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2022 ABA Ladies Retreat

Theme: Faith Over Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 - For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.


Since our last retreat in 2019 we've all been navigating what it is like living and working during a global pandemic. We've endured much, learned much, yet I am sure like me we've gotten a little tired.  We want to remember to follow Christ and "Let your Faith be bigger than your Fear"

I am excited to invite you to rejoin with women from the ABA for a time of rest, fun and connection. Our theme this year, "Faith Over Fear" and it is an invitation to turn our hearts towards God, to one another and to those who we may not have met yet.

The ABA Women's retreat is designed to be one of down-time, rest, fun and connection. Opportunities are offered for the women to connect with God and one another, to grow in friendship as well as in their relationship with Jesus. Camp Caroline sits in the beautiful foothills of Alberta and has an inviting facility with an indoor pool, hot-tub,  full size gym and great sitting areas. You won’t be disappointed investing in this weekend away.

Come with an expectation to rest, have fun, and reconnect with God and others. Feel free to bring your favorite games and snacks, and any winter outerwear you may require* (if you plan to brave the cold). If you want to use the gymnasium, appropriate non marking footwear is required, plus a sense of humor and a willingness to compete. If you’re planning on playing water sports or doing laps, or relaxing in the hot tub, bring your swimwear and towel. Additional things to bring: Your Bible, notebook or journal and a desire to spend time in God’s word, in worship, in prayer and reflection.

Thank you for considering registering for the 2022 ABA Women's Retreat. We look forward to seeing you there!

For additional information, contact Deanie Lynch @ 403-358-6811 by text or  

The Details:
Date: March 18-20, 2022
Camp Caroline, AB
Hosted by Trochu Baptist Church

Covid Protocol: In our effort to maximize COVID safety, we will be conducting complimentary rapid antigen tests on all, upon arriving at the Camp.  Please be advised that we will need to, sadly, decline participation at the retreat to anyone in your party who happens to test positive. Masks will be required throughout the retreat, except during meals and outdoors. A person who may develop symptoms during the retreat will need to cease participation in the retreat and return home to begin AHS isolation protocol. We ask ask attendees to commit to maintaining charitable conversations and demonstrate respect towards all present.

Retreat Cost: Retreat costs are based on room rates. The price listed includes all accommodation, meals, and retreat costs. Additional information about rooms can be found by scrolling down. 

  • Creekside Room - $215.00
  • Aspen Room - $225.00
  • Hillside Room - $245.00

Registration will be available shortly.

DEADLINE IS: March 11, 2022. All registrations after the 11th, must come through contacting

GUEST SPEAKER: Michelle Dwyer 

Michelle Dwyer is a laughing dealer of hope. In fact, she wrote a book called Fierce Hope.  She is passionate about equipping others to live in spiritual and emotional health so they can flourish and transform the world around them.  She speaks at workshops, conferences and retreats, blogs and regularly releases a podcast.  All of this is fueled by her desire for everyone to encounter the dynamic loving presence of God who restored her joy and hope.  Her resume includes legal assistant, teacher, author, and pastor.  She makes her home in the Peace Country of Alberta with her husband Brian.  You can check out her website at and her podcast Further Up and Further In can be found on most platforms.


Jalene Buyer

Hello - I’m Jalene!
 I am married to my high-school sweetheart, am a mama to two beautiful girls, and have more dreams than I have time for.
 I am a lover of words and melodies and when I have a guitar or pen in my hand the world gets quiet and I can see everything a bit more clearly.
 In my spare moments, you can find me penning words of hope, making music, and sipping coffee with other women, listening to and journeying alongside others in their walks with Jesus. I am honored to be able to lead you into worshiping the God who invites us to put our faith fully in Him. May the songs that we lift up to our Father this weekend reorient our hearts to His love and kindness towards us!  

Check out her website at: 


Ladies Retreat


Weekend Schedule


5:30 ~ 7:00 pm                     Registration

7:00 ~ 8:00 pm                     Welcome ~ Worship and 

                                             Speaker Introductions

8:00 ~ 10:00 pm                   Snack and Social

11:00 pm                              Lights Out


8:30 ~ 9:30 AM                     Breakfast

9:30 ~ 11:00 AM Worship & Speaker

11:00 ~ Noon Free Time

Noon ~ 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 ~ 5:00 PM Free Time & Activities

5:00 ~ 6:00 PM Supper

6:15 ~ 8:00 PM Worship & Speaker

8:30 ~ 10:00 PM Snack & Movie


7:30 ~ 8:30 AM Breakfast

9:00 ~ 11:00 AM Worship & Speaker

11:00 ~ Noon Brunch/Farewell/Clean-up


· In consideration for those with allergies, please do not wear perfume or scented toiletries

· Nursing/bottle fed babies are welcome; childcare is not provided

· Limited Wi-Fi and cell reception on camp grounds

· Dietary needs/food sensitivities/allergies?  Please let us know


· Craft 

· Volleyball

· Pool and Hot Tub

· Hiking

· Puzzling/Games

· Movie Night

· Relaxing



· Bedding (Fitted sheets are provided for Hillside & Aspen guests)

· Bath Towel 

· Face Cloth (hand towels are provided)

· Toiletries

· Indoor shoes or slippers

· Footwear for Sports or Hiking

· Exercise Clothing for Gym if desired

· Swimsuit & Towel

· Bible

· Notebook & Pen

· PJ’s for Movie Night

Hosted by Trochu Baptist Church

Check in again later for details.