Recharge Men’s Retreat


Every story of how each of our families got to where we are today is entirely unique. As different as our families are, perhaps there is something we as husbands and fathers share. It is the desire to do what is right for our wives and children and, ultimately, our God and the realization that it is very, very hard.

Recharge is an opportunity for husbands and fathers to step out of the chaos called everyday life and be encouraged. It won’t add items to your to-do list or call out where you may be falling short. Instead, our hope is for men to be reminded that they matter and that they can be powerful nurturers and hope-givers to their families.

Whether you are just starting out in your fostering or adoption journey or completed your family years ago, you belong here. Register to join 35 men at our November 9th-11th retreat at the beautiful Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center nestled on 80 acres of woodland in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (approximately 90 minutes west of Philadelphia and 30 minutes east of Hershey). Registration is $289 and includes cabin housing for two nights, all five meals, and all activities and programming.


Thursday, November 9th
4:00pm Registration starts
6:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Series 1
9:30pm Unplugged {campfire gathering}

Friday, November 10th
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am Series 2
11:00am Time to Recharge Independently
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Time to Recharge Corporately
5:30pm Dinner
7:00pm Series 3
9:00pm Unplugged {campfire gathering}

Saturday, November 11th
8:30am Series 4
9:30am Breakfast
11:00am Sent out

About the key speaker, Jeff Nitz:
Jeff has spent the past 30 years working in the field of child welfare social work with experience in foster care, residential treatment, foster care adoption, international and domestic infant adoption as well as Safe Families For Children. For the past 21 years, he has served in various capacities for Bethany Christian Services, most recently as the Sr. Vice-President of Adoption and Family Services. And, he is excited now to be transitioning into leadership at Patrick Henry Family Services in Lynchburg, Virginia. Jeff has been married for over 30 years to his college sweetheart, Cheryl, who is the founder and director of The Attachment & Bonding Center of PA. Together, they are the parents of four adult children ages 24 to 38, two of whom were adopted.