Every October, the Atlanta Marriage Encounter community heads north to Red Top State Park. You and your family and friends are all invited for the weekend, or you can just come for the day on Saturday, October 27th, 2018. Community and fellowship with other families awaits you!
What goes on at Red Top you wonder??? Well lots of things happen on the weekend. The scheduled events include a pot luck dinner Friday evening & a Bar B Que feast with all the fixin’s followed by Mass on Saturday. There will be lots of children’s activities, trick-or-treating (around the cabins) and just old-fashioned fun! The unscheduled events are left to your imagination. All you have to do is show up and join in on the fun! Please contact Mike & Christy Maetz if you have any ideas. A full schedule of events will be posted closer to the weekend.
- Friday: Gathering and children’s games
- Saturday: Children’s activities, pumpkin carving, pictures, bouncy house & slides, lively auction & fun for adults, group / family feast, family vigil mass & private trick or treating at private cabins on Marriage Encounter Alley!
- Sunday: Gathering breakfast and goodbye hugs
Lodging and the Park Pass are your only cost if you decide to stay. The rest of the weekend’s activities are paid for through our silent & live auctions held on Saturday. Cabins have two bedrooms (with two full beds in each bedroom), a couch, a full kitchen, living area and one or two bathrooms. Cabins are priced according to the number of bathrooms. Registration will be open for Major Volunteers as pre-registration starting in June through July 1, to guarantee their cabin reservations. After July 1, registration will be open for all ME families wanting a cabin.
THE TOTAL COST of the cabin MUST be paid in full by September 30th. If payment is not received by this date, you will lose your reservation, so start saving your pennies now. The prices will go up $5.00 after September 30th. Please note that if paying by credit card, we will have to add a small fee for this too. These changes are mostly due to circumstances beyond our control. The GA State Parks now require us to pay half of the cost of the cabins when we reserved them last October. We have deferred this payment for you until September 30th. If you don’t want to stay in a cabin or you don’t get a cabin, Red Top State Park has tent camping and RV camping available. Use the Red Top Mountain web site to make those reservations.
See Photos Of Previous Red Top Events
At this time, we are looking for volunteers to run/coordinate certain aspects of Red Top. If you want to help, but don’t know what there is to do or what you want to do, please let Mike & Christy Maetz know. We are so excited of the possibilities that this year’s Red Top event holds. We are putting our hearts and souls into planning Red Top this year, and we pray it will be reflected during the weekend. Help us make this year the best ever!