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2024 Refresh: A Women's Retreat

October 4 - October 5, 2024

Enjoy a time of fellowship, teaching, and rest.

A retreat designed for women ages 16 and up. Bring some ladies from your church and join us!


Every Maranatha event is designed to inspire life-changing encounters with Jesus, so we plan events to provide rest, encouragement, strengthen core relationships, promote local church communities, and remind of our daily need for the gospel as believers. We keep the schedule as relaxed as possible, with options to do as little or much as you’d like while you’re here (see FAQs below for more details).

ARRIVAL: 5-6pm Friday (dinner @6pm)
DEPARTURE: 5pm Saturday

Registration closes Sunday, September 29 (overnight option typically fills up before registration closes, so grab your spot early!)

Questions? See FAQs below. If your question is not answered, please email:

SPEAKER: Charla DeJager

Charla serves on the Women’s Ministry Team at BeFree Community Church in Alton, NH. She and her husband, John, worked on staff with CRU, facilitating the Jesus Film Project in Eastern Europe before moving to New England. They joined the BeFree Alton campus in 2006 when it was planted. They have 5 children.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • + What is the housing setup for this retreat?

    The housing for this event is bunk style with 5-7 assigned per room. You can request roommates, but you will likely be combined with others as well. 

  • + What type of accommodations are available?

    Retreat housing is hotel-style guest rooms. Each room includes a full private bath, 1 queen bed, and 2-3 twin or cot bunks (room capacity 5-7). Housing assignments are determined on a first-come, first-serve basis, while taking into consideration group size and special needs. We do our best to take your housing requests into consideration, especially church groups attending together, but cannot guarantee all requests.

  • + What are sessions like?

    There will be three engaging sessions over the weekend to give you a chance to rest, connect with God, and receive spiritual refreshment.

  • + What should I pack?

    Bible and notebook, pillows, queen and twin bedding (or sleeping bag), and bath towels. All guest rooms include a queen bed and 2-3 twin/cot bunks.

    Casual, comfortable clothes appropriate for different types of indoor and outdoor activities available. We desire to provide an atmosphere of modesty as Scripture demonstrates (Gen. 3:21, 1 Cor. 12:23, 1 Tim. 2:9). While we have freedom in Christ in how we apply the principles of modesty, we ask that discretion and deference guide your clothing choices for camp. 

  • + What types of activities can we expect to participate in?

    While you’re here, you’re welcome to participate in as much (or as few) activities as you would like. There are many indoor and outdoor options, including: badminton, basketball, biking, hiking trails, table games, rec room, and more! Additional optional activities will be added based on weather or volunteer availability.

  • + Do I need to bring any food?

    Nope! All meals and snacks are provided during your stay. There’s a salad and cereal bar at every meal. Maranatha works hard to ensure that meals are filling and include something to eat for everyone. 

  • + What about food allergies?

    Because Maranatha values keeping camp affordable, our allergy accommodations are limited. Our small kitchen is not equipped to prepare specialized food for allergies. Whenever possible, we offer main menu items that are gluten-friendly (items that are not made with gluten, but are made in the same kitchen as wheat/gluten may contain trace amounts) or accessible for various allergies (a protein without gluten or dairy, for example). Please make a note of allergies in your registration so we can plan quantities accurately. We do our best to label food that our guests are allergic to. 


    You’re welcome to bring your own supplemental food if you are on a specific diet or would like specific food (ready to eat or microwaveable). We have fridge space in the dining hall designated for this.

  • + How do I apply for financial aid?

    Camp Maranatha works hard to keep camp rates affordable for families in any season of life. For those working through financial hardship, we want to help! Check out our scholarship policy page to get started on our four-step process. 

  • + What if I need to cancel?

    Please email to let us know.

    Cancellation policy:
    Camp Maranatha does not want your inability to attend an event to cause financial hardship. Deposits are non-refundable as they cover processing fees. Any payments made in excess of the deposit may be refunded if given notice at least one week prior to the event, or if you have a family emergency or sickness at the time of the event. You can also opt to donate your registration fee towards our scholarship fund.