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Ridge Women Retreat (BC + SW)

Ridge Women Retreat (BC + SW)

02.17 - 02.19 or 02.24 - 02.26
The Retreat at Balcones Springs
104 Balcones Springs Drive
Marble Falls, Texas 78654

Always Joy is the theme of our Ridge Women Retreat. As women, we give so much of ourselves on a daily basis. What if, in order to pour out our lives, we must first be filled up? Considering how God has poured out for us helps us find new heart motivation, deep satisfaction, and lasting joy. Over the weekend, we will gather with women from the Southwest and Bee Cave campuses to consider how God’s Word points us to the encouragement we need and lead us to always have joy. You won't want to miss this weekend of refreshment and connection. There are two weekends to choose from!

Weekend One: Feb 17-19

Weekend Two: Feb 24-26

Early bird retreat cost is $275. Price increases to $295 on Jan 13.
Scholarship and payment plan options are available through the registration form.
Sign up today ... space is limited!

RWR The Details


The Retreat is situated on 250-acres in the Texas Hill Country with well-appointed cabin-style accommodations, elevated venues, and dozens of activities. They blend camp with luxury to arrive at a new informal vacation “resort.”

The Retreat at Balcones Springs
104 Balcones Springs Drive
Marble Falls, Texas 78654


There are two weekends to choose from! Think ACL Fest...Ridge Women style! Both weekends will be identical in programming, so choose the weekend that works best for you!

Weekend One: Feb 17-19
Weekend Two:
Feb 24-26


Private Modern Texas Rustic Cabins

Each cabin accommodates four women with four single twin-sized beds. The cabins are full of the camp-y delights you would hope for: yellow pine interiors, cozy quilts, cotton percale sheets, individual temperature controls, an en-suite bathroom, and magnificent views of the hill country.

NOTE: Bed linens, towels, travel-size toiletries, hair dryer, iron, mini-ironing board and mini refrigerator/freezer are provided in each cabin.

Cabin mate requests: We will do our best to make you roomies! When prompted on the registration form, Please include FIRST and LAST name. You may provide up to THREE names. Please note, cabin assignments will be based on a first come, first served basis and as cabin space allows. All cabin mate requests must be submitted via the form during registration or via email ( no later than Friday, Jan 20.

Going potluck on cabin mates: If you are going potluck on your cabin mates…that’s so fun! Our team will play matchmaker and place you in a cabin. What a great way to make new connections!

RWR Rooms


There is free time scheduled on Saturday and it can be whatever you need it to be! Need to truly retreat and spend time alone and with Jesus? We'll have a guide for rest and reflection for you and designated quiet spaces. Want to spend some time finding refreshment through play? You’ll have access to the fun things The Retreat at Balcones Springs offers, activities like zip-lining, ropes course, and fun activities we’ve planned just for you! We hope everyone will join us on Saturday night to line dance the night away. You don’t want to miss it! It is sure to be a memory maker! You can fill up your time with as much or as little activity as you like – it’s your retreat!

RWR Activities


We could always plan more. And we could always plan less. But we prayerfully designed a weekend for this year’s retreat somewhere in the middle – hoping to create an environment that fosters community, time for learning, and worship with a good mix of fun and plenty of options to rest or play. No matter how long you’ve been at Austin Ridge or what season of life you’re in, we believe this weekend has something for all of us!

The Ridge Women Teaching Team will lead us through three sessions:

Session One:
Wine Poured Out: For the Joy Set Before Him

Session Two:
Living Water Poured Out: Abiding in Joy

Session Three:
A Life Poured Out: Always Joy

RWR Schedule



What does my retreat registration include?
Registration includes lodging in a 4-person cabin (all bed linens, towels, travel size toiletries, hair dryer, iron, mini-ironing board and mini refrigerator/freezer are provided in each cabin.), meals (Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast), teaching sessions and worship, free time activities, late night snacks along with a retreat t-shirt and some pretty cool swag.

I haven’t shared sleeping space with three other women in forever! What if I am a light sleeper, have a cabin mate that snores, etc.?
For many of us it may have been since our college days that we have roomed with three other women for a weekend. Ear plugs will be provided in all of the cabins. You are welcome to pack eye masks, sound machines, etc. for added comfort.

I have dietary restrictions/allergies. What restrictions are you able to accommodate?
We are able to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and celiac. There will be space on the registration form to communicate your dietary needs.

I am in need of financial assistance to attend Ridge Women Retreat? How do I apply for a scholarship?
A scholarship is easy to apply for! Simply complete the registration, pay the $25 deposit and complete the scholarship questions included on the form.

I would like to set up a payment plan. How do I do that?
A payment plan is easy to set up! Complete the registration, pay the $25 deposit and you will be contacted via email by Ridge Women to help you complete the steps necessary to set up your payment plan. All payment plans must be set up by Dec 1.

I would like to financially help women come to the Ridge Women Retreat. How do I give?
We are grateful you are interested in helping women that need financial assistance to attend the Ridge Women Retreat. You can choose to donate when you are in the check-out process of retreat registration.

Can I get a refund if my plans change?
Yes, we understand sometimes plans can change and things come up! We are able to give full refunds until Jan 20. No refunds will be given after Jan 20.

Will retreat registration close?
In order to prepare for each retreat guest, registration will close on Feb 1.

Is a daily pass available for the retreat?
Daily passes are not available for the retreat. We want you to come be refreshed for the whole weekend. We promise it will be a life-giving and encouraging time for you.

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  • Shelby Cook

    Shelby Cook

    Shelby is a fourth generation Texan and graduate of Southwest Texas State University with a BA in Mass Communications/Public Relations and a BA in Speech Communications. She is married to Shane Cook, and they have two children, Campbell and Keller. Shelby appreciates a good chai tea latte catching up with friends, and traveling to new places. She is thrilled to be a part of what God is doing at Austin Ridge Bible Church. It is her privilege to help women know Jesus, serve Him, and make a spiritual difference.