Please save the dates and plan to join us at Bunker Hill Retreat, near Mountain View, Friday through Sunday, September 6-8.
Nestled on the banks of the scenic Jacks Fork River, downstream from Rymers Landing on a stretch of the river without public access, Bunker Hill Retreat, near Mountain View, offers a quality outdoor experience in a pristine setting from May through October. The resort sits on 2,080 acres, most of which is undeveloped, serving as a buffer between the modern world and the camp experience.
Bunker Hill Retreat, a resort that had been exclusively for members of the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA) and their guests since 1947, opened its doors to the general public just a few years ago. Now, we all have access to one of the most beautiful stretches of the river at a comfortable, family-friendly resort that will take you back to your days at scout camp.
Bunker Hill boasts over 20 different cabins, a dining hall, recreation hall, one-room school house and a chapel, all lying within the boundaries of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Greg and Mary Howell, the resort managers, work closely with the National Park Service to maintain the property in a manner consistent with the park's guidelines.
While the river is the main draw, BunkerHill also features tennis courts, a volleyball court, horseshoe pit, miniature golf course, putting green, children's playground, and indoor and outdoor shuffleboards. Hiking trails lead to a nearby spring or through the dense woods. On a rainy afternoon, board games in the rec hall or the library help pass the time. Sitting in the rockers in the shade of the front porch awning is a never-ending pleasure.
The comfortable and spacious setting of Bunker Hill will make for a unique and memorable MOC conference.
We are finalizing the details for the 2019 Bunker Hill conference. Activities under consideration for MOC attendees include:
Guided fishing for smallmouth bass and goggle-eye on the Jack's Fork and the Current rivers
Canoeing or kayaking the Jack's Fork
Attending a fly fishing workshop
Visiting Alley Spring and Alley Mill
Wade fishing the Jack's Fork
Driving Tour of Peck Ranch Conservation Area for elk viewing
Shopping in antique stores and flea markets
And much more
We're excited to show off this beautiful region of Missouri's Ozarks and show everyone a good time. Additional conference details will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more details about Bunker Hill, or to take a virtual tour of the property, visit BunkerHillRetreat.com.
Please be on the lookout for a conference survey to help us plan our seminars, programs and activities. We welcome any feedback and suggestions in regard to conference activities and seminar topics.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Bunker Hill this September.