Lodestar Retreat


WHAT: The All Church Retreat at Lodestar is a weekend full of fun, fellowship, relaxation, and a great opportunity to connect with God and with each other in the serene beauty of the Sierra Foothills. It’s the best all-family event of the year! This year’s theme: TBA. Explore the ways in which we can give our burdens to God to live a more peace-filled life.

WHEN: Friday evening, June 8- Sunday noon, June 10, 2018

WHO: YOU! Singles, families with young children, couples, teens, empty-nesters, seniors – all are welcome, especially those who are new to the Church.

AMENITIES: Olympic size swimming pool, Air Conditioned main lodge, Campfire Pit, quiet natural surroundings, all mostly wheelchair accessible.

FUN GALORE! Activities for the whole family like tie-dye, making ice cream, ping-pong, domino, Mexican Train dominos and corn hole tournaments, a minute to win it games, ropes course, campfire with songs and s’mores, Get Smart (evening outdoor game for all ages), guided nature walk, meditation, informative stargazing in the meadow, basketball, Lodestar Olympics , games, puzzles, outdoor worship, children & adult crafts, swimming and, age level programs on the theme & more!

WHERE: Lodestar Retreat Facility, 100 min from E.G. (45 min. east of Jackson)

HOUSING: Private or group accommodations are available for individuals, couples, families and small groups with easy access to hot showers and flush toilets. All meals are provided by great cooks on the Lodestar staff. Youth going into 7th grade through graduating from 12th grade have their own cabins!

SIGN UP: A $50.00 deposit is needed to hold your space. Accommodation requests are filled on a first come basis, so don’t delay! More details on reverse.

Click here for this year’s Description and registration form —available in February 2018
Click here for this year’s packing list, schedule, and maps — Lodestarpackinginfo2017Final
Click here for map to Lodestar — Directions to Lodestar
Click here for Ropes Release Form

Friends of Lodestar

Do you have fond memories of past family retreats at Lodestar? Are your memories of the pool, hikes, campfire, or outdoor worship? Could they be the crafts, puzzles, ice cream in a bag? Perhaps the wonderful food and fellowship? Perhaps growing in your faith through the challenging programs? Would you like to help a family attend Lodestar so they can make some memories? The Lodestar committee is requesting donations to assist families so they can attend. Please put Lodestar scholarship on the memo of your check. Thank You!!!!