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Rejuvenate Pennsylvania

October 20 - October 22

$150 - $410

Tickets

13 available
Cabins - 10 Sharing Bunks$230.00 $150.00Price 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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7 available
Cabins - 5 Sharing Cabin$260.00 $180.00Price 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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114 available
Retreat Center Hotel Rooms Triple Occupancy$310.00 $230.00Retreat Center Hotel Rooms Triple Occupancy

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4 available
Retreat Center Hotel Rooms ADA Accessible$350.00 $270.00Price 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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9 available
Retreat Center Hotel Rooms Single Occupancy$490.00 $410.00Price 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

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

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]

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!

 

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 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:
$150 - $410
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/