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This is a wonderful annual event which began over 20 years ago! Members and Friends of First Congregational head to La Foret Conference & Retreat Center in the Black Forest for a two-night stay in a cabin. At La Foret, you are surrounded by the towering Ponderosa Pines and the fresh mountain air; it is the perfect setting for rejuvenation, inspiration, and connection

Open to Singles, Couples, Families, Extended Families. 

Includesfellowship, activities, fun, relaxation, meditation, conversation, good food!

Sit around the campfire and sing songs together, roast 'smores, participate in the talent show, swim in the pool, take a hay ride through the pines, relax and nap in a hammock, ride your bicycle, keep your eyes peeled for the moose!

Ticket Prices:

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  • $115 (Adult) (12 yrs and over)
  • $110 (Child, 11 and under)
  • Registration closes August 1, 2024
  • All fees must be paid in full, prior to August 11, 2024.

If you require a Campership (1/3 off scholarship), please contact the office for the discount code.

Day Ticket Pass:

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  • $40 (Adult) (12 yrs and over)
  • $30 (Child, 11 and under)

Can't attend for the whole weekend? Then come for the day! Join us for Saturday!

Arrive around 9am, check in at the Ponderosa Lodge, and start your day with a Hay Ride! Join us for Lunch... take a swim... enjoy a walk in the woods... participate in a group discussion... cheer on the Bike Parade... delight in Dinner... attend and/or perform in the Talent Show... sing songs around the Campfire... eat s'mores! Registration closes August 1, 2024.

Stay for the 150th Picnic in the Meadow!
Members & friends will join us at noon (August 18) for lunch + games (maybe even swimming)!