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 30 - August 5, 2017

Rates: Starting at $273 / $655

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Speaker: Josh McDowell

Speaker: Sean McDowell

Host Pastor: TBA

Speaker: Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell is an evangelist, speaker, writer, and founder of Josh McDowell Ministries. He also founded Operation Carelift, one of the largest humanitarian aid organizations in the U.S. He is the author of more than 138 books, including More Than a Carpenter and New Evidence That Demands a Verdict. Josh and his wife, Dottie, have four children and eight grandchildren.

Speaker: Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell is an Assistant Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Biola University and is also the Resident Scholar for Summit California. Sean is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church to make the case for the Christian faith. He is the author, co-author, or editor to over 18 books and has been a guest on several radio shows. Sean and his wife, Stephanie, have three children.

Host Pastor: TBA


Rebecca Lewis

Reservations Associate

PHONE: 909.389.4468
EMAIL: rebeccal@foresthome.org

Rachel Forman

Program Director of Family & Adult Ministries

PHONE: 909.389.2228
EMAIL: rachelm@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$869$999Sold Out$975
9-17 Years OldSold Out$549$579Sold Out 
3-8 Years OldSold Out$439$449Sold Out 
0-2 Years OldSold OutFREEFREESold Out 

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