September  24-25, 2022
(Sept. 23 evening optional)

2022 Women's Retreat

You don't want to miss out on the fun and fellowship we have in store this year! We can't wait to see you in September.

Back by popular demand - the Friday evening option! If you can, come early and spend the evening in a way that best suits your needs. The Friday evening option includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, fellowship, and lodging; but, if your soul desires extra rest and not-so-much socialization, grab some food and escape to your cabin early!

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Guest Speaker, Julie Van Hove


About Julie...

Julie loves Riverside! Her life was deeply impacted when she was a high school camper, and she has been connected with Riverside for the last couple of decades in various capacities. Julie lives in Story City with her hubs of nearly 20 years & their three kiddos.

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She works at Harvest Vineyard Church and is the Co-Founder of Defined Ministries. She has a passion for people to know and walk in their identity in Christ. She can't wait to see you at camp, and we're pumped to have Julie at Riverside for the weekend!


As mentioned earlier, we will have an optional Friday evening add-on for this year's retreat. We will prepare delicious heavy hors d'oeuvres and a guided activity for the later evening. The activity is completely optional - we anticipate some participants may equally appreciate the opportunity to pick up their food and retreat for some alone-time elsewhere on camp, or may just desire to get some extra rest. There is no wrong way to spend your time. After all, this is your time and we want to you enjoy yourself fully and be restored. Adding the Friday evening option is $25 for those staying at camp as well as for commuters.

We will gather beginning at 8:30am on Saturday for our first session. Breakfast refreshments will be available and you can plan on plenty of hot coffee and tea all weekend long!

Registration will include a seat at all speaker sessions, small group studies, worship, three meals on Saturday, two meals on Sunday, snacks, an array of free-time options, a bountiful pouring on of encouragement and inspiration, as well as so much more. Be sure to mark this on registration so we can include you as we prepare and schedule those optional activities. Your registration and cost options are:​

  • Arrive Saturday morning, staying at Riverside = $100

  • Arrive Saturday morning, staying off-site = $90

  • SATURDAY ONLY registration, no lodging = $80

  • Friday Add-On (whether or not staying onsite) = $25


As usual, you will have the ability to stay right here in one of our cozy cabins on camp. We anticipate that groups of ladies will register together and we encourage that - this will allow us to place you and your close peers in a cabin together. 

If you personally do not feel comfortable being in a cabin with ladies you do not know or if you'd prefer a hotel, you can check out lodging options right in nearby Story City or Ames. 


Horseback Trail Ride = $15

Craft Activity (craft TBD) = $8

Please email or call Cheri, our Associate Director, if you have any questions! or ph. 515-733-5271