Several of the CMER team were able to attend retreats and conferences this past summer and fall where spouses were in attendance. It was such a blessing to see families supporting one another and learning alongside one another in their Charlotte Mason journey. We have been in prayer on how we can better serve the entire family through the CMER.
First, we have structured the CMER to make it easier for couples to attend the entire retreat together. This is seen in changes to our pricing (reduced for couples) and lodging which better accommodates couples and families with small children.
Second, we have added a Spouses' Panel to Saturday evening. The Spouses' Panel will feature fathers who have been trying to figure out the whole "Charlotte Mason Thing" into which their wives have plunged their families. Please, bring all your hard questions!
Third, understanding, that though ideal, it is hard for both spouses to get away for a weekend, we invite your spouse to join us for dinner, the plenary session, and bonfire on Friday night, or dinner, the spouses' panel, and bonfire on Saturday night. Your spouse would also be welcome to join us on both nights. The spouses' dinners are only available to the spouses of those registered for the 2- or 3-day retreat. One dinner is $15 or $25 for both.
If you have already registered for the 2-day Retreat and would like to add the Saturday dinner, please contact us.