Fall Family Retreat


Retreat and Refuel

in the Sacramento Mountains

October 18-20, 2019

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:15

This year will be the 16th annual CAPE Fall Family Retreat. Come help us celebrate this great milestone!  We designed this weekend to balance fellowship, inspiration, information, fun, interaction, and even rest and relaxation!

We are families encouraging families, and we want to make sure every family has the information and encouragement they need to follow the Lord. We also want the opportunity to become better acquainted, build friendships, and learn how to serve you and your family more effectively. The time together is always blessed and is a great time to recharge halfway between the CAPE annual conventions.

There will be a fabulous program for all of the children (who are able to be away from Mom and Dad) that will run concurrently with all the scheduled adult sessions. This program teaches the children biblical truths, as well as provides a weekend full of entertainment and fun! The teens who attend have always been a great help with the children’s program and find themselves enjoying every minute. Any teen is also welcome to attend the sessions with their parents. It is our policy to require all older children to be with their parents if they do not wish to assist with the children’s program.

The children’s program is designed and supervised entirely by a homeschool graduate and homeschooled youth accountable to the CAPE Board, and is similar to a weekend of Vacation Bible School. It will include music, lessons, crafts, interactive stories, snacks, and games.

For more information, please contact the Fall Family Retreat Coordinator at retreat@cape-nm.org.


Make your reservation with Sacramento directly by going online to: https://sacramentoassembly.campbrainregistration.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fHome%2fLanding


Fill out their form and mail it in. You will let them know your room and meal needs when you register.

*****Important***** Space will be limited, so remember to register early!

This is CAPE’s gift to you to come and enjoy some family time and fellowship. You will only need to pay for food and lodging to the Sacramento camp.



Pastor Neil Ortiz became a Christian in July 1993 while visiting Palm Springs, California, where friends of Calvary Church led him to faith in Christ. After returning to New Mexico the following week, he joined those same friends at Calvary Church and has been a part that church family ever since. He graduated from the Calvary School of Ministry in 1995 and their Shepherd’s School for training in pastoral ministry in 1996. He has served his home church in various capacities during his twenty-five years of ministry, twenty-two of which have been as a full-time staff member of the church. Pastor Skip Heitzig added him to the pastoral team in 2000, and he was ordained in 2001. He now serves as chief pastoral officer, providing executive leadership for most of the pastors, deacons, and directors of the church’s 160 staff members and 15,000-plus people who call Calvary Church their home. Neil and his wife, Jackie, have three daughters that they—mostly mom—have home-educated since the beginning: Jaden Sage (15), Julia Tess (12), and Suri Joy (8).

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 18

3:00 PM Registration Begins

5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner

6:45 PM Evening Session

7:40 PM   Family activity (in the Gym)

8:30 PM Fellowship 


Saturday, October 19

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:05 AM Morning Session

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Town Hall

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 5:15 PM Free time/Activity time

5:30 – 6:30 PM Dinner

6:45 – 8:30 Men/Women Breakout session

8:30 Men pick up kids in Gym


Sunday, October 20

8:00 AM Breakfast

9:15 AM Kids report to Children’s Program

9:30 AM Children’s Presentation / Devotion

11:00 AM Family Pack up Time (Dismissal)

12:00 PM Optional Lunch (last meal before home)

The children will be at the children’s program for most of session time and breakouts.



The fees for activities will be payed for on Friday at registration directly to Sacramento Camp.  Due to limited space for the ATV’s and the horseback, you must reserve with CAPE prior to October 19th.

Friday October 18

  • 2:30 – 4:00                             ATVs (guided) (min 2; max approx. 4-8)

$35 single rider; $45 2-seater, Restrictions: 16 to drive; 12 to ride


Saturday October 19

  • 1:00 – 2:30                             Fling Thing (min of 6; max of 30)

$5 person; Restrictions: Min 40 lbs.; Max 200 lbs.

  • 1:00 – 3:00                             Giant Swing (min of 6; max of 20)

$5 person; Restrictions: must be about 7 yrs. old or able to fit in harness

  • 2:30 – 4:00                             Archery (min of 6; max of 12)

$10 person; Restrictions: Able to operate a bow, about 10 yrs. old

  • 3:00 – 5:00                             Zip Line (min of 12; max of 20)

$5 person; Restrictions: 10 yrs. old

  • 4:00 – 5:30                             Roller Skating (min of 10) / RC Cars (min of 4)

RC cars $5 per battery, Skating $3 per skates in kid’s size 4 – men’s size 13

  • 1:00 – 5:00                             Paddle Boats

$2 per boat


Sunday October 20

  • 1:00 – 2:30                             Horseback(guided) (min of 4; max of 12)

$25 per person; Restrictions: Over 7 yrs. old


Should you have any questions, email: retreat@cape-nm.org

Additional information regarding Sacramento Camp & Conference Center, click here.

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