Rejuvenate Western Washington

October 27-29, 2017

Black Diamond Camp

Featured Speaker

Carrie Blaske

Carrie Blaske

Speaker

Carrie and her husband Dave have 7 children, 2 from step parent adoption, 2 home grown, and 3 adopted from Ghana. She is passionate about helping build support with practical hands-on real life therapeutic connection and attachment practices with those around her. It is her joy to serve with the Refresh Planning team and connect with foster/adopt families!

Appearing

Jennie Owens
Co-Founder & Speaker

Jennie has worked with children of all ages for over 20 years and is the author of Dancing with a Porcupine, a real life parable about living successfully as the parent of special needs children.. In addition to her MA in Education, Jennie has received extensive training in therapeutic parenting, trauma, and attachment in adoption. She has worked in multiple group home settings with abused and abandoned children and in several settings providing support for foster and adoptive parents, including doing foster parent Recruitment and Retention through Fostering Together and working as a foster parent trainer for the state through the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.

Most of Jennie’s experience, however, comes from the fact that she and her husband adopted three deeply wounded foster children nine years ago, who were 8, 10 and 10 when they came to live with them. All of her children have progressed leaps and bounds further than professionals ever expected, and now as teenagers they continue to provide her with on-the-job training every day.

Along with training foster parents, Jennie provides coaching services through Canyon Lakes Family Counseling for parents wanting to find more effective ways to parent challenging children, as well as parents who have experienced their own trauma through parenting them. Jennie is currently working on a book called “Dancing with a Porcupine.” It chronicles her challenging experiences in parenting their children and her journey back to health and sanity after being told by a medical professional, “If you don’t get rid of your stressors, you’re going to die.”

Jennie speaks at adoption and foster care conferences, retreats and workshops and leads foster and adoptive mom retreats. If you’d like to contact her about speaking at an event, please email her at [email protected]

As seen in People, E!, and The NY Daily News!

At CSz Seattle we do funny. Our comedians specialize in improv comedy, meaning our shows are based entirely on your suggestions. Our trained comedy professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. For those reasons, no two CSz shows are ever the same.

George and Wendi Miller
Worship Leaders

George and Wendi Miller, from Maple Valley, WA, are a husband and wife team. They have been married for 14 years in March, and have 3 kids. Together they have held various ministerial positions such as Young Adults/Young Married’s Pastors, Small Groups Leaders, Worship Leaders as well as holding various church staff positions. Wendi, who is a graduate of Northwest University, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. She has been actively involved in leading worship for the last 17 years. George has 3 year of Bible Collage for Pastoral Ministries. George has experience of 29 years of worship ministry, as well 23 years of various Pastoral positions.

George and Wendi are very passionate for what God has called them too. They have a passion to speak life and healing into those in need. George and Wendi have an extended passion to see people free; to experience God’s presence, love, and restoration through the power of the Holy Spirit in worship and teaching as well all the ministries that they put their hands too.

Retreat Staff

Jennie Owens
Co-Founder & Speaker

Jennie has worked with children of all ages for over 20 years and is the author of Dancing with a Porcupine, a real life parable about living successfully as the parent of special needs children.. In addition to her MA in Education, Jennie has received extensive training in therapeutic parenting, trauma, and attachment in adoption. She has worked in multiple group home settings with abused and abandoned children and in several settings providing support for foster and adoptive parents, including doing foster parent Recruitment and Retention through Fostering Together and working as a foster parent trainer for the state through the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.

Most of Jennie’s experience, however, comes from the fact that she and her husband adopted three deeply wounded foster children nine years ago, who were 8, 10 and 10 when they came to live with them. All of her children have progressed leaps and bounds further than professionals ever expected, and now as teenagers they continue to provide her with on-the-job training every day.

Along with training foster parents, Jennie provides coaching services through Canyon Lakes Family Counseling for parents wanting to find more effective ways to parent challenging children, as well as parents who have experienced their own trauma through parenting them. Jennie is currently working on a book called “Dancing with a Porcupine.” It chronicles her challenging experiences in parenting their children and her journey back to health and sanity after being told by a medical professional, “If you don’t get rid of your stressors, you’re going to die.”

Jennie speaks at adoption and foster care conferences, retreats and workshops and leads foster and adoptive mom retreats. If you’d like to contact her about speaking at an event, please email her at [email protected]

As seen in People, E!, and The NY Daily News!

At CSz Seattle we do funny. Our comedians specialize in improv comedy, meaning our shows are based entirely on your suggestions. Our trained comedy professionals have no plan and willingly dive headfirst into almost any challenge the audience will throw at them, resulting in unforgettably hilarious moments. For those reasons, no two CSz shows are ever the same.

Fitness Instructor

Kim Miller practiced Yoga for strength, confidence, and a sense of peace and balance within. RYT-200 training in 2013 awakened a passion for teaching Yoga. SilverSneakers Yoga training in 2015 directed that passion towards the age 65+ community and surprisingly, school-age children, who have very similar needs for stability in both body and emotion.

She has a special love for helping beginners of all ages feel comfortable and enjoy practicing in their first few classes and for helping experienced students return with patience and grace after a break from practice.

Massage Coordinator

Laura began her massage therapy career in 2008 in Indianapolis, IN. She moved to Washington in 2013 for both professional and personal growth. In June 2017 she competed in the World Championship of Massage in Denmark. Since returning home she has partnered with her mentor and two fellow colleagues and opened a practice, Massage Reimagined, in Fremont. She also works independently as a mobile therapist traveling to local businesses to provide chair massages.

www.massagereimagined.com

219-863-7416

Art Instructor
Krista Hahn runs Paint Night, an “art parties to go” business. She provides paint parties and quilling parties for adults and everything from paint to clay creations to pinata parties for kids. Krista is a stay at home mom who homeschools her two boys. She runs Paint Night In part time and also teaches art classes for kids at her co-op and at Kent Commons. Check out her website at paintnightin.com and feel free to email her with any questions at [email protected]
 
Krista will be offering paint and quilling options during the retreat complete with instructions on how to continue these art forms in your own home.
Retreat Coordinator
Art Coordinator
Thora attended California State University in Chico, earning dual purpose teaching credentials in the graduate school program.  She and her husband adopted daughters, first a baby, then a five year-old with multiple disabilities. She left public school teaching and taught their girls at home between many surgeries, recoveries and the necessary but demanding weekly therapy.  Now, their oldest adopted child is 19 and in college. Their youngest at 18, reads and writes as a kindergartner, happily doing her best. The girls names are Grace and Joy. Truly God loves beyond measure! It is with great delight Thora shares her passion mentoring other adoptive and foster mothers with art and craft relaxation. See you soon at our upcoming retreat!
Retreat Staff
George and Wendi Miller
Worship Leaders

George and Wendi Miller, from Maple Valley, WA, are a husband and wife team. They have been married for 14 years in March, and have 3 kids. Together they have held various ministerial positions such as Young Adults/Young Married’s Pastors, Small Groups Leaders, Worship Leaders as well as holding various church staff positions. Wendi, who is a graduate of Northwest University, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. She has been actively involved in leading worship for the last 17 years. George has 3 year of Bible Collage for Pastoral Ministries. George has experience of 29 years of worship ministry, as well 23 years of various Pastoral positions.

George and Wendi are very passionate for what God has called them too. They have a passion to speak life and healing into those in need. George and Wendi have an extended passion to see people free; to experience God’s presence, love, and restoration through the power of the Holy Spirit in worship and teaching as well all the ministries that they put their hands too.

Retreat Center

Black Diamond Camp

19830 SE 328th Pl
Auburn, WA 98092

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Tentative Schedule

Friday:
3:00          Registration Begins (Crafts and Self-Serve Nail Salon Available All Weekend)
5:00           Welcome Session & Small Groups
6:30           Dinner
7:30           Evening Session
9:15           Late Night Activities (Pajama Party Movie Night and Pajama Party Game Night)

Saturday:
7:00 AM     Prayer
8:30          Breakfast
10:00         Morning Session and Small Groups
12:30 PM   Lunch and Free Time (Free Time Activities TBD)
5:30          Dinner
7:00          Evening Session
9:30          Late Night Activities (Bonfire with S’mores and Pajama Party Movie Night)

Sunday:
7:45 AM     Raffle Items Displayed
8:30          Tea Party Breakfast, Raffle Drawings and Session
11:00         Photo Booth & Goodbyes

Early Bird Registration Deadline Ends in:

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Activities

  • Indoor, Heated Pool
  • Massages
  • Self Serve Spa
  • Crafts and Arts Classes
  • Fitness Classes
  • Nature Trails
  • Movie Night
  • Zipline
  • High Ropes Course
  • Tea Party
  • Photo Booth
  • Game Night with Snacks

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the nature of the event, the moms involved have agreed that having children on the retreats may prevent other moms attending from experiencing the rejuvenation they need.

Yes! Before we move into a new geographic region we want to identify a local site director and gather support from the adoption and foster care community – including local agencies and churches. If you would like to be a part of this process contact Jennie Owens.

Possibly. We are actively seeking new locations for the Rejuvenate Retreat. We anticipate several new locations to be in added in the next year.

Refunds of the entire amount minus a $50 cancellation fee will be given up to 30 days before the retreat. Up until this time, you may also transfer the full payment toward another Rejuvenate Retreat, either toward the next year’s registration at the same location or to another date/location.

30-14 days prior to  retreat, you may receive a refund of half of the registration price or may transfer 75% of the payment toward another Rejuvenate Retreat.

No refunds will be given within 14 days of retreat, however your registration fee may be transferred to another participant. If you know of someone who would like to attend in your place, let us know; otherwise we will offer the space to a mom who has expressed interest but has been unable to pay her way.

The organizers and speakers at the retreat are Christians. They may use the Bible as a teaching tool during the general sessions and some of the general sessions conclude with worship music.  Our goal is to help Moms of all faiths to rejuvenate.

Rooms are assigned at check-in. The first person to arrive from each party can sign up everyone in their group.

For larger groups, contact us and we will set aside rooms ahead of time.

  • Linens: Some room options provide linens. Some retreat centers provide them for an extra fee. Otherwise, bring a sleeping bag or linens and blankets (most beds are twin but there are a few double and queen beds) 
  • Towel & Wash cloth or bath sponge: Unless you are choosing a room that provides linens, you will need to bring a towel and wash cloth or bath sponge.
  • Pillow: Unless you are choosing a room that provides linens, you will need to bring a pillow.
  • Toiletries
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Hair dryer
  • Prescriptions and vitamins
  • Book to read
  • Items for your favorite hobby (We will have activities available, including the supplies for arts and crafts; however you may want to bring your own craft supplies, musical instrument or anything else that you enjoy doing.)
  • Snacks (Food and some snacks will be provided, but you may want to bring some of your own, especially for the late night activities like the PJ Party Game Night)
  • Workout Clothes (If you want to participate in one of the fitness classes provided at the retreat or go for a nature walk, you may want to bring workout clothes.)

What to Leave Home:

  • Worries and stress
  • Perfume (Some women are allergic to perfume…let’s make this a pleasant experience for everyone)

Typically between 100-150 women come to each retreat. While for some this may seem like a large number, we provide many opportunities to get to know other moms in smaller, more intimate settings throughout the weekend.

Nope. We are all adults and you can use the weekend for what you need. If that includes some of the planned activities, we are honored to have helped you rejuvenate. If not, that’s ok too. We want you to do whatever will help you experience rejuvenation.

It depends on the ticket you have purchased. Some private accommodations are available at most of our retreat centers for an additional cost.

When shared rooms are used we have planned so that no upper bunks are used when rooms are so equipped.

The schedule for each retreat vary’s for each conference center, but you can expect the schedule to approximate the following sample.

Note: All activities are optional, as the main goal for the weekend is rest and rejuvenation.

Friday:
3:00 PM     Registration Begins (Crafts and Self-Serve Nail Salon Available All Weekend)
5:00           Welcome Session & Small Groups
6:30           Dinner
7:30           Evening Session
9:15           Late Night Activities (Pajama Party Movie Night and Pajama Party Game Night)

Saturday:
7:00 AM     Prayer
8:30          Breakfast
10:00         Morning Session and Small Groups
12:30 PM   Lunch and Free Time (Free Time Activities TBD)
5:30          Dinner
7:00          Evening Session
9:30          Late Night Activities (Bonfire with S’mores and Pajama Party Movie Night)

Sunday:
7:45 AM     Raffle Items Displayed
8:30          Tea Party Breakfast, Raffle Drawings and Session
11:00         Photo Booth & Goodbyes

Refund Policy: Refunds of the entire amount minus a $25 cancellation fee will be given up to September 20, 2017. Up until this time, you may also transfer the full payment toward another Rejuvenate Retreat, either toward the next year’s registration at the same location or to another date/location. From September 20 – October 3, you may receive a refund of half of the registration price or may transfer 75% of the payment toward another Rejuvenate Retreat. No refunds will be given after October 3, however your registration fee may be transferred to another participant. If you know of someone who would like to attend in your place, let us know; otherwise we will offer the space to a mom who has expressed interest but has been unable to pay her way.

More information and FAQs about Rejuvenate

Who's Attending

52 people are attending Rejuvenate Western Washington

  • Joanna Martin
  • Jessica Marble
  • Tonya Jones
  • Shannon Krueger
  • Jill Lampman
  • Kimberlie Taylor
  • Jo Walker
  • Kristel Hase
  • Ana Demereckis
  • Michelle Warnock
  • Amy Vitzthum
  • Rhonda Martin
  • Angela Helgeson
  • Shannon Danielson
  • Tracie Goeke
  • Nancy Thompson
  • Jessica Hoffman
  • Brittany Karlek
  • Teri Gilk
  • Kristina Rivera
  • Brandi Murphy
  • Judy Martin
  • Naomi Hillabush
  • Lori Kothe
  • Christa Murray
  • Jennifer Bulthuis
  • Natalia Burke
  • Kelly Flones
  • Carol VanDeventer
  • Jason Brinkley
  • Colleen Sansom
  • Lisa Billing
  • Amber Harris
  • Patrick Dobson
  • Bonnie Henson
  • Krystal Baylis
  • Amy Skogen
  • Rachel GOODMAN
  • Angel Cotton
  • Jennifer Spence
  • Natausha Burris
  • Richard Sams
  • Alyson Lapan
  • Nicole Julian
  • Amy Phillips
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