As women, we often long for moments to get away from the burdens and busyness of life – to throw off all that life places on us – and just recharge. Come. Be welcomed. Spend a weekend away from it all, connecting yourself to the Creator who knows you best. Whether that means quiet times snuggled into a blanket with a book or late nights laughing with your friends, this is a weekend for you. Our hope is that you encounter the God who loves you and longs to draw you closer.

This event is a fun-filled weekend where women come together for biblical teaching, delicious food, first-rate entertainment, and building friendships.

Date: March 3-5, 2023
Location: The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI
Speaker: Scarlet Hiltibidal

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN Monday, November 28 

Event Details

Scarlet Hiltibidal is the author of Afraid of All the Things, You're the Worst Person in the World, the Anxious Bible study, and other books. She writes regularly for ParentLife Magazine, HomeLife Magazine, and She Reads Truth. Scarlet enjoys speaking to women around the country about the freedom and rest available in Jesus. 

Growing up in the green room of Saturday Night Live, being born to a fire-eater and adopted by a SWAT cop, having internal organs explode, and adopting a Deaf girl from China, Scarlet has had some strange life experiences--and lived in fear through most of them. But life changed for her when she learned to hold the gospel up to her fears. She understood that though she can't fix herself or protect herself, Jesus walked into this broken, sad, scary place to rescue, love, and cast out fear. Scarlet's mission is to help others experience the peace and joy of knowing that Jesus loves them, not because of anything they've done right, but because He is merciful and faithful, and good. 

Worship Team
The Alliance Encounter Worship Team will focus our hearts and minds on the Lord as we praise Him together.

Accommodations
We are pleased to get away with you again this year at The Osthoff Resort. A beautiful four-star resort located 1¼ hours from the Fox Valley in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The Osthoff Resort provides an ideal setting for our weekend away with spacious suites and fine food. The resort has a pool, whirlpool, sauna, spa, fitness center, and restaurants.

Rates & Registration

What registration includes:

  • Friday and Saturday night lodging
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffet
  • Saturday evening dinner
  • All weekend activities unless optional activities noted otherwise 

Room Descriptions and Rates

Guest Room

Wet bar, with a refrigerator and microwave, king-size bed, bathroom, and private balcony. Sleeps two. 

One person $349/person
Two people $250/person

One Bedroom Suite

Fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. One bedroom with one queen bed. One bathroom. Sleeps up to four.       

One person $374/person
Two people $260/person
Three people $219/person
Four people $195/person

Two Bedroom Suite

Fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. Two bedrooms each with one queen bed. Two bathrooms. Sleeps up to six.

Two people $288/person
Three people $240/person
Four people $213/person
Five people $198/person
Six people $186/person

Three Bedroom Suite

Fully equipped kitchenette, dining area, living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. King bed in the master suite on the main floor. Queen bed upstairs and queen or equivalent in the loft upstairs. Two bathrooms. Minimum occupancy 5. Sleeps up to 8. *Please note two sleeping areas on the second floor. 

Five people $219/person
Six people $204/person
Seven people $195/person
Eight people $184/person

Three Bedroom Deluxe Suite

Expanded living area. Fully equipped kitchen, dining, and living room with gas fireplace, pullout sofa sleeper, and private balcony. Three bedrooms each with one queen or king bed. Two bathrooms, one with a whirlpool tub. Minimum occupancy 6. Sleeps up to eight. 

Six people $224/person
Seven people $211/person
Eight people $197/person

REGISTRATION PROCESS

It is very important to know how many will be in your suite BEFORE you register as well as their names. No discounts can be applied for adding another person(s) to your suite after the initial registration. Additional person(s) will be charged the same rate as the original number of occupants. Financial assistance is available but must be completed BEFORE registering. 

3 Bedroom Lottery: 

3 Bedroom: Minimum Occupancy 5; Maximum Occupancy 8 | 3 Bedroom Deluxe: Minimum Occupancy 6; Maximum Occupancy 8 

Lottery applications for all 3 Bedroom Suites will open on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 a.m. Groups wishing to enter the lottery must submit ONE entry by midnight on Wednesday, November 30 listing all their suitemates. Lottery winners and waitlist groups will be notified on December 1 of their position. All members of the three-bedroom suite winners must be registered by noon on Sunday, December 4. 

Winners of the lottery must have all applicants registered and paid by noon on Sunday, December 4. Any remaining three-bedroom suites will be available on December 5th. Watch the website for more details. 

Please read all of the additional registration information below:

In order to register, you will need to know:

  • Type of room desired
  • Total number of occupants in your room
  • Names of each of your suitemates
  • Various personal information

Registration and payment procedures

  • Your room is not reserved until all suitemates have registered.
  • Full payments must be made at the time of registration. You may register online with a credit card, debit card, or automatic withdrawal from your checking account. You may also register with cash or check at the church Welcome Center on Sunday mornings or during open business hours.
  • Separate registrations are required for each suitemate.
  • One person may register and pay for multiple occupants of the suite if desired. This is optional and not required. Registering all suitemates at one time will expedite the confirmation of your suite. The person registering MUST complete a registration for each occupant by clicking “Add Someone Else” at the bottom of their own registration until all suitemates are registered. Please be aware that when you register anyone other than yourself, you are responsible to collect payment from them. If you have questions regarding how to register multiple people, please contact Jamie Boorum BEFORE registering.
    The person completing multiple registrations will be required to enter the following information for all occupants:
    • Name*
    • Address
    • Phone number*
    • Email address*
    • Birthdate
    • Age range*
    • Is this attendee at least 18 years of age and post high school?*
    • Is this their first Women's Encounter?*
    • Would they like to volunteer at the event?*
    • Would they like to receive weekly emails from Alliance Church Women's Ministry?* (unsubscribe at any time)
    • *Required fields

  • Do not contact The Osthoff to register or request a room. All registrations for this event must be made through Alliance Church.

Other important information

  • Every attempt will be made to honor your specific suite request. Suite reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis once everyone in your room has registered for the event.
  • If you would like to attend Encounter but are in need of a roommate(s), please contact Jamie Boorum before registration closes on Jan. 30, 2023. Please do not register without knowing who your roommates are and what type of room you will have.
  • We are unable to accommodate infants during the Encounter weekend.
  • This event is for women of post-high school age.
  • Cancellations can only be given before online registration closes on January 30, 2023. Notify Jamie Boorum with cancellation requests. 

SPECIAL REQUESTS

Need a roommate?
If you would like to attend Encounter, but are in need of a roommate(s), please complete the roommate request form. Please do not register without knowing who your roommates are and what type of room you will have.

Mobility Issues
The Osthoff is a large resort that requires much walking to access the meeting areas. If you require special consideration as to the placement of your room in close proximity to the meeting room, or a handicap accessible suite, please contact Jamie Boorum prior to registration.

Dietary Restrictions
If you have special dietary needs, please complete the Dietary Restrictions Form with your needs before Jan. 31, 2023. Every effort will be made to accommodate your needs. Please do not contact The Osthoff.

Tentative Schedule

All activities, with the exception of Saturday lunch, are included in the cost of the weekend.

Friday Night

Friday Night  
4:00-7:30 p.m. Check-In
7:30

Opening Session with Scarlet Hiltibidal

9:30

Girls’ Night In

Enjoy a true Girls’ Night In with your suitemates and some fun, planned activities.

Saturday

Saturday Morning  

6:15 - 7:00* a.m.

Fitness Session

7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
8:15 a.m.*

Breakout Session

 

9:30 a.m.

Morning Session with Scarlet Hiltibidal

11:45 a.m. Lunch (on your own)
   
Saturday Afternoon

 

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Activities*

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session*

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.  

Breakout Session*

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Breakout Session*

   
Saturday Evening  
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. 

Evening Session with Scarlet Hiltibidal

TBD

Late Evening Activity*

*Optional Activity 

Sunday

Sunday Morning

(Please check out of your room before the morning session)

7:00-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

 

9:15 a.m.

Morning Session with Scarlet Hiltibidal

11:30 a.m. Going Home

 

For more information about The Osthoff, what to bring, meals, and more, click the link below.

Planning for Encounter

If you still have questions about Encounter: A Weekend for Women, check the frequently asked questions page or contact Jamie Boorum.

Frequently Asked Questions Contact Jamie Boorum