DATES: April 5 AT 5PM - April 7 AT 11AM, 2019

AGES : 18 - 22


APPLICATIONS OPEN : Applications Closed for 2019


You are enough, and the Father is proud of you; He wants to trade your opinions of who you are for His beautiful, true perspective. The Young Women’s Retreat is for women ages 18-22 who are ready to connect with the Father, learn to journal His voice and to process every day moments with Him. This April, join us for two days of focusing your heart and mind on the Lover of your soul and enjoying community with other young ladies. 

Teachers include : Jessie Miller, Justina Stevens
Worship leaders include : Molly Skaggs, Phyllis Unkefer and Rosemary Skaggs

What to Expect:

This weekend is set apart for…

  • Experiencing community and encountering the inexhaustible love of God

  • Learning to hear the voice of the Lord

  • Building inspiring, God-centered friendships with other women your age

  • Taking risks in creativity in a safe, encouraging environment

  • Exercising and exploring our identity as daughters made in the image of a Creator

  • Celebrating, championing and encouraging every heart

  • Sharing home-cooked meals around the table

  • Discovering Jesus inside one another

  • Times of worship and adoration in the presence of the Lord

We have experienced firsthand how powerfully the Father can meet our hearts in a simple weekend. Each day's schedule is full and intentionally designed to pursue Jesus' heart together. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill youth retreat.  These are two days carved out for you to fall deeper in love with Jesus, have a collision with your true identity in Him and to be inspired by what amazing, healthy friendships can look like!  You will receive deeply from both His presence and from the joy of engaging new friendships during the retreat.


A Place for the Heart
4228 Beckerdite Rd.
Sophia, NC 27350

The Young Women’s Retreat is held on our beautiful 52 acres called A Place for the Heart.  This is where we host the 18 Inch Journey and where the Cageless Birds live and work year round.


You will stay in cabins and bunkhouses tucked in the woods. The cabins both have a ground floor and a loft with a bathroom located inside. Each cabin sleeps eight people. The bunkhouses each have two rooms that sleep five per room and there is a short walk to the bathroom. All linens and towels will be provided in your cabin or bunkhouse.


All attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the retreat.

We will be providing one complimentary shuttle service run for pick-up at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) on Friday, April 5 at 4:00pm, that will arrive at A Place for the Heart at 4:45pm and one drop-off shuttle run on Sunday, April 7 that will depart at 11:00am and arrive at the airport at 11:45am. If you would like to use our complimentary shuttle service, please make sure that your incoming and outgoing flights fit within this window and designate your desire on your application.


Piedmont Triad International Airport - 40 minute drive
Raleigh Durham International Airport - 1 hour 45 minute drive
Charlotte Douglas International Airport - 1 hour 45 minute drive

Registration process:

Due to size and space limitations of this retreat, we will only review the first 40 applications. Applications will be available February 8 - February 22, or until we receive 40 applications. All applicants will know if they have been accepted by March 1.


One of our highest values is community and we desire that you would step into ours as soon as you arrive onto the land.  We want you to immediately feel seen and known by those around you and by the Father. It is our desire to begin to get to know you before your arrival and an application will empower us to do so.  We are looking for applicants that are hungry to step beyond the normal of their everyday life and into an upgrade in their relationship with the Lord.

Thank you for your interest
Applications have closed for 2019

Cancellation by Registrant:

To reserve your spot for the Young Women’s Retreat you are required to make a non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per guest within ten days of your acceptance. Full payment is required by March 22 to hold your space in the Young Women’s Retreat.  You may cancel your registration and receive a refund up to 3 weeks prior to the date of the event; minus your $50.00 non-refundable deposit. In the event that you cancel your registration less than 3 weeks prior to the date of the event, you will forfeit 50% of your full payment.  Regardless of when you cancel your registration, your registration is not transferable to another event, date, or person.

Cancellation by the Young Women’s Retreat:

If the event is made impossible by any legitimate cause beyond our control, we will cancel the event and gladly refund you in full.


You can reach us at with any questions about the retreat, in the subject write "Young Women's Retreat".