August 25-27, 2023

We are excited to present Love and Laughter in the Pines, a women’s retreat weekend. This is a come as you are weekend, no make-up, comfy clothes, relaxing time in God’s creation. This isn’t a dress your best, look the finest.  This is a refill and replenish weekend. Our hope is that the pressures of the world will stay at home and while you are here you: find true connection with Jesus, make new friends with Christian women, and develop a deeper love and relationship with the Lord and yourself. Whether a new believer or one who has served Him for years, we hope to replenish your soul with Truth from the Bible and fill your lungs with laughter from our special guest Lisa Mills.

Camp Peaceful Pines has served as an outdoor ministry for over 75 years. This peaceful setting in the pines offers a unique opportunity to soak in God’s creation. The campgrounds are very basic, which offer: bunk beds, shared bathrooms (toilets and showers), dining hall, campfire pit, volleyball courts, ping-pong and creek flowing through the center of the grounds. By being on the more rustic side, this camp allows you to feel like you’re out in the woods without sacrificing some of the comforts of home, think of glamping!

Your Hosts:
Love Burnsed – Love is a Georgia girl, with a cheerful heart and passion for Christ. She is a loving wife and mother to two sweet girls. She serves as the Big Valley Christian School PE teacher and cheer coach. She has a gift of serving others through love, encouragement and prayer.
Sara Witzke – Sara is passionate about the outdoors and feels most connected with God in his beautiful creation. She grew up attending Camp Peaceful Pines as a toddler and later got married on-site in 2011. Now she shares camp with her two children, who you can find running through the pines barefoot. She has a deep passion for sharing camp with others.

Lisa Mills – Lisa is an Atlanta, Georgia based comedian, speaker, actor, and author. Regularly asked how she comes up with laugh-out-loud material, Lisa responds, “Plain and simple, there is enough laughter in everyday life to keep us all in stitches if we will just look for it!” Her unique blend of slightly-skewed, southern humor appeals to a variety of audiences. Lisa is convinced that there are more things that unite us than separate us. Dedicated to a mission that celebrates the beauty of diversity and promotes that power of unity, she brings all types of people together through laughter. 
Learn more about Lisa here.

Brittney Boone – Brittney is delighted to serve fresh healthy meals that will nourish our bodies at camp. She is passionate about instilling confidence in the kitchen through her cooking classes, meal planning and weekly meal prep.  She shares her passion of cooking with her husband and three amazing girls.

Find out more about Brittney here.

Worship Leader:

Alyssa Fosmark – Alyssa has a powerful voice and gift for leading worship. She is a loving mother to Everett, a sweet 5 year old boy. She loves all things Jesus, music, traveling and being outdoors!

The details:

This is a retreat for women of all ages and all stages of their walk with Christ. We will begin with dinner on Friday August 25th, and conclude with brunch on Sunday, August 27th.  We will laugh, understand a greater love, and find rest for our souls.

Please don’t wait to register; we do have a limited amount of space for this special weekend! Must register by August 4th.

If you have any questions, cabin requests, etc. please contact your host: Sara Witzke (530)304-4082 or 

**(If cost is an issue, please reach out to us for volunteer opportunities)**