Category: Retreat Planning

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The Ultimate Guide for Retreat Planning

Posted on January 27, 2020 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Planning a retreat doesn’t have to be stressful or intimidating. While it requires time and organization, coordinating a retreat can be a rewarding experience. We’ve developed a guide to help retreat planners and provide them with the tools needed to create a successful retreat. By following this guide, leaders and attendees of your retreats will […]

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5 Tips on How to Financially Plan for a Retreat

Posted on July 31, 2019 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Proper Retreat Planning Helps You Cover Your Budget and See Profit Careful retreat planning can produce positive outcomes that are affordable and relatively straightforward. With Christian retreat centers, conferences, and other seasonal events, there’s a lot of built-in potential. Depending on the resources and demographics of your retreat, you may need to establish the event […]

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How to Get the Most From a Personal Pastors’ Retreat

Posted on May 23, 2019 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Personal pastors’ retreats are a fabulous way to recharge and nourish your spirit – but how can you be sure you’re getting the most out of yours? Check out these five tips to make your retreat even more special. Five Tips to Get More From a Pastors’ Personal Retreat In order to get the most […]

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How to Plan a Last-Minute Retreat

Posted on April 25, 2019 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Planning a retreat takes a lot of work – but it seems a lot tougher when you have to plan it at the last minute. The good news: You can accelerate the retreat planning process and still stay on track to host the most memorable event of the year. How to Plan a Retreat on […]

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7 Tips on How to Host a Married Couples Retreat

Posted on March 25, 2019 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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A couples retreat may just be the best event your organization hosts this year – but where do you start? This guide walks you through each step of hosting a couples retreat so you can plan the right event for your group’s needs. 7 Tips for Hosting a Married Couples Retreat Hosting a couples retreat […]

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The Must-Have Packing List for Any Church Retreat

Posted on February 28, 2019 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Heading to a church retreat for your next big adventure? Here’s a list of what you can’t leave home without – and a few extras. What Should You Pack for a Church Retreat? Everyone has his or her own list of “essentials,” but it’s easy to forget things when you assume you’ll remember them. You’ll […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Retreat Center Based on Your Goals

Posted on January 23, 2019 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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The retreat center you choose for your next big event has to meet your goals – but how do you find one that matches what you need to accomplish? okThe first step: Clearly define your goals for the retreat. Once that’s done, you can begin your search for a retreat center that meets your guests’ […]

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3 Steps to Choosing the Best Retreat Center Based on Your Audience

Posted on December 27, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Choosing a retreat center is a big decision – and it’s one that requires you to zero in on your audience while you’re still in the planning stages for your retreat. Your audience’s demographics will help determine: What type of retreat center you need What amenities and activities need to be near the retreat center […]

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5 Ways to Raise Money for a Church Retreat

Posted on November 14, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

Church retreats don’t pay for themselves – it’s typically up to the organizers to come up with ways to fund the entire operation. Planning is hard work, and so is determining how to finance a church retreat and everything it includes, such as: Food and beverages Lodging Materials Transportation Marketing Miscellaneous costs So how do […]

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8 Ways to Get the Word Out About Your Upcoming Church Retreat

Posted on October 24, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Planning a church retreat is exciting – and getting the word out about it so others can enjoy the fruits of your labor is incredibly important. Here are eight ways to get the word out about your upcoming church retreat that will drum up plenty of excitement and maximize attendance. 8 Ways to Get the […]

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5 Check-in Tips for Your Upcoming Church Retreat

Posted on October 2, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

When you’re planning a church retreat, whether it’s for kids, youth, or adults, it’s important that you implement check-in procedures that are easy to train workers to use – and that don’t inconvenience your guests. Here are five check-in tips for your upcoming church retreat that you’ll be glad to use. 5 Check-In Tips for […]

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4 Questions to Ask a Christian Retreat Center When Choosing a Location

Posted on August 31, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Location, location, location.   This is the mantra when it comes to real estate yet it also rings true in the context of selecting a Christian retreat center. The space in which your retreat is conducted matters just as much as the activities and theme you select for the event.  Let’s take a look at […]

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How to Get Your Significant Other to Attend a Couples Retreat

Posted on July 30, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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Convincing a significant other to attend a couples retreat might prove challenging. After all, not everyone is naturally excited about spending multiple days or a week away from home, family, work, the Internet, Netflix, and everything else that’s familiar. If talking about feelings, “Love Languages”, relationships, etc. is on the agenda…passion for attending a retreat […]

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning Retreats for Women

Posted on June 15, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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It should be common knowledge that retreats for women are by design unique from other types of retreats. And that’s a great thing. We see this as a huge opportunity to create lasting and impactful experiences for retreat participants. You have an opportunity to bring a group of women closer together, improve one another in a […]

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5 Goals to Focus on When Attending a Married Couples Retreat

Posted on May 18, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

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A marriage retreat is a perfect way to rekindle your love. However, simply showing up without a plan and seeing how things go might not prove as beneficial as you expect. The best approach is to establish some goals to work toward during your married couples retreat. Put in a little bit of preparatory work […]

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How to Increase Sign Ups for Your Upcoming Weekend Retreat

Posted on May 2, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

Planning a weekend retreat will prove that much easier if you are confident people will actually attend. If only a few people sign up for the retreat in the initial days or weeks after opening enrollment, you might feel a bit hesitant to truly invest yourself in the planning process. The key is to build […]

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5 Ways to Prepare Participants for Your Church Retreat

Posted on April 3, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

A church retreat is the perfect way to bring your congregation together in a new environment that allows for stronger bonds and growth. The destination and activities your group selects are just as important as the preparations. If church members have a general idea of what to expect, what they will need for a successful […]

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How to Plan a Better Women’s Retreat

Posted on March 29, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

If you are pondering ideas for a women’s retreat, you might feel a bit overwhelmed. You’re probably considering a number of different ideas. Your group might be inundating you with their own unique suggestions. The challenge lies in selecting the best destination and activities for your particular group. Let’s take a look at a few […]

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Establishing Strong Relationships Through a Retreat Experience

Posted on March 29, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

Retreats come in a variety of types and purposes. You may be familiar with the standard company retreat that offers fun and games while providing team-building challenges. Other retreats might consist of old college pals reuniting to reminisce and catch up on the latest news. Some programs are designed to strengthen spiritual devotion while connecting […]

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Great Activity Ideas for your next Youth Group Retreat

Posted on March 29, 2018 by America's Keswick in Retreat Planning

  If you are worried that your youth group won’t have enough to do on a retreat, don’t fret! Youth group retreats provide opportunities to engage in all sorts of fun and collaborative activities that will create lasting memories. Let’s take a look at a few ideas of things to do during your next youth […]

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