Apologia is doing a retreat! I thought you just did science?
Apologia still does science. It is the core of what we have done and will continue to do. Apologia was purchased by Davis and Rachael Carman (News) and as part of their vision for Apologia we will be expanding to include other areas of interest and help for homeschoolers. One new area is live events. The Apologia Live Retreat for homeschool moms was the first of these offerings.
Who should come to the retreat?
Any woman who could use encouragement. This includes women who homeschool and those who don’t, although it is targeted at homeschool moms.
Will I learn about the mechanics of homeschooling at the retreat? What Are The Nuts and Bolts Sessions?
In the Nuts and Bolts pre-Retreat event we will talk about practical aspects of homeschooling. Please look at our Schedule Page to look over the subjects we will cover.
During the Live Retreat, we will not necessarily. address these issues. Our primary purpose is to encourage and support homeschool moms in their personal walk with Jesus Christ and not necessarily a "how to" event. The speaking sessions and praise and worship sessions centered on spiritual encouragement. That being said, we will have local and national resources to help answer your questions about the support systems that are in place to help you with homeschooling questions.
I would like to have one of your speakers come and speak to my group. How can I get in touch with them?
Please e-mail or call 765-608-3288 extension 234.
How much does the retreat cost?
The Nuts and Bolts event is $25.
The retreat costs $115, which includes all 5 sessions, and lunch on Saturday.
Are there any discounts?
Early Bird Discount
There is an early bird discount of $10 off the $115 registration fee if you sign up before July 15, 2011 for Chicago and Austin and until December 15, 2012 for Baltimore and Atlanta.
The group discount (for groups of 5 or more) is $10 off the going price.
We do offer a military discount. Contact us to get information about the military discount.
Is there financial aid?
Currently there is no financial aid available, but we are looking at options on how to help moms in the future. If you have questions about how you can help a mom come, or if you need help please e-mail us.
When does the retreat begin and end?
See our Schedule Page for the start and end times.
How much does a hotel room cost at the Westin?
Check our Hotel Information page.
Is there a fee to park at the hotel?
Check our Hotel InformationPage.
How do I register?
To register online click here, or you may mail in your registration by sending a check for $115to:
Real Refreshment Retreats
1106 Meridian Plaza, # 220
Anderson, IN 46016
Please include your name, address, a phone number where you can be reached, your email, and any special need or concerns you may have.
Are there meals included in my registration?
Yes. A light lunch on Saturday is included in your registration. There may also be light snacks and/or coffee and tea service during breaks.
Is there transportation available between the hotel and the airport?
Yes. The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport – BWI provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as to the light rail and Amtrak upon request.
Yes, there is a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.
May I bring my nursing infant?
Yes! You and your non-walking nursing baby are welcome!
May I bring my older kids?
No. Please leave older kids (older kid is defined as a child who can walk) at home with another responsible adult.
Who are the speakers for this retreat?
The speaker list changes from retreat to retreat. Please check the Speaker Page.
What is this year’s theme?
This year’s theme is Think On These Things
Will there be audio or video recordings of the sessions available for purchase?
Yes. The recordings will be available for purchase at the Apologia Live booth, or later online at .
Will I be able to visit other areas during the retreat?
There will not be time during the retreat to do any outside site-seeing. We encourage you though to arrive early, or stay over to enjoy more of the area.
What should I wear to the retreat?
Casual dress and shoes are suggested so you can relax and enjoy the retreat, but feel free to dress up as well. You may want to bring a sweater since hotels tend to be cold.
Can I volunteer for the retreat?
For information about volunteering please send e-mail us.
Will there be assigned seating?
No. Seating will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. (Apologia reserves the right to set aside certain tables and areas for mothers with special needs.)
I have a special need. How do I let you know?
Please let us know about your special need on your registration and we will contact you if we need to follow up. If you feel like it would be best to talk to us before hand, please call 765-608-3288 extension 234.
I’m a vegetarian. Will there be a vegetarian option for lunch?
Yes. Please indicate that you are a vegetarian on your registration form and we will make the necessary arrangements for you.
Where can I find a retreat schedule?
The retreat is on the Schedule Page.
I don’t currently homeschool. Would this retreat be beneficial for me?
Yes! Please come and let us encourage you in your spiritual walk whether you homeschool or not. The retreat will be geared towards homeschool moms, but we think it will be beneficial for any mom.
What if I still have more questions?
You can e-mail or call us at 765-608-3288 extension 234.