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2022 GDVI Spring Recovery In-Person Retreat

2022 GDVI Spring Recovery In-Person Retreat

At the Daylesford Abbey
220 South Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301

Dates: FridayJune 3rd – Sunday, June 5th, 2022

Location: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA

Registration Closed – Add yourself to the waiting list

(registration closes Friday, May 27, 2022)



At this retreat you will have almost a dozen workshops to choose from, five meetings with a variety of recovery topics and opportunities to get current. In addition there is a Yankee swap gift exchange entertainment on Saturday evening. There are service opportunities offered when registering and a required service sign at the retreat for all participants (small tasks like tidying rooms after use).

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Location:  The Daylesford Abbey is a peaceful refuge where you can deepen your sense of personal and communal spirituality. The abbey grounds have over 80 acres of property and is located in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

Cost: Choice of commuter and non-commuter spaces available (limited to 22 non-commuter). Scholarships available upon request.

NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND: All workshops, meetings, six meals, a single bedroom for 2 nights, shared hall bathroom, with bed linens and towels. $350 (before 3/29/22, $395 after 3/30/2022)

COMMUTER WEEKEND: All workshops, meetings, six meals with no overnight stay $195 (before 3/29/22, $215 after 3/30/2022)

Meals: Six meals are included for both commuter and non-commuter participants. Contact retreat coordinator if you have to provide your own food for personal or religious reasons. Friday (dinner), Saturday (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Sunday (breakfast and lunch). A freezer, refrigerator and microwave are available to all participants in the upstairs lounge. Coffee & tea are also freely available throughout the weekend.

GDVI FUNDRAISER OPPORTUNITY(first time trying this) :

  • OPTIONAL: Please donate anything for the fundraiser. Some ideas are: artwork, gift cards, recovery basket, coffee mugs and tea basket – please bring this unwrapped at check-in on Friday to the GDVI Fundraiser if you are able. This is a GDVI Fundraising opportunity, thanks for participating! Rules will be explained on Friday.


 Please bring an anonymously wrapped gift with you if you would like to participate in the “Yankee Swap” on Saturday evening. The item can be something you purchased, made, re-gifted, funny, serious, recovery-oriented, or just something you took from your shelves at home. We will explain the rules and how to play on Saturday evening.

Any questions: please contact retreat coordinator

Cancellation Policy:

  • To receive a FULL REFUND, please contact the retreat coordinator IN WRITING NO LATER THAN 6 weeks prior to the date for which you are registered to attend. (before April 22, 2022)

  • Cancellations made less than 6 weeks (after April 22, 2022) prior to the retreat date WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL ONLY if your canceled space is filled. Partial refunds will be made at retreat coordinators discretion.

  • GDVI and coordinators reserve the right to cancel any weekend 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.
Come early Friday/Stay Sunday for Fellowship. Meet other attendees by arriving early, offer to do service, take a stroll on the Abbey grounds. Friday begins promptly at 7pm and Sunday ends at 1:00pm, please consider that in the planning of your trip. 

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