Note: All times noted in activities are shown in Eastern U.S. time
The GDVI Women’s 12-Step Retreat is in a B&B in the Skylands Region of northern New Jersey. There are 4 single bedrooms and 6 shared bedrooms (each occupant has their own bed). All linens, pillows and bedding are provided. Each bedroom has a bathroom with towels, a plush robe and a hairdryer. Single bedrooms are given to the earliest registrants upon request. If you have another member who is attending that you would like to share a room with, please add them to your registration form(both participants must register within 48 hours of each other to be secured). Check in to your room by 3pm. Check out is at 9am (retreat ends at 1:30pm Sunday). Select bedrooms are also used for smaller group sessions throughout the weekend.
2023 GDVI S.L.A.A. Co-Ed Spring Retreat
Dates: Friday, June 2nd – Sunday, June 4th, 2023
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.
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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 3/31/23. Scholarships available upon request.
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.
To receive a FULL REFUND, the retreat date must be made in writing by emailing the retreat coordinator before April 21, 2023.
If you selected split payment for a non-commuter, no refunds will be offered.
Cancellations made less than 6 weeks (after April 21, 2023) 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 19, 2023 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.
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 2:15pm, please consider that in the planning of your trip.
Social Activities & Recovery Events—Who can attend?
Intergroup (GDVI) members organize “Social Activities” and “Recovery Events” to strengthen recovery and the Fellowship. All Social Activities and Recovery Events are drug/alcohol-free.
This is your Fellowship!
Find out about joining any GDVI committee. Attend any Intergroup Meeting on the second Tuesday of every month via Zoom (contact Corresponding Secretary for meeting ID and passcode). Or call the Information Line, 609-621-SLAA (7522)and leave a message. Or write to Contact Corresponding Secretary,
Subject: Committee Questions.
Your message will be forwarded to the planning committee of your interest.
Watch for upcoming events in the future!
S.L.A.A. Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup Thursday Night Phone Meeting
New call-in #
Starting March 5, 2020
New Call in #:(605) 313-5111
Access code 148378#
Every Thursday Night
7:30pm to 8:30pm ET (With time for Fellowship after the meeting)