Grx churchwide retreat

Join us for our Churchwide Retreat this year.


When: May 18-20, 2018

Where: Koinonia Conference Grounds 1605 Eureka Canyon Rd, Watsonville, CA

Speaker: Dr. Stanley Long

Registration: Registration is NOW CLOSED

Cost: See chart below:

Contact: Questions: Contact Terrence Wu at


Retreat Pricing: 

all prices include 2 Nights Stay, 5 meals, 2 snacks and access to the available Koinonia activities that are open.

  • Regular Rate: Mar 12—Apr 15
  • Scholarships are Available
  • Spaces are limited

                              Regular Rate

Adult                          $165

Youth (9-16 yrs)         $125

Child (3-8 yrs)              $85


Things to Pack:

Outdoor type clothes (warm and cool), warm sweater, jacket, swimsuit, toiletries, hand soap, towel, sleeping bag, pillow, bed sheets/linens, bible, journal, alarm clock, bug spray, comfortable shoes, sun block, flashlight


What to Expect: Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday, May 18:

  • 4:00pm: Check In (No Dinner provided)
  • 7:30pm: Evening Session (Children’s Programs Available)
  • 8:45pm: S'mores/Games/Hangout
  • 10:00pm: Lights Out

Saturday, May 19:

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:15am: Morning Session/Breakout (Children’s Programs Available)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm: Free Time
  • 5:30pm: Dinner
  • 6:45pm: Evening Session/Breakout (Children’s Programs Available)
  • 8:15pm: Talent Show
  • 9:00pm: Games/Hangout
  • 10:00pm: Lights Out

Sunday, May 20:

  • 8:00am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am: Cabin Checkout
  • 10:00am: Outdoor Morning Session with kids
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm: Departure


Koinonia Conference Grounds Activities Available: Playing Field, Swimming Pool, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, 9 Square, Hiking, Play Structure, Ropes Courses/Laser Tag (6th grade+) (small fee), Horseshoes, Ping Pong, Foosball


Q1) How many beds are there and how much space are in the cabins?

A1) Cabin sizes will range from 6 & 10 beds. All beds are twin size beds unless full size requested during registration. All cabins have a good amount of floor space to fit a couple pack & plays and all of your luggage.


Q2) I do not own a sleeping bag. Can I bring blankets and bedsheets?

A2) Yes. There are no bedsheets on the beds so you can bring your own blankets and bed sheets to cover the beds (bring enough sheets for the size of your family)


Q3) Can I bring video games, iPads or other electronics?

A3) We encourage everyone to stay unplugged for the weekend. Unless absolutely necessary, please try to not bring/use electronics for this weekend. There is no phone reception at Koinonia.


Q4) What activities are available at Koinonia?

A4) There is a Playing Field, Swimming Pool, Basketball Courts, Volleyball Courts, 9 Square, Giant Slide, Hiking, Play Structure, Ropes Courses ($7-$10 fee), Laser Tag ($7-$10 fee, 10+ ages only), Horseshoes, Ping Pong, Foosball


Q5) How far are the accomodations from the dining hall and main worship hall?

A5) All of the cabins (Redwood, Douglas and Birch Cabins) are relatively close to the dining hall and main worship hall. The main part of the camp is all within view of each other. 


Q6) Are there locks on the cabin doors?

A6) The cabin doors do not have lockable locks. We encourage everyone to keep any valuables in their vehicles during the retreat.