Join the Refueling in Flight Board of Directors for a first of it's kind Culpeper Rendezvous!
Check into local hotels on the afternoon of Sunday April 7th and enjoy dinner as a group. The Rendezvous will conclude with breakfast and bible study on Thursday morning, April 11th.
Bible Teaching with Ed Diaz
Ed Diaz will lead daily Bible studies. He will speak on "Sustenance from the Psalms. How to survive both good days and bad days."
Ed was the first director of Pine Cove Ranch from 1974 -1976. He helped found Walk Thru the Bible and served for 30 years as the Florida Area Director of Search Ministries. He and his wife Gwen now lead 71:17 Ministries. Gwen has written numerous books and writes a daily blog entitled ‘My Daily Briefing’ which provides an overview of the entire Bible in 365 segments.
Local Accommodations Suggestions:
Several boutique hotels and chain motels are available in Culpeper. Please keep in mind that travel is high during this time of year. It is recommended to book accommodations as soon as possible. In addition to B&Bs or AirBnB you may want to consider:
RIF volunteers will provide transportation for all tours and events. Travel to and from Culpeper is not included.
Dulles (IAD) is the closest airport to Culpeper. National (DCA) is a little farther, but generally has more domestic flight options.
Amtrack stops in downtown Culpeper. We can provide transportation from the depot to your hotel.
An easy 80-minute drive from Washington DC through magnificent Piedmont farmland and horse country.
Three dinners, three lunches, and one breakfast are included. The first dinner and the final breakfast will be provided at Dan and Cay Bolin’s cabin in the countryside just north of Culpeper.
$899 per person (Early Bird Rate)
$100 deposit will hold a spot for the Rendezvous.
$999 if registering after February 29, 2024
*If you prefer to pay by check, enter coupon code on registration page: PAYBYMAIL and mail check to:
Refueling in Flight Ministries
PO Box 3115
Arlington, VA 22203
Registration covers daily programming along with any entrance fees, three dinners, three lunches, one breakfast, all transportation once guests arrive in Culpeper, and Bible teaching with Ed Diaz. (Transportation to Culpeper, breakfast and lodging not included.)
Top Ten Reasons to Register Today!
Explore Historic Culpeper - Culpeper was surveyed by George Washington when he was 18-years old. - Culpeper had the most effective Minute Men Militia outside of Lexington/Concord - Culpeper changed hands numerous times during the Civil War - Culpeper is home to the Library of Congress’ Film and video vault.
Visit Local Civil War Battlefields/Points of Interest - Cedar Mountain – One of Stonewall Jackson’s greatest moments - Brandy Station – The largest cavalry battle fount in the Western Hemisphere - Kelly’s Ford – - Graffiti House – Soldiers from both sides exchanged ‘trash-talk’ and personal notes - Little Fork Church – Union Soldiers wintered inside and burned the pews to stay warm. - Yowell-Meadow Park – campsite for 30,000 union troops - The site of McClelland’s massive parade of 40,000 Union troops before the Wilderness Campaign of 1864. - The railroad station where Custer was injured attacking a Confederate supply train. - The courthouse (not the original) where Grant established his war office during the final days of the Civil War.
Enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains - Enjoy the marvelous views from the Culpeper area. - Explore the trails. - Learn about the geographic, biological, and strategic importance of this beautiful mountain range. - Learn how the Civilian Conservation Corps developed the area.
Learn from and be inspired by Daily Bible Studies - Ed Diaz will lead the daily Bible Studies. - RIF Board Members will lead morning devotionals.
Feast on Culinary Delights - Most meals are included. - Sunday dinner and Thursday breakfast will be at the Bolin’s cabin.
Participate in informative seminars - Learn about significant Civil War events. - Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps’ role in developing the area. - Learn about the historic development (and redevelopment) of Culpeper.
Discover Shenandoah National Park - The Skyline Drive features 75 overlooks and vistas. - Picnic lunch on the Skyline Drive. - Options to hike some easy trails.
Meet Friends – New and Old - Your hosts will be Dan & Cay Bolin, Bedford & Sara Holmes, Brad & Cindy Mercer, and Ken & Jan Sutterfield. - The group will be limited to 40 individuals. - Invite family and friends! - Plenty of time to get acquainted with others.
Discover Culpeper’s Local Shops - Davis Street in downtown Culpeper is lined with quaint shops. - Numerous antique emporiums are available in the area.
Revel in the Piedmont Springtime (As of Last Year - April 7-11, 2023): - Temperatures ranged between 32 and 84. - Mostly sunny with one day of overcast and a few hours of light drizzle. - Redbud trees were magnificent. - Azaleas were starting to bloom, and Dogwoods were beginning to blossom.
Your Hosts - Refueling in Flight Board of Directors
Bedford & Sara Holmes, Ken & Jan Sutterfield, Brad & Cindy Mercer, Dan & Cay Bolin
Leading Bible Studies:
Ed Diaz (pictured with wife, Gwen)