General Format of ACA Fall Retreat

This year’s ACA Fall Retreat theme is Relationships. Here is some general information about past retreats as shared by a member who has attended several:

The retreat is planned and workshops given by volunteers.  In the past, there have been workshops on many subjects of interest to ACAs and codependents, such as the ones we have presented on grieving, bullying, and working with our inner child; also finding a HP, changing our self-talk, mirror work, collaging, storytime.  There is a chance to share a few times daily in a small “family group” with an abbreviated 12-step meeting, plus time for walking in the woods around the lake, or the labyrinth.  The dining hall, play and craft room, and sometimes the workshop rooms are available for folks to gather or work alone.  (Coffee and tea on tap.)  The cabins are a short walk from the lodge, and there is also space there for hanging out.  There is often dance music on in one room, and regular events include a dance on Saturday eve, a bonfire, an affirmation circle, a candlelight meeting.  Everything is optional!  There is a safety committee of folks available for a private talk if emotional issues arise.
The beginning is a potluck 6pm Thursday eve, and some like to arrive a little earlier to settle into their cabin space.  Workshops are planned for about 10-5 FridaySaturday, and Sunday morning.  Meals are buffet style and do not conflict with other offerings.  We depart after lunch and closing, about 2pm Sunday.
Please look a few posts below to find registration information.

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