About this retreat

You keep a lot of plates spinning, and the to-do list is long. Wouldn’t it be great to have a break from cooking meals, cleaning the dishes, and entertaining your tribe? Could you imagine some time away that allowed for quality time with your spouse, spiritual renewal, and bonding time with the whole family? What kind of trip would it take to recharge those physical, emotional, and spiritual batteries? Sometime we wear ourselves out, and what we need isn’t just another vacation that requires more work. What we need is a vacation with a purpose.

Forest Home’s Summer Family Retreat strives to be the experience your family needs to reconnect, rediscover, and relax. In a picturesque mountain setting, your family will be engaged by dynamic speakers to challenge your spiritual walk. Your children will be loved and taught in fun, age-specific programs throughout the day and tenderly cared for in your cabin in the evening by your family’s very own Child Care Assistant. (No, you’re not dreaming!) You will finally be able to sit down during dinner to enjoy hot, delicious meals prepared by our skilled staff and take that much-needed break from the chores.

Whether you feel like plunging down the zipline or journaling in the chapel, going for a hike or indulging in a milkshake, Forest Home offers a unique blend of experiences for your whole family to make impacting memories to last a lifetime. You won’t regret the time away from the screens, busy day-planner, and baseball practice. Find your rest, find your purpose at Forest Home!

Dates: June 10 - June 16, 2018

Rates: Starting at $295 / $615

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Speaker: Erik Thoennes

Speaker: Bill Crawford

Worship: Justin Unger

Host Pastor: Todd Arnett

Speaker: Erik Thoennes

Dr. Erik Thoennes serves as a professor and chairman of Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University in La Mirada, CA and is a pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, CA. He is a published author and award-winning professor who has a heart for sharing God’s love. Erik and his wife, Donna, have four children.

Speaker: Bill Crawford

Bill Crawford is the Lead Pastor at Water’s Edge Church in Manhattan Beach, CA. He is the author of the book What God Knows About You and What You Should Know About Him. Bill has led chapels for several professional and collegiate teams as well as been the Michigan State Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bill and his wife, Kathy, have three children.

Worship: Justin Unger

Justin has been committed to the local church for over 13 years as a worship pastor. He is also a national worship recording artist with InPop Records in Nashville.  Passionate about unifying the Body of Christ with the gift of music, he has learned to stand firm amidst the cultural and traditional challenges that many churches face in regards to worship and the Sunday gathering. Justin is the Founder & President of “The Likewise Worship Collective” – He is a pastor of pastors and has a heart to disciple, equip and encourage both young and seasoned worship leaders that are called to serve the local church. He also desires to come alongside struggling churches to help bridge the cultural and generational divide so that the body might be “one” as the Lord desires.
Justin serves as a worship pastor at Bethany Bible Church in Phoenix AZ, and also as the Worship Development Pastor at Calvary Church in Santa Ana California.
He is married to his wife Falon, and together they have 4 beautiful children.

www.likewiseworship.com   www.justinunger.com


Host Pastor: Todd Arnett

Todd is the Lead Pastor of Trinity Church in Redlands, CA, a people who are living lives rooted in Jesus as they are reaching their worlds.  He couldn’t be more grateful for his wife, Joanna, and their kids, Jackson and his wife Sky, Aleah, Kendie and Ellie. He enjoys doing most anything with his family, playing and watching team sports and rooting for the UCLA Bruins.  Todd loves Jesus and His Church and helping people live out Jesus’ mission of being His ambassadors to their relational worlds.


Ginger Williams

Reservations Associate

PHONE: 909.389.4468
EMAIL: ginger.williams@foresthome.org

Rachel Forman

Program Director of Family & Adult Ministries

PHONE: 909.389.2228
EMAIL: rachel.forman@foresthome.org


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 Woodlands
AdultSold Out$819$939$1079$939
9-17 Years OldSold Out$489$565$649 
3-8 Years OldSold Out$389$455$519 
0-2 Years OldSold OutFREEFREEFREE 

Payment Guidelines:

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

Payment Deadlines:

• The full balance is due no later than May 1
• Any cancellation after February 1 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