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JH Ranch Outback Convenes at Honeywood Valley for a Team Building Retreat

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Retreat to Honeywood for a team building escape under the stars

Days packed full of outdoor activities calls for a comfy tent setup, are we right?

Though summer camping takes place over 2,500 miles away in Etna, California, the JH Ranch Outback team building retreat happened close to home. It’s safe to say these attendants were no strangers to outdoor camping and recreational activities, so living in a tent for a weekend at Honeywood Valley and exploring the grounds was anything but foreign. 

A retreat to exercise your physical, mental and spiritual stamina creates one packed schedule

With no rain and a slight chill in the air, the ‘winter’ before spring was ideal weather for an outdoor, COVID-friendly retreat. When the adults weren’t having flashbacks of their favorite P.E. games while participating in recreational games like dodgeball and tug-of-war, they joined together for a mixture of meaningful worship, devotional and prayer sessions. Once worship time had concluded, the background sound of a crackling fire filled the evening songs while s’mores were roasted over the fire. From set up to break down, these attendants had a fully-packed team building retreat weekend.

Honeywood Valley is a vessel for every part of the word ‘retreat’

When it comes to an Outback retreat, there is no such thing as sleeping in. As the clock struck 6:00 AM, everyone was awake bright-eyed and bushy tailed ready for the day to begin. Okay, bright-eyed and bushy tailed might be an exaggeration. Much of their day involved a wide variety of team building activities such as a husband and wife program, the dating talk with parent and child and other relationship-building sessions. In between eating delicious meals and snacks and team building sessions, they reconvened for praise and worship, devotionals and prayer. This retreat location provides a space for spiritual, emotional, physical and mental growth and is meant to serve and fulfill that realm you need most. 

JH Outback Retreat Schedule of Events

Every event or retreat schedule is different, but here is an example schedule to get your ideas flowing for your retreat idea

Between breakfast, lunch and dinner and with the culinary skills of Table and Thyme catering, no one went hungry and was joyfully full. To kick off the day, breakfast included heart-healthy oatmeal, savory scrambled eggs and breakfast meat with a side of warm sweet potatoes and fruit. Eat breakfast like a king, right? Table and Thyme kept lunch light with chicken, roasted vegetables and rice. It was just the right amount to keep everyone full till dinner. To close out the evening, dinner consisted of a mouth-watering cut of beef, warm roasted potatoes and perfectly seasoned veggies. Each meal was delicious, filling and healthy to say the least. Table and Thyme offers Honeywood guests a wide variety of catering options based on their event and individual needs.

Friday’s Schedule

6:00 PM – Dinner

6:45 PM – Welcome and Orientation

7:15 PM – Coat of Arms-activity

7:15 PM – Husband/Wife Team Break Out; Pray over the speaker/worship team

7:45 PM – Coaches take Child campers to huddle spot; MC talks to Parents about Expectations

8:10 PM – Praise and Worship

8:45 PM – Life Purpose Drama

9:00 PM – Life Purpose Talk

9:45 PM – Huddle groups

10:00 PM – Snacks

Saturday’s Schedule

6:00 AM – Coffee; Pray over Speaker; Wake up Guests

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:00 AM – Life Purpose Activity

9:00 AM – Gratitude Talk

9:30 AM – Parent/Child to Activities; Husband/Wife Program

12:30 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Husband/Wife Activities; Dating Talk/Parent/Child

2:15 PM – Dating Solo Time/Parent/Child

3:00 PM – Parent/Child Free Time

4:00 PM – Parent Talk – Journey of Transition; Sons/Daughter Free Time/Games

5:00 PM – Free Time

5:30 PM – Serve Dinner

6:30 PM – JH Video/Brief Testimony

7:00 PM – Praise and Worship

7:30 PM – Drama

7:45 PM – Parent Talk-The Giving Tree

8:30 PM – Letter writing; Follow up prayer over Speakers; Discipline of Silence

10:00 PM – Evening S’mores

Sunday’s Schedule

6:00 AM – Coffee; Pray over Speaker; Wake up Guests

7:00 AM – Dying Moments Walk and Talk

8:00 AM – Breakfast

8:30 AM – Pray over Speaker

9:15 AM – Praise and Worship

9:45 AM – Abiding Drama

10:00 AM – Abiding Talk

11:00 AM – Abiding Solo; Follow up prayer over Speaker

11:30 AM – Lunch

12:30 PM – Praise and Worship

12:45 PM – Closing Wrap-up Talk

1:00 PM – Share time

2:00 PM – Closing Prayer/Dismissal

2:20 PM – Clean up

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