Oak Forest Retreat & Conference Center January 27-29, 2023

A Christian Women's Retreat in Western Wisconsin

Come away to a place where you can refresh your soul and share with other sisters in Christ.

Soak up the Scriptures and sing from the depth of your soul in each session, enjoy time to relax surrounded by the beauty of God's creation, and be encouraged as you share life with your sisters in Christ. Return home refreshed in your faith and renewed in your spirit.

January 27-29, 2023

Current Openings: Call for Wait List

Speaker: Karen Petkau

Karen Petkau arrived at Forest Springs as a counselor in 1986 and feels privileged to still be serving there today. She married Pat and has raised their three children while on staff at camp. She has worn many hats, both in ministry and personally, with the latest being that of Gma (grandma).

Karen is down-to-earth, practical, and is known to use a splash of humor as she shares how applicable and relevant God's Word is for today.

Worship Leader: Tawnya Smith

Tawnya Smith is a singer/songwriter who released her first album, "Arrows," in 2021. Tawnya and her husband, Sam, serve on staff at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center.


Tentative Itinerary


  • Check-in to Guest Rooms (No Dinner Served) 4:30-6:30pm
  • Evening Session 7:00pm


  • Continental Breakfast 7:30-8:45am
  • Morning Session 9:00-10:30am
  • Brunch 10:45am
  • Workshops 1:00-3:30pm
  • Banquet Dinner 5:30pm
  • Evening Session 7:00pm


  • Continental Breakfast 7:30-8:45am
  • Morning Session 9:00am
  • Brunch 10:30am
  • Check-out of Guest Rooms by 12pm