Feast of Tabernacles / Sukkot - 2012  Leasburg, MO
 

Hebrew: "Sukkot"
September
20th to 30th

  • Fellowship
  • Baptisms
  • Music / Praise
  • Family Togetherness
  • Hebrew Learning
  • Community Campfire
  • Spiritual Challenges & Lessons
  • Community Sukkah
  • Group Cave & Float Trips

Page last updated with new information: 8/18/2013

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LOCATION


Detailed information on this year's feast plans.
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We will again be hosting the feast at a camping facility in Leasburg, Missouri. There several improvements planned for this year's event, including a streamlined registration process and better facilities.
 
Leasburg is about an hour's drive southwest of St. Louis. The facility is 7 miles south of Interstate 44 and about 90 miles from the St. Louis airport.

TIME

The holy days will be on September 22nd and 29th.

Arriving on September 20th will ensure you have enough time to set up camp. You will want to arrive early enough to set up camp prior to sundown since the Sabbath day will begin that night.

We normally have quite a number of first time feast-goers so if you are new to keeping this feast or new to camping in general, you will have plenty of support. We'll have a team of people to help you set up and there will be plenty of experienced brethren around to help support you throughout the week if you have any needs. We welcome everyone as family.

PURPOSE

The theme of the feast will be "Rejoicing and Family Togetherness." Activities will center around building relationships between parents and children, husbands and wives, and between members of the spiritual family that is the body of Messiah. We plan to put a lot of emphasis on family involvement! We want to see families walk away from the feast being closer to one another and to the body of Messiah

Seeking the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and respecting each other's walk with Yahweh will be emphasized and encouraged, knowing that we all may differ in some areas of understanding.

We also desire to be a light on a hill that cannot be hidden. Sharing Messiah's love and life while being challenged and changed, the feast is a place to get our spiritual batteries recharged so that we can face the culture with boldness, strength and conviction.
 


Part of the Camping area (click to enlarge)

CAMPGROUND INFORMATION

We'll be staying at the Ozark Outdoors Riverfront Resort in Leasburg, Missouri. We'll have our own section of the campground, dedicated to our group. 

The campground has the following facilities/amenities:

  • Campground is large (1 mile long) and is along the Meramec River. They also offer canoe/kayak/raft rentals, or you can bring your own. We're planning a group float trip.

  • Full hookup campsites are pull through with 50 amp service for large RV's. Each space has a fire ring and picnic table.

  • Primitive campsites with no water and electricity will be available as well. Each primitive site will still include a fire ring and picnic table. Primitive campers still have access to the showers/restrooms/sinks.

  • Motel and Cabins are available next to our camping area if that is your preference.

  • Campsites are typically on flat, smooth surfaces, with grassy areas mixed with trees. Roads are smooth and easy to navigate.

  • Campsites will be close together yet roomy enough for camping needs.

  • Campers can raft along the river from one end of the campground to the other and it will take an hour to float! If you bring your own inflatable raft, there is no fee.

  • Nearby covered Pavilion and adjoins a dining facility with sinks, 2 dining rooms and electric outlets for communal meals.

  • 3 different sized cabins as well as a motel are available near our camping area.

  • Badminton, horseshoes, volleyball and playground facility. Wiffle ball, kickball and other activities will be going on throughout the week in the activity field next to camp.

  • Most of the camp sites are shaded to semi-shade, and there is an open activity field next to our camping area.

  • Nice sized Mercantile store is on site for basic needs such as ice as well as camping needs.

  • Laundry facility is available but is very small. The nearest full Laundromat is about a 10 minute drive from the campground.

  • Free Broadband wireless internet is available, but may or may not be accessible at your campsite.

  • Indoor conference room facility which seats 200+. We plan to broadcast the meetings live via video.

  • The closest major airport is St. Louis, Missouri which is about a 90 minute drive from the campground. Shuttle service may be available if there is enough interest for $75 round trip. Otherwise, we will try to have a team of people to pick up attendants up at the airport, bus or train terminals at 2 specific times (see registration page).

  • Red Ribbon Trout area (a state program for developing trophy sized trout) is upstream from the campground. Bring your fishing pole :)

  • A Wal-Mart supercenter is about a 20 minute drive from the campground.


Sukkot 2012 in Leasburg, Missouri
(Thanks to brother Hector for putting this together for us!)
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MEETINGS AND MEALS

    There will be a scheduled meeting most days in the conference facility. Meetings will typically include a special lesson for children, musical praise to Yahweh, and scripture studies.

Young children will be provided with things to do with their hands during the study portions of the meetings, typically related to the topic of the study.

Several of the messages this year will center around family life. If you have a topic you would like to share with the group, please contact me. If you are musically inclined, bring your instruments and join us! We'll have a piano available for those who know how to play.

    There will also be Hebrew lessons every day which will teach everyone how to read the written Hebrew language. Quizzes will be given so that by the end of the feast, most everyone who attends the classes should be able to read Hebrew. Those who attend every class and/or pass the final exam will be given a free book on Hebrew grammar!

    There will be a community Sukkah (tabernacle) for people to gather and fellowship/study together. A community campfire nearby will be set up for the ladies to gather and cook meals during the day together, as well as for music & fellowship in the evenings. We plan on improving this experience over last year.

    Meals will not be provided, but a scheduled communal meal will be planned for each of the holy days (bring a dish) so that we can all sit and have a meal together. You can fix your meals over a campfire if you like, or bring a small propane stove for cooking.
 

CAMPSITE ACTIVITIES-Watch this section for updates!

Slideshow of previous feasts at Eminence, MO.
See last year's pictures here

Some of the planned activities are:

  • Baptism service - For any seeking to be baptized in Yahushua's name, there will be a service during the first and last parts of the feast. The river is on camp!
     
  • Men's meetings - Men will get together and learn from one another on how to be better husbands and fathers, and how to overcome the challenges we have at work and at home. Always a great time of fellowship and developing relationships.
     

  • Hiking Trip - Gather your family and let's explore Yahweh's world in the Ozark trails nearby. Wild edible plants, anyone?
     

  • Tea time for ladies - Come together and discuss anything from home schooling ideas to Sabbath preparations to how to be better wives & mothers.
     

  • Shofar Making Class with even more equipment and teachers than last year. Sand it down, drill the mouthpiece and get ready to blow your own shofar (horn/trumpet) in praises to the King!
     

  • Morning Prayer time, 7AM daily at the river for early-risers who want to gather and pray together.
     

  • Daily Torah Readings in the community Sukkah, read on loudspeaker at 10:30AM for the whole camp to hear in mid-morning.
     

  • Tassel making party - Everyone in attendance will learn how to make tassels (tsit tsiyot).
     

  • Hebraic/Davidic dance classes? We are looking for those who can help to teach this!
     

  • Youth and Children activities - Story time in the evenings, "Scripture Treasure Hunt," archery, Midnight Midrash (10pm -midnight), Sukkah building contest, volleyball tournaments, kickball, wiffle ball, music and other activities for youth and children are planned.
     

  • Float Trip - We'll take a 3-5 hour float trip on the river. The campground has canoes, large rafts and kayaks available. The float trip will end at the campground.
     

  • Cave Trip - The Onondaga Cave is at a state park just across the river. The cave is one of the best in Missouri and has ramps and catwalks so you won't get muddy. Must be able to walk 1 mile for 1.5 hours through the cave.
     

  • Auction for charity - Bring an item to auction off and proceeds will go toward helping the alms fund and/or toward feast operating expenses. This will be done a little differently this year to speed up the process.

We plan to make plenty of time for fellowship, 'round table' scripture discussions and studies, music and praising Yahweh around the campfire, and just getting to know each other as brothers and sisters in Yahweh. Getting believers connected to the body of Messiah and building up families is our goal.

 
FEAST-GOING FUND

Contact me if you need some financial assistance in order to attend. We don't want money to be a reason why anyone is unable to feast with the brethren...especially if you want to be baptized in Yahushua's name.

For those who can afford to help others, you can contribute to the feast-going fund to help anyone with costs of attending. This fund is separate from the feast operating expenses of EliYah.com.

To contribute to the Fund, please send your donation to: Treasures of Yahweh  P.O. Box 1255  Ava, MO 65608. Make sure you mention that it's for the feast-going fund.

It's helpful to have contributions done well in advance so that those who otherwise cannot afford to come will know that there are funds available and make plans. If there is any left over, we'll save it for another feast or put it in the open treasury

 
CAMP PRICING -
$5/person per night, children 12 & under free

Mini-log Cabin

We have been given a significant discount on camping. If you prepay, anyone 13 or older will be charged just $5 per person per night while children 12 and under are free. If you wait to pay until you arrive, it will be $6 per night.

If you want Electric/Water/Sewer access, a flat fee of $12 per night per campsite is added to the bill and you will given a full hookup site instead of primitive camping. This does not include the "per person" fee

For example, if you are a young family with 4 children under 12, the fee is $10 per night for primitive camping, or $22 per night if you want electric/water/sewer access.

All campsites (including primitive) will have a picnic table and fire ring.

Note: You CAN share a water/electric site with another family to save money! Each family would then pay $6 per night for access to electric and water.

Primitive Camping area next to full hookup sites

Motel is upstairs

Cabins/Motel Room - Bed and Bath linens are not provided at the cabins or motel. Tents may not be set up outside the cabins or motel rooms.

Daily (2 persons)

Over age 13

Children
12 & under

Occupancy

Description

$44

$18

FREE

Sleeps 8. 2 sets of bunk beds on lower level, double bed on 2 lofts.

Mini Log Cabin. Is Air Conditioned. Heat is not provided but you can plug in a portable heater. No shower/restroom.

$55

$18

FREE Sleeps 4. 2 double beds. Motel Room, includes mini-fridge, microwave, shower/restroom, heat/AC.
$70

$18

FREE

Sleeps 4. 1 bedroom with a full sized bed and 2 bunk beds. Kozy Cabin - includes mini-fridge, microwave, shower/restroom, heat/AC.
FULL

FULL

FULL Sleeps 6. 1 bedroom with a double bed and 2 lofts with a double bed. Country Log Cabin, includes mini-fridge, microwave, shower, restroom, heat & AC. 

 *** NOTICE: If you want to reserve a cabin or motel room,
please do so as soon as possible. Availability is limited.

 
CLIMATE

Average temperature for this time of the year is lower 70's during the day and 50 at night. It can get into the 80's and 40's though so dress appropriately. Inclement weather is always possible so make sure your tent and other equipment is well prepared for wind and rain. 

Sundown will occur close to 6:47 local time (CDT). We've found the Mr. Heater Buddy Heaters to be helpful in keeping a tent warm at night. They use no electricity so they are even more ideal for primitive camping.

A good resource for what kind of things to bring can be found at http://www.kolayah.com/feastoftabernaclesresource.htm
 


Click Here to Register | Click here to pay for camping/lodging/activities

If you have any questions about the feast, please contact me.

 

 Feast of Tabernacles | Sukkot 2012 Leasburg, MO

 


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