2018 Women’s Retreat

4:00 PM Friday, Sept 28 – 11:00 AM Sunday, Sept 30

Women of all ages: come for a weekend of fun, fellowship, meaningful conversation, and worship! The women’s retreat is a beautiful time of year at camp, often highlighted by the peak of the fall foliage. Invite your friends out for the excellent food, good times, and life-giving worship and messages. Registration begins at 4:00 PM on Friday, with our first gathering for dinner at 5:30 PM


2018 Women’s Retreat Pricing: 

  • Full Retreat: $129 ($119 Early Bird)
  • Saturday Only, No Lodging: $83 ($73 Early Bird)
  • Full Retreat, Commuter (No Lodging): $103 ($93 Early Bird)
  • Pastor’s Rates:
    • $80 Full Weekend
    • $70 Saturday Evening Departure
    • $60 Saturday Only (no lodging)

*Early Bird Registration Discount applies if registered or postmarked by September 14, 2018.

When registering, please make payment for full amount due. A $25 processing fee will be kept in the case of any cancellation one week (7 days) or less to the start of the retreat.


2018 Program Highlights:

This year we’ll be taking pontoon boat cruises, experiencing a tour of CPBC’s island, with options of participating in the “bucket raffle” fundraiser, book swap, closet swap, and more! Also on the schedule is an optional book discussion around John Ortberg’s The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You, so bring your copy if you have one or order one here.

Planning Team

2018 Women’s Retreat Planning Team:

Each year, the women’s retreat is planned and executed through a partnership between Covenant Point Bible Camp and a planning team consisting of retreat goers from Covenant Churches within the Great Lakes District.

Virginia Ball – Community Covenant Church (Carlshend, MI)
Kathy Borkowski – First Covenant Church (Iron Mountain, MI)
Jill Hendrickson – Community Covenant Church (Carlshend, MI)
Pat Mylener – Norway Evangelical Covenant Church (Norway, MI)
Carolyn Pineda – Norway Evangelical Covenant Church (Norway, MI)
Caryl Ring – First Covenant Church (Iron Mountain, MI)
Lisa Wangerin – Norway Evangelical Covenant Church (Norway, MI)


Speaker & Theme

2018 Women’s Retreat Speaker & Theme:

This year’s Women’s Retreat speakers are Kim Spranger (Community Covenant Church of Carlshend, MI) and her daughter, Lauren Spranger.

Kim is a long time member of Community Covenant Church in Carlshend, MI. Her husband, Todd, has been the pastor there for the past 12 years. Kim is no stranger to Covenant Point. Her children (including Lauren) grew up going to camp here and she has been attending this retreat since 2000. Kim is a physical therapist (You might know her as the lady who leads stretching). She has masters’ degrees in exercise science and physical therapy. She loves the relationships she builds with her patients and is passionate about healing peoples’ bodies and souls. Her favorite thing is when people at discharge remark: “I really enjoyed coming here… I look at things different now. My body is not only better, I am better. God has blessed Kim and Todd with three children. Lauren and Tucker are both out of college and Will is in fourth grade. This makes for a very active, full life for the whole family. Kim came to know the Lord at a high school Christian retreat (like CHIC) when she was 17 years old. The Lord has walked beside her through many hills and valleys over the years.

Kim is very excited to have Lauren helping prepare and present at this retreat. Lauren is a personal trainer and health coach at the new medical fitness center in Marquette. She is a 2016 graduate of Northwestern College in exercise science. Together, Kim and Lauren will be speaking on the theme “Making Diamonds: Becoming the Best Version of You!”




Packing List:

  • Bedding, towel, and toiletries
  • Clothing for fall weather
  • Bible, notebook and pen Two pairs of shoes – as grass can be wet in the morning

Optional Packing:

  • Snacks for your cabin
  • Swimsuit for sauna
  • Flashlight, camera, earplugs for sleeping
  • Items to donate for the “bucket raffle” retreat fundraiser
  • Books for the book swap Gently used clothing for the closet swap
  • Fishing tackle & license for free time
  • “The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You” by John Ortberg for book discussion on Saturday afternoon. Order a copy here.
  • Money for massage
  • Instruments for “Jam Session