Restoration International

Restoring individuals, marriages, and families to God since 1989

Northwest Family Retreat (NWFR)


2020 Dates:

July 8-11, 2020


Upper Columbia Academy
3025 E Spangle Waverly Rd
Spangle, WA 99031




Tom & Alane Waters

Tom & Alane are passionate about seeking God's will for their lives and sharing His love and life changing power with others.   They left the popular culture of the day - thriving medical carers and advancement, bigger home, new car and worldly entertainment to seek a real, personal and vital connection with God, realizing it was the culture of His Word and His will that really mattered.   Being in ministry for over 30 years, they continue to have a zeal for God's Word to be the light that guides us in our day to day life.  They continue to give their all to hasten the coming of Christ and experience eternity in His Culture.


Alexander & Allison Fowler

Alexander & Allison have a passion for God and people, beginning right in their own home first.  They have three young children and are daily in the active parenting role implementing Biblical principles in their home, teaching their children to love and obey Jesus.  They have been involved in youth ministry, community outreach and helped start a church plant which is vibrantly growing.  They love to share the joy of having a personal relationship with God and His effect in real life.   Alexander is a full-time Physical Therapist and Allison (Tom & Alane's oldest daughter) is a full-time wife and mommy at home.  You will be blessed and encouraged by hearing their experience of God's guidance and grace.



Isaac & Emily Schlittenhart

Isaac & Emily live in the northwest with their three young children. Isaac is a software engineer and works from home for a Midwest-based company. Emily is happy to be able to be a full-time mommy and homemaker. They feel blessed to be involved in their local church and are desirous to share the love of Jesus with others. They had the opportunity to travel to Cuba with the family where they were able to share the gospel during a week-long series. As great as it is to travel and share, they also appreciate and are challenged by the daily opportunities they have to show Jesus in their marriage and as parents. If it doesn't work at home, it's not the real deal! 


Retreat Hosts:






Vernon & Karina Pettey and Family


525 Moose Creek Rd

Polebridge, MT 59928


Welcome to Northwest Family Retreat (NWFR) on the beautiful Upper Columbia Academy Campus. If you plan to attend NWFR day events Wednesday – Friday, you MUST register whether you are staying on campus or not. Registration fee includes a time-sensitive link to download all National Family Retreat presentations or a thumb drive. It is not refundable. 


Guests attending EVENING MEETINGS OR SABBATH ONLY events, please sign in at registration on arrival. There is NO registration fee for Sabbath Day Guests UNLESS you choose to purchase meals. A time-sensitive link or thumb drive of all National Family Retreat presentations is NOT provided.




Please check in at Registration located in the Gym (#6) upon arrival and BEFORE setting up camp. Registration opens at 1pm on Wednesday. Please DO NOT arrive on campus early without Host approval. Our last meeting is Sabbath evening, Sunday morning after breakfast we finish Gym clean up. The Gym closes at 11am and all guests must be off campus at noon.




Discounted Registration (April 1-April 30) 

Family:         $45 

Single Adult:     $35 


Standard Registration (May 1-June 30) 

Family:         $55 

Single Adult:     $40


Late Registration (July 1-11) 

Family:         $75

Single Adult:     $50


Sabbath Only Registration with Meals (Register Online)

Family:        $10

Single Adult:    $5


Sabbath Only Attendance NO MEALS (Sign in at Registration on arrival)

Family:         No Charge

Single Adult:     No Charge





Pitch your tent, bring an RV or stay in the dorm. Upper Columbia Academy offers options to fit any budget! You will be able to select your lodging when you register. Review the Campus Map for locations of various lodging options.                            


Tent Camping (The BIG Tent)

Campers pitch their tents on the “Ballfield” east of the gym. Gym restrooms and shower facilities are open between 5:30am and 9:30pm for use. There is an outdoor pavilion with picnic tables and trash cans. NO campfires are allowed. Vehicles may be driven on the field to unload/load and then should be parked in the parking spaces between the gym and the ballfield. Outdoor toilets are provided for night use.

Fees:    $5 per night, per sleeping tent


RV Parking (West of #3)

RVer’s may choose their site at the RV Park located just west of the cafeteria. RV hook-ups (water/sewer/power) are not provided. RVer’s use gym restrooms and shower facilities between 5:30am and 9:30pm. Outdoor toilets are provided for night use.

Fees:    $15 per night, per RV

        $5 per night, per sleeping tent (must have a RV to pitch a tent in the RV area)










Support Northwest Family Retreat

Family Retreats are funded by freewill offerings.  Please consider making a one time or recurring contribution here online.  Go to the Support page.


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2019 dates & links

March 13-16, 2019 Northeast
April 3-7, 2019 National (Oklahoma)
May 15-18, 2019 California
July 3-7, 2019 Northwest
July 24-27, 2019 Colorado 
September 11-15, 2019 Virginia
October 9-12, 2019 Indiana