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2024 GDVI S.L.A.A. Co-Ed Spring Retreat 

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

Dates: FridayJune 28th – Sunday, June 30th, 2024

Friday begins promptly at 7pm and Sunday ends at 2:15pm Please consider that in the planning of your trip

Location: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA

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. Daylesford Abbey has accessibility options with some rooms which can be requested when registering.

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You won’t want to miss this wonderful event to expand your recovery! During this retreat weekend you will have the opportunity to participate in many wonderful recovery workshops, recovery meetings, and create new, safe, healthy friendships.

There is an optional Yankee swap gift exchange entertainment on Saturday evening along with a fundraiser silent auction held all day Saturday.

There will be service opportunities offered when registering and a required service sign up at the retreat for all participants.

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There are choices for commuter and non-commuter weekend or a Saturday only commuter rate. GDVI has also added a new split payment option for non commuters who register before 5/30/24. Scholarships available upon request.

  • NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND: Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops and activities, six meals, a single bedroom, shared hall bathrooms – $395
  • NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND: Shared Room (new option) Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops and activities(Friday through Sunday), six meals, a shared bedroom*, shared hall bathrooms *you will be assigned a roommate if none is requested. If you request a roommate, both participants must register within 48 hours of each other and have the other person’s name listed as request – $325
  • NON-COMMUTER WEEKEND: SPLIT PAYMENT Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops (Friday through Sunday) and activities, six meals, a single bedroom, shared hall bathrooms. Split payment is for solo rooms only. $200 is due today to reserve a weekend spot. The remaining balance ($195) is due on or before 6/1/2024 . Please set a reminder to make the final payment. No refunds for cancellations if this option is chosen. – $395
  • COMMUTER WEEKEND: Participation in all meetings, weekend workshops and activities (Friday through Sunday), six meals. No overnight stay – $215
  • COMMUTER SATURDAY (one day only): Participation in all workshops and activities on Saturday only with three meals. No overnight stay – $155 . If you register for this option, it is REQUIRED to check in and join us for a welcome session promptly at Saturday 8am in the Pennings room. For safety of all in attendance, if you do not participate in the welcome session you will not be able to participate in the workshops, meetings, or activities. – $155

Meals:  Six meals are included for both commuter and non-commuter entire weekend participants. Saturday only participants will receive three meals. Dietary restrictions can be made upon registration. Please contact the retreat coordinator before you register if you plan to provide your own food for personal or religious reasons. Six meals include 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 and water are also freely available throughout the weekend.

Cancellation Policy:

  • To receive a FULL REFUND, the retreat date must be made in writing by emailing the retreat coordinator before May 17, 2024.
  • If you selected split payment for a non-commuter, no refunds will be offered.
  • Cancellations made less than 6 weeks (after May 17, 2024) prior to the retreat date must be made in writing by emailing the retreat coordinator and may receive a credit towards a future in person retreat only.
  • Any cancellation after May 17, 2024 will not receive a refund or credit.
  • 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.

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 2:15pm, please consider that in the planning of your trip.

There is an optional Meet and Greet and for a Question/Answer session for registered attendees and workshop leaders on Zoom –
Friday June 14, 2024 at 7:30pm (up to 9:30pm).

Annual GDVI Spring Retreat Registration
Name (First Name and Last Initial)
Name (First Name and Last Initial)
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2024 GDVI Spring Recovery In-Person Retreat Registration Type
Would you like to upgrade to a single room with single bathroom for an additional $25?
Donate to the Retreat Scholarship Fund (optional)
All rooms are single, please answer if registering as a non commuter (staying overnight)

Travel Details

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Once you arrive in PA, how do you plan to get to the Daylesford Abbey? (Choose all that apply)
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Opportunities for Participation

Before submitting your registration, please verify that you have reviewed the schedule/agenda and you are able to arrive on-time and attend the retreat.

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Registration Now Open for the GDVI Workshop Retreat - June 28-30