2023 Retreat

We are so excited to announce our Winter Retreat 2023 with the theme The Ideal Life: a Life of Service. Be encouraged as a person, a mother, and a Charlotte Mason home educator as you join with others to learn and be inspired Friday and Saturday, February 10-11, 2023.

 

Participate in Charlotte Mason style lessons on topics like Shakespeare, Composer & Picture Study, Art, and more in our Friday Immersion. Hear our featured speaker, Min Jung Hwang share with grace and wisdom Friday evening and Saturday. Listen to seasoned parents share about Cultivating a Life of Service. Glean from other helpful breakout sessions. Enjoy extras like folk dancing, a provided handicraft, giveaways from CM companies, homemade scones & coffee, early morning nature walk, and time to connect with others while being refreshed in the cold and sometimes dreary month of February. Register now or see more information below. We can’t wait to see you there!

WHO: Hosted by CM Peoria with featured speaker Min Jung Hwang as well as other local speakers.

WHEN: Friday – Saturday, February 10-11, 2023

WHERE: Bethany Baptist Church, Edwards, IL (Peoria area)

Schedule

8:00 AM

Registration & Coffee, Tea & Homemade Scones

9:00 – 12:00 PM

Immersions: Plutarch, Composer & Picture Study, Shakespeare (Min Jung Hwang)

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Lunch 

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Immersion: Watercolor Art as Mother Culture (Min Jung Hwang)

2:30 – 5:00 PM

Free Time (handicraft, nature walk & journaling, fellowship, rest)

4:00-5:00 PM

Registration

5:00 PM

Dinner

6:00 PM

Welcome

6:30 – 7:45 PM

Plenary 1: Courage & Calling (Min Jung Hwang)

8:00 – 9:00 PM

Folk Dancing (Susan Unsicker)

6:45 – 7:30 AM

Optional Nature Walk

8:00 AM

Coffee, Tea & Homemade Scones

8:45 AM

Welcome

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Plenary 2: The Five C’s of Motherhood (Min Jung Hwang)

10:45 – 11:30 AM

Breakout Sessions:

    •        – Implementing Music in the Home (Amanda Norsworthy)
    •        – Cultivating a Life of Service Panel (Local couples)
    • 11:30 – 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:45 – 2:15 PM

Plenary 3: The Hidden Work of Rest (Min Jung Hwang)

2:15 – 3:00 PM

Nature Walk or Handicraft

3:00 – 3:45 PM

Breakout Sessions:

    •        – Seeing Your Child as a Person Through the Forms (Marcia Mattern & Monica Watson)
    •        – Feeding the Person at the Table (Tina Schallhorn)
    • 4:00 – 4:30 PM

Graduate Panel

Register

Immersion + Retreat

ALL DAY FRI & SAT + MEALS
$ 145 Early Bird
$170 after Jan. 10, 2023

Retreat + Meals

FRI EVENING & ALL DAY SAT
$ 105 Early Bird
$120 after Jan. 10, 2023

Retreat Only

FRI EVENING & ALL DAY SAT
$ 85 Early Bird
$100 after Jan. 10, 2023

Virtual Retreat

STREAMED & RECORDED
$ 30
*More detail below

Retreat Speakers

Register

Immersion + Retreat

ALL DAY FRI & SAT + MEALS
$ 145 Early Bird
$170 after Jan. 10, 2023

Retreat + Meals

FRI EVENING & ALL DAY SAT
$ 105 Early Bird
$120 after Jan. 10, 2023

Retreat Only

FRI EVENING & ALL DAY SAT
$ 85 Early Bird
$100 after Jan. 10, 2023

Virtual Retreat

STREAMED & RECORDED
$ 30
*More detail below

FAQ

Main sessions will be live streamed and recorded.  Select breakout sessions will be recorded.

    • – Complimentary coffee, tea, and homemade scones in the morning.
  • – Feel free to bring your own meal(s) or choose catered meals for $20 (Friday dinner and Saturday lunch).
  • – Friday Immersion lunch (included with registration): Orchard Ham Croissant with smoked gouda cheese, lettuce, apple slices with apple butter aioli
  • – Friday dinner: chicken & wild rice soup, stuffed pepper soup (allergy-friendly), and cheesy potato soup with homemade rolls.
  • – Saturday lunch options: on your registration form, please choose from:
    •      • Signature Salad  with Chicken {our popular house salad with spring greens, cucumbers, red onions, seasonal fruit or berries, glazed pecans, feta cheese, and our famous raspberry poppy seed dressing}.
    •      • Turkey-Bacon Ranch Croissant {turkey, bacon, Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, with a creamy ranch spread, on croissant} with fresh vegetables and dip.
  • Hotels closest to the church include:

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  • Country Inn and Suites
    5309 West Landens Way, Peoria, IL 61615
    (309) 423-3347

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    Wingate by Wyndham
    7708 IL-91, Peoria, IL 61615
    (309) 589-0033

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    Holiday Inn and Suites
    7601 N Orange Prairie Rd, Peoria, IL 61615
    (309) 683-3399

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  • Air BnB is also an option for local rentals.

Nursing babies are welcome to attend with their mothers!

  • Spouses and/or teens are welcome as an add-on registration. $20 per person. $20 additional per person if catered meals are desired (Fri dinner and Sat lunch).

In case of emergency, we can issue a 90% refund up until 2 weeks before event.

Our Retreat Location

Bethany Baptist Church

 

7422 N. Heinz Ln,

Edwards, IL 61528