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About GRC

Gaea is the ancient Greek name for Mother Earth.

Gaea Retreat Center is a 168 acre property in a rural setting within an hour's drive of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The primary goal of Gaea Retreat Center is to provide a private, natural retreat area for a variety of people of all spiritual traditions, and to promote a feeling of connection with the land and people on it.

Gaea includes a 12 acre lake with a sand swimming area. Many areas are available for tent camping and there are open areas for sports and other organized activities. 
Buildings include a large open pavilion with stage and folding chairs, an air-conditioned meeting hall, a dining hall and kitchen, and nine cabins. Flush facilities and heated showers are available. The cabins are equipped with bunk beds, and one cabin, for special health needs, is air-conditioned.
Gardens and secluded areas provide quiet places for meditation or simple relaxation.


Be sure to stop at Phoenix Hall to Register as soon as you come onto the property. All visitors must register and pay fees or make arrangements with the Caretakers for Work Exchange to cover their fees. This is for your protection and ours, and all fees collected go towards maintenance and operation of the camp.

The Gaea Retreat Center was formerly a church camp. It is now a Non-Denominational Retreat Center and is maintained for camping, day use and conferences for individuals and groups of varied spiritual and religious beliefs and philosophies, by Earth Rising, Inc. If you need to contact camp by phone, you can call 913 796-2141 or send us an e-mail.