A Community of Support

     What to expect
       at MOGUATE:

What started out as just a little
gathering with a few families in
2007 has turned into one of the
biggest retreats for families with
kids from Guatemala in the US! 

I know personally, that MOGUATE
has been a huge blessing for our
family. We have formed lifelong
friendships, while our kids get to see
families that look like theirs and they
have formed great friendships as well.
My hope is that if you are new, you
will find some new friends to connect
with and continue that friendship
throughout the year, even after
MOGUATE is over. If you are a
returning MOGUATE attendee,
I hope that you enjoy being together
again with your “old” friends, while
making new friends too!

This weekend is all about RELAXING! We spend a lot of time by the ARROWHEAD pool, just hanging out! There is also a quieter pool across from Grill Marx (formerly Burger King) called the Tradewinds Pool, if that is more your speed, but the group will congregate at the ARROWHEAD POOL at the bottom of the hill.

All meals, other than those mentioned below, are on your own. There is a Grill Marx (formerly Burger King) and a Pizzeria 26 (formerly Sbarro) on site, and the Black Bear Lodge Restaurant, as well as hot dogs and sandwiches at the Jetty Bar poolside. There are also many local restaurants within a few miles of the resort. The rooms have small fridges in them, if you want to bring food for the weekend.

MOGUATE 2017:​​


7:00-9:00 pm QUETZAL PAINTING ART CLASS *This class is full & we cannot accept any more painters. Sorry!

LOCATION: Drawing Room Terrace

Cost: $15 Any overage in fees collected will be donated to ALDEA. Bring an 11" x 14" canvas for each painter. Paint and painting supplies will be provided. Please wear something to paint in, or bring your own smock. 

9:00-10:30 pm MEET & GREET - Black Bear Deck. You may bring coolers with snacks and drinks if you would like, or just show up to hang out!


10:00 am - ??: Scavenger Hunt - Jeanne Rogers is in charge of this fun event! Meet in the Grand Ballroom Foyer at 10:00. 

Day & Evening at leisure - my family will be at the pool all day!! Group dinners are often planned by families who want to get together and do dinner off-site. 


6:00-9:00 pm Mexican Dinner Buffet catered by Tan-tar-a/RAFFLE/SILENT AUCTION


Group photo will be taken at 6:15 SHARP. Please wear your MOGUATE shirts (or black shirts if you didn't order a MOGUATE shirt) and do not be late or you’ll miss the photo!

Cost: $13/children, $16/adults (13+), Children ages 3 & under are free

*RAFFLE/SILENT AUCTION Bring your money and bid on some amazing items!! 


Departures. Check out of your room and come meet at the pool if you can. There is usually a large group of “stragglers” at the pool who try to squeeze in every moment of MOGUATE possible!