About this retreat

Every mom knows there is a special place in her heart for her son, which in turn nurtures his heart as he matures. Have you wanted to give your son one-on-one time, but sleeping in a tent isn’t your top choice? Are you looking to be encouraged to shepherd his heart before he grows up, altogether too quickly?

The Mother & Son Retreat at Forest Home is the perfect setting for strengthening that unique bond. Moms and their sons ages 5 to 18 will have an unforgettable weekend as they worship, hear biblical teaching, and forge new adventures together with our state-of-the-art recreation options. (Are you up for the Zipline, Mom?) Every experience throughout the weekend is designed to cultivate healthy relationships and create memories that will stand the test of time.

A unique feature that distinguishes Forest Home is our all-inclusive rate packages, which means you won’t pay extra for meals, meeting space, and recreation.

Dates: March 23 - March 25, 2018

Rates: Starting at $185

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Speaker: Melissa Maimone

Worship: Rebecca Boganwright

Speaker: Melissa Maimone

Melissa Maimone teaches women that an authentic life in Christ can be messy and magnificent at the exact same time. With her unique blend of theology, humor, and insight, Melissa provides down-to-earth lessons, practical applications, and life-changing perspectives to real women who are living real lives in the midst of real problems.

Melissa is the author of “Gathering Dandelions: Meditations and Musings on Faith, Fracture, and Beauty Mistaken for a Weed”, a book of short stories, prayers, and reflective questions written in her trademark style of down-to-earth humor, authenticity, and a rich understanding of God’s grace.

She and her husband Danny live in Southern California with their two children, three cats, one dog, two mice, and a tortoise. She loves Jesus, her family, and her friends. Her hobbies include reading, walking, watching weird documentaries, and eating tacos.

Worship: Rebecca Boganwright

Rebecca Boganwright has been leading worship at Sandals Church in Riverside, CA for over 10 years. She currently serves her church as one of the worship leaders at the Sandals Woodcrest satellite campus where her husband, Andrew, is the campus pastor. She is mom to Kingston and Isaiah, her adopted sons from Ethiopia.  Rebecca also works full time as a middle school science teacher and loves the opportunity to influence the youth in her classroom.  She loves dark chocolate and coffee but hates anything coconut.


Kristi Ranabauer

Reservations Associate for NDC, Parent/Child Retreats, and Adult Retreats

PHONE: 909.389.4462
EMAIL: kristir@foresthome.org

Melissa Galban

Senior Director of Program Ministries

PHONE: 909.389.2223
EMAIL: melissag@foresthome.org


Engle House:

Beautiful three story furnished home with full kitchen, common area, and four furnished bedrooms with a mixture of queen and single beds. Private bathrooms with full linens provided.

Grace House:

Beautiful two story home in a private location. Premium, furnished housing with full kitchen, common area, and five furnished bedrooms with queen & single beds in each room. Private bathrooms with full linens provided.


Mixture of queen, double, twin, and bunk beds with private bathrooms. Full linens provided.


Queen and bunk bed housing with private bathrooms. Bed and bath linens not provided.


Bunk bed housing with jack & jill bathrooms with a sink in each room. Bed and bath linens are not provided.


Age Economy Standard Preferred Grace House
13-17 Years$225$255$289$309
5-12 Years$185$209$245$259

Payment Guidelines:

All deposits are non-refundable and due at the time of registration.

Payment Deadlines:

• The full balance is due no later than one month prior to the retreat
• Any cancellation within 30 days forfeits full payment
• At the discretion of Forest Home, prices are subject to change at any time
• If you are a church or group and have signed a contract, please refer to your contract for payment guidelines