Kirkridge: October 18 – 20, 2019
UUCWC Annual Adult Retreat at Kirkridge, October 18-20, 2019
Since 1982, we have been returning to the Kirkridge Retreat Center in the Poconos for a restful and magical adult retreat. Amidst the majesty of the mountain in autumn splendor and the proximity of the Appalachian Trail, it’s a perfect venue for our time away… a place to foster friendship and connection, to laugh, to wonder, reflect and rejuvenate.
The weekend’s schedule is flexible so that each participant can choose their level of involvement. Arrival is any time after 3 PM on Friday; departure is no later than 3 PM on Sunday. We begin on Friday with dinner followed by an ingathering. On Saturday, there are choices of workshops, a hike, walking the labyrinth, and spending time at special sacred spaces in the nearby woods. Sunday offers another workshop, and we end the weekend with a worship service. We can always “opt out” and instead devote time to relaxation, reading, alone time….whatever. Meals are shared – each participant is part of a team which will plan, cook, serve and clean up after one meal.
Overnight accommodations include twin beds, two to a room. There is a sink in each room; shower/toilet facilities are shared; towels and linens are provided. All rooms are heated. We will be in Nelson Lodge which accommodates 27 people. We have been able to keep the cost for the weekend the same – $180 per person – which includes two nights’ accommodation and 6 meals. For those who can’t or don’t want to stay the whole weekend, there is the Saturday day-tripper option at a cost of $45 per person, which includes 3 meals. There is no limit to the number of day-trippers and it’s a great way to “try it out.”
A deposit of $100/person for the weekend and $30 for day-trippers is requested by August 15; the balance is due on September 15. Of course you may choose the option of paying the full amount by August 15. All registrants will receive specific details about the weekend closer to the time of the event. Space is limited, so register early.
There are scholarship funds and an installment plan available. You can donate to this fund (see registration form). Or, you can apply for scholarship funds, by contacting Kirkridge@uucwc.org.
Your deposit check should be made payable to UUCWC with Kirkridge in the memo space. Please mail to UUCWC, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ 08560, or place in the Kirkridge folder in the church office.