Planning a multigenerational retreat is a balancing act. Children and adults need time with their peers to be balanced with the amount of time they spend together. The activities that include all generations need to strike a balance between seriousness and levity, and should be fun, engaging and meaningful. The activity content needs to be presented in a way that can be understood on multiple levels. This way the youngest children who think in concrete terms and the older abstract-thinking participants can all dive into it. I’ve found an approach to planning this sort of retreat that works well for me and another that has not.