2023 GDVI Men's Retreat
at the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA
Dates: Friday, March 1st – Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
Location: St. Francis Retreat House, Easton, PA
BASIC RETREAT INFORMATION
FORMAT – During the retreat weekend, we will read and share on the 12 Steps together. There will be reading, sharing and writing throughout the weekend. 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. 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.
QUALIFICATION – Attendees must identify as a Sex & Love Addict or think he has a problem with Sex & Love addiction. Attendees must identify as using he/him/his pronouns to participate in this retreat.
RESIDENTIAL (NON-COMMUTER) WEEKEND: Attending as a participant and staying overnight Friday through Sunday (Participation in the step weekend, six meals, guide to the step workbook, and a single bedroom for 2 nights are included) – $394 ($354 early bird until 10/15)
RESIDENTIAL (NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND) Split Payment option – 1st payment Split payment of $200 today to reserve a spot in early registration. The remaining balance is due on or before 12/15/23. Please set a reminder to make the final payment. Payment for add-ons must be made along with today’s payment. You can add any of the add-ons later, with the exception of a room upgrade, which is based on availability.
COMMUTER WEEKEND: Friday through Sunday but not staying overnight (Participation in the step weekend, six meals, guide to the step workbook. No overnight stay). – $228 ($188 Early Bird until 10/15)
ROOM UPGRADE: There are a limited number of rooms with a private bathroom at an additional fee of $50 per registrant. Otherwise, bathrooms and shower rooms will most likely be shared with other attendees.
FINANCIAL AID: For those with need, a limited amount of partial financial aid is available. Complete the request form here for consideration by the retreat committee.
SLAA BASIC TEXT PRINT EDITION REQUIRED – The SLAA Basic Text is used for the weekend. No electronic devices will be permitted in the meeting space. Please have a print copy of the basic text with you in order to participate. (You can order a copy of the basic text on your registration form).
FRIDAY ARRIVAL – Please arrive by Friday at 5:30 p.m. ET if you plan on joining us for dinner. If you will arrive later, please eat before arriving or bring your own food. There is a microwave, refrigerator and freezer available. If you will not arrive by 7 p.m., please discuss with the retreat coordinator (email firstname.lastname@example.org) before registering.
NO ‘COME-AND-GO’ ATTENDEES, PLEASE! – This is not a recovery day where you can show up or leave throughout the weekend. This retreat requires all participants to participate together to share and grow in the S.L.A.A. Plan on being on-site Friday from 6:30-9pm, Saturday 9am-7pm, and Sunday 9am-3:30pm. Note, these times do not include some meals. Commuters should review the schedule for meal times (which are included…unless you’ve arranged otherwise.)
For more basic information about the retreat click here.
For detailed information, including a draft schedule click here.