SCA Winter 2020 Retreat
Retreat Date: The Winter 2020 Retreat will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020, through Sunday, February 16, 2020.
The focus of this Retreat will be Step 11, Step 12 and The Characteristics.
A retreat creates a special period of time for connection, community, silence, rest, simplicity and contemplation. It can be both a "time out" from life's daily stresses as well as an opportunity to deepen one's experience of self and our connection to our program. There is also playtime with your fellows; a time to just relax and have fun!
This is a closed event for members of SCA only. Advanced registration is required and the retreat fills up quickly as there is limited space. Please join us and be part of the fun, connection, sharing of recovery, and serenity.
COST AND ACCOMMODATIONS: The cost of the retreat is reasonable at $235 (not including transportation or PayPal fee for online registration); some scholarships up to $100 are available with need.
We'll have three meals a day, snacks, tea, and coffee. Vegetarian options at every meal. Please feel free to bring any special dietary items and snacks. Refrigeration is available for our use.
Everyone has their own private room. Most have shared bathrooms (with private stalls for showers and toilets).
We recognize that this is a summer retreat, but in the interest of creating a safe space for all, we ask that you be mindful of others in your choice of clothing while attending the retreat. Please refrain from wearing clothing that might distract or trigger others.
GETTING THERE ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14: You can provide your own transportation or ride up with a group from Grand Central Metro North (it's the New Haven stop on the New Haven line – round-trip cost is approximately $35).
Take the 3:02 Metro-North train from Grand Central to New Haven. From there a school-bus coach will take you to woodsy Ivoryton, CT (about 30 minutes beyond New Haven).
The retreat begins on Friday evening (February 14) at approximately 6 pm with dinner.
GETTING HOME ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16: The retreat ends on Sunday afternoon (February 16) with a Quaker-style gratitude meeting.
Our bus will return you to New Haven in time for the 4:18 pm Metro North train back to Grand Central (arrives 6:20 pm).
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE LIMITED: Scholarships of up to $100 will be given out based on availability of funds and in the order in which requests are received. Please consider donating to the scholarship fund! As much as possible, the retreat committee attempts to offer partial scholarships to those who request them. These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous donations from SCA New York fellows who can afford to help others.
PLEASE - NO ROOM REQUESTS: Rooms and workshop groups are assigned randomly.
IMPORTANT CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment for the retreat is due January 30, 2020. If you must cancel (we hope you won’t!), you will get a full refund if you notify us by January 30. After January 30, refunds are not possible unless we are able to sell your spot to someone on the waiting list.
QUESTIONS? YOURS IN SERVICE: The Retreat Committee (John A, Steve A, and Jerry C) can be reached directly through the contact form below.