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

About this retreat

The holidays can be hectic! Are you looking for a way to keep Jesus’ birth central to your family’s celebrations? Could your family use some time away to reconnect after the busy back-to-school sprint?

Following Thanksgiving, the Home for the Holidays Family Retreat at Forest Home provides a unique weekend getaway that allows families to remove the distractions of the season and focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Escaping to the beauty of the mountains, 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. (Yes! A personal babysitter all weekend long!) Six delicious meals are prepared for you by our skilled staff, and your holiday to-do lists, chores, and shopping are left behind at home so you can truly relax with your family.

Included in the weekend are seasonal recreation options that are sure to make long-lasting memories. Cozy up with a mug of hot cocoa, hike through the crisp autumn leaves, careen down the Zip Line, or challenge your kids to a round of miniature golf. Every detail of the retreat is designed for you and your family to spend quality time together and spend time reflecting on the miracle of our Creator coming down to Earth as a tiny baby.

A unique feature that distinguishes Forest Home is our all-inclusive rate packages, which means you won’t pay extra for meals, meeting space, and recreation.

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Dates: November 29 - December 1, 2019

Rates: Starting at $145 / $295

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Speaker: Erik Thoennes

Worship: Justin Unger

Host Pastor: Brandon Reed

Speaker: Erik Thoennes

Dr. Erik Thoennes serves as a professor and chairman of Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University in La Mirada, California and is pastor at Grace Evangelical Free Church in La Mirada, California. He is a published author and award-winning professor who has a heart for sharing God’s love. Erik and his wife, Donna, have four children.

Worship: Justin Unger

Justin is the Founder and Lead Director of The Likewise Worship Collective.  A non-profit ministry that trains, mentors, and develops todays worship leaders and pastors from all over the US.  He has been committed to serving the local church through worship for almost 15 years and is passionate about unifying & equipping the Body through singing. Justin is also committed to writing and recording songs that are grounded in the word of God to draw listeners into a deeper walk with Jesus.  Justin frequently leads worship at Bethany Bible Church in Phoenix as well as a handful of other church around the country. He and his wife Falon have 4 children and they reside in Huntington Beach, California.

Host Pastor: Brandon Reed

Brandon is the Lead Pastor at Saddleback Church – Rancho Capistrano. Born and raised in Tennessee, Brandon attended the University of Tennessee, where he studied biology and chemistry in pursuit of becoming a dentist before sensing God’s call to ministry. He has a Master of Divinity degree in Theology from Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and is currently studying for a Doctorate in Executive Leadership. Brandon is a passionate fan of the Tennessee Volunteers and an avid college football enthusiast. He and his wife, Kara, have two kids, Addy and Bauer. Their family loves all things Disney, hanging out together at the beach, and going on fun adventures.

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$295$389$449$529$469$529$545$619
9-17 Years Old$175$235$269$315$285$315$325$375
3-8 Years Old$145$185$215$255$225$255$265$299
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 one month prior to the retreat
• Any cancellation within 30 days 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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