About the 2016 Spring Retreat

Join us at the Joyous Prosperity Women’s Retreat in Spring 2016 at Crystal Lake.

Your fee includes everything! All lodging and all meals, the journaling workshops, and the pampering.

You’ll enjoy rose-petal foot baths, guided meditations, yoga stretches,  a guided star walk, woodland hikes, plentiful snacks, and joyous support and love.

We serve Whole, Fresh Food, prepared with care and consideration. We serve a variety of protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. If you have dietary restrictions, such as needing a gluten-free menu, let us know.

If you wish to bring your own food, you may do so. Please let us know so we can accommodate your groceries. A sample menu is posted at right.


Included in the Price: six meals, two nights lodging, workshops, pampering, and endless mountains.

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Please do not let the fee get in the way of a Joyous Prosperity Retreat experience. A partial grant may be available. For more information, please contact us.

What’s In It for You?

Pamper YourselfYou will:

  • Acquire new skills and make bold, new decisions – decisions that will bring more prosperity into your life.
  • Realize that you have the power you need to be joyously prosperous.
  • Recognize these gifts already exist in your life and are within your grasp.
  • Open your heart to the divine within you, and share your contributions with the world.

A bonus of the event will be meeting and being supported by like‐minded women, just like you, who are ready for their lives to prosper in new, exciting ways.

A Note About Connectivity

No Cell Service at the LodgeYour cell phones may not work at the lodge, however, it appears to work for Verizon customers. There is a main telephone for the lodge and messages can be delivered by lodge staff. If you wish to use your phone, you can drive down the road to the closest “hot spot.”

There is limited wi-fi connectivity within the lodge, but when everyone is online, the connection will slow down. You’re welcome to bring your mobile phone and laptops, but don’t expect the cell service or Internet to be operational.

The weekend retreat is about disconnecting, anyway. We’ll fill your days and evenings with so many activities, you’ll be happy to leave your voice messaging and email behind.

About Crystal Lake Camp

Driving up the mountain, you leave distractions behind and enter a world that is conducive to fellowship, adventure, reflection and renewal. All the lakes, trails, wetlands and woods are yours to explore.

Laughlin Lodge
A charming historic lakeside hunting lodge over 100 years old nestled in the heart of the Endless Mountains. Peaceful views of Crystal Lake or the surrounding woods from every bedroom upstairs. Take the hand-crafted wooden staircase down to the living room where you will find a wall-to-wall library of books and leather couches in front of a grand stone fireplace – the perfect place for curling up with a good book.

Laughlin LodgeAs this is a former hunting lodge, you will encounter a degree of rustic charm  but if you love stepping back in history, you’ll love it. There are numerous nooks and crannies to write in including secluded spots along the lake.

The other side of this large downstairs room includes a dining room table that can accommodate up to 15 people, a wood stove, a chess table and a hutch full of board games. Dining room is adjacent to a modernized kitchen with a separate washer and dryer room. Head out to the wrap-around stone porch to sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy a fantastic view of the lake, just a few feet away.

Rooms will be assigned in order of registration and alums register before general registration. We cannot guarantee single rooms: there are a limited number of single rooms available. Accommodations are primarily dormitory style or with a roommate.

There are two full baths upstairs and two half baths downstairs. Upstairs bedrooms sleep up to 14 people in six bedrooms. Rooms include two single bedrooms, one bedroom with twin beds, one bedroom with a full size bed and two bedrooms with full size beds and bunk beds.

Nosoni Cabin
Nosoni CabinNosoni is a comfortable and nicely furnished cabin directly across from Laughlin Lodge and Crystal Lake. This cabin has three separate bedrooms and two baths. Room #1 has a queen size bed, desk, and chairs. Room #2 has a queen sized bed, desk and chairs, and a private bath. Room #3 is set up in a dorm style with four separate single beds. Room #1 and Room #3 share the bathroom located on the hall connecting the two rooms.

Amenities at Crystal Lake include:

  • Beautiful waterfront lodge with a wrap-around porch and rocking chairs
  • Rustic lodge with campfire circles, firewood, water, and facilities
  • Over 900 acres of woodland with two lakes, wetlands and streams
  • More than 18 miles of trails for horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, trail running and skiing
  • Waterfront beach, fire circle and docks on Crystal Lake

Smoking and Drinking Policy:
As a non-profit organization, Crystal Lake Camp is supported by a number of religiously affiliated foundations. Guests are asked to refrain from smoking* and drinking alcohol on the property.

*Smoking inside a building will result in a $250 cleaning fee. If smoking continues after the first request to stop, you will be asked to vacate the property with no refund, and with the cleaning fee added to your invoice. 

Pamper Yourself!


Friday: Arrival

3:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Check In – find your room, wander the grounds, have a cup of tea.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner (extended for late arrivals)

6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Let the Pampering Begin

Saturday: Workshops & Activities

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. – Rise with the Sun: Greet  the Day Meditation

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. – Breakfast (you don’t have to come right at the beginning)

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Workshop: Memoir Writing

10:00 – 12:30 p.m. – FREE TIME/WRITING TIME

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch (You can write during this time or carry your lunch to wherever you want–including your room. You don’t have to be social!)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. – Workshop: Healthy, Happy Home

2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – FREE TIME/WRITING TIME

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Workshop: The Hero’s Journey

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.– Dinner

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – FREE TIME/WRITING TIME

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Bonfire at the Lake and s’mores (weather permitting)

9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Guided Star Walk (weather permitting)

Sunday: Wind Down and Depart

7:00 – 7:45 a.m. – Rise with the Sun: Greet  the Day Meditation

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – BREAKFAST / Check out (pack up before we begin closing events)

9:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Taking the Joy Home & Closing (Please try to stay for final session if you can)

Pamper Yourself!


(All meals are Whole, Fresh Food, prepared simply and with minimal seasonings. They are intended to be healthy, simple and nutritious, as well as delicious and versatile.)

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.– Dinner: Butternut Squash Soup, Mixed Salad, Fruit, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, Water

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.– Breakfast: Eggs (Scrambled), Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Coffee, Tea, Water

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.– Lunch: Specialty Wraps, Fresh Fruit, Varietal Vegetable Tray, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, Water

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.– Dinner: Grilled Chicken, Fresh Cilantro-Lime Rice, Salsa, Greens, Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, Water

8:00– 9:00 p.m.  – Dessert: s’mores around the campfire

8:00 – 10:45 a.m– Brunch: Eggs (Scrambled), Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt, Coffee, Tea, Water