50th Annual Women's Retreat at Lake Aurora

April 12-13, 2024 
April 13-14, 2024

Online Registration - Open February 14 - FULL, Waitlist only

We hope you can join us. 

Please note event fills very quickly. Please use online registration for real time availability. Deposit required for waitlist reservation. Group Registrations have cancellation fees for unnamed anonymous registrations three weeks prior to event. 

2024 Theme: Legacy
Keynote Speakers: Betty Gray and Love Lockman

Designed to encourage and challenge women of all ages, stages of life, and Christian experience. Women are invited to gather for a time of refreshment, reflection, and spiritual growth at Lake Aurora’s Women’s Retreats.

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Cost per retreat: $80    
($40 deposit will secure your spot for one retreat) 

To stay Friday to Sunday, sign up for Retreat I and Retreat II. Deposits needed on both.
Part-time Rates: $45 for Saturday (8 am-2:30 pm)
$80 Entire Saturday (8 am - 10 pm)
Click here for Online Registration - Open February 14, 2024

While there will be an abundance of programmed opportunities you are encouraged to take time to experience whatever will replenish your body, mind, & spirit. However you choose to spend the retreat days, may you be encouraged to trust 'even if' your circumstances do not look like what you expect.    

Want to download the Event Program Book before your arrival?
Click here - 2024 Participant Program Book

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Print Paper Registration

Please register online or mail registration, or email, Attention Emmalee.
Send the ticket fee or deposit to Lake Aurora's office
Waiting list based on date deposit received in office.

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2024 Workshops   :

Play & Relaxation Sessions May Include:

Important Times:

4:00pm - Check in begins

6:00pm - Dinner

Mostly OUTDOOR event, including keynote sessions under the Hillside Steel Tent

2:30pm, 2nd day - Program ends.

About Betty Gray and Love Lockman

Keynote Team

What an amazing opportunity to celebrate our 50th Women’s Retreat with a mother/daughter legacy team. Betty Gray and Love Lockman also sharefamily, faith, and legacy with the Lake Aurora ministry. Betty and Love are individually sought after featured speakers for women’s events and together they are a dynamic duo for Christ.

Betty Gray, director of Encourage Me Ministries, has traveled over three decades delivering Bible based messages that have changed many lives. Betty gets her points across with skillful use of humor and down-to-earth messages. She is an inspirational speaker and dramatist doing women of the faith characters using music, prayer and scripture to inspire.

Love Lockman grew up a silly, fun-loving, preacher’s kid, more tomboy than refined debutante. She battles the learning disability dyslexia, and wasn’t diagnosed until late into adulthood. This left her childhood and early adulthood riddled with insecurity, inferiority and shame. Having overcome the hardships of dyslexia, Love has morphed into a gifted, encouraging and highly requested Christian speaker and author. She is a crusader for restoring brokenness to beauty.

Worship Team

Dade City Christian Worship Team

What to Bring:

This is a camp, so dress is casual. Bring comfortable shoes and a jacket for possible chilly/rainy weather.

Other suggestions are notebook, camera, flashlight, insect repellant, lawn chair (workshops have limited seating) and rain gear. Some like to bring table games for late night laughs in the game room.

Please Note...

  • MOSTLY Outdoor event - Keynote sessions under Hillside Steel Tent
  • Housing (10 lower bunks per unit. Total 20 beds) Tents/RVs or off campus housing encouraged to accommodate more.
  • In the Dining Hall, sit by housing unit or day use status. Outdoor seating available
  • Self screening requested 3 days leading up to arrival (Temperature/Symptoms/Exposure) Refundable if sick.