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The Whatever Craft House, Newton Kansas


Stephanie Ackerman

Creative Soul Camp Retreat at The Whatever Craft House with Stephanie Ackerman & Friends 

June 17-20, 2021

Three Creative Workshops

Taught by Stephanie Ackerman: Stamp Carving, Slow Stitching and Mixed Media Art Journaling

Meg Duerksen in the kitchen cooking up amazing homemade meals for us..3 times a day

“Creativity is a God-given ability to take something ordinary and make it into something special.  It is an openness to doing old things new ways…The creative spirit is part of our heritage as children of the One who created all things.  Nurturing our creativity is part of our responsibility as stewards of God’s good gifts.”  

 Emilie Barnes, The Spirit of Loveliness

There is something amazing that happens when Art & Faith Collide and when you are in an amazing house full of women, food, coffee, snacks, paints and time to be quiet, restore, rest, stay up late, wake up early, wear your jammies all day long. That is the best way to explain it because honestly, there are not words to go along with what happens...and ya know what else?  Jesus shows up every.single.time.
It's just really good...especially after the year 2020.
Here is what is included in Creative Soul Camp 
Meals  - Each day you will get to enjoy amazing and fresh meals prepared just for you. Yep, three meals a day so be ready to eat.  Leave your diets at home and bring your stretchy pants.  In between there will be a ridiculous array of salty and sweet snacks and apples, coffee, water and tea with bags of sonic ice of course. 
Lodging – The Craft House is located in Newton, Kansas.  It is a 100 year old restored home that is used for retreats and sleeps 16. Upstairs there are four beautifully decorated bedrooms.  Each room has between 3 – 6 twin beds. Be prepared for late night giggles and some early rising roommates.  There are three full bathrooms that will be shared. 

Creative Time & Supplies –  Everything you will need for the creative sessions will be provided.  Tip: You may want to keep a little extra space in your suitcase for the projects you create and the treasures you may findalong the way.

Airport transportation – You will be picked up and dropped off to Wichita Eisenhower Airport. Suggested flight details will be sent after your registration deposit has processed.

Daily Routine - At the beginning of each day, after breakfast we will have a devotional and discussion time. There will be a mid-morning creative sessions as well as afternoon and evening workshops.
There will be plenty of time for naps, walks and you will even be able to schedule an in-house massage if you would like.  Note: Retreat registration does not include massage fee.

Here is a brief look at one of the days: 


Morning Devotions

Creative Time


Creative Time & Free Time


Creative Time/Open


Fine Print:
Your registration is transferable to another attendee assuming the ticket can be sold.
We will contact the next person on the wait list for you in the event that you will not be able attend.  If the spot cannot be resold and the date is past 30 days prior, the ticket is nonrefundable and can only be tranferred to future event.
There will be no refund granted for circumstances considered an “act of God” such as but not limited to sickness, emergency weather or natural disaster.



Q: How many women will be attending?

A: There are only 16 spots per camp available for registration. Registration is per person so if you want to go with a friend, please make sure that they register on their own.

Q: What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

A: You will be picked up and dropped off to Wichita Eisenhower Airport.  Suggested flight details will be sent after registration.

Q: How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

 A: If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at homegrown1@att.net or text/call me at (949)636-0960


Registration Deposit & Payments:
To complete your reservation, a non refundable of $250.00 must be made and will apply to your total registration cost. 
Once deposit is made, an invoice will be sent to you: 
Payment #1  $375.00 due April. 1, 2021
Payment #2  $375.00 due May. 1, 2021