2018 Retreats
February 22–24 (Speakers: Jeff & Colleen McQueary)
November 1–3
November 8–10

Couples' retreats provide a time for couples to renew their relationship, retreat from hectic schedules, rejoice in God’s goodness throughout the past year, and reflect on decisions needed for the upcoming year—an indispensable time of communication, giving, loving, and time spent together.


Benefits to the Camper: five sessions designed to speak directly to the roles of husband and wife, each will be directed toward decisions that will strengthen their marriage, godly parenting is a secondary goal; private cottages for each couple complete with bathroom, shower, sink, and Old West charm; activities that encourage communication and interaction with one another; cost includes all meals and western cottage lodging with the works; retreat is long enough to be a getaway, yet short enough to make it possible to get time off work and babysitters.


Benefits to the Church: a strong couple provides stability for the church, and this retreat allows the speaker to deal with topics that may be too specific for a church service; the pastor and his wife have the opportunity to be with other couples without the distraction of children and/or a busy schedule; churches have a great opportunity to sponsor an unsaved or struggling couple—the length of this camp allows couples to build relationships with others in the church, so it's an excellent way to get new couples involved and connected to the rest of the church group.


Highlights: lantern-lit banquet featuring barbecued tri-tip hot off the grill with skits following the meal; open schedule on Friday evening allows time alone or fellowship with other couples; the Couples’ Challenge encourages a couple to work together and enjoy a non-skill competition with other couples; the couples’ activity following Friday lunch is designed to encourage easy conversation; travel to and from camp allows uninterrupted time for conversation and time together.

Final schedule will be available at registration upon arrival.
  4:00 Registration opensplease do not arrive early
  6:00 Dinner
  7:30 Session
  8:45 Couples' Consideration
  9:15 Activities
  10:30 Activities Close
  8:00 Breakfast
  8:45 Session
  9:45 Couples' Consideration
  10:15 Couples' Challenge
  11:15 Session
  Noon Couples' Consideration
  12:30 Lunch
  1:00 Activities
  4:30 Session
  5:30 Couples' Consideration
  6:30 Banquet and Skits
  8:30 Activities
  10:30 Activities Close
  6:00 Soldier Mountain Hike
  7:30 Pony Espresso Opens
  8:45 Session
  9:45 Couples' Consideration
  10:15 Brunch
  10:45 Departure

Thanks for visiting!  Please contact us if you have any questions.

49191 Cherokee Road      Newberry Springs, CA  92365
E-mail: info@ironwood.org     Phone: 760.257.3503     Fax: 760.652.4808