2019 GDVI SLAA ANNUAL 12-STEP RETREAT
Presented by the Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup
Dates: Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20, 2019
Location: Daylesford Abbey, Paoli, PA
Retreat Format: Step study is a key tool to recovery in the S.L.A.A program. At the retreat weekend we read, discuss, and study the 12 Steps – all working together. If you have worked on the Steps in this type of format before, you already know its value. We will use the S.L.A.A. Basic Text. 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. Regardless of where we are in the Step study process, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other.
The Location: is in the spiritual center which provides attendees a peaceful refuge where they can deepen their sense of personal and communal spirituality. The abbey grounds are over 80 acres of property located in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
Coordinators: are others living with addiction, who have attended and participated in various SLAA retreats. We are here to provide you a wonderful and well-deserved experience.
Price: NON – COMMUTER $335 ($295 if early registration before AUGUST 20, 2019)
Non-Commuter rate includes: 2 nights lodging, Friday dinner at 5:40pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday. Sunday breakfast. All rooms are single sleeping room, shared hall bathroom, with bed linens and towels. Coffee will be provided freely throughout the weekend. Refrigerator & freezer access in the upstairs lounge.
For Reservations: RETREAT DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 7 (no more registrations will allowed after this date per the retreat facility requirement)
To reserve a space complete the registration form below or print off and mail the registration form/flier. This weekend is only open to anyone who is in S.A. or S.L.A.A. member or thinks they might benefit from the program. Non-participating guests are NOT allowed.
Email confirmations will be sent upon receipt of payment if an e-mail address is provided.
Sleeping Arrangements & Commuter Information:
There are 22 solo sleeping rooms and shared hall bathrooms with showers. If the solo rooms become full, we will offer shared rooms (limited number available). Bed linens and towels are provided. There are no locks on the doors. Valuables and personal belongings should be left home or locked in your car. The front door of the Spirituality Center will be locked at 9:00 pm and reopened at 7:00 am. Access back into the Spirituality Center will need to be arranged with another attendee to all you in the entrance if you need to exit for any reason during those times. If you do not make previous arrangements, you will be locked out.
Schedule:(A complete schedule will be sent to you 7 to 10 days prior to the retreat.)
- To receive a FULL REFUND, please contact the email address above IN WRITING NO LATER THAN 6 weeks prior to the date for which you are registered to attend (SEPTEMBER 6, 2019).
- Cancellations made less than 6 weeks (SEPTEMBER 6, 2019) 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.
The following guidelines/supports have been built into the weekend:
♦ 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. There are lots of things to do and see in the area: including great little shops,hiking, craft places. All can offer well-deserved distractions, if needed. Taking time out during the weekend for relaxation, even a nap, can make us more refreshed and open to the miracles of the process. Sunday, sometimes new friends may decide to go out to lunch for fellowship after the weekend has ended. Consider that in the planning of your trip.
If you have any questions, issues, or concerns, please email the Retreat Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you will be able to join us for this very special weekend!