Registration remains open until we're full. 

"You Were Born for MORE" During retreat sessions, we give parents a chance to attend the retreat sessions while your children have fun, too. Miss Kimberly will be teaching kids Psalms 139 Bible study, do fun crafts, take them to the game room to play, and they can win prizes. Kids have their own fun time and meeting room. The game room includes an arcade, pool table, foosball, air hockey and board games. No babysitting services are provided at the retreat.  Parents and kids stay in their own family cabin. Join us and build awesome memories with your children at the retreat!

Miss Kimberly 

Children's Teacher

Kayshannique Collie

Author & Motivational Speaker 

"Discover Your Purpose and Soar through Life with a Fervent Spirit" Kayshannique will be teaching from her book. You'll  discover three questions you must answer in this lifetime. God created each human being for a specific purpose and the sooner you discover what that purpose is the sooner you will live a more happier and fulfilled life. I will be discussing “The Importance of Living In Purpose” and “The 7 Keys To Soar Through Life With A Fervent Spirit.”   Read Bio

2015 SUMMERFEST Retreat Lineup


Adventure Retreat

  • 5 Delicious Meals Included

  • Inspirational Speakers & Workshops

  • ​Praise & Worship Band
  • Women & Men's Panel

  • Free-Time Fun Group Activities

  • Fun Drama Skit  "Borne Identity"
  • Choose to Stay in Cabins or Yurts

  • Invite Your Single Friends

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August 21-23, 2015


Singles Adventure Retreat 

  Register Online, By Mail or Call Us –  (951) 440-4201

The retreat is an inter-denominational faith-based retreat where all singles and ages are welcome. We have a few 20-somethings and most ages 30's 40's 50's 60's where you'll find a great experience and many new friendships in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Blaine Carman, M.A., Marriage Family Therapist

Speaker, Author, Dating Coach, Relationship Counselor

With nearly 40 years of experience, Myles Gentzkow is a highly accomplished ministry leader, strong communicator, pastor, Bible teacher, certified life coach and keynote speaker for singles retreats and conferences. He is a main speaker for San Diego’s largest singles outreach “First Friday" and currently teaches a men's Bible study weekly. read more

As a Success Strategist, Lifestyle Evangelist, and Change Catalyst, Kristine Gunn is an interactive motivational speaker who inspires men and women to break through disappointment, patterns, and beliefs about the past to create a vibrant new future – whether that’s a new relationship, an “all in” faith life, or the realization of a bold new dream.  read more

Don't know anyone?

Meet and make new friendships. We are happy to find roommates for you or request to room with your friends.

Carpool coordination begins across Southern California before the retreat!

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You were born for MORE! You’ll hear encouraging messages by retreat speakers, Kristine Gunn and Myles Gentzkow. God saw you, formed you and established your BORNE IDENTITY and mission in life before you were even born. Get ready to be prepared for purpose, passion and God’s power!    Psalms 139

Wanna getaway? Then join Christian singles for an adventure retreat, Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23. We'll embark on the 3rd Annual SUMMERFEST Adventure Retreat held at beautiful Thousand Pines Retreat Center, less than one mile from Lake Gregory. Beat the heat in cooler temps!

Come be encouraged with the theme "BORNE IDENTITY" based on Psalms 139. You were born for MORE! 

The retreat is less than 1 1/2 hours from Orange County, Los Angeles and other locations. We provide carpool coordination before the retreat across So Cal.

You'll hear inspirational speakers, Kristine Gunn and Myles Gentzkow, a men and women's panel, relevant workshop teachers, contemporary praise and worship, ministry and prayer, devotional time, and many fun optional activities during your free time. 

Thousand Pines is 255-acres of mountain trails that with pine trees, cooler temperatures and blue skies in the San Bernardino National Forest. 

Thousand Pines Christian Conference Center, 359 Thousand Pines Road, Crestline, CA 92391. Map Directions. Written Directions.

Get registered for this singles and single parent families retreat. Check out the photos below!

Visit the Questions & Answers page and view the retreat schedule click here.

"Discover Yourself: Become a Kingdom Courter." What is the difference between Dating and Courting? Dana will teach on the 15 Tips to Consider for Successful Courting and discuss dating, loneliness, establishing boundaries, having realistic expectations in a relationship,  keeping your standards and be what you want  to attract. These are only a few of the topics Dana will explore. Read Bio

"Finding Your Identity for Healthy Relationships" This workshop will help you discover who you are when you encounter times of loss, such as, relationship, divorce or health. We can get spiritual amnesia forgetting who we are because of our past or a bad breakup. We need to go back and find out, who am I? God wants us to become who He made us to be. We can find our own identity in Christ and not be defined by someone else or by our past, but ready for healthy relationships.   Read Bio

"Identity Guard: Scripture Singspiration" To know scripture is to know God’s thoughts. Scripture Singspiration is simply singing songs based on scripture. So we can sing to learn God’s thoughts.I will share about finding a love for God’s Word through song and how they have affected my life and can affect your own life. I'll even share a few of my song favorites. Read Bio

Dana Tyler

Author & Speaker 

Gilbert Aronot

Speaker & Worship Leader

Thousand Pines Retreat Center near Lake Gregory

It's going to be a beautiful weekend with fantastic weather at the retreat!

Thousand Pines features ping pong, hammocks for relaxing, horseshoes or settle in a swing around the fire pit. The Malt Shop and the Big Oak Cafe will open for snacks and refreshments. On Friday night, we'll have some fun in the Malt Shop for dancing while enjoying a milk shake and fellowship. On Saturday night, a bonfire and s'mores or night hike.

There are a wide variety of optional fun free-time activities, take a nap or relax in a hammock! You can choose from day and night hiking. Climb the 322' rock wall with 3 skill levels and soar 400' through the trees at 20 miles per hour. Take a 30 minute mountain bike guided tour; team-building confidence ropes course; frisbee golf; archery or BB gun ranges; paintball; skate park; swimming pool; game room; water sports at Lake Gregory and more. A small fee is charged for some of the optional activities.

Kids will have a blast with other children during retreat sessions giving parents their own personal time. And, parents have their own family cabin.

Cabins or Yurts Cost is low for the retreat weekend and includes 5 delicious meals; $165 per person for cabins or $149 per person for yurts. Child (age 3-17) $125 per person. More than one child $110 per person. Register here.

View a map of Thousand Pines click here.

Adventure or Relaxation?

You decide what you'd like to do on your free time. Thousand Pines offers many amenities and a chance to getaway, grow closer in your relationship with God and meet new singles that will be attending this awesome retreat. And, yes, there are hammocks to lounge in center camp. You're going to love it here!


Myles Gentzkow 

Retreat Speaker


Jim Gray Band
Contemporary Praise Worship

Experience contemporary praise & worship with the new Jim Gray Band. Jim Gray, lead vocalist (acoustic guitar), Gonzalez Elicia (lead guitar), Gary Travis (backup vocals), Chris Fox (bass), Mark Luther (drums), Tina Coleman (keyboard) and Eric Pulcifer (harmonica). Get closer to God through your worship experience in Jensen Chapel.


Kristine Gunn

Retreat Speaker


Registration will remain 

open until we're full

It's not too late to register! We are looking forward to beautiful weather and an exciting retreat. LADIES SPOTS are filling up and  MEN'S SPOTS are still open. For questions, call Laurie at 951-440-4201.

Denise Byrd

Teacher & Speaker 

"Dating On Purpose” - Morning Breakout Session
Do you find that when you do things with clear intention and purpose, you achieve better results? Do you also find the “higher” the purpose is, the more rewarding and enjoyable it is?  The same principles apply to dating.  God designed each of us for a unique purpose.  Why not integrate that with both how and who we choose to date?  In this interactive workshop, Blaine Carman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Author and Dating Coach, will provide you with tools and strategies to get clear on your purpose in dating and how to use dating to serve the Higher Purpose of serving God!  Read Bio

"The 9 Questions that Help You Discover Your Life Purpose”  - Afternoon Session

​Why Are You Really Here and What Are You Supposed to Be Doing? Learn how to apply Nine Questions to help you gain clarity on what's really important in life. God made these questions known to Blaine Carman, when he almost lost his life climbing to the summit of Mount Shasta, one of the highest Mountains in the U.S. Blaine will share his story, as published in his 2012 book "My Miracle on Mount Shasta, Nine Questions that Answer a Life", in this interactive workshop. He will show you how these questions can help you transform key areas of your life to fully live out God's purpose for you.