2023 Retreat Information

April 14-16, 2023 at Camp Maranatha in Idyllwild, California

Registration Opens February 12, 2023! Click Here to register

Our speaker will be Shannon McCoy and she will be speaking about Christ Centered Sisterhood.

Shannon is a Biblical Counselor certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and has a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling (MABC) from The Master’s University. She’s the author of Help! I’m A Slave to Food and contributing author to Women Counseling Women. She is a retreat and conference speaker. She serves on the Counsel Board and is a contributing blogger for the Biblical Counseling Coalition.

Raised in South Carolina, Shannon graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in Biology and the Medical University of South Carolina with a BS in Cytotechnology. She works as a Cytotechnologist (screening pap smears under a microscope) for a medical laboratory.

In her “free” time, she enjoys weekend getaways and nature walks. She likes reading Christian books and having coffee shop talks with friends. She cherishes Friday movie nights with her busy college-aged daughter.

Shannon is passionate about Jesus Christ and all that He offers for every believer. Through counseling, writing and speaking, she enjoys helping others not only to grow stronger in their relationship with Christ but to thrive.

At her church, she has the privilege to come alongside women and couples applying the hope of the gospel in difficult seasons of life. 

Shannon will be bringing us 4 messages during the retreat. The theme of this year’s retreat is: Christ Centered Sisterhood!



Full weekend includes lodging for two nights in private rooms that sleep 4-5 women and meals through Sunday lunch (dinner not included Friday evening). Restrooms located inside the room. Please be sure to pack bedding (sleeping bag, pillow, etc.).


Full Weekend–$175 with early registration by March 24th or $195 after March 24th

Saturday only–$90, must be registered by Friday, April 7th. Lunch and Dinner are included. Full payment of $90 due with registration (non-refundable).

nursing infants

$0, must be registered by Friday, April 7th with the mother. This is specifically for young, nursing infants and only with the “Saturday only” option. There are no overnight accommodations and no childcare will be offered during the day.

Registration will be closed after Friday, April 7 2023

partial Scholarships

Once again this year we are offering 4 scholarships for first-time full weekend attendees.
These will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Please indicate your request for a scholarship when you register and pay your deposit. If your request is accepted, the scholarship will cover your remaining balance. If you need financial assistance we strongly encourage you to contact your church diaconal board.

Camp Check-in

Please check the directions carefully or you can look it up at campmaranatharetreat.com. Camp check-in is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Main Meeting Room. The first meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm. Friday night dinner is not included with camp, but there are several local restaurants you may enjoy in Idyllwild.

what to bring

Casual warm clothes – expect variable weather conditions, bedding (sleeping bag or sheets & blankets, and pillow), towel, toiletries, Bible, flashlight for the bonfire, and a coffee mug. Feel free to bring some munchies for the snack table.


talent/ skit night

Talent/Skit Night is on Saturday evening. Start planning a skit, special music, reading, etc. now! The more acts we have, the more fun for all. As you plan, please consider, “whatever, you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus.” Colossians 3:17


For $10 or less we will have a craft for you to make and take home along with the knowledge needed to replicate your efforts on your own. Details to be announced at the retreat.


We are so excited to be able to bring the bookstore back to the retreat! The team from www.biblicalcounselingbooks.com has graciously agreed to open a bookstore for the day on Saturday! Cash, credit cards and square app payments accepted. The bookstore will be stocked with books relating to the theme of the retreat as well as other Christian living titles.


On Sunday Morning, Pastor Dave Crum will bring us the message in our morning worship service!

This year our offering will go to Alternatives Medical Clinic, a pregnancy care center that is based in Escondido, California. Alternatives offers medical and educational services that provide a biblically-guided approach to pregnancy, parenting and sexual health. 

If you are looking for a printable brochure, it is available for download below:

2023 Women’s retreat brochure

For further information or questions, please call Diana Post at (562) 221-8362 or Tammy Schroeder at (760)845-0952 – Please do not call the camp.