Helping families connect for over two decades.

Our Story


Fort Rock Christian Family Camp and Christian Retreat Center is a camp for family enrichment. Burrowed against the Ozark National Forest in Northwest Arkansas, we are within driving distance of most of the Central United States! This includes Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

At the family camp, founders Terry and Roxanne Forsyth have recreated an 1800s fort and old west town for an unforgettable vacation. Here your family can step back in time, slow down and enjoy spectacular beauty any time of the year while fellowshipping with other Christian families.


Terry & Roxanne Forsyth

In 1995, Terry made a life changing decision. God used this decision to place a burden on his heart for families. He realized that the American families of today were too busy and fragmented. Terry wanted to recreate an era where things were a little slower and families could spend time together. Thus a vision of an 1800’s style town began.

After an out-of-state move, land acquisition in the Ozark’s of Northwest Arkansas, and several years of construction, Fort Rock Family Camp became a reality.

Please join our family for a time-tested approach of family enjoyment, at one of our many exciting retreats.


Hear how previous campers enjoyed their experience with Fort Rock.

“Hello Fort Rock & Forsyth Family, I just wanted to share something with you. We had the priviledge of coming to Family Camp in June of 2010. Of course our family had a great time, but what has suprised me the most is the LASTING impression it has made on my three young children. They will still bring up things we did and just recently at a parent/teacher conference at school, I was blessed by the memories of Fort Rock. As part of the normal course of the conference, the teacher showed me the writing samples that would be included my son’s writing portfolio that they build from kindergarten through 3rd grade. He is currently in the first grade and seven years old. When we came to Fort Rock, he was still five. When I saw the sample, I teared up because I knew what he had written about immediately…not because of the writing itself, but because of the beautiful illustrations he had drawn. He had drawn the main building there at Fort Rock, himself catching bugs, and our cabin. Thank you for the ministry you have there at Fort Rock. The memories really do last a lifetime…I just wanted to share this little story with you.”

Sanders Family


“The couples retreat was such a blessing to me and my husband! It was so good to be alone and to not have to worry about the stresses of life…Horseback riding through the snow covered mountain was breathtaking, as well as the zip-line. I actually shot a gun for the first time, and it was fun! But best of all, I grew closer to my husband, and we have valuable tools to use to help strengthen our marriage. I cannot wait to come back again and I am sad to leave.”

The Thompson Family

New York