Lakeview Women's Retreat

This two-day retreat is for women of all ages who know that Life is Hard, BUT GOD is Good! There will be relevant workshops, engaging worship and inspiring messages by speaker Kylie Jo Smith.

Main Speaker

kylie Jo Smith

Born in Hays and raised throughout Kansas, Kylie Jo has enjoyed a career and a ministry that takes her around the country performing before hundreds of thousands of people on stage, screen, and in the studio. By God's grace, she has been able to enjoy all of this with the leadership and partnership of her husband, Nick for almost the last decade. In 2016, God pointed Kylie Jo, Nick, and their two children toward the community of Plainville. The thought of raising their ethnically-mixed family in a rural community in Western Kansas had been somewhat tainted by both Nick and Kylie Jo's own mothers' traumatic experiences raising children in rural Kansas. Yet, through prayer, fasting, and leaning on the truth of Proverbs 3:5-6 (and not on their own understanding), Kylie Jo and Nick accepted the offer to serve in ministry in Plainville.

The next two years proved to be a tumultuous time -- sandwiched between the murder of Nick's brother on Good Friday & the untimely death of Nick's mother just months later, Nick and Kylie Jo endured spiritual and emotional abuse unlike anything they'd ever faced in their ministry. Apart from being traumatic, these things exposed deep insecurities, hopelessness, fear, & doubt in Kylie Jo's own heart - but, it is also through these things that Kylie Jo began to learn what it truly means to hope in God, Lamentations 3-style. The reality of Genesis 50:20 has shined through with the promise of Romans 8:28. A big part of that has been the emergence of the NixMyth Podcast, where each week, Kylie Jo and Nick share from their own real life: no myth to a growing community of listeners in over 11 countries worldwide. Through the Academy of Dreamers, Kylie Jo has been able to record new music in Nashville and tour regionally, while also helping children and their families in the US and abroad with ChildFund International. Her latest single, "Save Me," is set to release in April. When Kylie Jo is not working in the studio with Nick or her music production team, you can catch her having dance parties with the family (windows open, music blasting), listening to audiobooks (biographies are her favorites), and baking things that ought not to be eaten in one setting.


Retreat Information


Check-in is from 5-6pm on Friday. Dinner will be at 6pm. The first main session will be at 7pm.

The Retreat will end on Saturday around 4:45pm.


Registration is from 5-6pm on Friday evening.  

Register online via the link above. Registration payments should be mailed to:

Lori Daniels

2010 Marshall Rd, 

Hays, KS 67601

Directions to Camp:

We are located near the Webster Lake Dam.

Our address: 1380 10 Road; Stockton, KS 67669

From Highway 24: Turn onto Hwy 258 toward Webster Reservoir (24 miles east of Hill City / 8 miles west of Stockton). Camp is about 3 miles down the road (which will go over the dam and curve right).
From Highway 18: 7 miles west of Plainville, turn north on 10 Road out of Zurich. Look for a brown sign that says “Webster Reservoir Wildlife Area.” Camp is about 11 miles down the road, which will curve to the right just before the camp entrance.

Registration, Refund & Payment Policy:

By submitting the registration form you are agreeing to pay for the spot you are registering for. There will be no refunds given for cancellations made after April 15. Cancellations made prior to April 15 will be subject to a $10 administration fee. If for some reason you cannot attend, another person can take your place with no penalty, but no refunds will be given after April 15. You are responsible for payment whether or not you have actually paid by April 15. An invoice will be emailed to the email address you provided during registration. All invoices must be paid in full upon receipt unless payment arrangements have been made in advance.

What to Bring:

Bedding for a twin-sized mattress or sleeping bag

Blanket and Pillow


Bible and Pen


Snacks to Share


Bug spray

What NOT to Bring:

Anything that may be a distraction from enjoying the scenery and time to get away!


The participant's personal insurance policy is the primary insurance for any accidents or incidents at camp. The camp insurance will cover most costs, up to policy limits, for things the participant's insurance doesn't cover.

Additional Questions:

If you have additional questions, please contact the Retreat Dean, our Executive Director via email,

or visit the Contact Us Page for more options. If you have registration questions, Contact our Registrar.