Registration will begin in the spring for the Annual Women’s Retreat held at Craigville Retreat Center at Craigville Beach on Cape Cod. Dates are approximately last weekend in April (more info to come later). In recent years, the cost has been just under $200 for the weekend, and includes all meals, room, and activities. (see bottom of this web post for financial aid information) Just think: you don’t have to cook all weekend!!!
See Craigville’s website and their Facebook page for more information. They have lovely grounds that wind past and through floral paths, quiet lakes, and overlook the beach. A walk down a flight of stairs at the edge of the property will bring you directly across from the beach.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Ahh! Salty air! Once Spring has arrived, doesn’t the words “Nantucket Sound” and “Cape Cod” sound absolutely lovely?? Join in relaxing walks along the beach and along quaint garden paths (oh! the crocuses!), several optional planned activities, excursions, meditations, chatting, socializing, kite-flying, fun and laughs, singing and worshipping together.
We will car-pool together on Friday as best we can (some do arrive solo due to Friday work needs) in order to arrive at Craigville by about 4pm. We depart back to Melrose after our Sunday worship service. Okay, so maybe we don’t go directly back – many stop off for lunch to prolong the weekend. And some of us are surprised on Sunday evening when dinner isn’t simply just ready and waiting for us 🙂
For more information, speak to anyone in the church ( ! ) and we’ll direct you to some of our long-time attendees or committee members. For discrete financial assistance, please speak with our Minister. We hold a Chocolate Sale before Valentine’s Day to raise funds to assist with the cost (scroll through “News”, “Past Events” for the most-recent Chocolate Sale announcement)
The photos above and below are from Craigville Retreat Center’s Facebook page. Above is the view looking up from the beach road, facing the Manor (on right) and the Lodge (on left). Below is the view of Nantucket Sound from the Manor.
(Note the photos of Craigville are the property of Craigville, and the name of the center has changed from Craigville Conference Center to Craigville Retreat Center)