Wear layered, loose clothing and outdoor shoes (if you plan to walk the grounds or hike the trail).
Bring a water bottle, a hat, sunscreen and bug repellent. You may also want to bring a journal and something to write with.
We have wifi and cellular phone service but we discourage the use of both while on retreat because they somewhat defeat the concept of ‘getting away’ and being in silence. It’s better to just leave that equipment at home and be free from technology for a while.
There is no smoking anywhere on the retreat center campus.
There are no fires allowed anywhere on the property except in the fire pit next to the pond. Please ask permission to have a fire and make sure there is someone near it at all times until it is fully extinguished.
Swimming in the pond is allowed in season (May–September). Please ask permission to do so. We require that there are at least three people in the group if you are going to swim. There is no swimming alone under any condition. One person must always be on the dock when someone is in the water. There is no Life Guard here and you swim at your own risk.
If you are taking a self-guided retreat, please come to the barn and park your car in the lower parking lot. Please sign in before going out on the grounds and please remember to sign out before you leave. You can come back to the Barn for water and bathroom breaks as often as the need arises. And you are welcome to store lunch and snacks in the refrigerator in the kitchen.
We appreciate people who car pool to come here. We have limited parking space and we try to conserve resources wherever possible.