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The word Retreat in Webster’s dictionary means … to draw back… the act of retiring; seclusion; a shelter.
As my good friend John Pearson has said, “The word Retreat is filled with excitement, adventure, relaxation, and fun: until it is coupled with another word Coordinator, then it strikes panic into the hearts of grown men and women!”
Our desire is to offer you the support and training necessary to enable you to plan, promote and implement an exciting retreat that meets your expectations. Here at Countryside Camp and Conference Centre, our staff have been assisting churches, not- for-profits and charitable organizations in developing effective retreats for over 40 years. So let me try and put your fears at ease by offering you our expertise and advice in planning for your next retreat. It’s all the about the planning, I know you get tired of hearing that, but it really is. Your job as Retreat Coordinator is a hard one, I have been there and as you sweat the details now, it will all be worth it in the end.