NCHE 2016 Moms' Retreat: Heidi St. John

Enjoy a moms' retreat in the mountains, September 30 - ­October 1

Spend a refreshing weekend with other homeschooling mothers, recharging your energy levels and refocusing your priorities. Join us at Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain.

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$75 per person, lunch included.
NOTE: Price does not include accommodations.
Deadline to register extended to Sept. 25.



Our speaker will be Heidi St. John. Heidi has been married to her husband Jay since 1989. Together they have seven children and one grandson! The St. Johns' children range in age from under five to adult. They have homeschooled the kids all the way through high school.

A favorite conference and radio speaker, Heidi approaches marriage and parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to be who God has created them to be will bless and encourage you. Heidi is the author of The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Romance: Nurturing Your Marriage Through the Homeschool Years. Her second book, The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight, was released early in 2012. She is the creator of a journal for moms called Words Along the Way: A Busy Mom’s Journal which emphasizes the joys of journaling through the journey of motherhood.


7:30 p.m.Session 1: Becoming MomStrong
8:00-8:45 a.m.Breakfast (for those staying at the facility)
9:00-10:15 a.m.Session 2: The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide™ to Daylight: How to Fit Your Size 16 Day Into a Size 10
 a.m.Need to be checked out from room.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 noonSession 3: R.E.A.L. L.I.F.E. Homeschooling
12:30-1:15 p.m.Lunch
2:15-3:30 p.m.Session 4--Lessons from Esther: Peace in Times of Fear
3:45-4:45 p.m.Session 5: Q&A with Heidi




The 2016 NCHE Moms' Retreat will be held at:

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
84 Blue Ridge Circle
Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 669-8422  Fax (828) 669-8497

The retreat center's direct link to register for a room




Retreat attendees are responsible for booking their own rooms in one of three buildings: The Blue Ridge Center, Asheville Hall or Eureka Hall. There are two accommodation types: Hotel and Historic/Economy.  The retreat center's direct link to register for a room is now available.

  • Hotel Style: Single Occupancy ($101) and Double Occupancy ($58)
    • Each room in Blue Ridge Center is equipped with air conditioning, telephones, two double beds, and private baths. The building has fifty rooms, housing a total of 200 people and is available year-round. We have handicapped accessible rooms available and elevator access to all floors. The dining hall is located in this building, as well as administrative offices and guest services desk.

    • Asheville Hall’s main porch overlooks one of our bubbling mountain streams and provides convenient access to the pool and dining hall. Total capacity is 137 people with forty rooms consisting of two double beds, two single beds, or one single and one double bed.  There are handicap accessible rooms in this facility. Availability is year-round; all rooms have air-conditioning and private bath.

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  • Historic/Economy: Single Occupancy ($59) and Double Occupancy ($37)
    • Completed in 1912, the original landmark building - Eureka Hall - provides the best view of the mountain.  The building is open from May to September and houses 400 guests in rooms of two single beds or bunk beds.  There are 58 rooms with private bathrooms and 89 with shared hall bathrooms. Air-conditioning is only provided by the cool mountain breezes blowing through open windows. Mainly used by large youth conferences, Eureka Hall also provides rooms for those groups who want a basic, budget-friendly option for their guests.

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