The Word of Life Lodge, located in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, is the perfect getaway for individuals, couples, groups and families seeking a retreat where they can grow closer to each other and to God.
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“As a staff member, what I really value most about The Lodge is the family environment. Everyone is so caring and compassionate towards one another. You can truly see that the spirit of God is within everybody here.”

2017 Spring Retreats

Marriage Retreat

Join us and enjoy a weekend getaway rekindling romance and renewing intimacy.
March 31st to April 2nd
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Law Enforcement & Military Retreat

A time for you to focus on hearing God’s voice.
This retreat for Law Enforcement and Military personnel gives you memorable experiences with your family and with God.
April 7th to 9th
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Founders Conference 2017

From 1940 until now, Word of Life has been committed to reaching youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As we look back and honor the legacy of our leaders, we are reminded of that commitment, and it shapes our ministry today.


April 7 to 9
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Mother Daughter Retreat

Mothers and daughters – when was the last time you did something special together? Join us for our spring Mother Daughter retreat and create a girls’ weekend you will never forget.
April 21st to 23rd
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Women's Retreat

A refuge for women who wish to find spiritual and emotional peace. Escape from the fast paced crazy world and draw closer to Jesus Christ.
May 5th-7th or May 19th-21st
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Single Moms & Kids Retreat

Being a single mom is a beautiful calling, but we know it requires everything you have: your time, your resources, your heart and your soul. Now, it’s your turn to be poured into, nurtured and encouraged in a loving environment where family memories are made, friendships are formed and faith is deepened.
May 12th to 14th
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Man Camp

What do you think of when you think of manliness? The athlete? The distinguished CEO? The ladies’ man?
The world gives us a lot of different messages on what it means to be a man, but God gives us a different message: serving leadership, humble strength and sacrificial love. It’s time to reclaim manliness for Christ.
June 2nd to June 4th
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The Lodge Activities

Explore the Adirondack Mountains

Family Carnival Day


Indoor Pool

Private Beachfront

Mini Golf


Weekly Rodeo


Melissa Spoelstra

Melissa is passionate about knowing Christ and inspiring other women to seek Him. Melissa has a degree in Bible Theology from Moody Bible Institute and is a published author.
We're really excited for this year's speaker lineup! Meet the speakers you'll be hearing from this year at The Lodge.

From our centrally located Conference Center to our Lakeview Lodges, The Lodge provides sweeping views of Schroon Lake and the high peaks.

Our location is the perfect basecamp for your Adirondack adventure, whether you’re looking for hiking, boating, recreation or relaxation and refreshment. A stay at The Lodge is more than just a vacation: it’s a chance to grow spiritually and connect with God and others. During your stay, you’ll have access to incredible biblical teaching and worship through our weekly speakers or special conferences.

The Lodge is the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and natural beauty.

We offer top-notch amenities, a dining area with home cooked meals served daily and a wide range of activities, from swimming to volleyball to mountain excursions. Browse our accommodations to get started!

Norman’s Nest

Book our private cabin, Norman’s Nest, for a cozy home away from home that is all yours. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin has a queen bed and two twin beds, with a queen sleeper sofa in the living room for additional accommodations. A full kitchen features a stove, fridge, microwave, sink, table and chairs and all the pots, pans and utensils you need to make yourself right at home.

Cozy up with Adirondack-style décor, relax on the front porch and watch the lake glisten, meet new friends in the dining room or volleyball court, or retreat for time alone with God. However you spend your vacation, Norman’s Nest is a spacious and relaxed cabin with an ideal opportunity for you to recharge.

Conference Center

Stay in our Conference Center and be in the center of it all. The Conference Center is home to the pool, game room and lobby, providing easy access to some of our best activities and a community feel as you experience time together with family or a large group.

Choose from one of our deluxe rooms- either a room with two queen beds or one king bed. These rooms feature a fridge, chairs, dresser, a modest table, and all rooms come fully equipped with an iron, coffee maker and phone.

You can also choose one of our standard rooms- with 2 double beds. These rooms also have chairs, dresser and a modest table.

Lakeview Lodges

Enjoy one of our freshly renovated Lakeview Lodges, each named after Adirondack high peaks. View the shimmering lake from your deck as you recline on an Adirondack chair. Choose between an upper room with a king size bed or one of the two lower rooms with two queens and optional use of adjoining doors, all furnished with two chairs, a dresser, and a modest table. Savor the feel of a cabin with the advantages of contemporary appliances – fridge, coffee makers, iron and board, and cool air conditioning.

William’s Motel

Be our guest at William’s Motel, an intimate setting, where you have two choices of rooms.
Deluxe Queen Rooms- These rooms come equipped a queen bed and a set of twin bunk beds, all with built in drawers. These rooms come with a fridge, microwave, table with chairs, iron and board and a private deck with two chairs.

Standard Double Rooms- These rooms come equipped with a double bed and single bed. They also have an iron and board, table and chairs and a private patio with two chairs.

Journey's End

Offering a variety of bed sizes, these antique economy rooms are a homey place to end the day’s journey. Each room has basic conveniences, such as a dresser, nightstands, fans and a phone. Certain rooms are also equipped with a desk with chair and a deck with chairs. Journey’s End also provides a small lobby for guests.

The Lodge Schedule— Spring 2017

Marriage Retreat
March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Brent Bounds
Law Enforcement & Military Retreat
April 7, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Jim Hammond
Mother Daughter Retreat
April 21, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Robin Noel Jewell & Paula Bulmer
Women's Retreat
May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Melissa Spoeltra
Single Moms & Kids Retreat
May 12, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Karen Smith
Women’s Retreat
May 19, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Melissa Spoeltra
Man Camp
June 2, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Jimmy Carrol

The Lodge Schedule— Summer 2017

Week 1
June 25, 2017 - July 1, 2017
Mark Yarbrough & Ken Whitten
Week 2
July 2, 2017 - July 8, 2017
Kerby Anderson & Joel Rosenberg
Week 3
July 9, 2017 - July 15, 2017
Crawford Loritts & Richard Blackaby
Week 4
July 16, 2017 - July 22, 2017
Corey Abney & Stephen Davey
Week 5
July 23, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Erwin Lutzer & H.B. Charles
Week 6
July 30, 2017 - August 5, 2017
Ray Pritchard & Eric Mounts
Week 7
August 6, 2017 - August 12, 2017
Tedd Tripp & Phil Moser
Week 8
August 13, 2017 - August 19, 2017
John Barnett & Wendell Calder

The Lodge Schedule— Fall 2017

Spanish Family/BI Opening
September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Sung Hoon Kim
Fall Family Retreat
October 6, 2017 - October 8, 2017
Tedd Tripp
Fall Marriage Retreat/YPS at BI
October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Jarrod Jones
Fall Women's Retreats
October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Michelle Pillar
Fall Women's Retreats
October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Michelle Pillar
CLC Retreat
October 31, 2017 - November 2, 2017
Jimmy Carrol, Pete Wilson


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Rent Our Facilities

We want to provide our facilities to host your event! If your church, small group, or organization would like to host your event at one of our facilities, please contact us to find out more.

Get away and join us for an experience you’ll never forget!