I’ve been praying for a time to get away with women and disconnect from the world for a bit while we connect with God. Well this summer, that prayer will be answered. Won’t you join me?
Simply Living for Him Retreat July 22-24, 2016
Recharge. Restore. Renew.
Spend the weekend with me as we seek the Lord in a most beautiful place. Join with other ladies as we gather to learn more about living simply, putting God first, and not losing sight of Him in this very loud and distracting world. We will unplug for a bit and connect with each other and the Lord.
I will be speaking about simplifying and not getting overwhelmed by daily life. There will be a wide variety of topics covered regarding living a simple and purposeful life, how to handle burn-out, and clearing physical and mental clutter, all while getting closer to God.
Come and discover the beauty of walking this journey together. We need each other! There will be times of learning, prayer, worship, fellowship, even some rest. We are also sure to have lots of hugs, laughter, and surprises! Oh, and there is guaranteed to be chocolate 😉
Simply Living for Him Retreat
with Karen DeBeus,
Author and Speaker from Simply Living for Him
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! July 22-24, 2016
Space is Limited!
(due to the high volume of interest in the event, we may have to close registration at some point, so secure your place and low-cost rate by registering early!)
Full Retreat Ticket includes:
Retreat beginning at 6 pm Friday night when we kick off the weekend down by the water. Enjoy a refreshment reception, prayer and worship time, bonfire, and welcome session. The next day will begin at 9 am and will include Saturday sessions, worship time, prayer time, group time, and more. LUNCH is provided on Saturday and is included in your ticket. Saturday activities will take place between 9-5. The evening will give us time to fellowship on our own, more casually. Or spend some down time alone. There is also a snack shop on site that we can meet up for refreshments or walk by the water, and enjoy a relaxing evening.
Sunday will wrap up with continental breakfast (included in your ticket) and prayer and encouragement before heading back home.
*Please note, times and activities subject to change but will not change the overall package of the retreat. We will do our best to update should there be changes. *Our family is praying for you! We are working as a family to make this a worthy event for you, and we have begun praying daily for all those who God will bring to the retreat!*
SIMPLY LIVING FOR HIM RETREAT
July 22-24, 2016
SUPER Early Bird Full Retreat Ticket Includes Friday evening refreshment reception, lunch on Saturday, sessions, worship, prayer, group times, and breakfast on Sunday
(does not include lodging)
Must register between 12/14-1/31 2016 to secure this rate
Early Bird Full Retreat Ticket Includes Friday evening refreshment reception, lunch on Saturday, sessions, worship, prayer, group times, and breakfast on Sunday
(does not include lodging)
Must register between 2/1- 5/31 2016 to secure this rate
Regular Price Full Retreat Ticket
$129 (does not include lodging) Includes Friday evening refreshment reception, lunch on Saturday, sessions, worship, prayer, group times, and breakfast on Sunday
Register between 6/1/2016- Day of Event
(if space is available)
Saturday ONLY Day Pass: (limited number available)
Saturday Day Pass includes 9-5 Saturday ONLY.
LUNCH is provided on Saturday and is included in your day pass ticket.)
SUPER Early Bird: $69 (12/14-1/31)
Early Bird: $79 (2/1-5/31)
Regular Price: $89 (6/1- Day of event- if space is available)
*No refunds available for retreat tickets, but you may transfer your ticket for a small administrative fee.
The Lodges at Gettysburg is an elegant 63 acre private retreat nestled on one of the highest and most beautiful ridge lines in Gettysburg.
The Lodges at Gettysburg feature spacious private accommodations. They are complete with full kitchenettes, private bathrooms, fireplaces, heating & air conditioning, hard wood floors, vaulted wood beam ceilings, private porches, along with flat screen televisions, phones & high speed Internet access.
The main lodge is a beautifully designed stone & wood lodge that has breath taking views over-looking the historic Gettysburg battlefields and Hunter Lake. The lake, complete with dock, is fully stocked with bass and a variety of other popular game fish. The Lodges is a natural home to deer, red tail fox, wild turkey, beaver, Canadian geese, ducks, red tail hawk and the American bald eagle. We offer the perfect escape for all to enjoy.
The Lodges at Gettysburg is located five minutes from the historic Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and the Eisenhower National Park site. We are in close proximity to the Gettysburg reenactment site. Our Lodge has beautiful picturesque battlefield views along with walking and bicycle trails throughout the property’s 37 acres of mature woods.
LODGING INFO (not included in registration ticket)
Guests may book either by calling The Lodges at Gettysburg directly at (717) 642-2500 or by the website. When booking through the website, visit www.thelodgesatgettysburg.comand click on check availability. Enter your arrival and departure dates and use the Group Access code of:SLH2016 A 10% discount will be offered making the lodging rates range from $152.10 (Corporals Quarters (1 bed)- sleeps 2) to $331.20 (North/South Lodge (3 beds and a sleeper sofa) sleeps up to 8).
The more ladies in each room, the more affordable. Cost will range from $80ish (8 person room) to $152 (2 person room) – 160ish (4 person room) for both nights depending on number of people in each room.
*Please call the Lodges to book EARLY and discuss the best lodge for your group, or yourself. We expect lodges to fill up quickly, so time is of the essence!* If you are not coming with anyone and would like to split a room, please email karen@simplylivingforhim and we will try to connect you with another attendee needing a roomie.
What can I expect from the weekend? I am all about simple. So we will forgo the bells and whistles and the fluff, to keep focused on YOU and Jesus. We will learn about living more simply, purposefully, and with our eyes fixed on Jesus as we walk this journey together. A weekend filled with Jesus and ladies is bound to be worth it!
Enjoy this beautiful setting as you take some time to unwind and focus on Jesus. If you have been burnt out, this is the time for you to renew, recharge, and restore. We would strongly encourage you to unplug- no one will be monitoring you 😉 but why not leave the computer at home, and set the phone for emergencies only? Take some time to truly disconnect as you reconnect with God and your sisters in Christ without the distractions of everyday life. We so rarely get opportunities like this, so why not take advantage of the weekend to fully recharge spiritually.
Retreat begins at 6 pm Friday night when we kick off the weekend down by the water. Enjoy a refreshment reception, prayer and worship time, bonfire, and welcome session. The next day will begin at 9 am and will include Saturday sessions, worship time, prayer time, group time, and more. LUNCH is provided on Saturday and is included in your ticket. Saturday activities will take place between 9-5. The evening will give us time to fellowship on our own, more casually. Or spend some down time alone. There is also a snack shop on site that we can meet up for refreshments or walk by the water, and enjoy a relaxing evening.
Sunday will wrap up the retreat with continental breakfast (included in your ticket) and prayer and encouragement before heading back home.
Is this for ladies only? Yes. This retreat is geared towards women.
Is this geared only for moms? While the retreat is for women, ALL women are welcome regardless of what stage of life you are in. Mothers, singles, and seniors welcomed! We are all sure to benefit from the message of simplifying and living with God first in our lives.
Why The Lodges at Gettysburg? When the Lord put this idea on my heart, I prayed for quite awhile before taking any steps. I prayed daily for some time that if it was the Lord’s will for me to do this retreat, He would show the way. For a while, I was not able to find a venue that I thought suited the vision for the weekend, until one day, The Lodges at Gettysburg came to mind. I had stayed there with my family a few years ago and it is just perfect. Within a week, the wheels were in motion, and we visited the Lodges. Within moments of stepping out of my car, surrounded by their gorgeous views, I knew THIS was it. This was where God had planned for our weekend.
Are meals included?Lunch on Saturday and continental breakfast on Sunday are included in the full retreat ticket. The lodges have kitchenettes and at the very least refrigerators in the small rooms, so you can bring food with you for a very affordable weekend. Or there are nearby eateries in Gettysburg, as well as an on-site snack shop.
Can I get a refund? Unfortunately, all sales are final. You may transfer your ticket to a friend in the event you can’t make it to the retreat. Please note: a small administrative fee will be added when transferring a ticket.
What if I don’t want to stay at the Lodges? You are welcome to stay at another location suitable for you, or if you live locally, just join us for the retreat and enjoy sleeping at home. Even if you are local though, you might find if you can stay onsite, you can enjoy one of the beautiful lodges as a getaway.
Can I just come for one day?Yes, you can purchase a Saturday only day pass, although these are limited.
Can I bring my family? You may wish to bring your family to stay in the lodges while you attend the retreat. Perhaps make it an extended vacation once the retreat is over. Gettysburg is a wonderful family vacation! The retreat ticket is for one, however. (ladies only).
Are nursing babies welcome?Absolutely. But only if you let me get a baby fix by holding your little one for a bit 😉
I have more questions, who do I ask?Just email me at karen@simplylivingforhim and I will answer any questions you have!
~REGISTRATION NOW OPEN~
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Join me on my journey to clear the clutter as I am simply living...for Him! I am a homeschooling mom sharing about my faith, family, hobby-farm life, and Jesus. I am also an author and speaker and love sharing my journey with others- and I am all about keeping it real and authentic! Join me as I seek less of this world and more of Jesus!
Karen DeBeus is a homeschooling mom learning to live more simply and keep God at the center of it all. She is the author of three best-selling homeschooling books and writes at Simply Living for Him. She speaks nationally at homeschooling conventions and recently was a speaker at the Family Bible Conference in Washington, DC. Her passion is to help others clear the clutter from their lives, seek God first, and to encourage women and families to get in the Word every day.
In 2016, she founded the Simply Living for Him Retreat, which is a time of rest and renewal for all women seeking Jesus. She enjoys life on her hobby farm with her husband and four children. Together they are a work-at-home family pursuing a simple life with purpose and, above all, seeking to glorify God in all they do.