Friday, August 27, 2010


Welcome back! It's scrapbooking time once again. Pack your bags and get ready for some quality scrapbooking time.

This fall we are back at Camp Lutherhaven in Albion, IN. Our retreat will be held at the Daniel Retreat Center which is a new building built in 2002. The facility contains 5 bedrooms that house 6-8 people in each room. Community bathrooms with showers, a kitchen and a small game room are all included on the lower level. All rooms include heat, electricity, a window and carpeting. NO LINENS WILL BE PROVIDED IN THE DRC. Selecting to stay at the DRC means you will eat, sleep and scrapbook all in the same building.

Additional lodging is available in the Lodge. The Lodge contains eight private rooms with either a double and a bunk, a double or 2 bunks. Includes private sink, mirror and all linens. There are 2 community bathrooms with showers. Selecting to stay at the Lodge means you will need to take a short walk to eat and scrapbook. Due to space issues private rooms will be booked completely unless you choose to pay for a single room rate.

The retreat will begin on Friday, November 12th no earlier than 12:00 pm! We will end the retreat on Sunday at 6:00 pm. I will be providing all the meals during the weekend. If you have special diet needs please email me so I can adjust the menu accordingly! Water, pop and juice will be available all weekend at no additional charge.

All lodging will be done on a first come, first serve basis. Please indicate who you would like to room with when you send in your registration form.

DANIEL RETREAT CENTER: Sleep, eat, shower and scrapbook all in the same building. Includes 5 home-cooked meals and all drinks. 110.00

LODGE SEMI-PRIVATE ROOMS: Sleep in a semi-private room with linens provided. You will be sharing a room with one or two other people. Short walk to meals and scrapbooking. Includes 5 meals and all drinks. 115.00

LODGE PRIVATE ROOMS: Sleep in a private room with linens provided. There are only two of these rooms available. Short walk to meals and scrapbooking. Includes 5 meals and all drinks. 125.00

BLUE RIDGE CABINS: Are you here to scrapbook and not sleep? Rather have a massage then a bathroom across the hall? Then the cabins are perfect for your stay! Each cabin is heated and has electricity but no bathrooms or running water. Short walk to meals, bathrooms and scrapbooking. Includes 5 meals and all drinks. 80.00

Can't attend the whole weekend? Come and scrapbook for the day! $25 gets you a whole day of scrapbooking and access to all meals provided that day.

~Goodie Bags have been eliminated for this retreat.
~Wireless "G" network access will be available at the camp for free.
~Snacks are welcomed and encouraged! Bring on the chocolate!
~Bring a friend.
~Prize drawings will be offered for the weekend.
~I'm working to bring in a massage therapist on Saturday. $25 for 30 minutes and $40 for an hour. An hour...can you imagine getting a massage for an hour? WOW, what a treat that would be! I'll let you know the final details when I get it figured out.
~Registration opens as soon as you get your post card.
~Smile, the retreat will be here before you know it.
~Early bird registration ends OCTOBER 1, 2010. That means I need a post-mark on the envelope to say OCTOBER 1 or it will be counted as late.
~All registrations post-marked after OCTOBER 1 will need to add a $10 late fee.
~If you cancel by November 1st I will refund your registration completely, minus a $20 processing fee. Any cancelations after November 1st will forfeit your registration unless you can find someone else to fill your spot. IF you get sick the weekend of the retreat--please do not come! I will work out a deal with you that is fair to both of us.

As you noticed I didn't mail out registration forms this year. I'm trying something new in hopes of reducing my costs for the retreats. You can mail your checks directly to me and just include a note with room-mates on them. No registration forms to fill out.

I am going to set up a Facebook account specifically for my retreats. If you do not do Facebook then make sure you check my blog,, often for updates. I do have most of your email addresses or Facebook accounts so I can easily pass along information. If you have not heard from me on either of these formats lately then I must be missing your info. Please share it with me...I promise not to spam you!

Well that's it for now. I hope everyone is able to make it to the Fall Retreat. I'm excited to get to see everyone again and see what you've been up to this past year!

From Michigan: Take HWY 31 S to SR 6 just past LaPaz, IN. Turn left onto SR6 and go east until you get to HWY 33 S. Turn right on US 33 and go southeast to Wolf Lake. Just south of Wolf Lake turn left at Wolf Lake Rd. At CR 100 S turn right and at CR 150 W turn right and follow into Lutherhaven.

FROM FT WAYNE: Take US 33 northwest to HWY 9. Go north (right) to CR 200 S--turn left, at CR 50 W turn right, at CR 100 S turn left, and at CR 150 W turn left and follow into Lutherhaven.

FROM THE NORTHEAST (OHIO): Take i-80/90, US 6 or HWY 8 West to HWY 9. Go south (left) to CR 75 S turn right, at CR 50W turn left, at CR 100 S turn right and at CR 150 W turn left and follow into Lutherhaven.


  1. I received your postcard today. This looks super fun. I am going to try and make arrangements to come. I have a group of ladies I scrapbook with, can I invite them? How many is too many?

    Crystal Waggoner

  2. Hi Crystal! Sorry I haven't checked the blog, life gets in the way sometimes!

    You are more than welcomed to pass the info along to your friends. I have space for up to 50 scrapbookers at the retreat. Get your registration in early and there will be plenty of room for all of you! Registrations are starting to trickle in so I wouldn't wait too long. The Fall Retreat is usually a full retreat.

    Hope you can join us.

  3. HI! I received this information from Heidi Trelenberg. There is a couple of us interested in coming, but can only be there for Friday and Sunday. Would that work to leave out stuff out? What size tables to you use? How much would that cost to leave Friday night and return Sunday morning? Please e-mail more information at

    Thanks--Julie Nitz

  4. Hello Julie,
    See your email. I sent you the information you requested!