Family Retreat 2020

May 9-10, 2020

Families with children age 0–12th grade are invited to experience this wonderful retreat opportunity! Join  Westminster families as we share our stories, grow in our faith, enjoy a campfire and s’mores, worship together, and have a lot of fun.

We will provide occasional childcare for the littlest ones, so parents can enjoy all that our retreat leader has to offer. Director of Children’s Ministries Patty Chamberlain will be leading worship and activities for the children.

If you and your family are interested in ziplining at a nearby place after the retreat, please indicate on your registration form and Patty will contact you with more information.

Please register by Friday, March 27.

Tough Questions

Does your child ever ask you a question that really puts you on the spot? Ever find any excuse to end a conversation because there’s no easy answer? Jen Cort, educator, clinical social worker and consultant on inclusion and diversity, will lead us in exploring techniques and tips for having tough conversations with your children. As we learn and worship together, we hope you will leave the retreat feeling more confident to talk to your child about hard topics such as race, sex, faith and money.

The Claggett Center

The Claggett Center, run by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, is situated on 268 acres with a working farm and fantastic views of Sugarloaf Mountain and the Monocacy River Valley. Just south of Frederick, it is about an hour and a half drive from Westminster.

Rooms at the center have one or two queen beds. Children are also welcome to bunk on the floor. Each room has its own bathroom. We have limited space available, so please register early!

Retreat Schedule

The following is a tentative schedule. Families with napping children are welcome to join us later as needed.

10:30AM Check-in at the Inn
Families will receive welcome packets, assignments, and be oriented to the campus and retreat plans.
11:30AM Lunch
12:30PM First Session
2PM Family free time/nap time
We’ll hang out in the courtyard, play games, relax and enjoy each other’s company
3:30PM Second Session
5PM free time
6:15PM Dinner
7:00PM Fire pit

8:00AM Breakfast
9:30AM Worship & Closing
10:00AM Check out
10:30AM Ziplining for those who have preregistered


Cost: $225/per room reserved. $100 deposit due with registration. Payment can be made by cash, check payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church, or online. Please mark any payment for “Family Retreat 2020.”

To inquire about (confidential) financial assistance, contact Patty Chamberlain or Jacob Bolton.

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