Women’s Retreat
March 6-8, 2020
Held at Ladore Conference Center, Waymart, PA

Registration & Payment Deadline: February 9, 2020
$10 discount for registrations received by December 1, 2019

Join the women of THE WELL for a weekend of being Well Fed, Well Loved, and Well Encouraged! The speaker is Joanna Arp who will be teaching on Abiding in Christ. The weekend includes 3 sessions with teaching, praise and worship as well as times for fellowship, games, crafts, meals and fun!

Register online today, or click here for a paper registration form.

$135/person (3 in a room)
$166/person (2 in a room)
$263/person (1 in a room)
$5 for Craft (optional) 
(Sorry, we’ve reached capacity and the craft is no longer available.)
Includes: program, 5 meals (3 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday), 2 nightʼs lodging, linens/towels. Partial scholarships are available; please indicate when you register if you need assistance.

December 1, 2019 – Early Bird Deadline, $10 discount
February 9, 2020 – Last date for any registrations
These are the deadlines for both registration AND payment

Ladore Conference Center
398 South Street
Waymart, PA 18472

Ladore is here to make your experience one you will want to repeat. Priced right with a flexible venue to fit your needs, a conference at Ladorewill strengthen you as an individual, as a group member, but most importantly as a follower of Christ.
Rooms: All rooms have their own private bath. Double & triple rooms have 2 twin beds and a cot. Single rooms have one king bed. Handicap accessible rooms with a roll-in shower with seat are available upon request. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.

Check-in is anytime 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2020. Women will receive their room assignments at the registration table in the main lobby.

Five meals will be provided: 3 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. You will be on your own for dinner on Friday. You may pack a bagged dinner or feel free to go to dinner with some ladies on your way to the retreat. Meals will be served promptly by the Ladore staff at the time indicated on the schedule.

Games and craft will be available, as well as several outdoor options(weather permitting): beautiful grounds and hiking trails. Ladore is a perfect place to settle in for a true time of relaxation and refreshment. Also feel free to enjoy the beautiful indoor pool and hot tub.

It takes about 90 minutes to get to the Ladore Conference Center from church.  Riding in the church van is an option to the first 10 inquiries (mark on registration form).  Otherwise, you are welcome to drive by yourself or set up a carpool with others.

toiletry items
change of clothes
hiking boots (if you choose to hike)
games to share
swim suit
extra blankets (optional)

Friday, March 6, 2020
Bus Leaves Church – Time TBD
3:00-6:00pm – Check-in (dinner is on your own)
7:00-9:00pm – Session I
9:00-11:00pm – Free Time/Swimming/Games
11:30pm – Somewhat Quiet

Saturday, March 7, 2020
8:00am Sharp – Breakfast (served promptly)
9:30am – Session II
11:00-11:45am – Group Discussion/Prayer
12:00 noon – Lunch/Announcements
1:00-5:00pm – Free Time: Crafts/Games Shopping/Resting/Hike
5:00pm – Dinner
6:30pm – Session III
8:00-8:45pm – Group Discussion/Prayer
9:00-11:00pm – Free Time/Swimming/Games

Sunday, March 8, 2020
8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Packing Up
10:30am – Praise and Worship/Testimony
12:00 Noon – Lunch
1:00pm – Head for Home


Joanna Arp taught at Clarks Summit University from the mid-70’s to 2015, known for her exuberant teaching style and passion for the Word of God. She is a favorite speaker at LYFE Women’s Conference and teaches the Seminary Wives Fellowship at BBS.

“My main joy is using scripture as the basis for all of my teaching, so the wisdom is eternal and very practical because it comes from the Bible. Teaching the truth from God’s word is eternal and relevant,” she explains.

Alumna Carol Hochberg Snyder (’94) recalls learning from Arp both in class and in Bible study. “She modeled a deep commitment to the Word, emphasizing that we needed to teach the context of the passage, make the passage come to life, and never make application that wouldn’t have been intended for the original readers. What made the biggest impact on me, though, was that I made a commitment to never ‘make the Bible boring.’ She knew how to create a thirst in the students to know God more, and I think of her often as I prepare lessons to teach in our Women’s Bible Studies at my church. I want women to thirst for God.”

“I also had the pleasure of attending a Bible study at her home on Monday evenings. Our group more-than filled her living room, and we all LOVED hearing God’s Word come to life each week. I have always held Joanna up as the ‘Best Bible Teacher for Women,’ and I wish I could sit under her teaching today.”

Arp values those mentorship opportunities, “I think because Titus 2 gives us the model that older women are to teach the younger women basically how to live. The biblical mandate is why it’s so fun for me to be able to follow that,” she explains. “I love impacting younger women because I didn’t have a lot of that in my own life.” She advises, “Go to the Bible first for the answers on how to please the Lord and live in a way that would honor him. The Bible is your basis for living, your go-to book.”


Questions can be directed to Laura Sommons: 610-868-5501.