Barefoot Republic Camp & Retreat Center sits on 110 acres on Barren River Lake outside of Scottsville, Kentucky. We welcome all those who seek to get away and enjoy a place of beauty, refreshment and reflection. The camp is available for weekend retreats and week-long activities, such as youth camps or corporate retreats.
We can currently house 210 people. Facilities include three treehouse villages (three adjoining cabins in each); two bedrooms in the multipurpose building; a barn loft with two large bedrooms; and a lake house with four bedrooms. Each building has full bathrooms, and is heated and air-conditioned. Please note, the number given on group’s contract represents the minimum guarantee. Barefoot reserves the right to book another retreat if your group’s minimum guarantee is less than 130 people.
In addition to our on campus facility, we also have a lake house nearby.
You can view our property HERE on airbnb.
AMENITIES & RECREATION
Our free amenities include Gaga Ball, 9-hole Disc Golf course, football and soccer field, whiffle-ball field, full court basketball, sand volleyball, 9 Square In The Air, tetherball, carpet-ball, bouldering wall, skate park, and canoes. There is also access to open fields, woods, a spring-fed creek, hiking trails and our cove on Barren River Lake.
In addition, our other amenities include our Recreation Lake (blob, wet-willie slide, aqua mat and beach area), 600’ zip line, 42’ climbing & rappelling wall, low-ropes course, inflatable water slide, paintball, pontoon boat, 2 ski boats, archery, horseback riding, and van and bus transportation.
Our multipurpose building has a fully equipped commercial kitchen, cafeteria-style seating for 150, corporate meeting space, a recording studio, and full bathrooms. We offer a 6,000 sq. ft gym that can seat up to 400, with stage & sound and projection or be turned into banquet style seating with tables and chairs for 100. We also have an outdoor amphitheater with a large stage, large open deck areas under the treehouse cabins, and two tents (30’x30’ and 40’x60’).
INFO & RATES
Overnight Use*: Friday & Saturday: $16/person/night
$20 facility usage/person/day
Day Use*: $20/person or $1000 minimum per day
Weekend package: $94/person (Save $10/person!)
(2 night/4 meal)
Lake House: Additional housing for $175 per night
*There is a min. charge of $1,000 per day/night for use of the camp facilities. No charge for children under 5. Securing dates for your retreat requires a non-refundable deposit equaling 25% of the minimum guarantee or $500, whichever is greater.
Meal Times*: 8am, 11:30am & 5:30pm or 9am, 12:30pm & 6:30pm
Meals: $9/person for breakfast, lunch or dinner
Menu: Selected by chef daily, each meal consists of an entree and side items. Dessert is served at lunch and dinner.
*Meal times are determined on the first retreat to book a weekend. Your group will have separate meal times in cafeteria if possible. Along with their entrees and sides, each breakfast consists of a fruit and cereal bar, and each lunch and dinner consists of a salad bar and dessert.
Horseback Riding: $100/hr Free Ride & 200/hr Trail Rides
Low Ropes Course: $100/hr for every 10-12 people in group
Paintball: $15/gun and $45/case of paintballs
Recreational Lake: $500 for 2-hr block (75 person capacity)
“Predator" - Zip Line: $200/hr (approx. 20-25 people/hour)
Gnash’s Giant Swing: $200/hr (approx. 10-12 people/hour)
Pontoon: $250/hr, tubes included (12 people)
Ski Boat: $350/hr, tubes included (7 people)
Jet Ski: $200/hr
Inflatable Slide: $250/day
Meeting Tents: 60’x 40’ tent for $600, 30’x 3’0 tent for $450
(price includes set up & tear down)
School Bus: $600 roundtrip from Nashville. (Room for 40 people + luggage)
Extra mileage charges for groups outside of Nashville.
Vans (2 available): $300/van roundtrip (15 people per van)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the most important things to bring?
Please be sure to bring your own bedding. Sheets, pillows, and blankets will not be provided.
What is our inclement weather policy?
If it is a hard rain, thunder and lightning we will first try to wait it out and see if we can adjust the time slightly. If it is not passing by quickly, we will adjust the invoice for missed acivities.
Does our group need to have individuals sign a hold harmless agreement and/or medical waiver?
No. However, we do ask that if you are part of an organization, such as a church, school, etc., that you provide proof of insurance for off-site activities prior to your retreat (usually turned in with deposit and signed user agreement).
Can we build a bonfire?
Yes, bonfires may be scheduled in advance with our staff. Please communicate the date and time desired, and your bonfire will be prepared in designated areas. Additional wood will be provided close by.
Do Barefoot Republic Camp staff live on site?
No. However, our on-call staff are located at our staff house across the street. Their contact information is included in our welcome packet for groups renting the facility.
What type of audio/visual equipment is available?
We have a digital, 16-channel board, sound system, and two 60-inch LEDs available in our large group meeting space (gym) for no additional charge. We also have a small, portable PA that is available at no charge.
What are best places to stop between Nashville and Barefoot Republic Camp for fuel and meals?
We recommend stopping for fuel off of exit #2 or exit #6 right after you enter Kentucky. These exits have the cheapest fuel. Exit #2 has a Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Zaxby’s and Burger King. Exit #6 has a Wendy’s and Subway. Alternately, you may take Hwy 31 through Gallatin. Chick-fil-A, Starbucks and grocery stores are available along this route. We also recommend grabbing a meal in Scottsville on the way to the camp. Earl G. Dumplins is our favorite spot along the way. Or, you can always stop at Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Subway, Rey San Jose, Dairy Queen or Las Mariachas.
Do you have paintball equipment?
Yes, we own Tippmann 98 paint ball guns. These are available to rent for $15 per day per gun, which also includes CO2 refills (tank on campus). We also supply paint balls at cost ($45/case and 2,000 paintballs in a case). We do require that you use our paint for our guns to help us preserve the life of our equipment. Please feel free to bring your gear if you would like to play as well, but make prior arrangements so a BRC facilitator is available and we can insure the trails and field are prepared in advance for your group. You must bring additional protective gear (ie. long pants and long sleeved shirts). We only provide masks and markers.
Can our group use the low ropes course?
Yes, though insurance requires that we provide a trained facilitator for your group. We currently have 9 initiatives on the low ropes course (wild woozy, single-line traverse, mohawk walk, climbing wall, all aboard, spiders web, nitro crossing, whale watch, tee pee shuffle, and fireman’s chute). Our fee per facilitator is $100/hr, and a facilitator is required for every 10-12 people in your group.
Can our guests ride the horses during our retreat?
Yes, the horses are available to use during your retreat, ONLY with a Barefoot Republic facilitator. Facilitators are available for $100/hr for free-ride or $200/hr for trail rides.
What is your alcohol policy?
If you would like to bring alcohol on site, you must make prior arrangements and send us a copy of your insurance policy with Barefoot Republic Camp listed as being additionally insured.
Can we bring more than 204 people on our retreat?
Yes, we have had groups squeeze more than 210 folks into the treehouse cabins, barn and multipurpose building. The numbers we list, however, are what we would recommend. The lake house may also be rented separately for additional accommodations (see below). Groups are also welcome to bring tents for outdoor camping and there is 1 RV hookup located on campus.
Is there a private place for a guest speaker, pastor, family, etc. to stay?
Yes, we have two rooms in the multipurpose building set up with bunk beds (full bath in the basement) and there is also a lake house (that may be rented for an additional charge) on property adjacent to the camp. The lake house sleeps up to 16. Camp rates apply and there is a minimum nightly fee of $175 per night.
How many people can your corporate meeting spaces accommodate?
We have 250 chairs in the gym, though the space can seat up to 400. The Sparrow Amphitheater can seat 125, with 75 additional outdoor chairs for groups up to 200. The DC comfortably seats 50-75.Can we have exclusive used of facility? The number given on group’s contract represents the minimum guarantee. Barefoot reserves the right to book another retreat if your group’s minimum guarantee is less than 130 people.
Is there a refrigerator available to use?
There is a mini-fridge for medications in the nurse’s station and a one in the staff lounge available to put specific allergan-free food for guest needs.
Do you provide transportation?
Barefoot has a 40 passenger(+luggage) school bus which is available for retreats for an additional fee. We also have two 15 passenger vans available to rent.