Moms & Daughters Retreat

May 2–4, 2014
See Below For Prices

Our Moms & Daughters Retreat provides each guest an experience of relaxation and helps mom develop deep relationships with their daughters.

Sometimes our busy lives prevent us from developing the relationships that really matter.  Take a weekend off and enjoy fun activities, quality bonding time and meet new friends.  Don’t let the name fool you; aunts, nieces, grandmas and granddaughters are all welcome.

We’re getting excited about a new line up of workshops for Moms and Daughters 2014! Sign ups for workshops will start one month before the retreat date. We’ll send you an email with workshop descriptions and sign up details in early spring

Housing Options Adult Price Child Price
Retreat Center (Geneva Bay Centre) $199 $179
Traditional Cabin (Engebretson/Triplet) $149 $129
Commuter (Includes Program and Meals, No Discounts) $99 $99


Spread the Word

Invite friends and family to this fun event. If you would like us to mail you some promo flyers to share with your friends we would love to do so. Email us or call our office to give us your address.


Early Registration - Register and pay balance in full by March 1 and each person saves $15.

Share a Room – If you are staying in the Geneva Bay Centre (GBC), share a room with another parent/child and each person saves $15.

15 for 15 - Bring 15 people or more and everyone saves $15. Must send registrations in together.

Check-In Information

Check-in will be from 6:30-7:30pm on Friday, May 2nd. Follow the prompting of our staff through our drive-through check-in service!

Available Technology

While camp is an important time to get away from many routines of life, we understand that connection with the outside world is still important. Several common spaces around camp offer wireless internet access, and most cell phone providers offer excellent signal strength.


Moms and Daughters Michelle LudgeMichelle Ludge has been a part of First Evangelical Covenant Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan for over eighteen years. She is passionate about Children’s Ministries, building relationships with kids and their parents, camp ministry and most importantly reaching the lost for Christ. Michelle has been married to her husband Eric for almost 24 years and has two daughters: Amanda (21) and Allison (17). Michelle is so excited to come and share at Covenant Harbor for the 2014 Moms and Daughters retreat!

Moms and Daughters Desiree BakkenDesiree Bakken is an enthusiastic and lively leader, who is passionate about leading God’s people into His presence through music. It is her desire to see each person she leads draw nearer into relationship with the Father and believes that singing is one of the ways in which God has gifted her to reach others for Him. 

In 2012, Desiree graduated with her degree in Music Education from North Park University. She is now teaching general music for grades Pre-K – 8 at a school in the suburbs of Chicago. Desiree has also found a home at Northbrook Covenant Church, where she is excited about serving as both Director of Music Ministries and Director of Youth Ministries.

Desiree is particularly excited about leading a team of musicians for the Moms and Daughters retreat at Covenant Harbor – a place that is near and dear to her heart as a former member of the summer staff. 

Arrival and Departure Information

Follow the prompting of our staff through our drive-through check-in service. The weekend will conclude on Sunday after the closing session around 11:30am.

General Schedule

The full-detailed weekend schedule for 2014 is coming soon! Below gives you a general idea of what to expect.

Friday Night:


  • Check-in
  • Large Group Session
  • Snack



  • Breakfast
  • Workshops
  • Large Group Session


  • Lunch
  • Activities
  • Free Time


  • Dinner
  • Large Group Session
  • Themed Event



  • Breakfast
  • Closing Large Group Session

What to Bring

You should have a range of clothes for any weather.  Clothing should allow you to be active.  Include closed-toe shoes for activities. See the list below for suggested items:




Water Bottle 

Rain Gear








A Great Attitude           

 Beach-Themed Outfits (optional)    

Supplies for Look Alike Event (optional) 


If you are not staying in the Geneva Bay Centre (GBC), you will also need the following items:

Sheets and Blankets or Sleeping Bags                       

Pillows and Cases        


Wash Cloths and Towels



What NOT to Bring

Do not bring any valuables, pets, firearms, knives, weapons of any kind, fireworks, tobacco, alcohol or drugs.

Dietary Needs

A significant number of campers have unique dietary needs that can be easily accommodated. Our main dining facility is completely nut-free, as is our primary camp store. Please notify our registrar ( of any specific camper needs at least 3 weeks in advance so that we may fully accommodate your family.