Coastal Georgia Tres Dias

Candidate Information


Anyone who wishes to participate in a weekend must be sponsored by someone who has previously completed a weekend. The sponsor carries significant responsibility to assure that the participant's family is taken care of, so the participant can focus on the activities of the weekend and not worry about what's happening at home. It's not unusual for a sponsor to help in chauffeuring children on a woman's weekend, and even fixing leaks when a problem occurs during the husband's weekend.

The only requirement is that an application form be completed, and that it be signed by a leader (pastor, elder, etc) of your home church. If a participant does not have a home church, other arrangements can be made. The sponsor can help with this.

Once accepted on a weekend, you will be provided with a list of recommended items to bring (such as blankets, pajamas, etc). Other than that, your sponsor will take care of all other details. All you have to do is walk out of your front door, as your sponsor will even drive you to the retreat site.

A Christian who is at least 21 years old and has not attended Tres Dias (or a similar three day weekend) can apply to become a candidate if they are sponsored by someone who has attended. Attendance is prioritized by the time stamp on an application and the waiting period can be from several months to a year or more. Men and women attend different weekends; the husband must attend first if the candidate is married. 
If you are between 15 and 21 years old, you are eligible to attend youth weekend called Vida Neuva.

WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS (SUCH AS DIET OR MEDICATION)? Be sure to let your sponsor know of these needs in advance. All special diets can be accommodated as long as the cooks (who are also Christian volunteers) know the details. If medication is needed during the night or at special times, members of the team will awaken you as needed and even bring a glass of water!

WHERE IS THE RETREAT HELD? The Coastal Georgia Chapter of Tres Dias holds the retreats at the Primitive Baptist Boys Camp, Camp Hillview, Manassas, outside Metter, Georgia.


Every effort will be made to assure your comfort during the weekend. If you forget an item, a supply of usual toiletry items is available (such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, deodorant, feminine hygiene items, Tylenol, etc).

If you require a special diet, particularly for medical reasons, be sure to advise your sponsor as soon as possible since most special diets can be accomodated if our cooks know about them. The same is true for medications. Although we cannot provide your medication, we can assure that you will be awakened or reminded with a glass of water.


The following are suggestions of items that you should bring with you for your own comfort:

  • Twin bedding. (Sleeping bag or extra blanket and sheets.) Pillow(s).
  • Towels,Washcloths
  • Toothbrush,Toothpaste
  • Comb, Brush, Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, etc.
  • Glasses/Contact Lenses
  • Personal Medication - Especially prescription drugs.
  • Casual clothing and shoes. Jeans and jogging attire is recommended. (No shorts, as ordered by campground rules.) Warm sweater in cool weather.
  • Purses are not necessary on the weekend.
  • Earplugs, if you are sensitive to night noises. (Snoring)
  • Light Jacket or the like.  


  • Cell phones
  • Pagers/beepers
  • Watches or clocks

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