A Note From the Manager
Since 1972 when
the Peninsula Baptists purchased these 283 acres in Surry County, VA, Eastover
has served as a place of retreat for church groups seeking God’s guidance and
as a host for organizations conducting summer camps. Eastover is a meeting ground where
life-changing decisions are encouraged.
We continually endeavor to make Eastover a place where God is welcome to
speak to His people.
Bible, God spoke to individuals who were away from the hustle of life. At times individuals intentionally withdrew
to seek God’s guidance and feel His presence, especially when faced with a
divine task. Jesus even retreated to
Gethsemane to pray before being arrested.
The Father gave Jesus the tremendous challenge of being the sacrifice
individuals need to be saved, and Jesus sought a spiritual retreat in
Gethsemane in which communication with the Father brought love and support.
Likewise, it is
necessary for us today as individuals and as churches to understand the
significance of spiritual retreating and camping. Individuals from groups grow closer to God
while bringing unity to the group and growing closer to each other. Often, salvation experiences take place at
camp. Eastover provides the lodging,
meeting space, meals, scenic farm life, and recreational areas for organizations to conduct such
located in rural Surry County, Virginia.
It has a breathtaking view of the James River from a 100-foot elevation
above sea level, and the terrain is made up of one-half mile of beach, 283
acres of woods, lake, ravines and fields.
Eastover is owned and operated by the Peninsula Baptist Association, but guests do not have to have any affiliation with Baptist life. We are open to assisting all
Christian groups with their retreat needs. We thank you for your involvement at Eastover and hope you'll stop by for a visit.
601 Eastover Drive, Spring Grove, VA 23881