Fall Women’s Retreat


Sept 30-Oct 2, 2022

Cost: $95-110 per person

(includes lodging + meals + activities)


To register, click the big blue “Register / Log In” button at the top of the page.


This is not your typical women’s retreat. You’re going to spend an incredible fall weekend at camp going on adventures that range from the extreme (like zip lining) to the relaxing (like hot tubbing under the stars). You’re going to experience a huge faith boost through intentional times of worship, campfire devotions, speaker sessions, and personal quiet time. You’re going to get away from the stress of ordinary life and be able to rest and enjoy a different change of pace. You’re going to be welcomed into a true and real community with women of all ages and leave with new-found connections and friendships. This is a weekend for you!

Find out more about this weekend by exploring the sections below:

Schedule I Housing I Scholarships I Retreat Theme and Speaker I Activities I Safety Policies I Questions


SCHEDULE

View a tentative schedule for the retreat HERE.


HOUSING

When you sign up for the retreat, you will have several housing options. Each option has a slightly different cost for the retreat. Here are the options you can choose from:

Cabins ($95): You will share a cabin with up to 5 other women, and may request friends. Each cabin contains 6 bunk beds.  Cabins have air conditioning/heating.  You will have a short walk outside to a centrally-located bathhouse for shower and toiletry purposes.

Lodges ($110): You will share a lodge room with up to 3 other women, and may request friends. Each lodge contains carpeted rooms with 2 bunk beds in each room.  Down the hallway is a common bathroom area.  Lodges have air conditioning/heating.

Commute ($70): Coming from close by?  Feel free to sleep at home and drive to the retreat each day, or RENT a hotel room in the nearby city of Columbus.

Private Cabin ($110): Prefer to sleep by yourself or are bringing a group and want to all be housed in the same place? You can select a private cabin and be housed in one of our Village Cluster cabins on the Village side of camp. Your cabin will contain 2-3 bunk beds and have air conditioning/heating. You will still share a centrally-located bathhouse for shower and toiletry purposes. This option requires a short drive; these cabins are not within walking distance of the main area of camp. This housing option is limited in availability.

Please note that unless you select the “Private Cabin” option you will be sharing your cabin or lodge room with others.  Many ladies mention how much they enjoy getting to make new friends through their roommates for the retreat!


SCHOLARSHIPS

We want everyone to be able to come to camp regardless of financial ability, and have several scholarships available to help pay for the cost of the retreat. If you are interested in a scholarship for yourself or another, go HERE to fill out our scholarship request form.


RETREAT THEME: Be Still & Know (Rest and Refuge in the Storm)

How can we “be still and know” in the midst of every storm of life? In storms of scurry, stormy circumstances, and storms of sin, Jesus comes to us.

Maybe our whirlwind of activities has brought storms of our own making, keeping us from finding time and priority for rest. Perhaps we’ve been showered with stormy circumstances; drenched in a downpour of disappointment, pain, damaged relationships, or loss. And yes, we’ve found ourselves caught up in the storms of sin. They brew and blow, threatening to take us under!

What do we know in the midst of every storm? What can we do when these storms rage? We receive real rest in Jesus’ presence – in His Word. We find refuge in our relationship with Him, the One who provides relief in the midst of our storms or release from them. And we receive ultimate refuge in Christ’s redemption! He rescues and He renews!

We’ll take a close-up look at Psalm 46, and in each session, we’ll also walk in the shoes of a woman from the Gospels who encountered Christ in the midst of her storm and was changed forever.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Christian Author and Speaker Deb Burma

With infectious warmth and wit, Deb Burma writes as she speaks: with authenticity and passion. Faithful to God‘s Word, she relates Scripture to everyday life. Deb will encourage you personally as she speaks truth into your life. She has a passion for sharing God’s Extravagant Grace in Christ. Visit Deb at her website www.debburma.com.

Deb is an author for Concordia Publishing House and a sought-after speaker for women’s conferences, retreats, and ministry events. In her life Deb originally earned a degree in Economics and Finance, then followed the Lord’s lead to direct women’s and family ministries while raising a family and pursuing additional training in writing, speaking, and theology through Concordia Publishing House, Concordia Seminary, and the Women’s Leadership Institute.

Raised on a ranch in South Dakota, Deb and her family shared adventures residing in five different states before calling Nebraska home. Deb is a follower of Jesus, a pastor’s wife, and the proud mother of three amazing young adults. She’s a blogger, a women’s ministry leader, and a self-proclaimed coffee/chocolate connoisseur.

Above all, Deb is a grace-filled woman of God.


ACTIVITIES

Camp Activities:

  • Archery and Slingshots: Have a blast testing your aim and channeling your inner Robin Hood.
  • Canoeing and Kayaking: Slip through tranquil lake water as you hear the call of birds and let all your worries slip away too.
  • Campfire Devotions: Join in singing praises to God around the campfire, be encouraged by God’s Word, and indulge your sweet tooth with some tasty snacks cooked over the fire!
  • Crafting: Let your inner creativity shine out as you work with your hands to create a beautiful work of art to take home with you.
  • Hiking: Enjoy the beauty of the woods and the peacefulness of being outside as you walk the trails of camp.
  • High Ropes: Swoop through the trees on a thrilling ride. You have our permission to scream as loudly as you want.
  • Stargazing: Peer through a telescope and learn new constellations under the majesty of the night sky. Maybe you’ll even see a shooting star!

Women’s Retreat Specials:

  • Hot Tubbing: You read that right. We set up inflatable hot tubs behind the lodge so you can enjoy relaxing in a hot tub while watching the sun set, or looking at the stars above.
  • Campfire Doughnuts and Luxury S’mores: Enjoy some time around the fire and some delicious fire cooked treats.
  • Professional Napping: You have permission to take as many naps as you’d like. True professionals try one in the morning and one in the afternoon!
  • Club Bingo!: We’re talking a light show, we’re talking ridiculously costumed MCs, we’re talking snacks snacks snacks, we’re talking a smorgasbord of prizes. Really, we’re talking an excuse to hang out, eat food, and give away gifts. Club Bingo! Saturday night! Get hyped!

SAFETY POLICIES

We had a great time in 2021 and are looking forward to the same in 2022! Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect in terms of Safety Policies for this retreat. An updated set of safety policies will be provided at the beginning of September so that we can remain flexible in responding to changing conditions.

Prior to Camp
Participants are strongly encouraged to receive a COVID-19 vaccination/booster prior to attending the retreat if they have not already.

Health Screening
During check-in we will complete a brief health screen. If you have had any COVID-19 symptoms or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the 5 days prior to the retreat, you will be asked to stay home for the safety of other participants. Please be honest during the health screening portion of our check-in process. If you think there may be an issue please call our office ahead of time to discuss it with us. If you are not able to attend due to illness, you will have the opportunity to receive a full refund.

Outside is the best Side
Like we normally do at camp, we will be outdoors for as much of the weekend as possible. Outdoor picnic seating will be provided for all meals. As weather allows, we may meet at our outdoor amphitheater for some of our speaker sessions.

Indoor Mask Use Recommended
Masks will be strongly recommended when in shared indoor spaces, such as meeting spaces, the dining hall, or restroom areas.

Sanitation of Shared Areas
Shared areas such as bathrooms and the dining hall area will be cleaned and sanitized each day.

After the Retreat
Please inform our office if you experience COVID-19 symptoms within 48 hours of the end of your retreat. We will request you follow up by getting tested for COVID-19. In the event that this occurs, and you test positive for COVID-19, we will inform all participants that there has been a positive case and if the case occurred in your lodging area. Personal privacy will be protected-no one will ever be designated by name.


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    We can’t wait to see you at camp!