Come join us this year as we enter into the Happiness Games 2020 and see the race clearly before us!

About Western

Happiness Retreat

Happiness Retreat is a two night camp experience for individuals with Developmental Disabilities and their caregivers. The camp is sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of NC in partnership with Truett Conference Center & Camp. A specially trained volunteer staff will lead this incredible camp. The retreat is filled with fun classes, activities, recreation times and a talent show.

Happiness is a blast!

2020 DATES


COST: $175 Per Person



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Happiness Retreat offers activities that provide all campers a chance to experience the love of Christ and to share their love for the Lord.

All who attend will experience a camp load of smiles, laughter, joy, and spiritual enrichment


All retreats are staffed with dedicated Christian leaders from across North Carolina. 

These programs are supported by resources made available by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina Special Ministries

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We understand that sometimes for larger groups paper forms may be easier! Just submit your e-mail below and we will get you all the neccessary documents straight to your inbox within 24 hours.

What is the purpose of Western Happiness Retreat?

The Western Happiness Retreat has for 47 years successfully brought together campers of all ages with developmental disabilities. This gives them all the advantages of a great Christian camping experience, but in a package better suited to meet their needs!

What are the accomodations?

Campers, with their chaperones, will stay in bunkhouses. These bunkhouses are all ground level, HVAC, and bathrooms are conveniently located in each bunkhouse. 

If you have any concerns or special requests, please contact us. We may be able to accomodate you!

Will there be medical staff on site?

Chaperones are responsible for the medical care, distribution of medication, and supervision of the campers they attend with. A large number of these chaperones are medical professionals. Local emergency personnel, urgent care, and emergency room are all in very close proximity to camp as well. 

What should I bring?

All campers and chaperones should bring their own bedding, Bible, towels, toiletries, clothing, water bottle, and swimwear if they plan to take advantage of the pool time on Saturday (weather allowing). In addition any extra items helpful for the care of the camper can be brought.

What do meals look like?

The menu is carefully chosen to be friendly, enjoyable, and easy to consume for campers. 

Is the camp easy to transverse?

Camp has paved paths connecting all major buildings and area of camp. We also have a trailer that has been set up to assist with travel across camp. The campers greatly enjoy this “shuttle” service. Finally the schedule is made in such a way to limit travel and keep activities centrally located. 


346 Truett Camp Road

Hayesville NC, 28904


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