Central Women Camping & Hiking Retreat

YOU are invited!

Who: Women

Age: 18 years and above

What: Central Women Camping & Hiking Retreat – (Tent camping, hiking, worship)

When: Wednesday, June 26 – Friday, June 28, 2019

Camp Mihaska (TSA Camp, SW of St. Louis, Missouri)
1466 Hwy N
Bourbon, MO 65441

Registration/Food – $25

(choose 1 hike/cave)
Hiking & Onondaga Cave $10
Hiking & Cathedral Cave (more strenuous) – $6

2:00 – 5:00 Arrival/Tent set-up
6:00 Campfire dinner
8:00 Worship around the campfire

7:00 Breakfast
7:45 Devotions
8:15 Pack own lunch with provided food
9:00 Depart for hikes (lunch on the trail)
6:00 Campfire dinner (prep and eat)
8:00 Worship around the campfire

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Tear down campsite
10:00 Devotions
11:00 Departure

Other details:

Participants must be prepared to stay in a tent AND to hike. The hikes will last about 6-7 hours including breaks and lunch.
Tent – Decide whether you will bring a tent or share a tent. If you are sharing, whose tent will you share? This is a question on the registration form.
Hike – Be in good shape to handle several miles and hours of hiking in the woods, up and down. Begin practicing now.
Camp – Even though we are staying at a Salvation Army camp, we will only be on the primitive side of camp.
Bath house – There is a bath house with flushing toilets and hot water showers – YAY!
Bathroom – There will not be bathrooms on our day long hike. Be prepared to know how to do what you need to do. You will need to carry toilet paper, a zip lock (gallon) bag for used toilet paper, and a small garden shovel to dig your own hole for “other” stuff. Leave nothing behind!
Snakes – Yes, there is the possibility of snakes

What if there is rain?
We are campers and hikers; we are bold and adventurous. You get the hint, we will camp and hike in the rain. Let’s join together and pray for dry ground and dry skies during the week of this retreat.:

What you are responsible to bring:

First-aid Kit (zip lock baggie)
Alcohol wipes
Antiseptic Cream
3″ x 3″ gauze pads
Adhesive tape (small roll)

Backpack or daypack
Trash bag
Water bottle
Lightweight jacket
Rain poncho, which can cover your backpack
Comfortable hiking shoes
Proper socks
Hat (sun and bugs)
Trail snacks, trail mix or bars, nuts
First aid kit, see above
Insect repellant
Hiking poles (optional)
Flashlight with extra batteries
Toilet Paper
Zip lock gallon bag (for depositing TP, feminine products)
Garden shove (bag to put the used/dirty shovel in)

Camp Site
Mess kit – plate/silverware/cup (these will not be provided for your meals)
Tarp for ground cover under the tent
Tent (extra stakes, duct tape)
Sleeping bag
Air Mattress, bed roll, or cot
Towel and washcloth for showers
Shower shoes
Pants/T-shirt/long sleeve shirt
Sweatshirt for evenings
Bible, journal, pen

Extras – optional

What is provided:

Meals – Wednesday dinner through Friday breakfast
Bath house with hot water showers and flushing toilets

During this retreat, you are asked to disconnect. There are emergencies from time to time; but other than that, please resist checking emails, texts, social media, etc.

Payment Method:
Pay with credit card or PayPal when registering.

Registration: Click below at NOON on May 13 to register!

Registration Maximum:
There is a limited amount of available slots – 25.
The registration will close when the maximum has been reached.
If slots become available, notification will be posted on Facebook and here!