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Presented by the Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup

2020 12-Step Women's Weekend Retreat

Stanhope, New Jersey


Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2020

Description of retreat:
At the retreat weekend we do an intensive study of the 12 Steps-together. If you have worked on the Steps in this type of format before, you already know its value. If you have not done any study of the Steps, intensive or otherwise, this is a great way to do it, especially the first time as it gives you hope and faith that the program steps work. Regardless of where any one individual is in the Step study process, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other.



4:00 p.m. – Check in, meet new and old friends, explore the area, get dinner before

7 p.m. SHARP! – Introduction to the Step Weekend – Hellos, hand out and discuss ground rules, ask for volunteers to act as a weekend temporary sponsor/recovery partner, draw names for chairpersons and speakers for all meetings, service sign up.Sponsorship Q & A.  Getting current.


9:15 a.m.-11:00 p.m. – Meeting on Steps 1, 2 & 3; Meeting on Steps 4 & 5; Lunch; Meeting on Steps 6 & 7; Meeting on Steps 8 & 9; Getting Current Mtg; Yankee Swap, Group activity—Fun!


9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Meeting on Steps 10, 11 & 12; Closing

Sleeping Arrangements & Commuter Information:

Sign-ups and room reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 5 solo rooms, 4 shared rooms and space for three commuters. Confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of your payment.

Room assignments will be given on a first come basis based on earliest registration date

Retreat Cost: 

Non-Commuters – $375 ($345 early registration before November 10, 2019) SOLD OUT – Add your name to the Waiting List

Commuters (with meals/no lodging) – Sold Out – add your name to the waiting list in case a spot opens up

See information in the on-line registration form below for what is included in the  Commuter and Non-Commuter registration fees.


The location is in the Skylands Region of northern New Jersey. This Stanhope, NJ home now known as the Whistling Swan Inn, was built in 1905 and converted to a bed and breakfast in 1985. There are 9 bedrooms, a dining room, and 2 common rooms.Outdoors there is an English garden complete with a koi pond, waterfall and gazebo and a covered porch. Coordinators are two women who share their recovery journey with you.


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Cancellation Policy

  • To receive a FULL REFUND, please contact the email address above IN WRITING NO LATER THAN 4 weeks prior to the date for which you are registered to attend.
  • Cancellations made less than 4 weeks prior to the retreat date WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL ONLY if your cancelled space is filled.
  • GDVI and coordinators reserves the right to cancel any of these weekends if it does not receive at least 15 reservations by the respective registration dates. You will be refunded in full if this occurs.
  • There is no sobriety requirement to attend, but participants MUST STAY SOBER DURING THE WEEKEND. This ensures that everyone can attend in safety and work together to expand our recovery. People will be asked to leave if they do not abide by this rule. This also includes the use of alcohol during your stay.

Retreat Sold Out!