Songwriters’ Retreat

Song Writers Retreat

March 2-4, 2017

“Hey Songwriters! Come away to the peaceful north woods for a weekend of worship, songwriting workshops, and focused writing time. This is a unique opportunity to bring those songs that God’s giving you to fruition for the Kingdom. Come alone or bring a team.”

-Tom and Sharon Duke, retreat hosts

“This is an amazing place! Please, have this retreat again next year. The Duke’s are fulfilling such a crucial need in the body of Christ through this songwriters’ retreat.”
~Paul Trinko
“During this songwriters’ retreat at the Wolf River Refuge, we watched God work a very diverse group of songwriters into an amazingly, encouraging circle of friends. This retreat gave me another opportunity to delight in Him with others.”
“This time was refreshing and I wish I had more I could soak up. I look forward to future songwriters’ retreats if/when they happen.”
~Andrew Anderson 

Tentative Schedule


3:00 pm Check-in

5:30 pm Dinner

6:15 pm Welcome, worship and speaker

7:15 pm Writers’ Space*

9:00 pm Worship Jam followed by prayer practicum

Friday & Saturday

7:30 am Prayer practicum

8:00 am Breakfast

8:45 am Worship and speaker

10:30 am Writers’ Space or Team Time**

11:00 am Workshop

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Workshop

2:00 pm Writers’ Space or Team Time**

5:30 pm Dinner

6:15 pm Worship and speaker

7:15 pm Writers’ Space*

9:00 pm Worship Jam followed by prayer practicum

Saturday Only

7:15 pm Final Prayer and departure

*Writers’ Space is free time for songwriters to creatively use their time for such things as writing music or lyrics, working collaboratively, reading, praying, dialoguing, or even snowshoeing.

**Team Time allows a songwriter, who has sent a lead sheet of original music ahead of time, to work individually with the Worship Team, hearing the song performed live and trying different effects. Deadline for lead sheets is February 15th, 2017.

NOTE: Songwriters under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult pre- approved by their parent.

Retreat Fees:

  • Full Retreat (Thursday evening – Saturday evening): $100 (includes food and lodging)
  • Half Retreat (Friday evening 6:00 pm – Saturday evening): $70

A non-refundable deposit of $30 is required at time of registration and will be applied to the full registration fee.

To register email us at and include “Songwriters’ Retreat” in the subject line.

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For more information contact us by phone at: 715.484.2742 ext.240

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