What is the Dress Code?
We want you to be
formal COMFY! The dress code is totally casual. This is your time to be with friends, relax, learn and be comfortable.
Do I have to buy a Tshirt?
No! But we do take a group photo on Saturday, so if you want to blend in maybe where pastel pink this year or something complimentary. Or neon green. Totally your call! You’re on vacation!
Can I bring my kids?
Sure. If you leave them in the hotel with some Disney and snacks. Seriously, we love kids, ummmm we are are homeschool Moms. But this retreat is for moms only. Women will be leading in song, prayer, teaching, etc. so there are no dads allowed. If you are a nursing Mom your babe is welcome. We have no child care provided. We have the standard Cradle Roll room downstairs and a changing table upstairs with rockers.
What if I have food allergies?
We understand! There will be a GF option if you request one when catered lunch boxes are ordered. Please message us closer to time for specific menu items. We also have two refrigerators in the Fellowship Hall and you are welcome to use those to stash any item you bring from home as well as use the microwave/stove/etc.
What if I want to come but I don’t want to room alone? I don’t want to drive alone?
Never fear We are here to give you a 100% satisfaction guarantee! Please email us or contact us and we will be happy to connect you with other sisters who desire a roommate or a carpool partner if possible.
I’m new. What should I expect?
Each person will be assigned a number. You will be called upon at our first session to give a two minute speech on why you chose to homeschool. Just kidding. You will find the Retreat to be a fun time for all, but no pressure to be out of your comfort zone unless you want to be! We will have speakers address the whole group, panel discussions where you can ask questions, informal social time, and breakout sessions where you can be in small group where you can choose a class suited for your needs. You may come a newbie, but you will leave with a very large family supporting you.
Can I bring my friend? She is really cool, and she is a homeschool mom, but she is not a member of the church?
Our goal at the COCHE Retreat is to be able to freely share and discuss as sisters in Christ and for that reason, this is limited to members of the church of Christ (hence the name) There are so many opportunities to socialize and learn from friends at other times as well as encourage them and open doors for the gospel. This Retreat however, remains a COCHE Retreat..
What if I am told Registration is full?
Let Vicky know you would like to be put on the waiting list. Things change!
What if I have to back out?
We understand. Sick kids happens. Conflicting calendars happen. If you cancel thirty days prior to our event, we will refund our money and allow someone else to register in your place. If you cancel less than thirty days, we are unable to refund you and it will be considered a donation. We still have to pay a caterer, pay for supplies, reimburse our speakers for travel, etc. We truly hope you understand.
This seems like an amazing Retreat! However, I cannot attend due to (insert issue). How can I help?
Pray Pray for our speakers by name. Pray for our efforts to encourage Moms on this journey towards Heaven! You may also donate (There is a donate button on our website) so we can help moms attend who may be in a financial pinch, or just to help us have some wiggle room in the budget! We even welcome donations from proud grandparents or happy husbands! You can also donate LOL.