July 8-11, 2020
Upper Columbia Academy
3025 E Spangle Waverly Rd
Spangle, WA 99031
Tom & Alane Waters
Tom & Alane are passionate about seeking God's will for their lives and sharing His love and life changing power with others. They left the popular culture of the day - thriving medical carers and advancement, bigger home, new car and worldly entertainment to seek a real, personal and vital connection with God, realizing it was the culture of His Word and His will that really mattered. Being in ministry for over 30 years, they continue to have a zeal for God's Word to be the light that guides us in our day to day life. They continue to give their all to hasten the coming of Christ and experience eternity in His Culture.
Alexander & Allison Fowler
Alexander & Allison have a passion for God and people, beginning right in their own home first. They have three young children and are daily in the active parenting role implementing Biblical principles in their home, teaching their children to love and obey Jesus. They have been involved in youth ministry, community outreach and helped start a church plant which is vibrantly growing. They love to share the joy of having a personal relationship with God and His effect in real life. Alexander is a full-time Physical Therapist and Allison (Tom & Alane's oldest daughter) is a full-time wife and mommy at home. You will be blessed and encouraged by hearing their experience of God's guidance and grace.
Isaac & Emily Schlittenhart
Isaac & Emily live in the northwest with their three young children. Isaac is a software engineer and works from home for a Midwest-based company. Emily is happy to be able to be a full-time mommy and homemaker. They feel blessed to be involved in their local church and are desirous to share the love of Jesus with others. They had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with the family where they were able to share the gospel during a week-long series. As great as it is to travel and share, they also appreciate and are challenged by the daily opportunities they have to show Jesus in their marriage and as parents. If it doesn't work at home, it's not the real deal!
Vernon & Karina Pettey and Family
525 Moose Creek Rd
Polebridge, MT 59928
Welcome to Northwest Family Retreat (NWFR) on the beautiful Upper Columbia Academy Campus. If you plan to attend NWFR day events Wednesday – Friday, you MUST register whether you are staying on campus or not. Registration fee includes a time-sensitive link to download all National Family Retreat presentations. It is not refundable.
Guests attending EVENING MEETINGS or SABBATH ONLY events, please sign in at registration on arrival. There is NO registration fee for Sabbath Day Guests UNLESS you choose to purchase meals. A time-sensitive link of all National Family Retreat presentations is NOT provided.
MINORS MAY ONLY ATTEND RETREAT WITH THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY OR COURT ORDERED LEGAL GUARDIAN.
Please check in at Registration located in the Gym (#6) upon arrival and BEFORE setting up camp. Registration opens at 1pm on Wednesday. Please DO NOT arrive on campus early without Host approval. Our last meeting is Sabbath evening, Sunday morning after breakfast we finish Gym clean up. The Gym closes at 11am and all guests must be off campus at noon.
Discounted Registration (May 1 - 15)
Single Adult: $35
Standard Registration (May 16-June 30)
Single Adult: $40
Late Registration (July 1-11)
Single Adult: $50
Sabbath Only Registration with Meals (Register Online)
Single Adult: $5
Sabbath Only Attendance NO MEALS (Sign in at Registration on arrival)
Family: No Charge
Single Adult: No Charge
Pitch your tent, bring an RV or stay in the dorm. Upper Columbia Academy offers options to fit any budget! You will be able to select your lodging when you register. Review the Campus Map for locations of various lodging options.
Tent Camping (The BIG Tent)
Campers pitch their tents on the “Ballfield” east of the gym. Gym restrooms and shower facilities are open between 5:30am and 9:30pm for use. There is an outdoor pavilion with picnic tables and trash cans. NO campfires are allowed. Vehicles may be driven on the field to unload/load and then should be parked in the parking spaces between the gym and the ballfield. Outdoor toilets are provided for night use.
Fees: $5 per night, per sleeping tent
RV Parking (West of #3)
RVer’s may choose their site at the RV Park located just west of the cafeteria. RV hook-ups (water/sewer/power) are not provided. RVer’s use gym restrooms and shower facilities between 5:30am and 9:30pm. Outdoor toilets are provided for night use.
Fees: $15 per night, per RV
$5 per night, per sleeping tent (must have a RV to pitch a tent in the RV area)
Dorm guests utilize the Boys’ Dorm located just south of the gym. Dorm rooms accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults and 4 small children. They include a sink with mirror and two twin beds, drawers, desks and chairs. Beds may be stacked if you wish. Bring ALL your own bedding, air mattresses, towels, fans and anything else you need to be comfortable. Each floor has one restroom/shower facility and it is designated either MEN or WOMEN. Guests may not use any cooking appliances in dorm rooms and campus kitchen facilities are not available for guest use. When registering please select either 8:30pm or 10pm quiet time preference.
Fees: $30 per night, per room
$35 per night, per room (bed linens included)
MEAL TICKET SALES AND REFUNDS CLOSE AT 3PM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020. NO MEAL TICKETS WILL BE SOLD OR REFUNDED AFTER THAT TIME.
The UCA Cafeteria provides plant based, “all you can eat”, buffet style meals. The menu is “gluten-free friendly”, however if you have other severe allergies or Celiac’s Disease, please bring your own meals. Food may not be taken out of the cafeteria or shared with friends. All meals MUST be purchased via online registration. Your Name Badge QR code is your meal ticket.
Infant (0-3) FREE
Child (4-11) $5.00
Adult (12+) $7.50
(subject to change)
“Special K” loaf
Baked potato bar
Sabbath Baked millet
Whole wheat bread, nut butters, fruit spreads, honey
Salad bar (TH/F)
Whole wheat bread, nut butters, hummus, fruit spreads and honey.
Bring simple foods to serve your family for supper. NWFR provides a light supper on Sabbath evening for all attendees, so plan to join us on the cafeteria patio for food and fellowship before our final meeting.
We encourage Christ-centered music. Sign up via on-line registration to participate in special music, lead a song service or share your talents as a pianist. Retreat music coordinators will contact you prior to retreat with additional information, scheduling and to review special music selections.
Children and youth may join the choir at Divine Service on Sabbath morning. Tiny Tots Choir provides special music for Sabbath School. Instrumentalists are welcome to play at each song service and may join the ensemble providing special music for the Sabbath afternoon meeting.
Thanks for being willing to share your talents!
2020 Family Retreat Theme Song:
Airport / Hotel Options
Spokane International Airport (GEG) is approximately 30 minutes from UCA. It is also the best option for hotels including Quality Inn, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn.
Groceries / Ice / Laundry
Convenience Store Spangle
Other Shopping Spokane
Ice Cafeteria (#3), Thursday/Friday at 2pm.
Laundry Facilities Boys’ Dorm basement #13
Support Northwest Family Retreat
Family Retreats are funded by freewill offerings. Please consider making a one time or recurring contribution here online. Go to the Support page.
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