Join us Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, for this unique event. The retreat will begin with registration in the Mountain Creek Inn Convention Center. This convention center is the location of our retreat from Friday through Sunday. We will begin the retreat with our Father and Daughter Unity games on the lush Grand Lawn, just outside of the convention center. This will be followed by an Old Fashioned Picnic on the Grand Lawn with checkered table cloths and picnic baskets. (The picnic baskets are yours to take home!) The picnic will be followed by an Ice Cream Social in the convention center along with a welcome message and some surprise activities. The next day the fathers and daughters dress up to spend an elegant outing together. Daughters will want to wear their best dress and fathers their best suit. The morning starts with a Grand Breakfast Buffet in the Plantation Restaurant that will include eggs, breakfast meats, pastries, and many other dishes including Callaway’s World Famous grits.
We will then move into the convention center where everyone will listen to motivational messages designed to communicate vision for strong father and daughter relationships. At noon time, the fathers and daughters will be treated to a high tea which will surely be a once in-a-lifetime experience that will include beautiful fresh floral arrangements, delicious foods prepared by Callaway’s World Famous Chef, and your own tea cup and saucer to take home with you as a remembrance of this special event. The afternoon will consist of free time for the fathers and daughters as they enjoy this special time together visiting the beautiful gardens, trails and venues at Callaway. We will resume again in the evening for more encouraging and challenging messages along with testimonies from those in attendance. We will start the day on Sunday with a wonderful Breakfast Buffet and end the retreat as we meet together on the Lord’s Day for worship.
Lodging for retreat attendees will be at the Mountain Creek Inn. Some of the amenities included with your room are two double beds, a private dressing room, telephone, newspaper delivery, in-room coffee, and free admission to all the attractions. During breaks between retreat events, you can enjoy the beautiful walking trails, visit the Butterfly Center and other garden spots, and take time to visit with other attendees.
If your application will include more than four people (one father and three daughters), please contact Family Conferences at (205)-678-2411 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org, for important lodging information.
What to Wear
Friday evening will be comprised of father and daughter unity games and a picnic dinner located outside on the Grand Lawn. Please wear outdoor, but modest clothing. Saturday will consist of a wonderful breakfast buffet and an exquisite high tea. Daughters are encouraged to wear their best dress and fathers are encouraged to wear their best suit. We encourage the fathers and daughters to dress up as fancy as they would like to and make this a very memorable event.
Cost of Admission
The price of admission is $595.00 for a father and one daughter. Additional daughters may also attend for $185.00 per daughter. If your application will include more than four people (one father and three daughters), please contact Family Conferences at (205)-678-2411 or by e-mail at: email@example.com, for important lodging information. This includes your lodging for Friday and Saturday nights, special event notebook, a picnic dinner on Friday night (with a special picnic basket that you can take home), a breakfast buffet and high tea on Saturday (the high tea includes a special tea cup and saucer that you can keep), a breakfast buffet on Sunday and admission to all the gardens, trails, and venues. Price does not include travel expenses or Saturday night dinner.
We leave this to each family. We expect daughters as young as five and as old as young ladies in their twenties.
We will be gathering at Callaway Gardens for our 2006 retreat. Callaway® is an award-winning, 14,000-acre gardens, resort and preserve nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Please see our directions page for location.
The retreat will begin with registration in the Mountain Creek Inn Convention Center. This convention center is the location of our retreat on Friday night through Sunday.
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