One of the UUCIA’s favorite traditions is the all ages annual retreat. Reserve your spot today!
Who, what, when and where?
Members and friends of the UUCIA share a fun, relaxed weekend Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9 at Cape Cod Sea Camps, on the shore of Cape Cod Bay in Brewster, Massachusetts. Activities include beachcombing, tennis and biking to evening conversation and a talent show. For many, the highlight is an outdoor worship service on Sunday morning.
What are the accommodations and how much does it cost?
This year, there are two types of lodging available:
The familiar “Health Center” is a heated dorm-style cabin with semi-private (4-6 per room) accommodations, bunk and twin beds; bathrooms and showers down the hall. Room charges (per person/night): $33
Just down the road past the Dining Hall is a “Convenience Cabin” that features all the facilities of the Health Center, but with less privacy: All the bunk beds are in a large shared area. Room charges (per person/night): $23
Most of the group opts to have three meals in the camp’s dining hall. Saturday and Sunday morning break fasts cost $9 each per person and Saturday night dinner costs $12 per person.
Lodging and meal costs should not be an obstacle to anyone’s attendance. Financial assistance is available.
The weekend schedule:
People arrive at different times. (Room are available at 2pm.) Most of us go out to dinner at area restaurants. Two popular places are The Lobster Claw Restaurant on Route 6A in Orleans and JT’s Seafood, 2689 Main St, Brewster. Unload your gear and find people to go with to dinner. There may already be people at the restaurant.
8:30 to 9:30: We will socialize on the lower level of the Infirmary. We will discuss and adapt the schedule at this time.
8:00 – 8:30: Breakfast is served in the dining hall. They stop serving by 8:30am, so get there early! There’s a hot entree such as scrambled eggs and bacon, or pancakes and sausages, plus various cereals, fruits, toast/bagels/English muffins, juices, coffee, tea and milk.
9:30 – 2:00: Bike trip to Coast Guard Beach with lunch at Arnold’s Clam Shack or Hang out at CCSC at the beach, play tennis, walking, swimming, reading, conversation
5:30 – 6:30: Fellowship in the area near the Infirmary. Bring beverages and appetizers to share.
6:30 Dinner: In the dining hall. The fare is typical camp food, but most families sign up for dinner plus the two breakfasts because these are good times for socializing and planning activities.
8:30 – 9:30 Talent show in the dining hall. Following the talent show, there will be games and conversation.
8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast is served in the dining hall. See Saturday above.
9:00 Preliminary cleanup of cabins
9:30 Worship Service
10:30 We must be out of the cabins, but we can stay on the grounds for the rest of the day.
How do I sign up?
Please complete the reservation form — you may submit your reservation and payment electronically, or print the form and send it with a check via snail mail.
There are two types of sleeping accommodations:
- Heated Cabin w/showers, $33 per person/night: Semi-private rooms in a heated cabin provide dormitory-style sleeping accommodations with bunk beds, shared bathrooms and showers.
- Convenience Cabin $23 per person/night: Features all the facilities of the Health Center, but with less privacy: All the bunk beds are in a large shared area.
Include a deposit of 50% of your estimated bill. If you prefer, you may send a check for the amount in full. I will return, by e-mail, a confirmation of your reservation and a final bill. Please make your checks payable to: Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover.
- April 14: Reservation must be received with 50% deposit or, if you prefer, full payment
- April 28: Final bill will be emailed
- May 19: Remainder of payment is due
- June 7: Cape Cod Weekend Retreat
How do I get there?
Sagamore Bridge to Route 6 (Mid-Cape Highway), take exit 10 (Rte. 124), turn left on Rte. 124 to Rte 6A, go approximately 2 miles and you will see Cape Cod Sea Camps (CCSC) entrance on the left. Go straight on the dirt road as the driveway turns right. The Infirmary is the first large building on the left side of the road, just after the parking lot. A copy of this schedule (see other side), a map of the grounds, and a sheet with room assignments will be posted by 5pm Friday on the Infirmary porch.
What do I bring?
CCSC provides pillows, pillow cases, and bottom sheets. Bring other bedding, sleeping bags, towels, toiletries, and a FLASHLIGHT. Bring athletic equipment (including tennis racquets and baseball gloves), games, bicycles, sun screen, and something use for sitting on the beach, if you would like.
What else do I need to know?
CCSC is open at 2pm on Friday. Check out of CCSC cabins is 10:30am on Sunday, but you can use the facilities all day.
Are there any rules?
Of course! Keep track of your kids. In particular, keep them off the stage and watch them in the water.
No gum. No pets. Smoking only in designated areas. No soda or food in the cabins. Keep off the sand dunes. No beer or wine on the beach. We can have beer and wine in the Infirmary area during Saturday dinner. Quiet from 10 PM to 7 AM. No fires or fireworks. Respect neighbors’ property.
Park cars in the upper lot. You may drive to the cabin to unload and load only. Drive slowly – 10 MPH limit.
Any questions? Contact David Grober at email@example.com.
Still not sure if you want to join us?
Check out these highlights from last year’s retreat:
Posted by UUCiA on December 18th, 2012