The New York Winter 2013 Retreat on Steps 7, 8 &9 is this coming weekend, February 8, 9 & 10. The registration deadline has passed, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about attending the summer retreat if you missed it.
The retreat is 2 nights, 3 days – it starts with a Friday dinner/meeting and ends with Sunday lunch and a Gratitude Meeting.
There are recovery workshops, meetings, a traditional Saturday night creativity hour and game of Charades, plus plenty of quiet time to spend with yourself or friends as you please.
The Incarnation Center is a beautiful quiet retreat facility off in the woods near Ivoryton, CT. It has a petting zoo nearby with lots of cool farm animals (llamas, alpacas, etc.). There are roaring stone fireplaces during the winter and a beautiful lake just down the hill with hiking trails surrounding it. During the summer one can swim in the lake with all sorts of activities.
By all reports the food is great, with all your meals provided for, including vegetarian options.
All persons have their own private room. Most have shared bathrooms (recently renovated and very nice, with private stalls for showers and toilets), although a few (usually reserved for the women) have private bathrooms. All the rooms are nice and all are assigned randomly. Please no requests!
There is imited space, so send in your registration quickly. The retreat sells out fast, and a waiting list is then created.
The retreats are always reasonably priced, subsidized by SCA NY fundraisers, a scholarship fund, and generous donations from SCA NY members who can afford to help others. Thank you for your contributions!