Family Retreat Information & Registration

Join us for the next Fall Family Retreat October 16-17, 2021

Completion of registration forms and waivers at check-in will be required to participate in this event.
Forms may be downloaded in the link below to bring to the event or completed at check-in. Thank you for your help in keeping everyone safe!


Join us for a time of family fun and restoration to connect with God and each other. Lodging is in private cabins and dormitory style rooms. Each family group will be assigned their own cabin or dormitory room(s). Meals are provided but we do ask that each family signup to bring something to share (we’ll send you list later). Each family will be gifted a family devotional book to help continue connecting with God when you’re back home.

Sample Schedule

Day One

8:00 AM
Volunteer set-up/prayer
10:15 AM
Check-in (donuts, coffee and juice served)
12:15 PM
Welcome/opening prayer
12:30 PM
1:30-4:00 PM
Open activities (rock painting, board games, athletic activities, tug-o-war, walk, rest, laugh, explore, etc.)
4:00 PM
Healing service for parents and teens, Kids art activities (under pavilion)
5:45 PM
NOW Ministries share time
6:00 PM
7:15 PM
Campfire with s’mores and music

Day Two

9:00 AM
BREAKFAST (cereal available before 9 AM)
10:00 AM
Open activities
11:00 AM
Family scavenger hunt
12:30 PM
2:00 PM
Campfire Family Devotional Time
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
Free time
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
Clean-up/pack-up, closing prayer, check-out by 7:00 PM

What to Bring

  • Bedding for each family member (pillow, twin sheet set and warm blanket or sleeping bag)

  • Hand gel and disinfectant wipes

  • Face mask (many activities will be outside)

  • Box of disposable gloves (if you have some)

  • Warm clothes and warm pajamas

  • Warm coat or jacket

  • Rain coat or poncho

  • Sneakers and/or boots

  • Flashlights

  • Towels

  • Family first aid kit (if you have one)

  • Space heater with safety shut off

  • Medication (each family will be responsible for administering medications)

  • Bible, notebook, pen/pencil

  • Personal toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Personal snacks or drinks

  • Suggestions: board games, cards, other family games, sporting equipment, art supplies


This is a free event, but please consider giving a monthly or one-time tax deductible gift to NOW Ministries, Inc. HERE. You can support our Wakefield Friends Camp family by contacting Linda Strickland at 757-291-3060.

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