August 16-19, 2018
A weekend of peace and renewal beckons! Open to women ages 21 and older who are on the journey of caring for themselves and others, this retreat provides a true camp experience. Enjoy swimming, ropes courses, climbing walls, and more. Author and speaker Martha Bourlakas will guide the group in sharing and creating stories to help foster a community focused on support and love.
Martha J. Bourlakas
Martha grew up hiking the Appalachian Trail and is grateful for the crooked path that brought her home to the mountains of Southwestern Virginia.
With an undergraduate degree from Sewanee, M.Ed. from Vanderbilt and MFA from Spalding University, Martha has taught English and writing in middle school, high school and college, and communications at the Knoxville Police Academy and the City of Chicago Traffic Safety School.
Her first book, Lovefeast: Together at the Table, is a collection of essays on the intersection of disability, hospitality and faith. Her second book, Our One Word: Creating Spiritual Joy and Depth, will be released by Church Publishing in the summer of 2018. Martha currently leads Our One Word workshops and retreats across the country. She owns Storied, a granola and sugar cube business. You will definitely want to buy some.
Martha loves the holy chaos of mothering Hannah (24), Sarah (21) Elizabeth (14), Sammy and Walter (Dachshunds), and her life with husband Mark, an Episcopal bishop. She reads the Maisie Dobbs mystery series and watches Netflix when she is supposed to be writing. Her favorite kind of cake is yellow, with chocolate icing.
Double Occupancy (Shared room): $345
Commuter (program, meals and facility fees): $200.
Register by April 16, 2018 to save 10%.
Payment and Cancellations
Deposit: A $100 deposit, per person, is required at the time of registration. This nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is deducted from the total fee. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Echeck.
Balance due: Payment in full is required beginning 30 days before the event start date, which is also the Balance Due date for those only paying the initial deposit when registering.
Cancellations: Cancellations and refunds are provided in a tiered system based on proximity to the event start date. Any cancellation made at least three weeks (21 days) before the event’s start date will result in the forfeiture of the $100.00 deposit and a refund of any remaining balance will be issued. Cancellations made 15-20 days before the event’s start date will result in the forfeiture of the $100.00 deposit and a 50% refund of any remaining balance will be issued. Cancellations made 8-14 days before the event’s start date will result in the forfeiture of the $100.00 deposit and a 25% refund of any remaining balance will be issued. Cancellations made within 7 days of the event’s start date are not eligible for a refund.
Registration and Discounts
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