The retreat will have something for everyone: Fun, creativity, worship and contemplation, thought-provoking discussions, active sports, and just relaxing and connecting with new and old friends. Here is a sampling of what we are planning–

Proposed activities and workshops

Discussions, writing, inspiration:

  • Writing, journaling, Writers in the Woods
  • The 1619 Project and local history
  • Update on the Peace Corps
  • Discussion of current news & events
  • Environmental awareness: climate change, Green Sanctuary

Outdoor and family-friendly activities:

  • Yoga
  • Forest bathing
  • Drumming circle
  • Guided nature walk
  • Tie-dying
  • Build and fly a model rocket

Ongoing and drop-in activities:

  • Board games, cards, jigsaw puzzles
  • Music jam session
  • Creating sand mandalas
  • Drop-in crafts station for all ages
  • Found natural objects sculpture

Worship and connection:

  • Ingathering and closing circle
  • Vespers service
  • Retreat choir
  • Sunday worship service
  • Nature-base spiritual practice

Scheduled recreation:

  • challenge course (for 3rd grade and up)
  • climbing wall
  • giant swing
  • archery
  • rides on the camp’s sailboat
  • boating (canoes, kayaks, rowboats)

Free choice recreation:

  • Frisbee golf
  • Nine square in the air
  • Human foosball
  • Volleyball
  • Field sports
  • Exploring: nature trails, pond (we’re told turtle feeding is a favorite of kids)
  • Bike riding on retreat center grounds
  • Fishing