Registration is Now Complete for the ACA Oregon Fall Retreat!

Carpools are now forming, sign up here:

We’re less than a month away from the ACA Oregon Fall Retreat—November 16-19 at Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center in Rockaway Beach, OR.

Discover Your True Self is the retreat theme, and you’ll have many opportunities to enhance that discovery (and your recovery):

  • Family Groups: We form small groups of six to eight people that meet once a day for a small ACA meeting (regular 12-Step format) to allow for safe expression of feelings that come up during the retreat.
  • Fellowship Activities: There are lots of opportunities to connect with others through activities such as games, art, sports, and a variety show!
  • Workshops: Fellow ACA members offer service by sharing their experience and leading workshops to explore topics such as healthy boundaries, step work, affirmations, and inner child work.
  • Reflection/personal time: Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center is located on the beautiful Oregon coast, just a block from the beach. The camp is situated on 120 wooded acres, including mountain trails. You can hike, explore, meditate, journal…all activities are optional! You choose what feels right for you.

If you haven’t already, reserve your spot now.

Beds are still available in Hadley Hall, and one private room is available at Pacific Woods Lodge. Please contact now to check on availability.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, November 2, or when event capacity (75 people) is reached, whichever comes first.

To register, complete either the print or digital form:

DIGITAL-aca-retreat-registration-form2 Simply open the PDF in Acrobat and print, then complete by hand. Mail completed form with your payment to the address listed on the form. If you like, use PayPal but still mail the form. No cash please.

PRINT-aca-retreat-registration-form2 is a PDF you can complete on your computer and email (use PayPal for your payment). Simply open the  file in Acrobat, complete all form fields, then Save As (include your first name and last initial [no spaces] just before “.pdf”) — email to the address listed on the form and below.

For more information, email

Halloween: Updated!

Join the fun and dance your ghouls away.
Costumes Are Encouraged!

Bring your favorite fingers for food (or finger food) for sharing.

Some refreshments will be provided
Saturday October 28th 6:30 – 10:00 pm
7981 SE 17th Ave., 
Suggested Donation $10

All 12 Step groups welcome!

ORCA Conference Service Opportunity:

A​ ​CALL​ ​FOR​ ​SERVICE: Spreading awareness of ACA

Oregon Counseling  Association Conference (ORCA)

ACA Oregon will have a table at the ORCA Fall Conference
offering literature about our program and books to sell.

We are looking for individuals to do service
by manning the table in 4 hour shifts.
Two people at each shift.
Eight people needed.

From 8-5 on Friday and Saturday, November 3rd & 4th.

The Event is:
NOVEMBER 2-4, 2017

Embassy Suites Portland by Hilton Washington Square
Contact: David M or call@ 503-329-2517 or

Service work works.

Folk, Blues and Recovery Tools II: Thank you!

Folk, Blues and Recovery Tools II

October 2, 2017

I would like to thank everyone that attended the recent Folk, Blues and Recovery Tools II event, your attendance was greatly appreciated.
I hope each and every one of you had a good time and enjoyed the workshops, food and music.

I would like to especially like to thank the following people for their time and service to this event, it could not have gone on without each of you;

Arlene – For your hanging butterflies and painting on stage

Ann C – For your workshop, table decorations, poem and enthusiasm

Brendan – For the sound equipment and technical support

Issa – For your wonderful Music and emceeing

Doug and friends – For the beautiful sounds

Mike W – For your workshop and lining up the music

Ruth L – For your workshop, food preparation and overall support of this event

Lynn I – For you workshop with Mike

Amy G – For bringing the Love Letter material and the willingness to mail them

Jeanne – For your food preparation, working the kitchen, setting up and cleaning and vacuuming

Rich F – For being there early and bring your ladder and for helping to clean up

Guy – For the use of your lights and bringing the books

And to all the other people that stayed after to help clean up, it truly made the job easier.

I know I may have missed someone and I apologize for that.


It is a pleasure and honor to be among all of you.