This Women's Retreat is for every woman searching for deeper relationship with God and a fuller understanding of our identity and what it means to live as a daughter of the King. This retreat weekend is an opportunity to get away from the busyness and demands of our schedules to personally encounter God and experience His generous love.

"You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God" Isaiah 63:3

This experience offers something for everyone. Powerful presentations, prayer time, Sacraments, fellowship, adventure, music, rest, quiet, hiking, swimming, and the stunning beauty of Rockridge Canyon. There will also be workshops by women from a variety of stages in life. This is the retreat you don't want to miss.

keynote Speakers

 
 
I didn’t know what to expect when I went to the women’s retreat last year. It was, quite simply, the best surprise of the year! With four different retreat speakers plus the priests who came to serve, there was quite literally something for everyone. We all went home deeply encouraged.
— Dawn D.
 

 

Pricing and details  

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full payment is required at the time of your reservation. You may cancel your registration and receive a refund of your registration fee up to 3 weeks prior to the date of the event; provided, however, you will be charged a $75 handling fee upon the cancellation of your registration.  In the event that you cancel your registration less than 3 weeks prior to the date of the event, you will forfeit the entire registration fee.

 

pricing

The cost for registration includes the retreat experience, accommodations, activities and food. Cost changes have risen slightly to cover Rockridge Canyon fees for room and board. You must be 19+ to register. Mother's of small children must make child care arrangements at home, only nursing babies in arms are allowed. Please note that nursing moms are required to get a private or shared private room.

Accommodations are private or shared.  Shared group rooms (approximately 6-8 people group room) in dormitory style rooms, each with its own shared bathroom and common area. Each group room has 6-8 bunk beds. All rooms include bedding and towels.

Private rooms are limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. 

$270/person - shared group/dormitory style room - 6-8 bunk beds per room, one large shared bathroom 

$335/person - shared private room (hotel style)  - Shared private rooms with private bathroom accommodate 2-3 per room. There is limited availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis. 

$425/per person - private room (single occupancy hotel style) -  Private rooms with private bathroom are for one person. There is limited availability and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Financial assistance

Financial assistance for the women's retreat are reserved for those who otherwise could not attend the retreat without financial assistance. Funds are limited.

Applications must be made prior to registering for the retreat. If you have already registered, a scholarship will not be applied to your registration.

If you would like to apply please fill out the application form and we will contact you asap.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

  • Zip line is available for an additional $20 per person at registration
  • Soccer
  • Disc Golf
  • Ball Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Octoball
  • Hiking Trails
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Kayaks

SCHEDULE

Check-in is from 4:30pm-6:30pm, Friday April 20th. You CANNOT check-in to your room early. 

Our first session will begin at 7pm sharp.

Please arrive between 4:30-6:30pm on Friday.

Retreat ends at 1pm on Sunday (with bag lunch provided).

We will celebrate Sunday Mass together at the camp before leaving on Sunday.

 

CONTACT

Questions about the retreat? Contact Lisa Marquis at  +1 778-382-9908 or by email at lmarquis@rcav.org

 

Location

RockRidge Canyon (see map here) is a Conference and Retreat Centre located near Princeton, BC. Set in a breathtaking mountain valley, this exceptionally well-serviced facility provides a venue that will surely provide no shortage of beauty and adventure

Each participant is responsible to arrange transportation to the retreat.  In order to assist with carpooling we have set up a carpool webpage to connect available drivers and passengers in need of a ride

WHAT TO BRING

  • Bible
  • Notebook
  • Pen
  • Warm jacket (Rain jacket, just in case)
  • Shoes for gravel paths 
  • Slippers (if you want)
  • Hiking shoes if you choose to hike
  • Umbrella
  • Extra blanket for bed if you get cold easily
  • Flashlight (for walking back to your lodge in the evening)
  • Water bottle
  • Cash for extra snacks, specialty coffee bar, books and merchandise
  • There will be time for prayer and reflection please bring a Bible and journal

 

    OTHER INFORMATION

    • There are small fridges available in lounges for small personal items if people need them
    • There are  snacks allowed in rooms if people want to bring some
    • 5 meals will be provided (3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday) as well as snacks on Friday and Saturday

     

    DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

    If you have dietary restrictions the kitchen can accommodate with advance notice, please email Lisa Marquis lmarquis@rcav.org immediately if you did not indicate allergies in your registration. No alcohol allowed on the premises.

     

    VOLUNTEERS

    We are in need of Volunteers age 19+ who will NOT be attending the retreat itself, to help in the kitchen and set up and clean up during the weekend. Volunteers can be male or female. There is no cost for volunteers on the weekend and they WILL NOT be attending any of the retreat events. Volunteers will be directed as to their specific duties upon arrival and will have separate sleeping quarters from the retreat attendees. Volunteers have the same weekend start and finish time as the retreat attendees. To volunteer, please contact Lisa Marquis at +1 778-382-9908 or by email at lmarquis@rcav.org

     


                                   SPEAKERS

    Spiritual Director for the weekend Fr. Tim Hepburn - Atlanta, Georgia

    Fr. Tim Hepburn is a priest of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia, currently serving as Vocation Director. After completing his Bachelor of Architecture at Auburn he entered St. Meinrad Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity and MA. In 2008 he received his license in sacred theology (S.T.L.) from the Angelicum through Sacred Heart seminary in Detroit. Ordained a priest in 1993, he has served his Archdiocese as parochial vicar, pastor, chaplain at the high school and university levels. Nationally and internationally, he has also been active in teen and young adult ministries, priestly formation, conference speaking, preaching and teaching.

     
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    Mary Bielski - South Bend, Indiana

    Involved in ministry for over 15 years, Mary has spoken to over 100,000 Catholics around the nation at parish missions, ministry trainings, and retreats and conferences including: LA Congress, Applied Biblical Studies Conference, and multiple parish and diocesan events. She has also appeared on countless Catholic radio and television interviews including: EWTN and Catholic Crossroads Radio. Mary has a Masters in Theological Studies with a focus in Pastoral Leadership at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. Through her passion and and teaching, Mary draws her audience to the beauty of our Catholic faith, a deeper love for Christ, the Eucharist, and the call to holiness. 

    For more information on Mary, her talks  go to www.MaryBielski.com

     

    Sr. Miriam James Heidland SOLT - Corpus Christi, Texas

    Sr. Miriam James was raised in Woodland, WA and is a graduate of the University ofNevada-Reno where she played volleyball on a scholarship and majored in Communications. Upon graduation, she joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT), a missionary community that serves global areas of deepest apostolic need. Sr. Miriam has served at various SOLT missions including Rome, Seattle and Texas. 

    Her story has been featured in the Seattle Times, The National Catholic Register and heard on Relevant Radio, Sirius XM, Catholic Answers Live and EWTN’s Life on the Rock, as well as Steubenville conferences, the Share Jesus campaign and international conferences and retreats. She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and often attends courses at the Theology of the Body Institute. Her book titled Loved As I Am was released in 2014 from Ave Maria Press.

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    Michelle Benzinger - Pensacola, Florida

    Michelle Benzinger is a national women’s speaker, creative entrepreneur, and advocate for marginalized women and children. She is the visionary leader of Greenhouse Collective and the creative director of Meaningful Market. She co-hosts a podcast, Abiding Together with Sr. Miriam Heidland and Heather Khym. Michelle and her husband, Chris, have served in global and domestic missions for the past 15 years with their six children (two adopted from Haiti) and now reside in Pensacola, Florida.

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    Heather Khym - Abbotsford, BC

    Heather has been serving in ministry since 1994 and passionately shares the Gospel through leading worship and speaking. She has ministered to a variety of audiences throughout North America with the desire for people to personally encounter God. She attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where she studied theology with a concentration in catechetics. In 2005, Heather and her husband, Jake, founded Life Restoration, a ministry which seeks to help people become fully alive and experience freedom and restoration in Jesus. Currently, Heather lives in Abbotsford, BC with her husband Jake and their 3 children Maria, Judah, and Evangeline.

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