Women’s Retreat

September 29-October 1, 2017
Retreat Speaker: Phyllis Wallace (Michigan)
$95 per person

Registration is now OPEN. Click HERE to register.
For the Brochure and Schedule click HERE.

Why come to the Women’s Retreat?

To get away…

from the stresses and distraction of a busy life and from the routine of the ordinary.

To laugh…

with other women of God, in a community where even if you come knowing no one, by the end of the weekend you leave with a whole new group of sisters.

To recharge…

in a place filled with peace and beauty, allowing you to hear the still small voice of God and to take intentional time to remember who you are in Him.

To be…

Loved. Encouraged. Challenged. Refreshed. Filled. Known. Accepted. Appreciated. Strengthened. Changed.

Because it will be one of the best weekends of your life.


Do you parlay “pause” to your advantage or feel guilty if you slow down? Is your “carrot” the reward and rush as others notice how productive and busy you are? That’s not all bad, but it can be oh so much better! Life that is, love that is, when you pause rightly! Phyllis shares how to: pause to catch your breath, pause to catch your balance, and pause to catch a peek at God’s plan for the only You there will ever be!





Phyllis Wallace, a freelance writer and broadcaster, hosted the “Woman to Woman” radio show which aired on 400 stations, 65% of which were secular. Phyllis and the “experts” took on women’s health, performance and relationships from a Biblical perspective.

Her past work and efforts include working in a Boys Medium Security Lockup in Grafton, IL, working as a Middle School Counselor, leading a Women’s Bible Study for a decade for 100 women from 14 different churches in her home congregation of Good Shepherd in Collinsville, IL, and facilitating 20 annual Women’s Retreats at Camp Arcadia, MI.

She and her husband Richard enjoy four children and nine grandchildren. All of this brings her voluntarily, or involuntarily, to learn about God’s gift of “Pause!”

To learn more about Phyllis’ story, click HERE to read an interview with her.


At the retreat, you will have several housing options. You can choose to stay in our:

  • Cabins: Each cabin contains 6 bunk beds. Cabins have air conditioning/heating. People in the cabin area use a centrally-located bathhouse for shower and toiletry purposes.
  • Lodges: 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: 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.

You will be able to select which of these options you are choosing during your online registration.


Massages (Extra Fee=$30)
Treat yourself to some deserved relaxation courtesy of Kaitlynn Knippenberg, trained massage therapist and Camp Lakeview alumni!

Dance Cardio with Katie
Crank up the tunes, work up a sweat, and have a blast doing it! Katie will combine a variety of dance movements for a fun workout! Don’t worry if you haven’t worked out for awhile-this is great for all ability levels.

Fall Candle Craft
Laugh, relax, and create a special token of creativity to remember your retreat! Just like going to Michaels! But you don’t have to set up or clean up!



Archery and Sling Shot Range
Access your inner hunter and try for a bulls eye on the archery target or aim at the spinning water wheel with your slingshot.

Canoeing, Kayaking, andPaddle-boarding
Slip through tranquil lake water as you hear the call of birds and let all your worries slip away too.

Nature Hike/Prayer Walk
Enjoy the beauty of the woods and the peacefulness of being outside as you walk the trails of camp.

Zip Lining
Swoop through the trees on a thrilling ride. You have our permission to scream as loudly as you want.

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!

More options may be added as we work out this year’s schedule!

What do participants have to say about the Women’s Retreat?

“I liked the little bits of silent reflection time and the mingling of women from different walks of life. Each has a story and a deep faith in God.”

“The retreat is a refreshing, enriching weekend away with other Christian women; an opportunity to gain a new, faith-based perspective on life.”

“It gives you time to reflect on all you have heard while still having lots of fun. It’s a time of developing life-long friends.”

“Renewing and directional and fun!”

“A great get-away to regenerate.”

“It’s a great opportunity to make new friends and recharge and re-energize in faith.”

“You are accepted for who you are.”

“Awesome way to get in touch with God and yourself.”

“A weekend to remember and renewal in the grace of God!”

We can’t wait to see you! When you’re here, you’re home!