Women’s Retreat Packing List and Info

retreat packing list pic

We are so excited that you’re joining us for Rising Church’s first ever Women’s Retreat! Here is what you need to know for the weekend. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at sarahdelotelle@risingchurch.org. My team and I have been praying for you by name and we can’t wait to welcome you!

Arrival and departure

Arrivals begin at 7pm on October 6th. Please follows signs to the lodge for check in. Our first session will begin at 8:30 pm. We will wrap up at 12 pm on Sunday, October 8th. Dinner on Friday and lunch on Sunday are not provided, so please plan accordingly. There is a list of restaurants near the retreat at the bottom of this post.


Sautee Mountain Retreat Center – 595 Georgia Hwy 255, Clarkesville, GA (404) 985-7859. Click here for directions. Learn more about the retreat center here.

What to bring

Clothing you can layer
Hat/beanie (optional)
Rain jacket
Athletic clothes (for optional Pilates/hiking)
Good walking shoes/hiking boots
Swimsuit (optional)
Beach towel (optional)
Refillable water bottle
Money for Kayak rental $22-$40 (optional)
Money for food to and from the retreat
Yoga Mat for Pilates (optional)
Tailgating chair
Any extra snacks/ soft drinks
Board games/playing cards (optional)
Throwback costume (see explanation below)

What is provided

Beds and Linens
Hairdryers (5 in every cabin)
One towel/washcloth per woman
There is a private fridge/stove in every cabin
Wi-Fi in every cabin

Learn more about the cabins here.


We will be serving 4 meals ( breakfast on Saturday through breakfast on Sunday). You are responsible for dinner on Friday night and lunch on Sunday. Meals will be made by an onsite cook and will include gluten free and SELRES_7022c7c7-df0e-45a0-a207-1e0f5fb644acSELRES_8c741b18-9340-43dd-91f4-abb6e9148e36SELRES_3423b296-274a-4542-8aa3-435a8f965d41SELRES_b84d1c32-67f6-492f-84c9-c4fbb0aabd5fdairy free options. You are welcome to bring extra food and store it in your cabin fridge SELRES_b84d1c32-67f6-492f-84c9-c4fbb0aabd5fSELRES_3423b296-274a-4542-8aa3-435a8f965d41SELRES_8c741b18-9340-43dd-91f4-abb6e9148e36SELRES_7022c7c7-df0e-45a0-a207-1e0f5fb644acor the lodge fridge. Coffee, tea, and light snacks (fruit/granola bars) will be available throughout the day.

Throwback attire

We don’t wanna give away too much, but we’re asking you to bring an outfit that represents what you wore in the 80s or early 90s. Think shoulder pads, big hair, and mom jeans! You know you looked fly, now’s your time to show the world!

Free time activities

Hike lead by Tasha Kaplan
Going to the lake/renting kayaks (12 miles away). Click here for rates
Games/crafting/ socializing at the lodge


Places to eat and visit on your way home


Things to do


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