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Stretch and Pray Retreat

Come experience a weekend of relaxation and recreation co-hosted by Earth and Cup and HopeWood Outdoors. We will have a special guest to lead you in times of yoga and Tai Chi. Stretch your body and spirit in a relaxing setting of beautiful nature. You will stay in the Priebe Retreat Center or Spring Run Cottage. Priebe housing is 2 persons per room with restrooms just down the hallway. Spring Run is 5 persons per room with an attached restroom for each room.


LMC at HopeWood Pines


Adult individuals




  • Campfire
  • Discovery Bible study
  • Hiking
  • Music
  • Prayer Stations
  • Special guest leader
  • Worship
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi

Dates & Fees

September 13-15, 2024

Check-in: Friday 7:00 pm
Check-out: Sunday 11:00 am

Retreat Fees: $142/person


Campers will stay at the Priebe Center or Spring Run Cottage. Priebe features double occupancy accommodation with shared restrooms down the hall, while Spring Run offers private restrooms in units capable of housing up to 5 guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last year, almost two dozen women gathered for a weekend of renewal and spiritual growth. You can expect a weekend of inspiration and relaxation filled with opportunities to connect more deeply with your faith and with others.

Two weeks prior to the retreat, confirm that your registration and electronic or paper health form are complete. 

Each participant needs to complete a HopeWood Adult Health Form, which you can access and complete on your online account or print, complete, and bring with you to camp. 

Communicate special needs and dietary restrictions at least two weeks prior to the retreat. If you did not specify this information on your registration, or if you have specific questions, contact camp directly at (419) 864-8030.

Participants are asked to pay in full two weeks before the retreat. You can access your online account to make a payment or you may also send a check (payable to HopeWood Outdoors) to: 

HopeWood Guest Relations Manager
2790 State Route 61
Marengo, OH 43334 

You can stay in the Priebe Retreat Center, which houses 2 people per room and has restrooms down the hallway, or Spring Run Cottage, which houses 5 people per room with an attached restroom in each room. 

Linens and towels will be provided for all guests.

HopeWood Outdoors encourages all participants to set aside time free from the distractions of daily life. The use of cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices during free time is at your discretion. Wireless access is available, although it is not always reliable in the camp setting.

You will be responsible for dispensing any medications for yourself or other family members. When not in your controlled possession, medications need to be stored in a locked container.

Staff members are trained in basic first aid for emergencies.

Note that some items are optional or can be substituted.

Health & Medication

  • Medication labeled and in lockable container;  self-dispensed
  • Family health form: Complete online or mail in two weeks prior to camp. A parent signature is required.

Personal Items

  • Reusable face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Towel(s)
  • Toiletries (brush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, lotions)
  • Sleepwear/pajamas
  • Underwear and socks
  • Jeans/pants and shorts
  • Short-sleeve and long-sleeve shirts
  • Sweatshirts/sweaters
  • Rain poncho or jacket
  • Shower shoes (plastic flip flops)
  • Gym shoes or boots
  • Bible, notebook, pen/pencil
  • Reusable water bottle

Optional Items

  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Sunglasses/hat
  • Money (for the camp store)
  • Book
  • Table games
  • Camera

Please DO NOT Bring

  • Knives, guns, weapons, explosives, or fireworks
  • Alcohol or illegal drugs
  • Pets of any kind
  • Aerosol products of any kind