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Family Autism Retreat

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  • October 28, 2016 - October 28, 2016
  • Location: Jumonville Camp & Retreat Center
  • Address: 455 Jmonville Rd., Hopwood, PA 15445
  • Times: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Cost $51/child ages 3-11* $103/12 year old up to adult* *including meals and lodging, for the entire weekend.
  • 1-800-463-7688

The vision for this retreat was to create a weekend retreat that will allow families of children living with autism to enjoy a mountaintop experience that will combine coveted parental free time with an opportunity for quality family time. The retreat will provide hope through time for worship, rest, and relaxation in a safe Christian setting, staffed with professionals capable of caring for children with Autism.
 This two-day retreat is an opportunity for families to collaborate and celebrate their children and their faith in a family-friendly environment. With a Registered Nurse, Clinical Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Educators, and Clergy staffing the retreat, parents are given resources to learn more about Autism and develop strategies to help their children. They also enjoy the peace of mind that their children would be with professionals while they were enjoying their own time on retreat. Parents are also given options such as crafts, swimming, and time to rest. The parents have as much fun as the kids! Meanwhile, the children are given opportunities to create, such as painting, making paper, and playing in a sensory-room. It is such a sensation, the children usually put up a fight when it is time to leave! The retreat also includes praise music after meals and three worship services throughout the weekend. Both faith and friendship are built through interactive worship and activities like hikes and bon-fires. At the close of the weekend the biggest complaint has been that the retreat was too short and they did not want to leave the mountain!

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