Joni & Friends Family Retreat
Wanda Olson

Joni and Friend's Family Retreats at Mission Springs in Scott's Valley offer a haven for special needs families. Here, families are cared for, encouraged, and rejuvenated in a Christ centered, fully accessible camp environment. Each Retreat site provides worship, teaching, fun, age-appropriate activities and cultivates meaningful connections with families who understand the challenges of life with disability.

Several Holy Cross members have served at the family camp.  You can help by volunteering as a Short Term Missionary (STM).  An STM serves as a companion to a child or adult with a disability or to a typical sibling.  In this role, your job is to be their friend for the week, giving the gift of your time and love. You’ll join your assigned family for meals and a wide variety of program activities. Following the afternoon free time of about an hour and a half, you will rejoin your family for evening activities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Art Larson or Wanda Olson.

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