COMMUNITY. JESUS. FRIENDS. CONVERSATIONS.
WASHINGTON FAMILY RANCH
ABOUT THE WEEKEND 2019 /
Imagine hundreds of friends & dozens of communities, from all different cities, gathered for the same purpose: to grow our faith in relationship with one another and with God. After 3 days at a weekend together in the middle of nowhere, we think our world will be impacted at least a little. Do you?
Friday, August 30
Safety is important to us. Take your time driving to Washington Family Ranch in Central Oregon. Dinner begins at 6pm and afterwards we will gather for the first time. If you cannot arrive by 6pm – no worries! We will be there to greet you when you arrive.
Saturday, August 31
We believe in a well-rounded experience: tasty food, gathering together to learn, room for self-reflection, opportunities to spend time with old friends and make new ones, fun & rest . . . all surrounded by multi generational friendships!
Sunday, September 1
Same groove. Different Day. Get ready to enjoy yourself.
Monday, September 2
Breakfast will be provided, and we will wrap up our time together! Goodbyes are hard, but we trust that you'll continue both your old and new friendships from afar.
Frequently asked questions
Who is this for?
The Weekend is a diverse gathering of people who celebrate multigenerational friendship. Last year the youngest was a baby and the oldest was 89. This is truly a multigenerational gathering – so it’s for everyone. This time together is centered on the life and teachings of Jesus, but there is not a specific church affiliation and all faith backgrounds are welcome as we hope to portray Jesus in a way that is attractive to all.
Will there be speakers?
Is there such a thing as a conference without speakers? Probably. Is that what you should expect for The Weekend? No!
What if I want to bring my entire family?
What if I want to invite my community from home?
We consider it a privilege for groups of friends to attend The Weekend together. Come one, come all! This gathering is not formally publicized; it’s truly about friends inviting friends who invite their friends . . . so please, invite your friends!
Sooooo, what's the food situation?
Vegetarian? Vegan? Gluten free? Dairy free? Even pineapple free? We’ve probably got you covered, just let us know!
What's included in the cost?
We’re in the business of taking care of our people. Your attendance fee covers everything once you arrive at camp except extra snacks or drinks you choose to buy from the Sarsaparilla (that’s the camp’s snack shop) during free time or items you may want to buy from the gift shop (t-shirts, etc.). Everything else is covered: Meals, main sessions, optional breakout sessions, Kids’ Club, and all of the numerous free time activities are covered in the price.
Can I get a refund?
Please note: If a massive family emergency arises the causes you to have to cancel at the last-minute (e.g. after August 19th), we will do our best to refund as much of your fee as possible. We just cannot guarantee it do to financial commitments we have to make on our end based on registration numbers.
What's the lodging situation?
If you have questions about accommodations, reach out to Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alexis at email@example.com.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, no. Washington Family Ranch has a strict no pet policy.
I have a very strict diet and many need to bring my own food. Is there a refrigerator I can access?
Yes! To make arrangements, contact Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have not been before and would like to talk to someone about The Weekend. Who should I contact?
First and foremost, we encourage you to talk to the person who invited you. We would also love to connect with you! Email Marshall at email@example.com or Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there childcare?
Please note that all children participating in Kids' Club must be fully potty trained.
What will my middle school or high school student do?
Students participate in everything the adults do. They are placed into similar age small groups and have a college age or older facilitator who will lead the group through important discussions relevant to their age. They will have an opportunity to interact with the speakers and other adults who will engage with them in conversations rooted in what it means to follow Jesus in daily life. In addition, special top-secret activities are planned. They are guaranteed to be FUN!
What activities are at the Washington Family Ranch?
Many! During free time you can relax poolside, go for a swim or jump off the high dive, zipline, go-kart, paddleboard on a lake, hike, play basketball in the largest building in the State of Oregon, grab a coffee or ice cream, and more!