40000 Valley of the Falls Drive
Forest Falls, CA 92339
909.389.2300

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 26 - August 1, 2020

Rates: Starting at $359

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Speaker: Paul Twiss

Speaker: Paul and Virginia Friesen

Worship: Mandie Pinto

Host Pastor: Anthony Prince

Speaker: Paul Twiss

Paul serves at Grace Community Church in California and teaches as a professor of bible exposition at The Master’s Seminary. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Old Testament studies. Paul loves to preach and teach the Bible and is grateful for the opportunities afforded to him at Grace Church to do this. He is blessed to be a husband to Laura and a father to six young children.

Speaker: Paul and Virginia Friesen

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: Mandie Pinto

It can be said that Mandie Pinto has an endless song echoing in her soul.   Falling in love with music at a very young age, Mandie heard the call to minister through music, and set out to sing at churches throughout the United States. God has given her the blessed privilege of leading and/or performing at churches and other venues all over the United States.

Mandie has independently recorded and released eight solo albums in the last 26 years (Angel Eyes, Someday, Count All Your Blessings, Better Things, Where You Are, In The Garden – Hymns of Serenity and most recently, Mandie Pinto Live-Let it Rain recorded live at Capitol Records) and her newest release, “Hold My Everything.”  In addition, Mandie recorded songs for projects released by Los Angeles Baptist High School (Currently Heritage Christian School) Azusa Pacific University, Shepherd of the Hills and the Crystal Cathedral.

Currently, she attends and serves as a Worship Leader at Shepherd Church in Porter Ranch.  When not serving at Shepherd Church, Mandie leads worship and/or performs at churches and conference centers weekly across the country.

Mandie is an accomplished songwriter, with several of her songs winning notable awards in the Billboard Song Contest and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. In 2016, Mandie released her first Christmas sing, “Christmas to Me” written by Mandie and co-writer, Brittany Bookout along with a music video which was seen by over 64,000 viewers in social media.

Mandie has recorded for Nintendo, NAMCO, Toyota, Disney and the theme song to Miss Spider on Nickelodeon, as well as many children albums.

Mandie resides in Southern California with her husband, Jeremy to whom she is happily married for 13 years and their two young, beautiful daughters.

Host Pastor: Anthony Prince

Anthony Prince is a husband, dad, and pastor—in that order. Anthony currently serves as the Executive Pastor at Real Life Church of LA, a growing church plant in the foothills of Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Fuller Seminary, with an M.A. in Global Leadership and an emphasis in Youth, Family & Culture. As a consultant & coach with Ministry Architects (http://ministryarchitects.com), Anthony specializes in helping congregations and pastors across the US develop church-wide strategic planning, build sustainable ministries, and create multi-site solutions to better reach their communities. He is married to Christine and together they have three children.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Ginger Williams

Reservations Associate

PHONE: 909.389.4468
EMAIL: ginger.williams@foresthome.org

Jason Barker

Director of Family Camp

PHONE: 909.389.2228
EMAIL: jason.barker@foresthome.org

HOUSING

Cedar Ridge:

Seven brand new buildings completed in 2018. This luxury housing provides hotel-style lodging with air-conditioning, kitchenettes, customizable room layouts, cozy common areas, private bathrooms and full linens.

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.

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 Cedar Ridge Studio Cedar Ridge 2bd/1ba Cedar Ridge 2bd/1ba w/Living Space Cedar Ridge 2bd/2ba w/Living Room
Adult$749$989$1145$1355$1205$1355$1395$1579
9-17 Years Old$445$595$689$809$725$809$835$949
3-8 Years Old$359$475$549$655$585$655$669$759
0-2 Years OldFREEFREEFREEFREEFREEFREEFREEFREE

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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