Rejuvenate Pennsylvania

October 19-21, 2018

Kenbrook Bible Camp

Appearing

Sherrie Eldridge – Speaker
Jennie Owens
Jennie Owens
Co-Founder & Speaker
Abi Dougherty – Worship Leader

Retreat Staff

Melissa Martin
Site Director
Beth Lehman – Prayer Coordinator
Kathi Moyer
Fitness Instructor

Retreat Center

Kenbrook Bible Camp

190 Pine Meadow Road
Lebanon, PA 17046

www.kenbrook.org

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

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Activities

  • Massages
  • Nature Walks
  • Paint and Sip Cider Classes
  • Self Serve Spa
  • Door Prizes
  • Crafts and Arts Classes
  • Spa Treatments
  • Fitness Classes
  • Campfire
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Movie Night
  • Zipline
  • Tower
  • Air Hockey/Foosball/Ping Pong
  • Self-Care Classes
  • Tea Party
  • Photo Booth
  • Volleyball/Basketball
  • Game Night with Snacks
  • LOTS of FREE TIME!

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 1, 2018. 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 2 – 19, 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 September 19, 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.

General information and FAQs about Rejuvenate

Sherrie Eldridge – Speaker

For well over two decades, Sherrie Eldridge has offered her unique voice within the adoption community, as an established author and international speaker. An adoptee herself, Eldridge has the ability to see life through the eyes of an adopted child. In her seven published titles, she has shared her passion for validating adoptees’ life experiences and her desire to help adoptive parents better understand and meet their adopted children’s emotional needs.

Her best-selling work, Twenty Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew, is considered required reading by many US adoption agencies. In 2010, she was named Indiana’s Congressional Angel of Adoption by the Honorable Dan Burton, Indiana Congressional Representative. Eldridge is widely recognized and respected as a compassionate advocate for adoptees, cultivating understanding about adoption’s challenges and opportunities for all those whose lives have been touched by it.

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]

Abi Dougherty – Worship Leader

Hello! My name is Abi Dougherty. I have been married to my husband Sean for almost 13 years now. We have been blessed with five beautiful children and one daughter in heaven, who we were blessed to carry for five months.  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

Melissa Martin

Site Director

Melissa lives on a small farmette in PA. She will be married for 15 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.  This year her beautiful daughter Olivia will be joining her to help bless the moms as well!

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

Beth Lehman – Prayer Coordinator

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)

Kathi Moyer

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.