Frequently Asked Questions

About the Retreat

Nope. Homeschool conferences are wonderful — but they can also create insecurity and stress about our homeschool choices. Radiant Moms’ Retreat is meant to be different! This weekend will be an opportunity to focus on rest, relationships, and spiritual renewal. Time is set aside on Sunday for individual devotions (Morning Watch), but we will not host a speaker or trainings.

No. While the retreat is organized by a CC mom, especially for CC moms, we have no official affiliation with, or endorsement from, Classical Conversations® Inc.

Homeschooling can be hard anytime — but many homeschooling moms find it especially challenging during the chilly, fretful days of February. The first weekend in February is the perfect time to get away with friends, and find the encouragement we need to finish strong.

Northwest Arkansas is an easy drive from the surrounding states, and offers a wonderful variety of attractions (many that are inexpensive or free), without the bustle and traffic of a large metropolitan area.

Radiant Moms’ Retreat is a weekend especially for CC moms — and CC moms only. Nursing infants are welcome, but the rest of the family (and non-CC friends) should not attend.


Yes. Registration gives us a headcount for community itineraries, and special events, while the nominal fee supports our planning time and funds amenities like the hospitality suite.

We strive to keep Radiant Moms’ Retreat costs low so every mom can participate, but no mom will be turned away because she can’t afford the registration fee. If you know of a mom in need who would like to attend, please contact us to inquire about a registration scholarship.

As a matter of integrity, we ask everyone who participates in Radiant to register — regardless of where or how long they plan to stay. The ultimate purpose of Radiant Moms’ Retreat is to glorify God by serving CC moms. In practical terms, this involves countless hours of planning and execution, plus significant costs. Scripture reminds us that: “the laborer is worthy of his wages,” (Luke 10:7). Registering for Radiant ensures that we can continue to serve homeschooling moms, and keep the weekend as affordable as possible for everyone.

If you need to cancel for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible. Registration + Swag Bag is refundable until January 3, 2024, and Basic Registration is refundable until January 10, 2024. After these dates, registration may be transferred to another attendee but refunds will not be available.

If you must cancel, don’t forget to cancel your hotel reservations! Rooms at our Retreat hotel are refundable until 48 hours prior to check-in.

Absolutely! Swag Bags will be available for pickup in Tulsa, Oklahoma, starting one week after the retreat. Swag Bags can also be shipped, but additional fees will apply to cover shipping.

It is unlikely the Retreat will be canceled or postponed due to winter weather, unless there is significant ice or road closures between Tulsa and NWA, or major power outages in the Northwest Arkansas area. If inclement weather is expected on Retreat weekend, we will delay the decision to cancel or postpone until we have detailed information about road conditions, and any service updates from our retreat hotel.

Since Radiant guests come from many communities in various states, it’s impossible to make a decision that is right for everyone. We encourage each guest to make her own informed choices about whether or not to travel. If you are unable to attend for any reason, we encourage you to use the retreat plans on an alternate weekend.


Upon completing your registration order, you’ll receive a Confirmation Email with a link to join our private Radiant 2024 BAND group. (The BAND link can also be found on your Radiant Account page anytime. Just login to and visit My Account > Orders and you’ll find it there.) Hotel information, including the booking link, is pinned to the notices of our BAND. To reserve your hotel room, follow the booking instructions on BAND.

Not at all. You are welcome to make other arrangements, including staying with local friends or family. However, if you plan to book a hotel room, we encourage you to take advantage of the discounted rate at our retreat hotel! Our retreat hotel has been specially chosen because it’s ideal for a relaxing weekend with your fellow moms. We think you will find it comfortable, clean, quiet, and safe — at an affordable price. You’ll also enjoy its many amenities, including free breakfast and WiFi, indoor pool, fitness center, plenty of common space for good conversations, and — of course — the Hospitality Suite.

No. Please join us for as many nights as you wish.

Absolutely! Although the “official” retreat lasts from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, we’ve arranged additional discounted nights on either end of the retreat weekend to allow our guests to extend their stay. Come a day early, or stay a day late — or both! — to enjoy some extra time with your community, or just time to yourself.

Swag Bags

Our shirt design is still in the works. We try to reveal the new design before the retreat, but sometimes it’s not possible to show it in advance due to print deadlines.

The contents of our Swag Bags are TOP SECRET. Each Swag Bag will include a t-shirt (design to be revealed), but you can expect additional fun — and possibly tasty — surprises to please and delight!

Yes! Just visit this page and order a Swag Bag through our checkout process. NOTE: Swag Bags availability ends on January 13, 2024.


We strive to keep Radiant Moms’ Retreat costs low so every mom can participate. Limited registration scholarships for moms in need are available. Please contact us to inquire.

Our Pay-It-Forward Fund provides scholarships for moms on tight budgets — and those who need some extra encouragement to get away. You can sponsor a friend (or a stranger!) by donating to the Pay-It-Forward Fund in increments of $5. Designate your donation for a friend by name, for a specific CC community, or make it available to anyone in need. We will contact your designee with a discount code in the amount of your donation. (You are welcome to donate anonymously, if you wish!)

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