Back to All Events

Men's Retreat 2019 @ Forest Home in Ojai

  • Forest Home - Ojai 655 Burnham Road Oak View, CA, 93022 United States (map)

How to Register:

There’s a two-step process. We have a short registration form that you can submit your payment through, and our retreat center needs your medical information in case of an emergency.

Scholarships available - contact Pastor Doug (

Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 11

Final Registration Deadline: September 10

Men's Retreat is a great opportunity to grow closer to God and fellowship with other men during a beautiful and relaxing weekend. John Rittenhouse, Senior Pastor of Living Spring Church (Free Methodist) in Garden Grove, California will be our guest speaker.

John Rittenhouse graduated from Westmont College with a business degree. After 16 years in import / export he was called to full time ministry and is now the lead pastor at Living Spring Church in Garden Grove. Living Spring specializes in ministering to the community in tangible ways. John married his high school sweetheart, Lisa, and has been married for 30 years. He has two married girls and a son that is a freshman at Grand Canyon University. John has his Masters in Pastoral Studies in Leadership from APU. He loves family, sports, working in the garage, music, his dog and Tom Brady. Yes. Tom Brady.

Our theme this year will be: “Gideon - Living in the mystery of how God sees and uses us “ Join us as we explore the life of this imperfect man who trusted God and how we do the same.

Early Bird Deadline to save on lodging is 08/11/2019:
Tent - $155
Cabin - $190

After 8/11/2019:
Tent - $175
Cabin - $205


Begins Friday, September 13 — Check-in starts at 4pm and dinner is at 6:30 pm.
Ends Sunday, September 15 — Last event is worship and communion at 11 am.


Forest Home—Ojai Valley, 655 Burnham Road, Oak View, CA  93022

**We are unable to refund any cancellations, but you may transfer your reservation to someone else. Please inform Denzyl Balram, of changes to your reservation.**

Housing Options

Cabin - FHO

Cabins - Community-style bunk bed housing with shared bathrooms. Four separate sleeping rooms with air condition and heaters. Adirondack chairs sit comfortably on the outside porches.


Tent Cabin - FHO

Tent Cabins - Canvas-sided raised tents with screen door and windows. Bunk bed style with electricity. Outside decks clustered in intimate tent groups of 2, 4 and 6 near community bathhouses.