044.
  • We can’t normally see the corona – the Sun’s outer atmosphere – because the Sun’s surface below it is so much brighter. But during a total solar eclipse, the corona becomes visible, offering unique opportunities to study it.
  • When the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s visible surface during a total solar eclipse, viewers can remove their eclipse glasses. A total solar eclipse is the only type where eclipse glasses can be momentarily removed.
  • When a solar eclipse reaches totality, nocturnal wildlife sometimes wakes up, thinking it’s nighttime, and non-nocturnal wildlife might think it’s time to sleep!

Eye Safety & Weather Disclaimer

Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse

  • Except during the brief total phase of a total solar eclipse when the Moon completely blocks the Sun’s bright face, it is not safe to look directly at the Sun without specialized eye protection for solar viewing.
  • Viewing any part of the bright Sun through a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will instantly cause severe eye injury.
  • When watching the partial phases of the solar eclipse directly with your eyes (which happens before and after totality), you must look through safe solar viewing glasses (“eclipse glasses”) or a safe handheld solar viewer at all times.
  • Eclipse glasses are NOT regular sunglasses; no matter how dark, they are unsafe for viewing the Sun. Safe solar viewers are thousands of times darker and should comply with the ISO 12312-2 international standard. NASA does not approve of any particular brand of solar viewers.
  • Always inspect your eclipse glasses or handheld viewer before use; discard the device if torn, scratched, or otherwise damaged.
  • Always supervise children using solar viewers.
  • Do NOT look at the Sun through a camera lens, telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while wearing eclipse glasses or using a handheld solar viewer; the concentrated solar rays will burn through the filter and cause serious eye injury.

Weather Disclaimer and Viewing Guarantee

  • Weather conditions can impact visibility, and clear skies are not guaranteed during the eclipse event.
  • No refunds will be issued based on the inability to view the eclipse due to weather conditions.