For your consideration: When arriving in heaven, there are two gates. Behind one gate is a workshop on heaven. Behind the other gate is the actual entrance to heaven. At which gate would you be standing?

The Present Retreat is devoted to showing you how to walk into the gates of heaven and choose life and all it's riches.

We are honored to have hosted this retreat since 1988, therefore this is our 34TH year with a two year break due to COVID.  This year's theme is "UNLEASHING ________".  Please visit our 2022 Theme tab for more information.  Of course the weekend will remain true, as in 1988, to mindfulness, healing and play. After reviewing previous years of post retreat reflections we have altered the schedule to allow for more "unstructured connection" AKA free time to enjoy each others company, play in the pool/jacuzzi, walk the trails, rest or anything else your creative minds can imagine.

Seven years ago we opened the retreat to young people (ages 5 and up).  They must be accompanied by their parent(s) or legal guardian.  We have continued to expand our program increasing our staff to support separate groups for youth and teenagers.  Our mission is to pay it forward to the next generation, where the power of transformation lives.

Emerge from this weekend with a new, powerful understanding of your true desires, along with an unleashed passion.  Your participation will bring an abundance of inspiration to your everyday life.

Each participant will have an opportunity to step into the powerful "now" and reap the rewards. The weekend will center on experiential activities that tap into the abundance of the moment.  The weekend retreat has evolved into a "family" that embodies safety, integrity, curiosity, permission, and playfulness.  We welcome new family members with delight....some of the things that biological families may not offer.  We are hopeful you will join us.


Joan Marineau

PS:  Not sure you're going to come to the weekend?  Check out the reflections from previous years to read participants thoughts as well as the staff's experience.