Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin

Congregational Retreat 2014

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Retreat-HikeJoin other UUCM members and friends for a weekend of intergenerational fellowship and fun at our annual retreat!

Dates: October 24-26, 2014 (Friday evening to Sunday morning)
Location: Scenic Walker Creek Ranch, which encompasses 1,700 acres of beautiful rolling hills just 20 miles west of Novato, California.

The retreat is a unique opportunity to strengthen our community, so we encourage everyone to attend, especially new members and inquiring not-yet-members. At the retreat, we set aside our busy schedules and electronic devices. Together we share singing, dancing, the beautiful outdoors, and the UU ideals and values we hold so dear.

Forms You'll Need

Please return all forms by September 21 to the Retreat mailbox in the Community Room.

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Your choice of accommodations:
  • Semi-private rooms with 2, 3, or 4 beds (linens provided) and shared baths
  • Economy dormitory bunk bed cabins for 8-10 people (bring your own sleeping bags and pillows)
  • Camping using your own motor home or tent and camping equipment (this option is at a reduced cost)

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The full program (from Friday evening to Sunday morning) includes Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday, and Sunday breakfast. Delicious, healthy meals are prepared on site by the Walker Creek staff and served in the central dining hall. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free requirements are accommodated.

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Program Overview

A more detailed schedule will be provided prior to the Retreat

  • Arrive beginning at 4:00 p.m. to register and settle into your room.
  • Dinner is at 6:00 p.m., followed by Opening Circle, our traditional camp fire sing, and ending with our night hike.
  • Retreat-DanceBreakfast is at 8:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 p.m.
  • During the day, we offer four workshop sessions, each with your choice of arts & crafts projects, outdoor activities, and discussion groups.
  • We all gather in the late afternoon for our traditional talent show, followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m.
  • The evening's highlight is a rousing barn dance, with a professional caller and live musicians.
  • Breakfast is at 8:00 a.m., followed by free time to clear cabins.
  • Worship service is at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Retreat concludes at 11:00 a.m. with Closing Circle.

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See more 2012 Retreat photos by Valerie Taylor and Suzi Musgrove