Summer Family Retreat.
Family. Fun. Faith. Unplugged. Outdoors.
Enjoy four days of family and peer group activities, and time to just relax with your family at beautiful Tecaboca. We invite you to take a break from the usual summer schedule and spend some time reflecting on your faith and your family bonds. Families participate in retreat-type activities designed for all ages to enjoy. During free time, families may shoot bows and arrows or .22 rifles; ride horses, swim, kayak, and fish. Evening activities include campfires and cookouts.
Cost for this retreat: $110 per family member ages 8 and older; $60 per family member 3-7 years old; no charge for those under age 3. Maximum family fee: $600. This fee includes all activities, housing, and meals.
Registration for this retreat will begin by January 26. If you would like to be informed of when registration opens, complete the form below.
Housing, Meals, Snacks, Chapel, and the Team
All of the family programs are housed in the Main House, a large, two story retreat house. The rooms sleep two-four people and families are housed in rooms adjacent to each other; sometimes very young children sleep on a cot in the parent’s room. There are two bathrooms available for each gender, with two toilet stalls, a sink, and a shower in each. Please note that this house is heated in winter, but not air conditioned during summer. each room has a ceiling fan, box fan, and the building has an attic fan. While the house does heat up during the usual Texas day time heat, the night temperatures are generally around 76 degrees.
Meals and Snacks: Meals are eaten in the heated and air conditioned dining hall, with some meals eaten as families, and others mingled with new found friends at the retreat or camp. The meals are basic “camp” fare…nothing fancy, but hardy food. We can accommodate some food allergies, but we ask families to bring food for exceptional food allergies. Families take turns cleaning up of dishes after each meal.
Chapel: the heated and air conditioned chapel is the site of many of the group sessions and Mass. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at least twice during each retreat or camp. Morning and Evening Prayer are both an integral part of the programs, and are often enjoyed outdoors.
The Retreat and Camp Teams: consist of Lay and Religious Marianists dedicated to strengthening family bonds and offering family faith formation that include fun, laughter, prayer, and relaxation.
Housing is in the Main House, in private rooms, and bathrooms and showers on the same hallway.