A space for everyone
4950 East Lake Road
Rushville, NY 14544
The Cove and Recreation Hall
The Cove is a mid-size meeting space, available year-round. Located at the front of the Rec Hall, overlooking the waterfront, the Cove offers comfortable seating for 75 in rows, theater-style, or approximately 35 at tables, and is ideal for teaching sessions, seminar workshops or small-group breakout sessions. The Cove is handicap-accessible, via the rear Rec Hall entrance, but does not offer handicap bathroom access. In 2017, the Cove floor was refinished, and additional upgrades to basic sound equipment, including a new screen and digital projector were also added.
The Recreation Hall offers carpet ball, ping pong, a pool table, foosball, a snack shop, cafe tables, and a small seating area with a few couches.
Accessible to guests from April – October, our revival-style Tabernacle offers seating for approximately 325 on classic wooden pews. Two side sections, with corresponding aisles, and a central seating area on an incline providing excellent views of the stage from nearly every seat. With open-air entries and roofed patios on both sides and the rear of the building, the Tabernacle permits cross-flow of air to keep guests cool in the summer conference season.
The wide, front stage, redesigned in 2017 with hardwood flooring, is large enough to host multiple members of a worship band, their instruments and electronics, and can easily accommodate skits and group activities. The entire building has had an electronic upgrade with new wiring, speakers, sound booth, lighting, and a digital projector to accommodate large-scale worship events, concerts, or theatrical presentations. An adjacent side storage room makes for an easy side entrance when the activity calls for an element of surprise.
The stage is even large enough to accommodate small meeting groups of about 20-25, seated, if your group’s event programming calls for a small breakout meeting or workshop.
Spacious, contained restrooms and showers for men or women are located about 50 feet away from the Tabernacle.
The Bethany House Common Area
Serving alternate purposes, our Bethany House common area can comfortable seat small groups of a dozen or less. Partial couch seating can be moved aside for a table or two and chairs staged for cozy, intimate gatherings. Please note, this space is not handicap-accessible.
Bathrooms (and showers) in Bethany House are located on the second-floor.
Fire Places: Woods, Lakeside, Basketball Court
Bring your group together for quiet times of worship, reflection, teaching, or testimony at any of our two Fire Pit/Bonfire locations.
A fire pit is located to the left of our waterfront area, near the boat dock. Nearby picnic tables and benches can be positioned in a circle around the fire pit to accommodate groups of up to 25. Your personal, fold-up style camp chairs or blankets may also be added, if preferred over tables and/or wooden benches or to increase seating capacity. We recommend the attendance for lakeside bonfires be limited to 35 guests.
Just above our Basketball Court, on our multi-sloped hill, is the second Fire Pit location. This spot has the capacity to go big or small by accommodating large groups in informal, grass seating on the slopes of the hill above with great views of the bonfire below or small-scale intimacy gathered closely around the pit itself on wooden benches and/or your additional fold-up style camp chairs or blankets. We forecast large-scale, hillside seating for groups of up to 50, or small-scale, cozy and intimate seating for smaller groups.
At any of these Fire Pit/Bonfire locations, our staff will arrange to have the fire set up and crackling at the set time your group has scheduled to begin your bonfire activity. A small stack of firewood and kindling will be provided adjacent to your select fire pit for the duration of your activity. We ask that you please assign a member of your group the responsibility of tending to the fire and keeping flames in check during your gathering, and to douse all embers with water (also provided) as your bonfire comes to a close.