Ladies’ Retreats at Cedar Lake Ministries

Save the dates for 2019! This weekend gals’ getaway is all-inclusive with accommodations (as requested), buffet meals, sessions, and free time activities which include climbing wall, seminars, pampering, laser combat, crafts and more. Pick your Christian ladies’ retreat weekend:

  • Weekend #1 April 12-14, 2019
  • Weekend #2 April 26 – 28 2019
  • Weekend #3 May 3 – 5, 2019

To register, click the Register button at the top of the page, or click here

To be added onto the waiting list for rooms that have already been reserved, click the button below and fill out the form.


Guest Speaker: Jill Savage

Jill Savage is an author and speaker who is passionate about encouraging families. She is the author or co-author of twelve books including Professionalizing Motherhood, My Hearts At Home, Real Moms…Real JesusLiving With Less So Your Family Has More, No More Perfect Moms, and her most recent release with her husband Mark, No More Perfect Marriages. Jill loves speaking to women in any season of life.

Featured on Focus on the Family,, Family Life Today and Today’s Christian Woman magazine, Jill is the founder of Hearts at Home, an organization that encouraged moms from 1994-2017. Jill and her husband, Mark, have five children, three who are married, two granddaughters and one grandson. They make their home in Normal, Illinois.

Guest Worship Leader: Jagee Melton

An engaging singer and performer, Jagee has obediently answered God’s call —touching hundreds of lives through her music ministry. Her newest CD is titled Whatever. When you experience her refreshing blend of inspiring music and uplifting stories, you will indeed be blessed.”To sing and share God’s truth in a way that will bless women and girls by helping draw them closer to the Lord. That is my passion” – Jagee.

She is married to Larry Dan Melton Jr, who currently serves as the Children’s Pastor of Fielder Road Baptist Church in Arlington, Texas. Jagee and Larry Dan have been blessed with five children, four boys and one daughter.

“I have been to many retreats, but this one … wow, well beyond our expectations!”
– Kris – women’s ministry leader

“I feel as though I have discovered a jewel of a resource.”
– Cyndi

“I left myself open for the first time, and God filled me.”
– Cassie

“It was amazing to get away from everyday life.”
– Tami

“I felt God’s presence more than ever before.”
– Laura

“I always go home with a glow and lots of good memories.”
– Nancy

If you would like to get involved with us and get the latest updates, join our special Ladies Retreat Facebook Events! One for each weekend.

Weekend 1 April 12-14: Click Here

Weekend 2 April 26-28: Click Here

Weekend 3 May 3-5: Click Here

Cedars Lodges features 12 suites some with a kitchenette and a private bath.
Suite sleeps 2 people – 2 queen beds
Suite sleeps 3-4 people* – 2 bedrooms contain 1 queen bed each
Suite sleeps 5-8 people* – 3 bedrooms containing 2 double beds, 1 bunk bed and 2 twin beds

Rest-A-While Hotel features 46 rooms each with a private bath.
Room sleeps 1 person – 1 queen or double bed
Room sleeps 2 people – 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
Room sleeps 3-4 people* – 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed

Hickory/Lakeview features 11 bedrooms, 2 shared bathrooms, and a lounge.
Rooms sleeps 2 people – 2 bunk beds per room.

*Guests may need to access top bunk and/or share a double bed to accommodate.

We are pleased to offer bed and bath linens. Please bring your own toiletries.

Thursday Head Start
7-8 p.m. Thursday Head Start Check-In

Friday Head Start
8 a.m. Breakfast
9:15 a.m. Bible Study
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday Head Start Check-In
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Craft
3 p.m. Meet and Greet with Special Guests

4-6 p.m. Standard Check-In
6 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Session 1 followed by Small Groups
10 p.m. Activities

7:15 a.m. Coffee and Devos
8 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Session 2 followed by Small Groups
12 p.m. Lunch
1-5 p.m. Free Time Activities such as pampering, kayaking, seminars, laser combat, black hole slide, prayer room, and climbing wall
5 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Session 3 followed by Small Groups
9 p.m. Theme Night Activities

7:15 a.m. Coffee and Devos
8 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Session 4 followed by Small Groups
12 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Check-out


Our desire is that no individual misses out on a retreat or camp experience due to financial reasons. Through the generosity of thoughtful and caring partners, financial assistance may be available for you to attend Ladies’ Retreat at Cedar Lake Ministries. Download a scholarship application.
Rates per person rate includes accommodations (as requested), buffet meals, sessions and activities.

Hotel or Motel Style Accommodations
$270  –  Private room
$240  –  2 Guests per room
$210  –  3-4 Guests per room
$200  –  5+ Guests per room

Dorm Style Accommodations
$180-  2 Guests per room

$160  –  Drive-In
$130  –  Drive-In (Saturday Only)

Early-bird discount – $20 off if registered before February 1, 2019
Group discount – $15 off if registered with a group of 6 or more

Get the most out of your weekend with these extra features.

Head Start: Want to get a head start on your getaway? For only $25 or $55 more, you can enjoy an extended stay, buffet lunch overlooking the lake, meet and greet with the speaker, and souvenir craft – all before the weekend officially begins!

Head Start Thursday: $55 includes Thursday check-in (6-8 pm), Thursday night accommodations, Friday continental breakfast, buffet lunch, meet and greet with the speaker, and craft.

Head Start Friday: $25 includes early Friday check-in (10am-12pm), buffet lunch, meet and greet with the speaker, and craft.

Ladies Retreat Long Sleeve Shirt: Take home a Ladies Retreat long sleeve shirt to remember the weekend. Available for $20, but must be indicated on registration at least four weeks in advance.

Table Massages: If you would like a table massage for $1 per minute (minimum 10 minutes), please indicate on registration at least four week in advance.


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Come To Cedar Lake Ministries

Since the beginning of our ministry in 1915, we have recognized the need to provide men, women, couples, single parents, families, youth and other groups with a place away from the world where they can rest, recover and be spiritually renewed