Oasis 2017 Crnt

OASIS is our Single Parent Family retreat that takes place each fall (Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12) at Pine Cove Ranch in Tyler, TX. It’s a three-day weekend away for families to get out of Dallas to the piney woods of east Texas. (we stay in cabins – so you won’t be roughing it.) Parents can enjoy time with their children and meet new families. It’s the single best event that SPF puts on each year. We’ll have great worship, challenging teaching, and TONS of fun! We hope that you and your family will join us this year at Oasis!

OASIS typically sells out quickly, so sign up right away! Check out the FAQs below if you have any questions. We can’t wait to retreat with you!

WHEN: November 10-12, 2017

COST: $105 (a $30 deposit is required to reserve a spot).

WHO: All single parents and kids kindergarten age (5) through 12th grade

WHERE: Pine Cove Ranch in Tyler, TX

WHY: To provide a weekend away to reconnect with God and your children.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Go to watermark.org/singleparentfamily and look for the Oasis Retreat Event. Click the orange “Register Here” button and fill out the form. You will be asked if you would like to pay in full, pay a deposit, or pay at another time; choose which option you prefer. You will receive an email confirmation informing you of your registration status.


How do I make a payment?

After you have filled out your registration, you will be redirected to the correct payment page.

If you have paid the deposit, your remaining balance is $75. You can pay the remaining amount online, or by cash or check and brought to Watermark. We will email you to provide details on how to pay the remaining balance. Send checks to:

ATTN: Erin McLaughlin

Watermark Community Church

7540 LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75251


Can I get a refund on my deposit or payment?

You may cancel your spot and receive a full refund if you contact Watermark staff no later than 5:00pm on October 1st.

Cancelations made after October 1 will only receive a refund if your spot is filled by someone on the waiting list.

Cancelations received after October 23 will not receive a refund.


Will I be in a cabin with my child(ren)?

Parents will be in the same cabin with their children if the child is Kindergarten-5th grade.

Students 6th grade-12th grade will be in their own cabins with other boys/girls their age and adult male/female cabin leaders.


Can I request to room with a friend?

You may contact us if you would like to be assigned a cabin with a friend.

Please note that we cannot accommodate all requests. First and foremost, we assign cabins by family makeup to ensure appropriateness and safety for everyone.

Cabin requests will not be accepted after October 15.


What do you do all weekend?

Saturday is filled with devotional time, teaching time and activities for parents, teens, and kids, and plenty of free time to enjoy the facilities at Pine Cove!


Where do we meet and when will we get back to Dallas?

You are responsible for transportation to Pine Cove.

Check in will happen at Pine Cove starting at 6:00pm on Friday night.

The gates of Pine Cove will close at 9:00pm, please make plans to arrive before 9:00pm or make arrangements with Erin McLaughlin to arrive on Saturday morning before November 1.

Our last session will end about 10:00am on Sunday morning.


I have dietary restrictions; how will I know if I can eat the food provided?

On our registration form, there is a question about allergies and special accommodations.

If you forget to fill in this question, please email Erin McLaughlin to notify her of special accommodations or food allergies. Alternative meals may not be accounted for if you do not tell us prior to the retreat, no later than October 23.

If you have requested an accommodation by the above date, to get your meals during the weekend please be sure to ask a server for your meal.


What do my kids/teens do during the weekend?

We have two amazing groups of volunteers to spend the weekend with your kids!

Our teens group, led by Josh Thames (Crossroads 45 Coordinator), has tons of games, worship, teaching, and discussion that aim to remind them of God’s love for them and encourage them to be young men and women chasing after Christ.

Our kids (Kindergarten-5th grade) will play lots of games and have adventures with their counselors while learning about the character of God and why they can trust Him!

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