2015 Retreat is ON!!!

Registration for the Fall Retreat is almost ready!

[update – it’s READY – click here to REGISTER]

We are so excited for our community to gather again November 5th – 9th!  This year we are making some changes to the schedule with the goals of:

  • RadRetreatMaximizing the support attendees receive during the Retreat
  • Helping new folks assimilate into the group more easily and
  • Enabling ALL of our Radiant Community to get the most out of the workshops, activities AND just being together!

As we finalize registration details, we wanted to go ahead and announce prices so everyone can plan their finances accordingly.   In order to make the Retreat happen, we’ve had to raise some of the prices a smidge.  But don’t worry!  There are still plenty of opportunities available to reduce the fees for your family.

Since it’s its inception in 2013, we have tried to keep the Radiant Retreat affordable for as many families as possible.  So the prices started out very low compared to other conferences. We want you to know that we have wrestled with the numbers to keep it as affordable as possible, but due to everything that is involved in putting on the Retreat, we feel that the prices this year are still very fair for everyone.  The organizers make a considerable investment of time, energy, expertise and money to plan and execute the Retreat, and the prices must support that.

We also want to highlight the fact that this event takes a considerable amount of COMMUNITIY EFFORT to make it happen because we don’t have a hotel staff taking care of us and the facilities like many other conferences.  We have to take care of it ALL – and that’s what’s so great about the Radiant Community – the way members step up to help where help is needed!

In 2013, when I was planning our stay at Cleburne State Park, the Rangers said that because our group would be over 50% kids, the park would be littered with trash by the end of the weekend and they were sure that “something would get torn up” because middle school aged kids were included.  I assured them that our group would not be typical in that manner and they just laughed.  Sure enough, the “Radiant Tribe” was very respectful of the grounds and facilities and we proved those Rangers wrong!

The Radiant Tribe IS remarkable and EVERYONE’S contributions make the Retreat GREAT!

So here are the prices so you can plug them into your budget.  If it turns out that you need “Tuition Assistance” you can apply for Radiant Staff jobs here in exchange for Registration Credits to reduce your fees.

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Early Bird (until June 30)Regular Price (until Oct 31)Late Registration – Space PermittingAt the Door
First 4 Household Members$50 each$60 each$70 each$80 each
Household Members #5 – 8 (including grandparents)$25 each$30 each$35 each$40 each
Kids 3 and under who will NOT attend Kid Village ChildcareFreeFreeFreeFree
Single Day Pass (per person) $25 each


LodgingNightly Price
Private Campsites – Screened Shelter, Tent, RV – (up to 8 people)$25-$35per SITE
Group Campsite – Tent Only$9per TENT
Bunkhouse – Heat & AC – Bathrooms Adjoining$10per PERSON

Click here to learn more about the different Lodging Options.
Click here for MORE lodging options for NON-CAMPERS.

Please contact the Radiant Team if you have questions about the Retreat, and keep an eye out for registration in the next few days so you can take advantage of the Early Bird prices!

Heaps of Love,
Christina and your Radiant Team
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Food at the Retreat

Below is the food info for this year’s RAD Retreat! 

Each family will be responsible for their own food at the Retreat, BUT we do have plans for some optional community dining!

We are having a Community Pot-Luck on Thursday night and there are options for you to purchase a few Catered Meals throughout the weekend as well as delicious smoothies and serious coffee available each day.

Dining Hall

  • Cook a pot of your famous chili at home, freeze it and bring it down to camp on Thursday
  • OR bring a side dish or dessert to share
  • Please bring a serving spoon and be sure to label it with your name!

We will have plugs for crock-pots if you want to bring your chili and plug it in earlier in the day.  There is also a stove to heat up a stock pot. We will gather at 6pm in the Dining Hall (It’s the building between the “Men’s Barracks” and “Women’s Barracks” on the map – pick up a map at the Ranger Station when you enter the park or view online here).

2014JuiceBarMenu COFFEE and SMOOTHIE BAR Dining Hall

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Breakfast & Lunchtime
Freshly ground, organic & fair trade coffee will be brewed with a french press each morning.
Delicious, fresh, whole food smoothies will be available during breakfast and lunch time.
We will also have some snacks like nuts, Kashi bars and fruit snacks for sale (no artificial stuff in the snacks.)
Purchase Radiant Bucks now to enjoy these goodies at the Retreat!

CATERED MEALS – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Alex Walters catered for us last year and this year he will be doing dinner Friday and Saturday nights.
For Sunday lunch Lisa Ruiz (our amazing caterer from the first RAD Retreat) will be making delicious soups and we will have sandwich and salad fixings as well.  See the full menus below.


Friday Dinner – $11 Adults, $6 Kids
Grilled Portabella (V)
Buns or Lettuce Wraps 
Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Pickles
Roasted Corn (V)
Grilled Asparagus (V)
Deviled Potato Salad (V)

Saturday Dinner – $11 Adults, $6 Kids

Grilled Chicken
Fajita Veggies – Zuccini, Squash, Bell Pepper, Tomato, Mushroom & Onion (V)
Flour or Corn Tortillas
Lettuce Wraps for wheat-free option
Charro Beans (V)
Spanish Rice (V)
Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Salsa & Sour Cream

Sunday Lunch – $11 Adults, $6 Kids
Soups, Salad and Sandwiches!
Split Pea soup (Vegan)
Butternut Squash soup (Paleo/GF)
Loaded Baked Potato/Broccoli soup (GF)
Salad and Sandwich Fixin’s
include meat and veggie and gluten free options

We need a head count for meals by October 27th, so make your reservations now!

Fill out this form to order your meals.
Payment instructions will follow the order form.