Preparing To Attend


“…Often the hardest person to fight for is… yourself. But you must. Your heart is needed. You must be present and engaged in order to love well and fight on behalf of others. Without you, much will be lost.” Chapter 11 “Warrior Princess” ― Stasi Eldredge

Where Is The Heart of a Woman Retreat Held?

Big Canyon Christian Retreats & Adventures
175 Big Canyon Lane
Wanship, Utah 84017

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When Should I Plan To Arrive?

Registration begins at 10:00 AM the day of the event.

Where Will I Be Staying?

aspen_lodge The Aspen Lodge offers breathtaking views, a covered porch, beautiful slate bathrooms, radiant heat, and a great mountain lodge feel!
The lobby area has a large fireplace, couches, and enough area to for up to 30 (comfortably) or 46 (cozy). The lobby also has a kitchenette with a sink, microwave and small fridge. AspenLodgeLobby
AspenLodgeRoom The lodge has 8 separate rooms. Each room has 3 bunk beds including one twin over queen. The bedrooms are in pairs that have locking adjoining doors that can be opened up if desired.
There are 4 separate bathrooms with 3 sinks, 2-3 toilets, and 2-3 showers in each. Each bathroom is shared between 2 bedrooms. AspenLodgeBath
SilverSpurCafe Nestled inside of a 30′ yurt with radiant heated floors and a full service kitchen is the Silver Spur Cafe’. It provides a uniqe and charming setting for meals. Decked out like the Old West, it is also a fun place for cup of hot chocolate and just hang out with new friends.

What Activities Will Be Available?

  • Hiking
  • Biking (bring your own)
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Skeet Shooting (additional fee)
  • Paint Ball (additional fee)

What Do I Need To Bring?

Make sure to bring the following items:

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions
  • Clothes for Outdoors
  • Shoes for Hiking/Adventure
  • Towel
  • Flashlight
  • Seat Cushion
  • A Notebook/Journal & Pen/Pencil


Electronic Devices

Cell phones, laptops, and other distracting electronic devices will be off throughout the weekend. Tablets such as iPads are okay for reading scriptures or taking notes. Disconnecting from the outside world will be extremely important. An emergency number will be provided for you during check-in to give your family/friends in case of an emergency need to contact you.

What Can I Do To Prepare Until The Event?

We expect God to show up for you during The Heart of a Woman, which means that the adversary will come as well to “steal, kill, and destroy”. (John 10:10) Pray earnestly for those things that your father wants you to see (with fresh eyes) and write down what is communicated to you. Bring it to the retreat.

As an important part of your spiritual preparation, so that God can show up, and to prepare for the spiritual warfare that will come, we strongly encourage you to go to and print a copy. An LDS version of the Daily Prayer is also available.

In the two weeks prior to the weekend re-read the book “Captivating” and pray at least one of the prayers mentioned above daily.

Together our prayers are mighty!!