Spring Ladies Retreat
April 24-26, 2020
Two nights and five meals at a mountain retreat.
Those who are rooted in the Lord will not let circumstances shake them.
Choose a 4-person room for $175 or a 3-person room
(based on availability) for $195
Begin enjoying the retreat center anytime on Friday OR depart from the church at 5pm. Events begin 6:30pm. Head home Sunday afternoon.
Click here after January 11th to register and pay online
Use the Church Center App (Events Tab)
Register January 12th & 19th at the upstairs welcome center
Online registration requires $50 deposit to be paid via credit or debit card.
Balance due by March 29th. Make checks payable to Calvary BFC.
Needs-based scholarships are available.
See FAQ below or ask Christine about our Saturday only option, schedule, rooms, and activities.
Returning by popular demand:
Lisa Bomgardner as our speaker
Storms come. Life has many challenges. How will we navigate these troubles with steadiness and hope? In our sessions, we will look at several passages from God’s word to help us think through what it looks like to be rooted in Jesus Christ in such a way that it actually changes us and allows us to live a life grounded in the Lord, and abounding in thankfulness.
Lisa Bomgardner is a wife, and mother of 4 young adult children. She is passionate about encouraging women to love Jesus and serve Him in their everyday lives. She teaches a ladies Bible study at her local church and meets with ladies for discipleship and counseling weekly. Lisa and her husband, Clyde have served full-time in church and counseling ministries for over 30 years
Frequently Asked Questions
Spruce Lake Retreat Center is located at 5389 Pennsylvania 447, Canadensis, PA 18325, 1 hour and 15 minutes from church.
The rooms are standard hotel rooms. Each room has a queen bed and 2 twin beds and a private bath. Towels and sheets are provided.
Many women have chosen to drive themselves or get a carload together. Activities don’t start until 6:30PM on Friday, but you are welcome to come anytime on Friday to enjoy the grounds. Rooms will be available ASAP, usually between 3-4 PM. If you’d rather not drive, you can opt to meet at the church at 5:30 and ride with a group. Please indicate which option you are choosing when you make your final payment so we can plan accordingly. (Note: dinner is not provided on Friday night, so if you come early you are responsible for your own meal.)
We have a great time! We begin on Friday with a group activity, introduction to the speaker, small group time, and a campfire (weather permitting.) Saturday includes 2 sessions of worship and in God’s Word with our speaker, small group discussion, games, free time, and ends with an optional very competitive air hockey tournament. Sunday morning includes another session as well as a meaningful wrap up session.
Absolutely! The retreat is an excellent way to get to know the ladies at Calvary on a deeper level. Every year we have new people who don’t know many people, and they say they felt very welcome and included and got to know people better.
We work hard at planning the weekend and we strongly encourage everyone to participate in the group times, especially the sessions. We do purposely plan free time throughout the day where you can get away by yourself and recharge.
Yes, we do. We plan the weekend as a weekend, so you will miss out on some things, but if you can only do Saturday, we do make that option available. You will need to provide your own transportation. Meet us at Spruce Lake at 8:30 on Saturday (after breakfast) and stay as late as you’d like. Lunch and dinner are included. Cost: $90.
Unfortunately, we can’t give back any deposits since we made reservations based on your commitment. However, if you can find someone to take your place (and we’ll help with that if we can), you can transfer the deposit to them, and they can reimburse you.
Check in with us when you do know you could go. If we have someone who registered but cannot go, we’ll get you in contact with them, and you can take their spot. Also, we will be happy to check with Spruce Lake to see if we can increase our numbers, but there are no guarantees that we will be able to do either option.
All rooms have a queen bed as well 2 twin beds. You can pick how many to a room you want, and pay accordingly. A room with 2 other people will cost $195. (You will need to find 2 other women who are also willing to pay $195.) A room with 3 other people will cost $175. This option will require 2 of the ladies to share a bed. It will be up to the ladies in the room to decide who sleeps where (we suggest a rousing game of Twister, last one down gets to pick)
Sign up for the 4 to a room option, and we will match you up with other women. However, know that you may have to share a bed with another woman.