Accommodations and meeting areas will be held at Founder's Hall
As of January 15, 2018. We reserve the right to make changes. Updated schedules will be posted.
Friday, April 6, 2018
Lunch on your own
12:30 p.m. – Registration desk opens
1:00 – Registration
1:30 – Retreat begins
6:00 – Dinner
9:30 – Parlor Fellowship, bedtime
Saturday, April 7
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – Retreat continues
11:15 a.m. – Free time
12:00 p.m. – Lunch
1:15 – Worship, special session
2:00 – CareTime Spa Experience
5:30 – Dinner
7:00 – Retreat continues
10:00 – Parlor Fellowship, bedtime
Sunday, April 8
8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
9:00 – Retreat (worship music)
9:15 – InfoFair
10:15 – Break to empty rooms
10:30 – Retreat continues
12:00 p.m. – Retreat ends
During the "retreat" sections above, there will be worship music, Bible study, meaningful arts and crafts, fellowship, and lots of surprises. Intimate, candlelight worship sessions will be held Friday and Saturday nights in the Bonclarken Chapel with music, a devotional message, prayer, and communion.
Each participant will receive a swag bag of goodies. The CareTime spa experience may consist of a mani/pedi for each participant, a 15-minute chair massage, relaxation activities such as coloring, meaningful arts and crafts, individual Bible study, walks around the garden/pond, etc.
The InfoFair may consist of tables of information and vendors with items available for participants (either purchase or free).
What will you receive as a participant?
The Arise! Shine! Retreat for Moms of Special Needs Children will be held at the beautiful Founder's Hall at Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC.
In the $295 per person cost, you will receive:
-- 3 days and 2 nights accommodations on comfortable queen-sized beds. Rooms are two women per room. Roommates are assigned using a great deal of prayer, matching up with snoring and non-snoring, and other feedback you will need to provide upon registration.
-- 5 meals plus snacks and beverages. All meals will be held at Bonclarken's Main Dining Hall. Meals at Bonclarken are served in a self-serve, buffet format. In addition to hot, home-cooked items, breakfast options include a fruit bar and cold cereal; lunch and dinner options include a full salad bar and desserts. Information on how we can accommodate food allergies or other special needs available upon request.
-- All materials, including the brand-new small group curriculum written for parents of special needs children / spouses of disabled adults, "The King's Table," by Terrie Bentley McKee
-- Access to an InfoFair Sunday afternoon with vendors and information booths
-- Insightful and deep teaching using "The King's Table," small group exercises, individual reflection, and arts and crafts
-- A magnificent spa experience
-- Walks around the lake to discover the still small voice of Christ in nature
-- Powerful and prayerful quiet time in worship in the Chapel each evening
-- Access to a closed Facebook group just for retreat attendees
-- Worship music by the incredible Becky Smith
-- Chocolate, a nap, and lots of surprises
Featuring queen size beds, private baths, and interior access, Founders is ideal for adults and professionals. The building is fully handicapped accessible. The Jean White Room located in Founders provides a cozy spot for either large or more intimate gatherings. Although it is on the basement level, it is accessible via two elevators.
Recently refurbished, Founders Hall provides a comfortable setting for adult and family groups. Its location on the upper campus puts it a short walk away from the Dining Hall, the office, and other upper campus facilities.
Founders Hall is equipped with special needs accessibility features including wheel chair ramps, wide doors, and other features to ensure accessibility for those who are physically limited.
If you have a specific accessibility need or allergy/food issues, please do not hesitate to let us know.