Family Retreat

Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate.

The Christian Horizons Family Retreat is a unique opportunity for families living with disability to enjoy a vacation together in a safe, fun and rejuvenating atmosphere. 

A Family Retreat encourages and uplifts your family by providing many opportunities for fun and relaxation. You will connect with other families who live with disability and also be encouraged by the Word of God through teaching, worship and fellowship.  

Time for your family to relax and enjoy

Family Retreat Volunteers are trained volunteers who assist you through each day’s activities, ensuring that your family is able to experience everything the retreat has to offer.

Costs to families are kept low as Family Retreat Volunteers raise their own funds to attend. There are a limited number of sponsorships available to help families further reduce costs. 


Family Retreat at Elim Lodge

August 28th - September 1st, 2017


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Since its inception six years ago, Christian Horizons Family Retreat has been held at Elim Lodge, an evangelical, non-denominational Christian family vacation resort and retreat centre. Elim Lodge is located in Lakehurst, Ontario—a small community north of Peterborough—and has been known as a “Place of Physical and Spiritual Refreshment” for more than 65 years.

Elim Camp family registration is full, but we have an urgent need for retreat volunteers. Register today!






 Saskatchewan Family Retreat

Christian Horizons Saskatchewan Family Retreat will not be taking place as planned in 2017. It was a difficult decision to make and one that was approached with great care and prayer.

Our retreat experience in 2016 was amazing and we are excited to be looking forward to 2018 and being able to host a second retreat then!

Winter Wonderland at Galilee Bible Camp

Check back for 2018 dates!

Winter Wonderland is a fun-filled, but relaxing way for families with exceptional needs to come together and enjoy a winter retreat just outside of Ottawa, Ontario. Our volunteers support campers to enjoy outdoor and indoor activities.

In the past, these have included skating, tobogganing, crafts and games, themed dinners and snow-painting. Galilee Bible camp offers delicious meals, accessible motel style rooms with half baths, a separate dining room, and lots of outdoor space. Our chapel times will bring refreshment for your soul.

For more information, please contact: Jill Black, 

Camp Website

Do you want to make a difference?

Join us as a Family Retreat Volunteer to support families living with a disability throughout their stay. This role is a vital and exciting part of this retreat.

Hear some first-hand stories from previous Family Retreat Volunteers  




How can my church get involved?

There are many ways for your church to support Christian Horizon's Family Retreat. Your church can donate to the Family Retreat to offset the general costs, sponsor a family attending the retreat, and members can participate by coming to the Family Retreat as a group of Family Retreat Volunteers.