Retreat Central was born in a Prius. Two like-minded, ambitious hospitality professionals
were on a road trip scouting competition for their employer, Garrett Creek Ranch
Executive Conference Center, when a phone call came from a prominent summer camp
asking, "How do we increase our off season revenue, who should we call, how
do we market ourselves, can you...HELP!?"
Debra Williams and Jaynie Schultz, founders
of Retreat Central, quickly realized that the combination of their sales and marketing
skills with a passion for summer camp could be a successful business model. A year's
worth of market research proved the idea, and Retreat Central was created.
The concept is simple. We enhance the retreat revenue of camps by helping groups
find affordable meeting locations across North America.
As the last camper drives away at the end of the summer, camp staffs are often left
with these burning questions:
- How do we build our retreat business?
- How do we transform the camp to a retreat center?
- How do we market to different types of groups?
- How do we train our staff?
- How do we deepen relationships with our client base?
If you have ever asked the same questions, you are not alone. It is estimated that
the target market for these retreats is over $90 billion annually. Retreat Central
is here to help camps garner their share of that revenue.
Retreat Central supports the sales and marketing efforts of camps on a commission
basis, so out-of-pocket costs to camps is minimized. Camp Services
We all know that the search for an ideal place to accomplish meeting goals can be
arduous and frustrating. RC takes the pain out of the hunt by doing the legwork
AT NO CHARGE for retreat groups. Featured Properties
Deb and Jaynie are taking over forty years combined experience working in the hospitality
industry and cultivating it into a business that helps camps grow their retreat
revenues. Retreat Central is a full service company that pairs camp properties with
groups looking to not only host retreats, but to also offer the best possible retreat
experience. Retreat Central was designed to allow camps and groups to take advantage
of our services without a risk. We only succeed when our clients are satisfied.
Like the Prius where this journey began, Retreat Central is a hybrid. One of a kind.
A combination of two otherwise known and familiar elements. Cost effective. Efficient.
Powerful. Come along for the ride.
Developed by two seasoned hospitality professionals (and enthusiastic camp parents!),
Retreat Central is a full service company that pairs camp properties with groups
looking to host retreats. Because it is a commission-based business, groups take
advantage of our services free of charge and camps engage risk free.