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Women’s Retreat

What We Have Planned for Women’s Retreat Workshops!

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Each year, we have hundreds of women attend Women’s Retreat. We love being able to come together and learn more about how to serve and honor God with each other. Here are some of the leaders and topics for the workshops we have planned for this year!

Women’s Retreat 1
Challis Bower – Peace and Quiet for Our Souls in a Trouble-Filled World
Cathie Quillet – When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Planned
Bonnie Hudspeath – Lord, Whatever it Takes, Make Me More Like You!
Tina Hazelett – Worship Through Dance
Jenn King – How to Be a Proverbs 31 Woman in a World Full of Jezebels
Jill Clay – From Why Me? To Why Not Me? To Wow! What a Mighty God We Serve!

Women’s Retreat 2
Wendy Wildenberg – Being Real
Jana Vastbinder – Strength in Weakness
Jaime Farrell – Title TBD
Jill Clay – From Why Me? To Why Not Me? To Wow! What a Mighty God We Serve!

To check out more about Women’s Retreat, the speakers, prices, and dates, visit www.miraclecamp.com/womensretreat!

Check Out What We Have Planned for Women’s Retreat!

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Spring is quickly approaching and we have already started preparing for Women’s Retreat! We are so excited for all the amazing activities we have planned for this year. Here are some the activities you can expect to see at this year’s women’s retreats:

  • Engaging Bible teaching
  • Worship sessions
  • Zip line
  • High ropes
  • Tasty meals
  • Comfortable, modern facilities
  • Archery
  • Coffee shop
  • Workshops to dig deeper
  • Dessert Room
  • Paintball and Trap Shooting
  • Time and space to hang out with friends

We also are excited to offer a few different Pinterest crafts throughout the weekend! Here are a couple of the crafts we have plans for this year:

State String Art (various states available)

Wood Plaque Door Sign

The dates for this year’s Women’s Retreats are April 21-23 and April 28-30. If you would like to see the speakers, price, and any other information about Women’s Retreat, visit www.miraclecamp.com/womensretreat!

We still have a few spots left so make sure to register for Women’s Retreat as soon as you can to secure a spot! To register, visit www.miraclecamp.com!

Women’s Retreat will be here soon! Check out the speakers for this year!

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We are very excited about our upcoming Women’s Retreats this spring.  Our Women’s Retreat weekends are full of all kinds of exciting opportunities for the women who attend including our four 75-minute sessions that include a main speaker.  We have two wonderful speakers for our weekends who we are very excited to work with as they will be presenting the message of the Gospel through Scripture to the 200+ women who attend each event.  Here is a short bio and some details about who our two speakers are for this year.

Joanne Kraft ~ Women's Retreat 1 ~ April 21-23

Joanne Kraft is a mom of four and the author of The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just Too Busy – Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical. She’s been a repeat guest on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, and more. Her articles have appeared in ParentLife, Today’s Christian Woman, In Touch, Thriving Family, P31 Woman, and more. Joanne and her husband, Paul moved their family from California to Tennessee four years ago, and happily traded soy milk and arugula for sweet tea and biscuits.

Joanne is a good friend of Teasi Cannon, who has spoke at our Women’s Retreats several times in the past, and is similar in style to Teasi.  Joanne will be coming to Miracle Camp for the first time as a speaker and we are excited to see how God is going to work through her during this weekend.  She has plenty of experiences from her past to share about which include meeting her husband in a police station over a homicide when she was a dispatcher and he was a police officer in California.  Her stories that are sure to engage will be added in with solid biblical teaching that applies to women in all stages of life.   To find out more information about Joanne, feel free to visit her website at www.joannekraft.com.

Shelley Sysum ~ Women's Retreat 2 ~ Apr. 28-30

Loving the experience of growing up in Stryker, Ohio, Dr. Sysum always knew she would return to small town living.  After her Masters in Social Work at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Shelley finished her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton College.  She then found her husband at Willow Creek Church in Chicago, moved to rural Michigan, and after ten years in a hospital setting, opened a private practice.  Dr. Sysum approaches the study of the Bible with an exegetical style, wanting to dig into, rather than just read, God’s Word.  Her upbeat, frank personality allows her to be real with her audiences, discussing the joys and struggles of having four hysterical children, two high strung goats, ten too many chickens, six sweet – but doomed – turkeys, a worthless guinea hen, a blind dog, a bunny in the basement, and a cat who turns on the barn radio.

Dr. Sysum is a long time friend of Miracle Camp and has spoke here in various capacities before including leading a workshop at Women’s Retreat the last couple of years.  We are excited to have her here as she is an extremely engaging and capable speaker who really looks to go deep into Scripture with her teaching.

If you would like more information about our Women’s Retreats, feel free to check out our Women’s Retreat webpage at www.miraclecamp.com/womensretreat.  It’s not too late to register!  If you or someone you know is interested in attending a weekend of our Women’s Retreats this spring, you can register by going on our Women’s Retreat webpage and selecting register now.

Keeping Faith Rewind: Shelly Sysum

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This Keeping Faith Rewind is about Shelly Sysum, someone who has known Miracle Camp and Retreat Center her whole life. Shelly’s family has been involved at camp since it was purchased in 1965 from the Notre Dame football team and she and her family now attend many of camp’s retreats such as family camp, summer camp, and women’s retreat. Watch the video and see how Miracle Camp has impacted Shelly’s life, and the life of her family, from the very beginning!

Thanks for your consistent prayers and support!

Online Registration is now open!

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You can now register for men’s retreat, women’s retreat, and summer camp online!  We have a new software program that will let you register multiple campers at the same time, automatically request roommates, and manage your account – all online!  You will have the ability to send emails to your camper online, view photos of your campers while they’re at camp, and order items from our camp store.  And…the best part is there should be an iPhone app out soon so you can do all this from your phone!

Register online now!

Women’s Retreat a Midwest Gathering Spot

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Our Michigan Women’s Retreat was a huge hit last weekend.  More than 300 ladies came together over 3 days to relax, be refreshed, enjoy time with friends, be crafty, recreate, and grow deeper in their relationship with God.  This conference brings in many women from churches in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.  If you missed the retreat, you really missed out big time.  Check out some of the pictures from the weekend at miraclecamp.smugmug.com.