At this relationship-altering 1-day retreat for moms and their children ages 11-14, you will:

  • Design your “Relationship Reservoir” and look at what’s in the waters between you.
  • Take part in fun “team-building” exercises together to strengthen your Mother-Child Team.
  • Gain an understanding of the important growth and transitions occurring during adolescence and how you and your child can partner with one another, rather than fight with one another.
  • Explore adolescent brain development and learn strategies for handling emotionally-charged situations effectively.
  • Engage with one another in meaningful and intentional ways.

Our day includes prayer, music, learning, and laughter. You will leave with lots of tools for continuing to evolve the conversation back at home. And most importantly, you’ll leave with lots of positive memories and the experience of having spent an incredible day together, deepening your bond!



  • Retreats held onsite at your church, school, or other location.
  • We’ll assist with marketing the event.
  • You do as much or as little as you’d like in the way of event planning. Per person price will vary based on your level of involvement. For example, if you provide the food, we remove the catering fee from our per person rate.

This mother-child retreat is facilitated by mother-child team Helen Ercolino (the mom) and Denise Ercolino Yarrison (the daughter). Helen is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a registered play therapist. Read her full bio here.
Denise (De) is a certified professional coach, an experienced retreat leader, and the founder of Read her full bio here.


Our public retreats are held at The Parker House at Camp Sankanac, Spring City, PA.
The Parker House is a converted farm house in a tranquil setting, overlooking the French Creek. Parker House is 5-minutes from the intersection of Route 100 & Route 23 and a scenic 30-minute drive from Exton, Phoenixville, or Collegeville areas.
Click here for directions.

Private retreats for your youth group members, church families, or school community are typically held at your location or chosen venue.

De Yarrison

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  1. Kendra says:

    looks great! 🙂


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