Moms & Daughters Retreat

Our goal for the weekend is for you to deepen your relationship with each other and the Lord through new activities, workshops, Biblical teaching, worship, meeting new friends, and so much more.

May 1-3

Moms and Daughters is an annual retreat focused on strengthening relationships with each other and with the Lord.  The weekend is geared toward moms and daughters in grade school (K-8), but aunts, grandmas, friends, sisters and daughters of all ages are welcome to attend.

We invite you to join us on Friday for activities and a large group session (complete with singing, large group Bible messages and silly games).  Stay through Saturday for workshops, more worship sessions, free time together, and a themed party.  And leave Sunday with memories that will last between you and your daughter (or mom).

We strive for a culture of grace and kindness.  We know that this group is all a bunch of humans trying our best.  We want this weekend to be excellent, but we also want to allow space for relationships, for trying new things, for recharging, and for growing with God.  We think you’ll really love it.

Get the details for the Moms & Daughters Retreat

Weekend Theme

Weekend Theme from 2019:  Bright
Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

We are SO excited about this year’s theme.  We’re going to find plenty of time to shine our light throughout the weekend.  Our worship sessions will feature themed biblical teaching, excellent worship music and more.  And the schedule will include other lit activities including a black light dessert party.

 

The Cost

Discounts

Early Registration – TBA

Share a Room –  TBA

Bring-A-Friend –  TBA

Prices

Prices below reflect the per person cost for Moms and Daughters Retreat including four meals (Saturday breakfast-Sunday breakfast), all programming, two workshops (with the exception of workshops with additional cost), and lodging (with the exception of commuters).

Geneva Bay Center (air conditioned, private hotel-style rooms):  

Adult – TBA

Child – TBA

Traditional Cabin (shared dorm-style lodging):

Adult – TBA

Child – TBA

Commuter (no lodging, discounts do not apply):

Adult – TBA

Child – TBA

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing. The Cancellation Policy is based on when we receive written notification. Cancellations received more than two weeks before the event will received a full refund minus the non-refundable deposit of $30. Cancellations received less than two weeks before the event will receive no refund. Exceptions may be made for medical reasons, when a doctor’s verification is presented before the start of the retreat.

General Information

This retreat exists to love kids and share Jesus in an environment that connects and equips moms, too. We do this through a program that deepens relationships through biblical teaching, worship, and bonding activities that moms and daughters can take back home for continued growth.

Check-In Information
Check-in will be from 6:00-7:00pm. Follow the prompting of our staff through our drive-through check-in service!

Packing List

  • Weather appropriate clothes
  • Bible
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding & Towels (provided in Geneva Bay Center)

Check out our full Moms and Daughters Packing List

Dietary Needs
A significant number of guests have unique dietary needs that can be easily accommodated. Our main dining facility is completely nut-free, as is our primary camp store. Please indicate any specific camper needs on your online registration and/or notify our registrar (camp@covenantharbor.org) at least 3 weeks in advance so that we may fully accommodate your family.

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.

The Workshops

Workshops from 2019

We’re excited about a new line up of workshops for Moms and Daughters! Sign-ups for workshops are part of the online registration.

AM Workshops

Classic Camp Crafts – Enjoy creating some of the most classic camp crafts together. Make friendship bracelets, God’s eyes, rock painting and more in this workshop that’s perfect for any age!

Climbing Tower – This workshop is full for the morning – How high can you climb? Sign up for this workshop to find out! If you make it all the way to the top, you can travel back to the ground in style on the zip line! Our outdoor rock climbing tower is fun for daughters 2nd grade and up. This activity will also have limited availability during free time.

Fire Building – Building a fire is a crucial survival skill. Learn tips, tricks and strategies to build a roaring fire from the ground up. Put theory into practice and end the workshop with a delicious fire-cooked snack!

Forts! (Morning Only) – This workshop is full – Use our pile of super supplies to design then build your own creation. You choose whether to channel your inner engineer or interior designer.

High Ropes – This workshop is full for the morning – The high ropes course is a great workshop for adventurous moms and daughters. With two levels and multiple courses, you’re sure to find a few bonding moments along the way. The ropes course will be fun for daughters in 3rd grade and above. This activity will also have limited availability during free time.

It’s A Wrap – This workshop is full for both morning & afternoon – Wraps. We’ll fold, press, fill, stuff, fry, bake, mix, dip and eat! Learn how to make egg rolls, dumplings and other delicious “wrapped” food.

Lake Walk (Morning Only) – Learn about Geneva Lake history and some of it’s most famous residents. Then we’ll hit the lake path and see what makes this place so unique!

Riddle Room – Challenge yourself in this brand new workshop where you’ll have to solve puzzles and riddles to move on to the next challenge. Can you solve them all in time? The Riddle Room will be fun for daughters in 4th grade and above.

Slime Time – Slime time! Make slime, slime and more slime. We’ll play with different recipes and everyone will leave with plenty of slime to take home. This workshop is an additional $5/person.

Target Sports – Aim high and Aim true! Come practice your bow and arrow skills in the archery pit with other moms and daughters in 3rd grade and up. Who knows when they might come in handy?

Water Bead Painting (Morning Only) – Come join us for some messy art fun using water beads and paint. Bring an old shirt to get messy! Best for younger daughters (3rd grade and under).

PM Workshops

Classic Camp Crafts – Enjoy creating some of the most classic camp crafts together. Make friendship bracelets, God’s eyes, rock painting and more in this workshop that’s perfect for any age!

Climbing Tower – How high can you climb? Sign up for this workshop to find out! If you make it all the way to the top, you can travel back to the ground in style on the zip line! Our outdoor rock climbing tower is fun for daughters 2nd grade and up. This activity will also have limited availability during free time.

Fire Building – Building a fire is a crucial survival skill. Learn tips, tricks and strategies to build a roaring fire from the ground up. Put theory into practice and end the workshop with a delicious fire-cooked snack!

High Ropes – The high ropes course is a great workshop for adventurous moms and daughters. With two levels and multiple courses, you’re sure to find a few bonding moments along the way. The ropes course will be fun for daughters in 3rd grade and above. This activity will also have limited availability during free time.

It’s A Wrap – This workshop is full for both morning & afternoon – Wraps. We’ll fold, press, fill, stuff, fry, bake, mix, dip and eat! Learn how to make egg rolls, dumplings and other delicious “wrapped” food.

Lake Walk – (Canceled for Afternoon & Available only Morning) – Learn about Geneva Lake history and some of it’s most famous residents. Then we’ll hit the lake path and see what makes this place so unique!

Laser Tag (Afternoon Only) – Battle it out with your friends using our laser tag markers. A variety of games throughout camp will give you plenty of time to sharpen your tactics.

Mom & Daughter Canvases (Afternoon Only) – This workshop is full – Let’s paint together! Join us as Jessie Brandt guides us in some beautiful canvas paintings. She’ll teach us some simple techniques that will lead you to an end result you’ll be proud to hang in your home/room. This workshop is an additional $10/person, and is fun for daughters in 3rd grade and up.

Riddle Room – This workshop is full for the afternoon – Challenge yourself in this brand new workshop where you’ll have to solve puzzles and riddles to move on to the next challenge. Can you solve them all in time? The Riddle Room will be fun for daughters in 4th grade and above.

Slime Time – Slime time! Make slime, slime and more slime. We’ll play with different recipes and everyone will leave with plenty of slime to take home. This workshop is an additional $5/person.

Target Sports – Aim high and Aim true! Come practice your bow and arrow skills in the archery pit with other moms and daughters in 3rd grade and up. Who knows when they might come in handy?

The Game (Afternoon Only) – Choose your own adventures as you travel around camp tackling challenges and having a blast.

The Speakers

Speaker from 2019

Carol Smith is the Youth Director at Evangelical Covenant Church in Lafayette, IN for the past 4 years. She volunteered in youth ministry for 12 years before that. Her commitment to teens started long ago when she received her bachelors degree in Special Education and taught high school. Fun fact: she is a former improv comedian and brings that humor in her messages.

 

 

The Worship Band

Worship band from 2019

Karla and Jon have been leading worship together for over 20 years. With a deep love of music and the local church, they love to see people experience the joy of signing and worshiping God. Karla currently serves as a worship leader at Eagle Brook Church in the Twin Cities where Jon serves as a Campus Pastor. They have three kids ages 11, 8 and 3 who all love to make music.

The Schedule

Schedule from 2019

Friday Night:

Evening-

-Check-in – check-in will be from 6:00-7:00pm. Follow the prompting of our staff through our drive-through check-in service.

-Large Group Session – worship, announcements, games and message

-Optional late night activity

Saturday

Morning-

-Breakfast

-Workshops – choose from your favorites through our online registration

-Unique Large Group Session

Afternoon-

-Lunch

-Workshops – choose from your favorites through our online registration

-Free Time

Evening-

-Dinner/Themed Event

-Large Group Session – worship, announcements, games and message

-Optional Late Night Activity

Sunday:

Morning-

-Breakfast

-Closing Large Group Session – worship, announcements, games and message