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 8 - July 14, 2018

Rates: Starting at $329 / $685

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Speaker: Dr. Greg & Erin Smalley

Speaker: Ricky Jenkins

Worship: Justin Unger

Host Pastor: Michael White

Speaker: Dr. Greg & Erin Smalley

Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage and Family Formation at Focus on the Family. He is the best-selling author of 17 books and co-creator of the premarital curriculum “Ready to Wed” with his wife, Erin. As the program manager for Focus on the Family’s marriage ministry, Erin Smalley develops content for the marriage department. The Smalleys have four children.

Speaker: Ricky Jenkins

Ricky Jenkins is a Teaching Pastor/Scholar-in-Residence for Fellowship Memphis Church after serving as Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Church in Oakland, California. With a degree in Political Science from Mississippi College and the pursuit of a PhD in Historical Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Ricky’s research interests revolve around pastoral leadership and the role it plays in racial reconciliation, social justice, and the Civil Rights movement. Ricky and his wife, April, have one child.

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: Michael White

Michael’s a regular guy whose top joys are following Jesus, loving his wife Julie, and being daddy to daughters Brooklyn and Haylie.  When not snow skiing, fishing, wakeboarding, or coaching baseball, you’ll find him enjoying the simplicity of mountain life in a baseball cap, flannel shirt, and cowboy boots.  He currently serves as Lead Pastor of FBC Big Bear Valley where he’s known for his direct, yet humorous preaching style and his unapologetic love for Jesus!


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 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