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A 501(c)(3) Not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

P.O. Box 39 Macks Creek, MO 65786 Phone: 573-363-5848

Welcome to the Circle

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Thunder Eagle Ridge Youth Camp & Retreat was a 501(c)(3) organization from 2006 until 2015.  The camp is now closed but, the essence of the camp and retreat will live on forever, especially in the hearts and minds of those who participated in our programming and attended our events.  We will continue to keep the website up for those that are interested in what we did here and in an effort to continue to connect the circle which is all of us.

Here is what we did:

Providing forward thinking, innovative and experiential programming centered around health & well-being, environmental sustainability, the arts and virtues education, this highly relevant 21st Century youth camp and retreat center assists participants to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate their exciting and challenging future. It is a place that utilizes all the elements of a traditional youth camp, with an emphasis on learning. At Thunder Eagle Ridge we are constantly learning how youth of today learn and bring relevant subjects and current events to the forefront in our programming, giving them a balanced approach to the happenings of their world today.  It is this organization's goal to assist youth to learn ways to be healthy and happy and to support and supplement traditional educational systems during the summer.

"What an awesome weekend! A great place for youth and adults to reconnect with nature, learn and grow."

What does a camp and retreat center for the 21st Century look like?

Do you realize the youth of today have lived with the internet their entire life?  That they live in a completely different world than any other generation?   At Thunder Eagle Ridge we realize this and we understand they now live in a world-wide community with ever-changing advancements that they need to know and keep up with to take social action and contribute to the betterment of society.  Whether a youth lives in a small town or big city, to be successful, grow and develop it will be important for them to be at the forefront of our developing world and be active citizens. Thunder Eagle Ridge is a place that provides them with a 21st Century education and assists them to develop listening skills, communication skills, consultation skills and relate with people of all walks of life with a goal of finding common ground with others!

How are we doing this?

-We believe learning should be fun by combining active, outdoor programming and classroom type learning, that when youth expend their energy they will be ready and willing to sit down for a while and learn.

-We believe in the 21st Century we need to find ways where everyone has the ability to be true to themselves and learn how to be respectful of others' points of view in order to find common ground.

-We believe our youth must be prepared to work with others cooperatively and be able to relate to many different people because today's world is full of wonderful and unique human beings;

-We believe the more our youth are educated on how to work with others, and learn about our four subject areas, the easier it will be for them to be happy, find purpose and give them a jump start in life whether it be personally or in  business.

-We believe we should all learn from the wonderful diversity of ideas and innovations and from the richness of this diversity, work towards a world  where everyone has equal opportunity to live a healthy and prosperous life.


Thunder Eagle Ridge Youth Camp & Retreat is a 21st Century youth camp and retreat center that combines education and activity in a natural environment encouraging all who come to take social action, be responsible for their own life, contribute their best by being of service to their family, their community and the world for the betterment of all.

So, come, meet new people and join in on programming that is specially designed with you in mind! Investigate, learn, consult and collaborate with others in an awesome environment where you are accepted for all that you have to offer!


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