Family Week

Family Week 2024 is July 14-20th, and registration is now open!
Family Week 2023 is July 23rd-29th, and registration has closed. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

General Information

Family Week is a group week that is specifically designed for all ages to serve and be on retreat at he Farm. Family Week looks similar to our other group weeks, and we adapt worksite expectations to meet the ages of volunteers. You are also highly encouraged to check out the About Us and Resources sections to learn more about the Farm, Doddridge County, Appalachia, and many of the details about what a week at the Farm might look like.

Registration and Forms

  • Registration for Family Week 2023 here
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator.
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 304-782-2742
  • Volunteer Forms Click here.
  • Group Week Calendar Click here.

Before You Arrive

COVID-19 Policy

All overnight guests at Nazareth Farm (volunteers, board members, friends of the Farm, etc) are required to test for Covid-19 on the day of their departure and prior to arriving at the Farm. This testing should be done prior to meeting with any other guests traveling with them. An at-home rapid test is adequate for this test.

Nazareth Farm, Inc. does not require guests to be vaccinated against Covid-19. Nazareth Farm, Inc. does not require that homeowners on worksites either test or vaccinate against Covid-19. Additionally, the communal nature of Nazareth Farm’s accommodations makes consistent social distancing infeasible. Therefore, given the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine at reducing contraction and reducing the severity of impact for breakthrough cases, it is strongly recommended that all guests be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Any guest is welcome to wear a mask whenever they desire. While on a worksite or visiting a community friend, guests may be asked to wear a mask. All guests are required to comply with these requests and masks will be provided as needed.

Nazareth Farm, Inc. staff and sojourners are required to be vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 unless they have a medical exemption.

Allergy Information

Nazareth Farm is not a peanut-free environment. However, we will do our best to create a safe environment for participants with allergies. If you do have allergies, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] well before your trip so we can best prepare our facilities.

Cell Phone Policy

Cell phones do not receive service in the valley where Nazareth Farm is located. Volunteers and chaperones should not expect that they will be able to use cell phones while they are here. We expect chaperones and group leaders to collect cell phones prior to the group’s arrival. We have a lock box available to store cell phones in our office. Nazareth Farm’s office phone number (304-782-2742) will be available in case of emergencies. Otherwise, please do not plan to contact participants during the retreat week to help create an immersive experience for a