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: July 1 - July 7, 2018

Rates: Starting at $329 / $685

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Speaker: Jim Burns

Speaker: Jeff Tacklind

Worship: Tyrone & Elina Wells

Host Pastor: Matt Davis

Speaker: Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the President of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. He has close to 2 million resources in print in 30 languages, which are primarily focused on the HomeWord values of Strong Marriage, Confident Parents, Empowered Kids, and Healthy Leaders. Jim and his wife, Cathy, have three children.

Speaker: Jeff Tacklind

Jeff Tacklind is the Lead Pastor at Church by the Sea in Laguna Beach, California. He received a Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion from Talbot Seminary and finished his Doctor of Ministry at George Fox University. When he has down time, Jeff spends his time reading, surfing, getting beat at chess, and searching for the perfect cup of coffee. Jeff and his wife, Patty, have three children.

Worship: Tyrone & Elina Wells

Tyrone and Elina Wells are worship leaders, songwriters and recording artists. They have released several albums as solo artists and collaborated on the duet album, “Tyrone & Elina Different As Can Be.” The couple shares their inspirational, God-centered relationship with audiences across the United States. They have two children.

Host Pastor: Matt Davis

Matt Davis graduated from Biola University and Talbot School of Theology and has been serving at Calvary Church of Santa Ana in Orange County ever since. Matt not only enjoys the privilege of walking alongside students and families as the Marriage + Family Pastor, but is committed to enriching the church by teaching the Bible through his unique lens as a Jewish believer. Matt is husband to Marilee and father to Noah, Jed and Karis.


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.


Beautiful three story home in a private location. Premium, furnished housing with common area and seven furnished bedrooms with queen 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$909$1045$1205$1045
9-17 Years OldSold Out$545$625$725 
3-8 Years OldSold Out$435$505$575 
0-2 Years OldSold Out FREEFREEFREE 

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