The All-Parish Retreat is an important annual event in our parish’s collective life because it gives us the chance to spend time with one another in a beautiful, relaxed, mountain setting away from our busy lives.  For more than 30 years, those who have attended the retreat have enjoyed the experience immensely.  People who knew each other only vaguely come to know each other well and become friends.  This natural community-building happens spontaneously during meals, the Saturday afternoon hike/activity, during free time, sitting around the fireplace, completing a puzzle, or through any number of informal ways.  Our chosen venue, Thousand Pines in Crestline, is a great place for children, with lots of outdoor space to run around and equipment to play on.



Arrival and getting settled

After dinner (on your own): free time


8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Children’s activities with camp staff

12:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m.
Group trip to Crestline, then hikes and activities

5:00 p.m.
Social hour

6:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Adult discussion


8:00 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
Holy Eucharist

12:00 p.m.
Lunch and depart


The location of Thousand Pines gives everyone several possibilities for attending and participating in the Parish Retreat. 

Thousand Pines

359 Thousand Pines Road, Crestline, CA

Staying On Site

Depending on participation we anticipate being able to have families in their own room.  Those willing to share with others are welcome to do that. Each room has ten bunks and each room has its own bath room including shower. 

Staying Off Site

It is possible for those who wish to lodge off site at the various motels and bed & breakfasts in Crestline and the surrounding communities, and come on site for the meals, program, and activities. People interested in this can go online to find what is available.


Being that the camp is only 65 miles from COA. It is possible to drive up for the day and go home in the evening.


On site: Adults - $145.00, Children - $45.00

Off site: $70.00 each

Saturday only:  $50.00 each

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bags or bedding
  • Pillows
  • Warm clothes
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Board games
  • Puzzles
  • Toys and books for children
  • Nursery monitors
  • Reading books
  • Flashlights
  • Hiking shoes
  • Food and beverages to share

If you have questions please contact Fr. Gaestel at


Please print, fill out, and return the registration form below with your fee to Fr. Gaestel.