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Rejuvenate Eastern WA

March 17 - March 19

$190 - $370
Rejuvenate Retreat Eastern WA

 
Prices Reflect Early Bird discount of $40 per registration. Discount Ends March 1, 2017

Speakers & Entertainment

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]

Speaker

Michele serves as the orphan care pastor at Overlake Christian Church near Seattle and is the founder and emcee, along with her husband Andrew, of The Refresh Conference (www.therefreshconference.org).  Michele and Andrew built their family through adoption and reside near Seattle, WA with their three children

Master of Ceremonies
The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.

Jenny Isom is an adoptive Trauma Mamma to their special needs, 14 year old Ukrainian Princess, Mirra. She is also the Mom to 3 wild heathens… ehum… children: Linkon, 8, Hank, 4, and Ethel, 1. John and Jenny have been married for 10 years… hmmm…. actually that’s a lie…. 12 years, I think!!! Yes 12 perfect, amazing, blissful … scratch that. 12 years. Through all of the disagreements, tears and laughter…oh yeah, and that one time she threw a vacuum cleaner down the stairs to prove a point when in all reality they were just out a vacuum cleaner…urgh!…they have grown together to become a loyal, awesome best friend (with benefits, Wink. Wink) team and love each other unconditionally as they embark in the chaotic life of parenting. She and her little family live in Williston, North Dakota. In all situations that a Trauma Mamma goes through, she strives to live by a favorite quote “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”

Claudia Deardorff
Massage Therapist
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.

A Look Around Clearwater Lodge

 

 The Following activities are available at the Clearwater Lodge

Massages Nature Walks Spa Treatments
Tea Party Paint and Sip Cider Classes Movie Night
Kayaking and Canoeing (weather permitting) Fitness Classes Game Nights with Snacks
Rowboats and Peddleboats (weather permitting) Photo Booth Archery
Crafts and Art Classes Door Prizes Volleyball
Shuffleboard Campfire Clearwater Trading Post (gift store and coffee bar)
Lots of Free Time!

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

Eastern Washington Rejuvenate Team

Site Director

Ever since she was a little girl, Kristin has had a heart burdened by the plight of orphans. She felt certain that God had called her to adopt, and she and her husband had even begun researching agencies, when life threw them a curveball in the form of their beautiful, precious firstborn daughter, who was officially diagnosed with autism last year. This unexpected shift in plans left the door to adoption closed for her family (at least for now) but fortunately God opened another in the process: a way to become involved in preventing children from being orphaned in the first place! Kristin’s work with Trades of Hope is keeping families together all over the world by creating sustainable, dignified work for mothers at risk of abandoning their children to orphanages. Last year Kristin was able to travel to Haiti with Trades of Hope and spent a week with the artisans she partners with in Port au Prince, where she was blessed to witness first-hand the lives that are being transformed by this beautiful partnership. And the greatest blessing is that Kristin has found a way to make an impact around the world while staying at home to care for her daughters through this season of life. She is so excited to share with you how what was discarded is being turned into beauty that is keeping families together in Haiti through the creation of cereal box beads, and how you can be part of the work of orphan prevention around the world!

Retreat Staff
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
Retreat Staff
Retreat Staff

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

Details

Start:
March 17
End:
March 19
Cost:
$190 - $370
Event Category:

Organizer

Forever Homes
Phone:
5097131004
Email:
info@foreverhomes.org
Website:
https://lynnallan.wpengine.com

Venue

Clearwater Lodge
8513 HWY 211
Newport, WA 99156 United States
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Website:
http://clearwaterlodge.org/

Who's Attending

73 people are attending Rejuvenate Eastern WA

  • Jill Mailloux
  • Shanna Gillette
  • Meldoy Sorensen
  • Gretchen Fincher
  • Thora Trumbo
  • Tina Fies
  • Sheila Gibbons
  • Felicia Jones
  • Christi Cook
  • Jaime Vanderpool
  • Sadra Danekas
  • Chantel Ivy
  • Kristi Bump
  • Jamie Russell
  • Rebecca Sommers
  • Brooke Lamberson
  • Janna Coffey
  • Michelle `Brooks
  • Jennifer Isom
  • Melissa Tannehill
  • Kimberlie Taylor
  • Jo Walker
  • Jessie Martin
  • Ana Demereckis
  • Vera Tsuber
  • Natausha Burris
  • Elizabeth Vesely
  • Sasha Gordanier
  • Lenora Puckett-Goins
  • Jennifer Washburn
  • Richard Sams
  • Kristen Thompson
  • Laurie Sheehan
  • susanna greiner
  • Angie Derting
  • Megan Owen
  • Tiffany Johnson
  • Shannon Reinders
  • Shannon Ziegenhagel
  • Kellie Henning
  • Kadee Brown
  • Tanya Williams
  • Angel Cotton
  • Dawn Parzych
  • Teri Gilk
  • Rosemary Nechodom
  • Rachel Brovont
  • Brooke Emerson
  • Jamie Brault
  • Michelle Rankin
  • Dominique Allen
  • Susan Stolsig
  • Monica Holmes
  • Stuart Mobley
  • Ryan Bradley
  • Laura Kuperstein
  • Ashlee Martinez
  • Shannon Zielfelder
  • Kasey Purser
  • Polly Lynch
  • Gina Coats
  • Ellen May
  • Tishri Dobson
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