9th to 19th
- Music / Praise
- Family Togetherness
- Hebrew Learning
- Community Campfire
- Spiritual Challenges & Lessons
- Wilderness Tabernacle
- Group Cave & Float Trips
Slideshow of the
Feast in Leasburg
have for the last 2 years, we will again be hosting
the feast at a camping facility in Leasburg, Missouri.
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.
The holy days will be on
October 10th and October 17th.
will ensure you have enough time to set up camp because the first high day will
begin that night.
Because the regular Sabbath is
on October 11th & 18th, there will be two Sabbath days in a row on both
weekends. This means that most people will be staying an extra day (leaving on
the 19th) so that they will not not need to travel on the weekly Sabbath.
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, we are
set up to provide plenty of support. We'll have a team of people to help you set
up and there will be experienced brethren around to help
you with any needs throughout the week. We welcome
everyone as family (See feedback).
PURPOSE & SPECIAL PLANS
In a desire to
remember and better understand the "wilderness experience" of ancient
Israel (Lev. 23:43), we will be building a full-sized replica of
Yahweh's tabernacle in the wilderness!
The actual length
and width of the tabernacle will match what is described in
scripture. Only the height will be lower (9ft compared to 15ft).
The tabernacle will be
a place where anyone can gather, fellowship and/or go through the
scriptures together. The "holy of holies" section will be a special area for personal
or corporate prayer.
At the place where the
altar would normally be, we will have a community campfire
where we gather and give offerings of praise to Yahweh in the
evenings. The campfire can also be used by anyone to gather & cook
their food while fellowshipping with others during the day.
The tabernacle will be
built by anyone who would like to help build it! Yes, any
who would like to volunteer to help build the tabernacle
on the 3rd day of the feast can do so. (We cannot build it before
then because the first 2 days of the feast are sabbaths).
last year, we will continue to stress the importance of "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 put a lot of emphasis on
family involvement! We want to see families and individuals walk away from the
feast being closer to one another and closer to the body of Messiah.
Seeking the unity of the Spirit
in the bond of peace, loving one another,
respecting each other's walk with Yahweh will be emphasized and
encouraged, even if some of us may differ in areas of
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)
facility is 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
are pull through with 50 amp service for large RV's. Each space has a fire
ring and picnic table.
with no water and electricity will be available as well. Each primitive
site will still include a fire ring and picnic table. Primitive campers have access to the
Cabins are available next to our camping area if that is your
preference. Be sure to reserve yours early.
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 vehicles and camping needs.
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.
Pavilion adjoins a dining facility with sinks, 2 dining rooms and electric
outlets for communal meals.
different sized cabins as well as a motel are available near our camping
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.
Mercantile store is on site for basic needs such as ice as well as
facility is available but very small. The nearest full Laundromat is
about a 10 minute drive from the campground.
wireless internet is available, but may or may not be accessible at your
conference room facility
which seats 250+. We plan to broadcast the meetings live via video.
major airport is in St. Louis, Missouri, 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).
Trout area (a state program for developing trophy sized trout) is
upstream from the campground. Bring your fishing pole :)
supercenter is about a 20 minute drive from the campground.
Group Picture from
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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.
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!
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
propane stove for cooking.
CAMPSITE ACTIVITIES-Watch this section for updates!
Some of the planned activities
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
- 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.
Many consider this the highlight of the feast.
Daughters of the Light - Similar to the men's meetings, ladies will come together and discuss anything from home schooling
ideas to Sabbath preparations to how to be better wives & mothers.
Making Class. Sand
it down, drill the mouthpiece and get ready to blow your own shofar
(horn/trumpet) in praises to the King! We'll also have instructors to help you
learn how to sound it.
time, 7:00 AM daily at the river for early-risers who want to gather and
Readings at the
Tabernacle, read on loudspeaker at 10:30AM for the whole camp to hear.
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!
Children activities - Story time in the evenings, "Youth & family night"
with a special event planned, Archery, Midnight Midrash (10pm -midnight),
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.
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 earlier in the
feast than in previous years.
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.
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:
P.O. Box 1255
Ava, MO 65608.
Please 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
CAMP PRICING -
$5/person per night, children 12 &
Country Log Cabin
We do not charge any fees to attend the festival, but
the campground does have fees for using their camping
facilities. We handle all reservations and collection of
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
want Electric/Water/Sewer access, a flat fee of $12 per night
per campsite (not per person) is
added to the bill and you will given a full hookup site instead of
primitive camping. This does not include the "per person"
For example, if
you are a young family with 4 children under 12, the fee is $10 per night
for primitive camping, or a total of $22 per night if you want
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.
next to full
Motel is upstairs & in the camp
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. The cabins and motel rooms are in the campground itself and
are close to the conference room and camp sites (see
NEW THIS YEAR:
A 10% discount is given if you stay 5 or more days in a cabin/motel.
(2 persons 13 & older)
over age 13
12 & under
Sleeps 8. 2 sets of bunk beds on lower level, double bed on 2
Mini Log Cabin. Is Air
Conditioned. Heat is not provided but you can plug in a portable heater.
||Sleeps 4. 2 double beds.
||Motel Room, includes mini-fridge, microwave, shower/restroom, heat/AC.
|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.
(1 unit left)
Sleeps 7. 1 bedroom with a
queen sized bed, one double/single bunk and a sofa sleeper.
|Deluxe Kozy Cabin -
includes full-sized fridge, stove/oven, 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.
Average temperature for this time of the year is upper 60's during the day and
upper 40's at night. It can get into the
upper 70's and 30's though so dress appropriately (click
here for last year's weather). 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 6:36
local time (CDT) on the first night of the feast. 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.
resource for what kind of things to bring
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to pay for camping/lodging/activities
you have any questions about the feast, please contact me.