Presented by the Greater Delaware Valley Intergroup 

2019 GDVI SLAA SPIRITUALITY RETREAT 

Retreat Format: Regardless of where any one individual is in their recovery journey, we are able to learn from sharing our experience, strength and hope with each other. This weekend involves a variety of topics and workshops related to the 5 major resources of Sex and Love addiction, along with step meetings and a Saturday night Talent Show.

Dates: Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14, 2019

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 & Volunteers

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. This event would not be possible without the many 

Volunteers: providing service to help run the different workshops. We value our volunteers and rely on their service. We invite all attending to volunteer for service positions from set ups, clean ups, workshop leaders and speakers. There is an option on the registration form for service.

Price:     NON – COMMUTER  $335 ($295 if early registration before Feb. 16, 2019)

               COMMUTER $235 ($195  if early registration before Feb. 16, 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. 

Commuter rate includes:  participation Friday to Sunday events and all meals

For Reservations: RETREAT DEADLINE IS APRIL 1 (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 an 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. Commuters will have access to the upstairs lounge, but not the individual bedrooms.(There are no locks on the doors. Valuables and personal belongings should be left home or locked in  your car).

Schedule:(A complete schedule will be sent to you 7 to 10 days prior to the retreat.)

Friday:

3:00pm to 5:00pm

5:00 pm to 5:30pm

5:40 pm to 6:15pm

7:00 pm  to 8:45pm

9:00pm to 10:00pm

9:00pm to 11:00pm

 

Room assignments, socializing in town/around the grounds, name tag making

Welcoming, Service Sign up

Dinner

12 step meeting + Speakers

Sponsorship workshop

Games, Music, Activities, Fun

 
 

Saturday:

8:15 am to 9:00 am          

9:00 am to 10:00 am

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

5:40 p.m. to 6:15 pm        

7:00 pm  to 8:30 pm

9:00 pm to 11:00 pm        

 

Breakfast

12 step meeting + Speaker

A variety of workshops, crafts and topic meetings to choose from 

Lunch

A variety of workshops, crafts and topic meetings to choose from

A variety of workshops, crafts and topic meetings to choose from 

Dinner

12 step meeting + Speaker or volunteers for Talent Show meet up

Talent Show – all are welcome to participate. Music, Stories, Poems, you decide!

(pre registration encouraged so our coordinator can create a timeline)            

Sunday:

8:15 am to 9:00 am

9:15 am to 11:15 am

11:15am

12:30pm                      

Breakfast

Closing meeting+ speaker

Announcements & Check out

 Optional outing/lunch for fellowship after the weekend ends

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • 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.
  • Cancellations made less than 6 weeks (March 1, 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.

       Talent Show.  Talent Show – all are welcome to participate. Music, Stories, Poems, you decide! (pre registration encouraged so our coordinator can create a timeline)

       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 dviretreatcoordinator@slaadvi.org

 We hope you will be able to join us for this very special weekend!

Contact:  dviretreatcoordinator@slaadvi.org 

Download Flier with directions here

Register Online Now


Complete the following web form and click on the “Submit” button…you will be forwarded to the Payment page and your registration data will be sent to the retreat coordinator.
Annual Spirituality Retreat Registration
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. Commuters will have access to the upstairs lounge, but not the individual bedrooms. (There are no locks on the doors. Valuables and personal belongings should be left home or locked in your car).
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