SCA Winter (Spring) 2023 Retreat
Retreat Date: The Winter (Spring) 2023 Retreat will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023, through Sunday, April 2, 2023.
The focus of this Retreat will be Step 8, Step 9, and Intimacy.
The retreats are reasonably priced at $241 and are subsidized by SCA New York fundraisers. Members can apply for a scholarship supported by our chapter's generous donations.
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.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION: All attendees are required to have the double shots from Pfizer or Moderna, or the single shot from J&J. The booster is STRONGLY encouraged.
Please have a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination proof ready to upload for when you complete this registration form.
COST AND ACCOMMODATIONS: The cost of the retreat is reasonable at $241 (which includes the online transaction fee); 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).
GETTING THERE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31: 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 3:03 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 (March 31) at approximately 6 pm with dinner.
GETTING HOME ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2: The retreat ends on Sunday afternoon (April 2) with a Quaker-style gratitude meeting.
Our bus will return you to New Haven in time for the 4:39 pm Metro-North train back to Grand Central (arrives 6:46 pm).
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE LIMITED: Scholarships of up to $100 will be given out based on the 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.
IMPORTANT CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment for the retreat is due March 17, 2023. If you must cancel (we hope you won’t!), you will get a full refund if you notify us by March 17. After March 17, 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 (Faisal A, Neil C, Gregory S) can be reached directly through the contact form below.
You may register and pay for the retreat online.
Online registration has these options:
Full Payment with Registration ($241)
Optional: Add $15 toward Scholarship Fund
Retreat Photo Gallery
Directions for Driving to Retreat
253 Bushy Hill Rd
Ivoryton, CT 06442
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