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Rejuvenate Pennsylvania

October 20 - October 22

$75 - $490

Who's Attending

87 people are attending Rejuvenate Pennsylvania

  • Nadezhda Sexton
  • KAREN SAUDER
  • Tawnya Stauffer
  • Melissa Kreider
  • Jane Good
  • julia deputy
  • Sonya Hartman
  • Martha Rose Hoover
  • Dawn Hoover
  • Naomi Snader
  • Danita Hoover
  • Elisa Reinford
  • Theresa Gamber
  • Stacey Coldiron
  • Rachel Weaver
  • Tammy Martin
  • Nicole Howard
  • Lisa Detweiler
  • Tammy Blymire
  • Krista Willoughby
  • Lindsy Zook
  • Sara Kauffman
  • Beth Lehman
  • Kelly Kreiser
  • Crissy Stoeffler
  • Jennifer Shireman
  • Christina Horst
  • Margaret Kreider
  • MARY WEAVER
  • Lillian Stoltzfus
  • Barbara Hash
  • Annette Stoltzfus
  • Leah Martin
  • Karrie Alley
  • Tiffany Raeburn
  • Judy Stauffer
  • Naomi Godshall
  • Mikan Loynd
  • Lynae Thiel
  • Ocean Biggers-Richardson
  • Janine Shinn
  • Melissa Martin
  • Hope Kircher
  • Courtney Blontz
  • Rebecca Bowersox
  • CRYSTAL MOSER
  • Amanda Bowen
  • Joanna Schlabach
  • Leslie Daniel
  • Michelle McCormick
  • Bethany Zimmerman
  • Charissa Bjorgen
  • Kimberley Carlson
  • Jayme Volz
  • Lisa Duda
  • Becky Schreiber
  • Jennifer Rohrer
  • Robert Foster
  • Leah Blose
  • Angie Lohr
  • Caitlin Arthur
  • Ericka Bacher
  • Michael Mummau
  • Susana Hormann
  • jeffrey garman
  • Melanie Taylor
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Tickets

3 available
Cabins - 10 Sharing Bunks$230.00Price is per person and includes meals from Friday dinner until Sunday breakfast, 2 nights lodging, retreat activities and supplies. Lodging is in bunk cabins, with 10 women sharing a cabin. One bathroom per cabin. Must bring own linens.

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3 available
Cabins - 5 Sharing Cabin$260.00Price is per person and includes meals from Friday dinner until Sunday breakfast, 2 nights lodging, retreat activities and supplies. Lodging is in bunk cabins, but only the lower bunk will be used. Five women will share a cabin. One bathroom per cabin. Must provide own linens

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Out of stock!Retreat Center Hotel Rooms Triple Occupancy$310.00Price is per person and includes meals from Friday dinner until Sunday breakfast, 2 nights lodging, retreat activities and supplies. Hotel-style facilities, with linens and towels provided. Three people per room. One bathroom per room.

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Out of stock!Retreat Center - Double Occupancy$330.00Price is per person and includes meals from Friday dinner until Sunday breakfast, 2 nights lodging, retreat activities and supplies. Hotel-style facilities, with linens and towels provided. Two people per room. One bathroom per room.

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Out of stock!Retreat Center Hotel Rooms ADA Accessible$350.00Price is per person and includes meals from Friday dinner until Sunday breakfast, 2 nights lodging, retreat activities and supplies. Hotel-style facilities, with linens and towels provided. Two people per room. One bathroom per room. ADA accessible room and bathroom.

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Out of stock!Retreat Center Hotel Rooms Single Occupancy$490.00Price is per person and includes meals from Friday dinner until Sunday breakfast, 2 nights lodging, retreat activities and supplies. Hotel-style facilities, with linens and towels provided. Only one person per room. One bathroom per room.

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Super Early Bird Price is reflected above – $80 off until July 31!

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]

No Artificial Sweeteners is a group of all women comedians who perform improvisation shows to benefit local and global nonprofits and charities. Admission costs to all performances are by donation only and those donations benefit selected charities. You can find and contact them on Facebook for booking purposes!

Kristen Berry
Speaker

Kristin is an author, blogger, speaker, adoptive mother and former foster parent. She is the co-creator, along with her husband Mike, of the blog www.confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com which is read by more than 25,000 people around the world, every month. In 2015 she co-authored the book The Adoptive Parent Toolbox along with Mike. They have been married for 16 years and have 8 children, all of whom are adopted. They reside in the suburbs of Indianapolis, Indiana. You can connect with Kristen on: Her Blog – www.confessionsofanadoptiveparent.com

Speaker

Jamie is the biological, adoptive, and foster mother of six children. When she’s not homeschooling, changing diapers, playing Pokemon, pureeing baby food, and singing Let it Go, she spends her time blogging at Foster the Family and speaking to current and prospective foster parents. Jamie is passionate about inspiring people to get involved in foster care and adoption, as well as encouraging those who are.

Retreat Staff

Site Director

Melissa lives on a small farmette in PA. She will be married for 14 years this summer, and currently has 4 kids…2 bio, and 2 foster. She and her husband have been fostering 4.5 years and have had a total of 11 foster kids in their home. She loves hiking, cooking and baking, spending time with her family…including dates with her kids, and serving other foster/adoptive moms.

Melissa is very excited to bring Rejuvenate to the Pennsylvania area!

Hello! My name is Abi Dougherty. I have been married to my husband Sean for almost 13 years now. We have been blessed with four beautiful children and one daughter in heaven, who we were blessed to carry for five months, and we are expecting our 6th child in May! I feel so undeservedly blessed to be living my dream as a wife and mom. It takes a lot of sacrifice and dedication, but it is so rewarding. I am passionate about leading women in worship, singing and songwriting. I love serving the women at the Good Samaritan Shelter in Ephrata by leading worship once a month. Last year I was given the joy of writing a song specifically for their benefit banquet. My single, I Belong, is about the life of many of us. It’s about finding a place we belong. I believe that place is in Christ! I am so excited about the opportunity to lead you-an amazing group of sacrificial moms who give so so much of yourselves day in and day out to serve the children in the foster care system, as well as, for many of you, your biological children, as well. I admire your sacrifice and service and applaud the gift you offer this world through your loving parenting

Fitness Instructor

Kathi has a real passion for Praisercize because she has a real passion for the Lord. To her, Praisercize is a form of worship. When she was headed to India in 2006 for a short term missions trip, the Lord directed her to “dance.” In obedience, she created a dance to a song that portrayed her testimony. Then the Lord spoke again to her, and said, “Don’t stop now!” Praisercize was thus created!

Praisercize is a high energy exercise class done to contemporary Christian music. If you want to learn more about what she does, click here.

I currently work at Refreshing Mountain as the Animal Program Manager and Riding Instructor. I’ve lived in Lancaster, PA my entire life and although I’ve traveled quite a bit, there is just no place like home. I love working with horses and dabbling in cooking, music, photography, and artsy things…just to name a few. 🙂

One of my favorite quotes is Proverbs 3:5-7 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”

Massage Coordinator

Hi my name is Wana and I have Serenity Therapeutic Massage. I was asked by members of this group to gather therapist to bless the women that are coming to this retreat and in much need of TLC because like any moms know, you put everyone first before yourself. As massage therapist not only is it our job to relax and help you in any way we can but it’s something that’s instill in us from day one not only in our hearts but in our Gifted Hands.

What the group of ladies didn’t know is that I myself was adopted by a Miracle at the age of 6. As I’ve gotten older and look back on life and see what it took to bring me here and see what the sacrifice that not only my parents but my other two siblings did to make us feel part of the family is something that no one could ever describe the feeling of. Just like some of you moms are probably going through right now and or in the future when your child gets older and starts asking the questions WHY it becomes very difficult and you feel disconnected. Know that it’s not anything you’re doing right or wrong, answer the questions to the best of your ability and always be honest.

My team and i are very excited to meet and interact with all. And give you the much needed time to your self to

Relax-Breath & Escape

Sincerely

Wana

Serenity Therapeutic Massage

Each mom who attends the Rejuvenate Retreat is assigned at least one person to pray for them. Beth will be coordinating prayer warriors for the Pennsylvania Rejuvenate.

Beth is a “city mouse” living in Lancaster County, PA. Born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she fell in love with a country boy- and married him 7 years ago! They live on his family’s farmette with their toddler son. She’s got some great stories about goats, chickens and cows from a city girl’s point of view!

Beth and her husband became foster parents in 2015 and adopted their son in 2016. They feel God’s call to continue in foster care and adoption as a lifelong ministry. They are excited to see who else God will bring into their family! For now, she is enjoying her dream job as a stay-at-home-mom.

Beth is looking forward to the Rejuvenate Retreat, with hopes of expanding her foster/adoptive mom circle of friends. It is a joy to be able to serve as the Prayer Director! “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:18 (NLT)

 

A Look Around Black Rock Retreat Center

 

The Following activities are available at the Black Rock Retreat Center

 

Massages Nature Walks Spa Treatments
Tea Party Paint and Sip Cider Classes Movie Night
Lazer Tag Fitness Classes Game Nights with Snacks
Giant Swing* Photo Booth Archery
Zipline* Door Prizes Volleyball
Shuffleboard Campfire Gift Shop
Lots of Free Time!  High Ropes Course* Crafts and Art Classes
Extra fee or $24 required during checkout for combo Giant Swing/Zipline – Be sure to add it to your cart during checkout or click here to add it now

Schedule

Friday

3:00 PM    Registration Begins (Crafts and Self-Serve Nail Salon Available All Weekend)

5:00           Welcome Session & Small Groups

6:00           Dinner

7:30           Evening Session

9:15           Late Night Activities (Pajama Party Movie Night and Pajama Party Game Night)
Saturday:

7:00 AM     Prayer

8:00            Breakfast

9:30            Morning Session and Small Groups

12:00 PM   Lunch and Free Time (Free Time Activities TBD)

6:00            Dinner

7:30            Evening Session

9:30            Late Night Activities (Bonfire with S’mores and Pajama Party Movie Night)

Sunday:

7:30 AM     Raffle Items Displayed

8:00            Tea Party Breakfast, Raffle Drawings and Session

11:00           Photo Booth & Goodbyes

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:
October 20
End:
October 22
Cost:
$75 - $490
Event Category:

Organizer

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

Venue

Black Rock Retreat Center
1345 Kirkwood Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566 United States
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Website:
http://www.blackrockretreat.com/