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Complimentary Recreation on All Trips

Portal 31 Mine Tour

Team members enter the historic Portal 31 Mine donning the traditional protective gear of the coal miner as they enjoy animated exhibits along the tour which progresses a quarter of a mile underground by railcar.  Learn fascinating history and facts about the uses of coal and the lives of the people who mined it.  Portal 31 is an incredible and historical mine with many miles and branches of tunnels.  The main tunnel of Portal 31 enters Black mountain in Lynch, Kentucky and exits the mountain 13 miles away in Virginia!  But don’t be alarmed, the tour only traverses through the first quarter-mile of the main tunnel.

Tour and meal included.


appalachiaKingdom Come State Park

Picnicking, Hiking, Swimming, and mini-Golf. Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain near Cumberland, Kentucky. Admire the beautiful views from one of eight overlooks, hike a trail or fish for bass, crappie and trout in the lake. Named after the popular Civil War novel, “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,” by Kentucky author John Fox Jr., the park preserves 1,283 acres of unspoiled wilderness. Some of the most extraordinary rock formations in the state are featured at this park, including Log Rock, a natural sandstone bridge, and Raven Rock, a giant rock exposure that soars 290 feet into the air at a 45-degree angle!

Recreation and meal included.

Note: Some teams will have the option of choosing alternate recreation based on ministry location

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museumKentucky Coal Museum

The museum offers the public the opportunity to learn about coal mining through its presentation of perhaps the most comprehensive collection of mining memorabilia in the nation. The product of study and painstaking research, the museum’s collection uniquely portrays life in a coal camp. It was assembled and is housed in the wonderfully-restored Benham company store.  The goal of the museum is to tell the story of coal in Kentucky, and the story of the thousands of workers, most of whom came from the Deep South and Europe to escape poverty, and build a better life for their families.

Tour and meal included – $35/person.


11 Lines! 2.0 Miles! Up To 500 Feet High at 60 Miles Per Hour!  Experience breathtaking views of the majestic Appalachian mountains on our 2-hour canopy tour.  Check in at the Evarts Trailhead Office & General Store before embarking on your tour. Lunch is provided.

Zipline and meal included – $115/person.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park & Pine Mountain State Park

At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, and the pioneer… all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park. Also stop by Pine Mountain State Park, Kentucky’s first state park to enjoy more hiking, picnicking, sight-seeing, swimming, and minigolf.

Activities and meal included – $35/person.

horseback ridingHorseback Riding

Take the opportunity to enjoy God’s beautiful creation while on horseback. Allow God to reveal Himself to you in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. There are trails for every level rider from a flat trail along a piece of abandoned railroad track to climbs to the top of great overlooks.

Pricing is dependent on season and availability.

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