GPS Hope will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary, and we want to start our time of celebration by inviting YOU to join us for a weekend of being ministered to as a bereaved parent.

This will be a special time for bereaved parents to come together, be ministered to, and share our children with each other the weekend of August 2nd and 3rd.

Dr. Doug and BJ Jensen (who are pareavors and have experienced the suffocating darkness of child loss)
will be joining us with their wonderful talents of drama and using American Sign Language as choreography, to bring a measure of healing to our wounded souls.

The weekend will culminate on Saturday evening with our big Celebration of Hope, where the Friends of GPS Hope who have supported this ministry with prayers, encouragement and finances can join us for a special evening of celebrating GPS Hope’s 10th anniversary.
Along with a great dinner, we will rejoice in what God has done for the past ten years and look ahead at the possible future of GPS Hope. Dr. Doug and BJ Jensen will be sharing with everyone during this time as well, in drama and signing. (Your registration fee includes this event.)

Tentative Schedule:
1:00 – 4:00 conference
5:00 Supper (provided)
6:30 – 8:00 conference

9:00 – 11:45 conference
12:00-1:00 lunch (provided)
1:00 – 4:00 conference
6:00-8:00 Celebration of Hope special dinner (provided)

Early bird pricing through July 5: $75 per person, $125 per couple  
July 6 - 22 registration price: $90 per person / $150 per couple 

(Does not include lodging or travel)


1141 Black Bridge Rd. Suite #190
Janesville, WI (Legacy Athletics building)

Friday, August 2 – Saturday, August 3


But wait… there’s more!

For those who would like to come before the weekend and make it more of a vacation, we have some fun group events planned.

Monday evening take a stroll with us at the Janesville International Rotary Gardens ($9 adult admission or $7 for seniors 65+ or $6 for active/retired military). It is a beautiful garden on a lake, and tour buses come from all over to see it. (Exact time to be determined.)

Tuesday spend time together at Music at the Marv, a summer-long free concert series featuring local and regional acts in a variety of genres. There will be food vendors, as well as beverages sold from Gray Brewing Company and Rock County Brewing Company. (Time is 6:30-8:00PM)

On Wednesday night join as a group to watch the local 22-time National Champions water ski team. This is a free show, and you will see some incredible stunts, including a 4-5 level high pyramid on the water. (In 2024 they got into the Book of Guinness World Records with a 93- Skier Pyramid!!!) Look up the Rock Aqua Jays Water Ski Show Team on YouTube. You will be amazed at their skills.

Thursday evening come to a casual cookout at our permanent campsite with the Hope Mobile, overlooking a beautiful lake. You can swim in the pool or in Clear Lake if you want to go early before the cookout.

Friday morning meet for breakfast at a time and place yet to be determined.

One of the days we will have lunch at the world’s largest Culver’s, just down the road from our campground, where you will get to experience deep fried cheese curds, delicious butter burgers and smooth Wisconsin custard.

Arrive at any point in the week and join in the activities for the days you are there.

We look forward to spending time with you this coming August in our very own stomping grounds of beautiful Wisconsin.



After registering, we will email you an invoice.

If you are coming from out of town and need accommodations, we suggest the following:

Hampton Inn 608-754-4900
AmericInn 608-371-9981
Baymont 608-758-4545
Holiday Inn Express  608-756-3100
Blackhawk Campground 608-868-2586 (This is where the Hope Mobile is!)

There is also a Super 8, Motel 6 and others.

Airport Information:

Chicago O'Hare (ORD) - 1.5 hours away (Bus to Janesville available)
Milwaukee (MKE) - 1.5 hours away
Madison (MSN) - 45 minutes (more expensive)