CBC Event Schedule

Our 2019 Women's Retreat September 20th-22nd

"Don't Bump My Cup"

"My cup runneth over with what? What is my cup "Full of",  and what am I spilling over with?

Controlling our emotions -- using a parable about teacups and how we choose to allow what will flow in and spill out of our "cups" (our hearts)."

Matthew 23:25-26 "Jesus tells the pharisees that the inside of their cups are filled with greed and self-indulgence. He instructs them to first clean the inside of their cup and dish, and then the outside will also be clean. This is a verification that the Lord really does look at us like a cup."  (NIV)

Meet our Speaker Danae Dobson

"Danae Dobson is an accomplished author who also maintains an active speaking ministry, addressing women at church-related events, such as banquets, teas, and conferences.

Danae was born in Southern California and wrote her first children's manuscript at the age of 12. The book was entitled Woof! A Bedtime Story About A Dog. Upon its publication, she became the youngest author in the 25-year history of Word, Inc. (Dallas.) It's a distinction that she still holds today.

In 1990 Danae received her bachelor's degree in communication from Azusa Pacific University. She has authored 24 books to date, including the popular Woof series that was spun off of her original story. These best-selling books have sold over 400,000 copies and have also been released in the United Kingdom and Indonesia. Other works include Parables For Kids (co-authored with Dr. James Dobson), the Forest Friends series and the Sunny Street Kids’ Club series. Danae has also written two inspirational books for adolescent girls entitled Let's Talk!, and Let's Walk the Talk!  More recently she and her mother, Shirley Dobson, have coauthored an encouraging book on hospitality entitled, Welcome to Our Table. Danae has appeared on the 700 ClubDaystar, and Time For Hope, and has been a guest on more than one hundred radio broadcasts, including Minirth Meier and Focus on the Family. She has also been a featured speaker at the Christian Booksellers Association, Hawaiian Islands Ministries, MOPS, and numerous Christian schools.

Danae is the daughter of Dr. James and Shirley Dobson of the Family Talk broadcast, and has a younger brother, Ryan, who is also an author and speaker, and host of a podcast. Danae continues to reside in Southern California.


OnGuard Self Defense Workshop-Chris Jorgenson (2 Sessions)

1st Session: Talk about awareness. The importance of it, personality types and how personality plays into whether or not a woman is perceived as an easy target. Second part of this session is interactive. Learn some basic strikes and how one might utilize them. Hit targets to build some muscle memory and to get an idea of the force needed when defending against an attacker.

2nd Session: This session will go through a few of the most common threats and counter measures with a partner! (Hands on!) Basically, what options do I have if I am getting grabbed from behind as I get into my car? If someone grabs my wrist or arm? We will look at situations like these and work through effective responses.

The Gift of Time-Helen McCormack

A Biblical perspective, modeled by Jesus with practical application.What does the Bible say about time? How did Jesus model use of time? How can I apply these principles?

Travel Now! Doing It, Sharing It, Saving It.-Debbie Todhunter

This workshop will be focusing on how to make travel possible in your life, whether it be for personal enjoyment or through ministry opportunities. We will learn how to plan your adventures, be they short term or long term, and discuss ideas for future trips. With my expertise and examples, we will also see how a travel blog and photo journal book help to archive your experiences and save them to share for years to come.

Arm Knitting-Brooke Fredrickson

In this one-hour session, you will learn how to knit using only your fingers and arms. You will be able to make your own infinity scarf to take home from the retreat. Yarn will be provided, but feel free to bring your own skein of yarn if you prefer a certain color or texture.

Shattered Lies-Beth Thompson

God's truth shatters the lies of the evil one. Would you like to create a beautiful visual of that truth? Join Beth Thompson in a crafting workshop with a powerful message. Cost $8. Space is limited.

Mathematical Connections-Mary Townsend

Discover how mathematics appears in nature, make connections between how math was taught in country schools in North Dakota and Minnesota to how common core curriculum is now used in public schools. Learn how to have a growth mindset (and tips and tricks) to help your children and grandchildren to be excited (not anxious) about mathematics.

More Workshops Coming Soon!



Retreat will begin with check-in at the Rock on Friday at 6:00 PM, snacks at 9:30 pm. Checkout will be on Sunday at 11:30 AM. 


The Women’s Retreat provides a weekend with new and old friends sharing times of fellowship, reflection, and laughter. We stop at nothing to provide solid Biblical teaching, fabulous food, a variety of recreational activities, craft sessions and inspiring worship.


What Should I Bring?

Here are just a few things to remember while you are packing:
Clothing: Clothes which can get dirty, sportswear, jeans, warm sweater, sweatshirt or jacket, and comfortable shoes. High Ropes course requires tennis shoes.
Bedding: Pillow and a sleeping bag. (Sheets and two blankets are acceptable.)
Personal: Bible, notebook, pen, towels, washcloth, soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, other toiletries, camera, flashlight, insect repellent & sunscreen. 
There will be some craft options that have a small fee to cover materials. Please bring some cash if you are interested in crafts.
Yes, we will be having the traditional Silent Auction. If you are interested in donating an item (or items) to the Silent Auction, please bring it with you to registration. Some ideas are Baked Goods, Homemade Goods, Themed Baskets, Jewelry, Arts, Crafts, Quilts, Books, etc. The auction will open Friday evening and close on Saturday at 7:00 pm. You can pay for your winning bids right after the session on Saturday. The store will be open after final session on Sunday and you may pay for your items at that time if you prefer.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 701-797-2174 or email at mail@cooperstownbiblecamp.com