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 22 - July 28, 2018

Rates: Starting at $329 / $685

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Speaker: David Guzik

Speaker: Aaron McRae

Worship: Brian Wurzell

Host Pastor: Jon & Deanna Ramsay

Speaker: David Guzik

David Guzik currently serves as the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara. He is married to Inga-Lill, and has three adult children. David founded and pastored Calvary Chapel Simi Valley for fourteen years. David has over 35 years of pastoral ministry and Christian service, including two church plants and serving as director of an international Bible College in Siegen, Germany. David is a popular Bible commentator with millions of people accessing his teachings and commentaries through Blue Letter Bible and Enduring Word.

Speaker: Aaron McRae

Aaron McRae is the Senior Pastor of Hillside Community Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Since May of 2012, Aaron has had the privilege of leading this community into the future God is preparing. Aaron and his wife, Holly, have three children.

Worship: Brian Wurzell

Brian Wurzell is the Worship Pastor at Hillside Community Church in Rancho Cucamonga, California. In addition to leading worship, he is also a moderator and speaker. Brian has a passion for coaching worship leaders and shaping creative ministries. He and his wife, Promise, have a love for dogs, particularly their puppy, Parker.

Host Pastor: Jon & Deanna Ramsay

Jon and Deanna Ramsay have been married for 18 years and have 4 kiddos.  They live in Rancho Cucamonga, CA where Jon is the Pastor of Integration and Spiritual Formation at Hillside Community Church and Deanna is a speaker, worship leader and writer.  Jon and Deanna have traveled all over the world in ministry, including 3 months in Europe, ministering to our US Troops overseas. They continue to enjoy speaking and leading worship all over the country, but their heart is with the local church and seeing lives transformed for Jesus Christ.

Jon has been a pastor for 19 years and the Ramsays love walking alongside people as they find and follow 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
Adult$685$909Sold Out$1205$1045
9-17 Years Old$409$545Sold Out$725 
3-8 Years Old$329$435Sold Out$575 
0-2 Years OldFREEFREESold OutFREE 

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