Retreat for Families

Event details

  • Friday | August 23, 2019 to Sunday | August 25, 2019
  • 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
  • 3500 N West River Rd, Sanford, MI 48657
  • 989-413-0869

Finding Balance: A Retreat for Parents & Children (Ages 0-18)

Get away for a family-focused weekend of relaxing, laughing, playing, and finding balance in your connection with God, self, earth and others. There will be lots of family free time for swimming, canoeing, fishing, exploring, and games. Childcare is being planned for Saturday evening so that adults have some free time. A dance party for everybody will follow. Suggestions for family spiritual practices and experiences will be offered for you to incorporate as you wish. We will have a messy worship experience Sunday morning to express and explore our faith through noise, movement, and creativity.

There is no set fee to attend.  Your generous donations will be appreciated to cover the costs for the weekend. Two nights of camping and four meals will total about $25 per person for the weekend (add $35 per family, per night for guest apartments or cabins).  Vegan and gluten free options will be available for all meals.

Contact Abby Nowiski at (989) 413-0869 or anowiski@gmail.com with any questions about the weekend.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, Aug. 23
6:00pm – Registration
7:30pm – Orientation, Campfire & S’mores

Saturday, Aug. 24
7:00am – Continental Breakfast
8:30am – Group Activity
9:30am – Family Time (Various Options Available)
11:00am – Clean-up
11:30am – Lunch
12:30pm – Quiet Time
1:30pm – Family Time (Various Options Available)
5:00pm – Dinner and Kids Program
7:30pm – Dance Party

Sunday, Aug 25
7:00am – Continental Breakfast
8:30am – Messy Worship
9:30am – Family Time
10:30am – Clean-Up