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 29 - August 4, 2018

Rates: Starting at $329 / $685

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Speaker: Eric Wakeling

Speaker: Paul and Virginia Frieson

Worship: TBA

Speaker: Eric Wakeling

Eric Wakeling is the Executive Pastor of Ministry and a teaching pastor at Calvary Church of Santa Ana, California. Eric has an incredible love of developing leaders, preaching the Word and hanging out with people. When not at work, Eric enjoys surfing, arguing about fantasy football and listening to U2. Eric and his wife, Bea, have two children.

Speaker: Paul and Virginia Frieson

Drs. Paul and Virginia Friesen were married in 1976 and are the parents of three young women, two of whom are now married to wonderful, Godly men.  They have been involved in Family Ministries for over 40 years through family camps, church staff positions, speaking, consulting, and writing. In 2003, they founded Home Improvement Ministries (www.HIMweb.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to equipping individuals and churches to better encourage marriages and families in living out God’s design for healthy relationships.

As the lead resource couple at Home Improvement Ministries, the Friesens regularly speak at marriage, men’s, and women’s conferences in the US and internationally, as well as local family and parenting seminars, and have an ongoing ministry with professional athletes.  Paul and Virginia both have Doctorates in Marriage and Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

The Friesens have authored over ten books and curriculums on parenting and marriage, including Letters to My Daughters, In Our Image, Raising a Trailblazer, Before You Save the Date, and most recently, The Marriage App.

Paul and Virginia’s greatest joy in life is knowing that their children are walking in the Truth.

Worship: TBA

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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: rachel.forman@foresthome.org

HOUSING

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.

Suites:

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.

Preferred:

Mixture of queen, double, twin, and bunk beds with private bathrooms. Full linens provided.

Standard:

Queen and bunk bed housing with private bathrooms. Bed and bath linens not provided.

Economy:

Bunk bed housing with jack & jill bathrooms with a sink in each room. Bed and bath linens are not provided.

RATES

Age Economy Standard Preferred Grace House Woodlands
Adult$685$909$1045$1205$1045
9-17 Years Old$409$545$625$725 
3-8 Years Old$329$435$505$575 
0-2 Years OldFREEFREEFREEFREE 
  

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

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