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.

Dates: November 24 - November 26, 2017

Rates: Starting at $159 / $265

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Speaker: Bill Crawford

Worship: Jordan & Jessa Anderson

Speaker: Bill Crawford

Bill Crawford is the Lead Pastor at Water’s Edge Church in Manhattan Beach, CA. He is the author of the book What God Knows About You and What You Should Know About Him. Bill has led chapels for several professional and collegiate teams as well as been the Michigan State Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bill and his wife, Kathy, have three children.

Worship: Jordan & Jessa Anderson

Jordan and Jessa Anderson are singer/songwriters residing in Nashville, Tennessee. The Andersons love writing and sharing original music, traveling around the U.S. and leading worship on the road and at their home church. The Andersons have two children.


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.


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
Adult$265$327Sold OutSold Out
9-17 Years Old$190$212Sold OutSold Out
3-8 Years Old$159$179Sold OutSold Out
0-2 Years OldFREEFREESold OutSold 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 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