Join us for the 2019 Ladies Retreat from September 8th-10th.  This will be an opportunity to train and better equip your walk with the Lord.  We’ll study God’s Word as we enjoy fellowship and fun activities.  Best of all, take time to relax in the peaceful valley of Living Waters Bible Camp.


We hope you enjoyed the Renew Your Strength theme during the 2018 Ladies Retreat.

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Melody Richeson

 Melody Richeson

Melody Richeson

Melody lives in Wichita, Kansas.  She has a dog, Gracie, who takes Melody for regular walks! Melody is a huge tennis fan and when she can, she plans her schedule around Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.  She loves spontaneity. One of her favorite things is when people show up at her front door when she isn’t expecting them!  (Yes – this is some women’s worst nightmare!) She also enjoys a good cup of coffee with a lot of cream, anything written by C.S. Lewis, and she is currently addicted to NCIS. She is single.  She tells people that she hasn’t met the right man...Yet. One of her life verses is: “You, Lord, are all I have. You give me everything I need. My future is in your hands.” Psalm 16:5 (Today’s English Version)

Melody was on staff with Christian Challenge for 15 years, spending 6 years at California State University in Chico and 9 years at the University of Nebraska. She then spent 7 years on staff serving with Focus International. Currently, she is leading a ministry called Alongside Women that is devoted to equipping the next generation of collegiate staff women.



If you’re interested in donating a basket to the silent auction, bring it to camp when you come. Come ready to shop and to make a difference for God’s kingdom.


Living Waters provides quality dorm style accommodations. Rooms sleep up to 12 in sturdy bunk beds (bedding is not included). All rooms have electricity, tiled floors, heat and air conditioning. Most rooms have attached bathrooms while a few are a short distance from a bath house. If you’d prefer private or more comfortable accommodations, please contact: Westby House Inn (608.634.4112), Old Towne Motel (608.634.2111), or Central Express Inn (608.634.2950).


Nursing babies under 6 months are welcome. Please specify on our registration to allow for adequate housing


Living Waters volunteers will prepare and serve delicious meals specially designed for the Ladies Retreat. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, allergies or special needs when you register! Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks prior to the event. We will email recipes two weeks in advance to those who have noted specific needs in their registration.  For those who have indicated a need, there will be a gluten-free option at every meal. 


Arrive: Friday September 8th 6:00 pm

Depart: Sunday Sept 10th 1:00pm

Friday PM:  Welcome, Praise and Introductions; Pampering, snacks and lots of laughs.

Saturday & Sunday: 3 Sessions with the keynote speaker and time for reflection.


  • Tower and Zipline

  • And much more!


  • Masquerade dinner party - wear that dress or outfit you never thought you’d wear again. Prizes for: most feathery, most colorful, most sparkly, and most poofy. We want everyone to feel comfortable, so please keep in mind modesty. Also, prizes will be given for the best mask. There will be some supplies to make your mask at camp, if you choose.

  • Coffee house - We will enjoy live music, a campfire and gourmet smores. Good conversations will for sure be had.


Bring a first time Ladies Retreat attendee and you and your friend will be entered into a raffle to win a free weekend at Living Waters Bible Camp. Good for one weekend (Fri-Sun) for one adult. Use it to enjoy the many weekend events at Living Waters: Creation Conference, Craft Retreat, Father/Son, or Mother/Daughter.


18 years old and up - $TBD

Registration after September 1st is $TBD

Conference Fee includes:

  • Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Breakfast and Lunch (Contact our Food Service Director with dietary needs)

  • Lodging for Friday and Saturday night

  • Programed Activities

  • Scholarship Request From