Refresh, Forest Springs’ retreat for women, is many things to many people. 

For some, it's an opportunity to unplug and relax, all while enjoying the stillness and beauty of God's creation. For others, it's a weekend filled with great conversations, laughter and encouragement. Refresh is an opportunity to step away and dig deep into God's word. We hope you will join us for a weekend of dynamic and challening Bible teaching, entertaining program options, and excellent meals.


 

Speaker: Susie Larson 

Susie Larson is a radio host, author and national speaker. She hosts her own daily live talk show, Live the Promise with Susie Larson. Susie connects weekly with thousands through her radio program and her daily faith questions on Facebook. 

Susie has also served as a media voice for Moody Radio and was the former co-host for Focus on the Family's daily live talk show, Everyday Relationships with Dr. Greg Smalley. 

As a speaker, Susie has shared the stage with speakers such as Liz Curtis Higgs, Ruth Graham, and Mary Beth Chapman, and with national recording artists Sara Groves, Christy Nockles, Desperation Band, and Kari Jobe. As a radio host, Susie has interviewed wonderful guests such as Anne Graham Lotz, Max Lucado, John Eldredge, Dr. Warren Wiersbe, Dr. Richard Swenson, Dr. Jack Hayford, Craig Groeschel, Jim Daly, Dr. Juli Slattery, Eric Metaxas, Gabe Lyons, Lisa Bevere, and Lysa TerKeurst.

In fall 2016, Susie released her 11th and 12th books - "Your Powerful Prayers" and "Blessings for Women: Words of Grace and Peace for Your Heart."  She comes with a passion to see women everywhere strengthened in their faith and mobilized to live out their high call in Jesus Christ.

Susie and her husband Kevin have worked alongside recording artist Sara Groves and her husband Troy with International Justice Mission as advocates for victims of human trafficking and slavery. While in Washington D.C., Susie and Sara and their husbands, represented International Justice Mission’s*concerns in meetings with Congress as part of their efforts to abolish and prevent human trafficking and slavery.

Susie is madly in love with her husband of nearly 30 years, her 3 grown sons, her beautiful daughters-in-law, and, her pit-bull, Memphis.

 

Can't Come for the Weekend? Try Our Saturday-Only Option!

For those who are busy, live nearby, and just want to come for the day. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday and includes all of the day's programming and three meals. The cost of the Saturday Only Option is $75/person. 








 

Weekend Itinerary

Thursday, April 5 - For Headstart Option* 

  • Registration from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (no evening meal)
    * Headstart option is $50/person in addition to weekend rates. This includes 3 meals on Friday. 

Friday

  • Headstart Option: Relax and unwind - Three meals provided
  • Weekend Registration from 2:00-8:00 p.m. 
    - Enjoy a relaxing afternoon on your own
  • Optional Supper 5:45-6:30 - $7.00
  • Welcome session followed by activities 

 

Saturday

  • Day only option registration - 8:00 a.m. 
  • Breakfast, morning workshops  
  • Lunch, free time activities
  • Supper, evening session with Susie

Sunday

  • Coffee, morning session with Susie
  • Brunch, retreat ends at noon

Accommodations

Standard Cabin - Shared - $149/person
Group unit with bunk beds, private bath. Towels/bedding not provided

Lodge Room - Shared - $185/person - Call 715-427-5241 for availability
Group unit (sleeps five) with two twin beds, bunk bed,a trundle bed and private bath. Towels/bedding provided. Minimum 3 per room.

* There is an additional fee when less than three people are sharing a Lodge Room. Call us at 715427-5241 for more pricing information. 

Deposit: $25/person - Your balance is due upon arrival

Concerning Children...

We want you to enjoy a wonderful time away without your normal family responsibilities. Please find care for your children so that you and others can enjoy your time away from it all.