MEADOWS WOMEN’S RETREAT
DETERMINED: FORWARD TOGETHER
October 11-13, 2019
Back by popular demand!
We are going to Camp Harvest!!
This is for the women of Rolling Meadows Campus. We will share a weekend together that will bring life to your bones and rest for your soul. There will be laughter, food, fun activities, naps, walks in God’s gorgeous creation, worship, meaningful conversations, and powerful lessons learned from the Book of Ruth.
– Price includes Friday night snack, Saturday meals, Sunday breakfast
– Retreat is for Rolling Meadows women only
– Travel is on your own or carpool (see below for carpool link)
– Lodging is in Cabins with bunk beds (with central location to bath house just steps away)
Retreat theme based on the book of Ruth is DETERMINED: FORWARD TOGETHER
6829 E 72nd Street, Newago, Michigan (251 miles/approximately 4-hour drive from Rolling Meadows Campus).
You are on your own to find a ride to camp – as a courtesy, we have set up a link for you – if you can provide a ride or need a ride, you can sign up at this link: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/eacr30 – check back at the link to finalize your option.
Camp Harvest is on Eastern Time Zone (an hour later than Chicago). We will use Eastern Time for the entire retreat. So once you arrive at Camp be sure to set your watch ahead an hour (your cell phones should automatically adjust to the Eastern Time Zone).
Lodging is in cabins that have bunkbeds (no worries, it’s only 2 nights!). The cabins have heat/air conditioning. There are no bathrooms in the cabins, but there is a bathhouse (with private bathroom stalls, showers and electricity) within steps to the cabins. The Lodge/Dining Hall is a short walk from cabins.
What to Bring
-Bible, pen, paper
-Bedding (pillow, sleeping bag or twin fitted sheet/blanket)
-Clothes fitting for the weather (check weather for Newaygo, MI before packing – layers are always a good idea)
-Comfortable walking shoes (and flip flops for the bath house)
-Umbrella/rain gear (if weather indicates)
-Flashlight (or use the one on your phone)
-Snacks (must be kept in an air-tight container)
-If you are concerned with food allergies, feel free to bring the food you need and label it with your name (to store in the camp refrigerator)
Friday (Eastern Time Zone)
3:30PM: You are welcome to begin arriving at Camp
8:30PM: Kick off retreat – Session 1 (free time prior to this start time)
-If possible, plan to depart Chicagoland prior to 3PM on Friday to avoid traffic
-When you arrive, follow the signs to the Lodge for check-in (that’s where you will receive your cabin assignment and grab a cup of coffee or hot cocoa).
-Dinner is on your own…stop at a local restaurant (download the Foursquare App to check out local dining options or stop and pick up food before you arrive at Camp or pack a bag dinner)
-Snacks in the Dining Hall after Session 1
Saturday (Eastern Time Zone)
7:30AM Prayer Gathering (optional)
9:00 Session 2
11:00 Free Time
1:00 Free Time / Activities / Workshops
7:00 Session 3
9:00 Free Time / Bon Fire / Snacks
Sunday (Eastern Time Zone)
7:30AM Prayer Gathering (optional)
9:00 Session 4
11:30 Depart Camp
Here’s how you can prepare for the retreat:
1. Take some to get with God and ask Him to prepare your heart to enjoy His gracious invitation to intimacy with the almighty!
2. Read the book of Ruth – it’s powerful, it’s beautiful! It’s only 4 chapters so you can read it through a couple times before you arrive at Camp Friday.
Looking forward to a life-giving time together!
Your Women’s Retreat Team
If you have any questions, reply to this email or contact Laura Oliverio: [email protected]