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WholeLife Church

Church Retreat 2021

Peace for the Journey • April 23 – 25

The theme for the this year’s church retreat is “Peace for the Journey.” We’ll talk about the crazy year we have experienced, the challenge of trying to navigate the chaos by ourselves, and a realization that Jesus is the only true source of peace.

This year’s Retreat will be different in many ways. However, one thing you can count on is a relaxing, inspiring, and FUN weekend of inspiration and connection. Complete your application today, and join us for the weekend! You will need to setup a user account with Camp Kulaqua’s registration platform, and use the access code “WLCK” when prompted.

WholeLife Church is composed of people from a variety of backgrounds—diverse in culture, gender, generation, sexuality, occupation, and faith journey. Each person is surrounded by the grace of Christ and knows they are valued, equal, and included in God’s amazing story. So, whether you have attended for 20 years or one year, when you arrive at Camp Kulaqua for retreat, know that you will experience a bit of heaven on earth in the love, acceptance, inclusion, and joy that fills the weekend.

This year’s retreat is all-inclusive, so every person attending is REQUIRED to register as an “Overnight Attendee” (with accommodations) or “Commuter” (without accommodations). This allows the camp to control all safety protocols. The accommodation prices are lower this year, and the $142/person fee includes ALL meals and activities – including the zip line, the water park, and all the extra activities the camp is providing.

(Please note that, due to COVID protocols in place with Camp Kulaqua, this year’s event registration process will be completed using the camp’s registration platform.)

You will need to setup a user account with Camp Kulaqua’s registration platform, and use the access code “WLCK” when prompted.


Featured Speaker: Juan Rodriguez

This year’s speaker is Juan Rodriguez. Juan is a 4th generation Seventh-day Adventist, born on the island of Puerto Rico. His great-grandfather was the first Puerto Rican-born SDA pastor on the island. Juan came to Florida when he was three years old. He graduated from Forest Lake Academy where he met his wife, Odalys, and has been married to her for almost 27 years. Juan and Odalys have three sons — a 23 year old studying at UCF, a 20 year old at Southern Adventist University, and a home-schooled 11 year old. Juan has previously served as an Associate Pastor for three years, a Senior Pastor for 11 years, an Associate Conference Youth Director for 10 years, and currently serves as the Florida Conference Youth Director. He has a passion to live well, laugh much, and love often. Juan lives each day as if it was his last and is also a die hard Miami Dolphins football fan.


RETREAT SCHEDULE

Friday

  • 3:00 pm
    • Check in – Live Oak Lodge Drive Thru
  • 3:00-6:00 pm
    • Swimming at Spring & Blob
    • Putt Putt Golf
  • 6:00-7:30 pm
    • Supper – Cafeteria
  • 8:00-9:00 pm
    • WLC-led Vespers – outdoor by Spring
  • 9:30 pm
    • S’mores & Stargazing – Picnic Pavilion (bring a blanket or chair)
    • Night Hike w/Keith – Camp Store Porch

Saturday

  • 7:00-8:30 am
    • Guided Canoe Trip – Camp Dock
  • 8:00-8:30 am
    • Jesus & a Cup of Joe w/Danny Howell – Picnic Pavilion
  • 8:30-9:30 am
    • Breakfast – Cafeteria
  • 9:00-10:15 am
    • Photos – Outside Cafeteria
  • 10:15-11:15 am
    • Morning Activities:
      • God’s Creation is Essential
      • Creation in Action – A Frame
      • Horse Experience – Covered Arena
      • Camp Singalong – Picnic Pavilion
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm
    • WLC-led Worship – outdoor by Spring
  • 1:00-2:00 pm
    • Lunch – Cafeteria
  • 2:00-5:30 pm
    • Afternoon Activities:
      • Guided Canoe Trip
      • Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary
      • Open Canoes
      • Pet a Pony
      • Nature Nugget – Nannie’s Nook
      • Guided Swamp Walk – Dock of Spring Chapel
      • Crafts – A Frame
  • 3:15-4:15 pm
    • Ice Cream Treats – Cafeteria (stop by anytime in the hour)
  • 6:00-7:30 pm
    • Supper – Cafeteria
  • 8:00-11:00 pm
    • Night Zip Line
    • River Ranch Water Park

Sunday

  • 8:00-8:30 am
    • Jesus & a Cup of Joe w/Danny Howell – Picnic Pavilion
  • 8:30-9:30 am
    • Breakfast – Cafeteria
  • 9:00 am
    • Construct the Duck – Cafeteria
    • Put your Duck together for the Duck Derby!
  • 10:00 am-1:00 pm
    • Water Park Open (10:30 am – Aqua Duck Derby on the Lazy River)
    • Field Games
  • 1:00 pm
    • All lodging must be cleared