“Grandparent Retreat: Building Memories” is a new resource available to help older adults and elementary-aged children gather across generations. Participants will enjoy exploring and discovering together through a variety of activities.

The guide creates opportunities to spend time growing together, learning, playing, sharing, and exploring God’s word and world. The activities meet campers where they are on their faith journey, both young and young-at-heart.

Retreats provide a chance for grandparents to get away with grandchildren, getting to know them better, sharing experiences together, and creating memories. Participants build upon a relationship that might feel different in other settings with other family members around or across a distance.

The program can be adapted for nonfamilial groups by eliminating the grandparent/grandchild titles.

This retreat module was developed by Presbyterian Church Camp and Conference Association/Campfire Collective and POAMN in collaboration with the Office of Christian Formation in the Presbyterian Mission Agency.

Download the free guide.


This article originally was published on the PC(USA) website. It was reprinted with permission in the 2024 Older Adult Ministry Planning Guide.