You may have heard the phrase – “Come apart before you come apart.” Jesus said something similar to his disciples when he gave this invitation: “Come away by yourselves to a remote place and rest for a while.” (Mark 6:31). Life is demanding and complicated. Without intentional practices of rest and renewal none of us are able to keep perspective. This is especially true of marriage relationships. Without tending, the spark that brought a couple together can begin to fade. Lake Ann Camp’s Couples Retreat is perfectly designed to stir the embers and reignite the flame.

Whether you are just beginning the marriage journey, or have been married for decades, you can expect to be encouraged and filled with hope for the days ahead. Practical messages, engaging activities, and quiet moments provide rest and renewal. Join us at beautiful Lake Ann Camp and discover life at its best.

   COUPLES RETREAT #1 (3/30-4/1)   - PAT & Marilyn NEMMERS

Pat has served as lead pastor of Saylorville Church in Des Moines, lowa, since 1998. His focus on personal evangelism and discipleship has produced a church that continues to experience exponential growth. In addition, Pat founded the Engage Network, a church planting fellowship of seven Gospel-centered churches in the greater Des Moines area with over 4,000 people. He and his wife, Marilyn, speak at conferences across the globe. He and Marilyn were both widowed when the Lord brought them together in 1997. Together they have 10 children and over 30 grandchildren.


Jason met his wife, Meredith, when they were both freshmen in college where Jason and Meredith served together in full-time youth ministry for fifteen years in Pennsylvania before joining the Saylorville staff in 2016. Their passion is to see men and women come to know, love and follow Jesus with their whole heart, soul and strength.


John and Tami Scally have been married for over 23 years. They have been given a platform by God to help struggling couples as they share the life lessons that they have learned on their journey of faith. Having served the Lord in both youth ministry and now lead pastor ministry, their experiences are vast. They are not afraid to share their own struggles believing that God can change any and every issue. Their transparency and wisdom is guaranteed to be refreshing and helpful for each couple who attends.


Platinum Level: $355/Couple

Pines or Loft Rooms
13 Rooms Available

  • Hotel-style cabins with Queen bed
  • Private in-cabin restroom
  • No linens provided

Gold Level: $305/Couple

Frontier Village & Woodside Lodge
22 Rooms Available 

  • Camper-style cabins with bunk beds
  • One Queen bed available in each cabin
  • Private in-cabin restroom
  • No linens provided

Silver Level: $279/couple

Sunrise & Petoskey Lodges
10 Rooms Available

  • Camper-style cabins with bunk beds
  • One Queen bed available in each cabin
  • Shared indoor restroom
  • No linens provided

RV: $215/couple

Our RV Park, your RV.

  • Electrical hook up provided
  • Bathhouse in RV park

Offsite: $205/couple

Couples choosing this option are responsible to make all arrangements for offsite housing.

tentative example schedule

4:00-6:00 - Check-in
4:00 - 6:00 Red Canoe Open
6:15 - Dinner
6:45 - Welcome/Orientation
7:00 - Chapel
8:00 - Knee to Knee Discussion
8:30 - Free Time
8:30-9:30 Red Canoe Open
9:45 - Activity

8:00-9:00 Red Canoe Open
9:00 - Breakfast
9:45 - Chapel
11:15 - Knee to Knee Discussion
12:00 - Game
1:00 - Lunch
1:45 - Free Time
2:00 -5:15 Red Canoe Open
5:30 - Dinner
8:00- Chapel
9:15 - Knee to Knee Discussion
9:15-9:45 Red Canoe Open
9:45 - Snack
9:45 - Various Activities Available

8:00-9:00 Red Canoe Open
9:00 - Breakfast
9:45 - Chapel
11:15 - Knee to Knee Discussion
12:00 - Pack up
12:30 - Lunch (To Go or Sit Down)