Couples Retreat for Blended Families

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Feb 10-12, 2017Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

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Description

For those who are step-parenting in a blended family

You’ve remarried! In the midst of the joy, pressures both expected and unexpected can pile up. The busyness of juggling life, multiple family relationships, schedules, finances etc, can place pressure on your relationship. 

Whether you consider yourself a step family or a blended family, this conference is a hands-on resource that will encourage, equip and probably more importantly, give you and your partner time to get away to the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains…just the two of you!

Speakers

Rhea & Dave Briscoe
Speakers | Rhea and Dave Briscoe

 

When David and Rhea met 23 years ago both had lived through the pain of divorce and were single parents raising children on their own. David had four children and Rhea had two - after marrying they had another daughter together. Side by side, they navigated the difficulties of blending a family, and the stigma of being divorced and remarried. They were not easy years, but God truly restored them. Today, their seven children are thriving as a unified, loving family, serving the Lord and giving Him glory. David and Rhea hope others can glean and learn from their mistakes and encounter the same power of God at work in their families and marriage relationship.

Schedule

Friday, February 10
Saturday, February 11
Sunday, February 12
  • When

    What

    Where

    4:30 PM

    Check-In

    Administration Building

    7:00 PM

    Buffet Dinner

    Dining Room

    8:15 PM

    Opening Session

    Youth Memorial

    9:30 PM

    Refreshments

    Commons

  • When

    What

    Where

    8:30 AM

    Breakfast

    Dining Room

    9:30 AM

    Session 2

    Youth Memorial

    10:45 AM

    Refreshments

    Commons

    11:00 AM

    Q&A with Speakers

    NA

    11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    Couples Photos

    NA

    12:15 PM

    Buffet Lunch

    Dining Room

    1:30 PM

    Redwood Canopy Tour

    Adventure Center

    1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Leisure Time

    Various Locations

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Tandem Kayaking

    Santa Cruz Harbor

    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Guided Hike

    NA

    6:00 PM

    Candlelit Dinner

    Dining Room

    7:00 PM

    Session 3

    Youth Memorial

  • When

    What

    Where

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

    Deluxe Continental Breakfast

    Dining Room

    9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Session 4

    Youth Memorial

Amenities

Fitness Center

A fully equipped Fitness Center is available to registered guests. It is located on the lower level of Youth Memorial. Participants must be 16 years of age or older in order to use the equipment. Hours: 5:30am–11pm

Hiking

Many beautiful stream-side trails among the redwoods and ferns are located at Mount Hermon. Trail maps are available at the Front Desk.

Kayaking

Enjoy a special afternoon or evening outing to experience waves, the kelp gardens, sea otters, seals, and even dolphins. A peaceful trip to the ocean can be just what you need during your time away.

Mountain Biking

Borrow a mountain bike from the Fieldhouse and explore the trails or join us on a guided ride.

Redwood Canopy Tour

Soar through the unique forest groves and experience the giant redwoods from 150 feet above the canyon floor and zipping through the trees. This is the ultimate shared experience as small groups are led through a two-hour experience of seven platforms, two skybridges and six zip lines of up to 440 feet in length. Participants must be between 75 and 250 pounds and at least 52 inches tall. There is an additional charge for Canopy Tour

Board Games

Various board games and card games are available for check out at the Front Desk.

McAfee Fieldhouse

Basketball and volleyball courts are located in the gymnasium on the first floor of the McAfee Fieldhouse. Our spacious game room is located on the second floor of the McAfee Fieldhouse and features ping pong, air hockey, foosball, pool, and shuffleboard. Footballs, soccer balls, Frisbees and other sports equipment can be check out of the fieldhouse office. Bocce ball is also located around the back of the fieldhouse.

Housing & Meals

Lodges

Deluxe - Lodges

All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, beds are pre-made upon arrival, upgraded furnishings and decor, and larger, more spacious rooms.

Lakeside, Laurel 100s and 300s

Standard - Lodges

All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, beds are pre-made upon arrival, and upgraded furnishings and decor. 

Gwinn, Laurel 200s, Oak, Maple, Madrone (For 5 or more people)

Economy - Lodges

All linens included (sheets and towels), private baths, hand soap provided, make your own bed upon arrival, and basic furnishings and decor. 

Fir, Manzanita, Pine, Sequoia, Woodwardia, Lower Creekwood

Your room has been furnished with two sets of towels. Should you need a replacement, please come by the front desk.

Meals

Meals are included and all meals are served in the Dining Hall at the Conference Center. Meals at the Conference Center include a wide variety of well prepared food with diverse options, including Gluten Free Options, Salad Bars, and Mount Hermon favorites.

Pricing

Per Couple:

2017 Couples Retreat Pricing

Deluxe
$669
Standard
$587
Economy
$469
Progam & Meals only - $275
Camperships

Please do not let finances get in the way of a Mount Hermon experience. Through the generosity of many, a partial grant from the Campership Fund may be just the gift you need to make it possible for you to attend camp. For more information and an application, please contact our friendly Registration staff.

Prepare

What to bring: keep these in mind when you're packing.

  • Notepad and pen
  • Bible
  • Flashlight
  • Warm clothes for chilly nights
  • Umbrella
  • Hiking Shoes

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Maps & directions

Conference Center
37 Conference Dr. Felton CA 95018

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