Rock Spring Life Retreat

Do you like to walk in the woods? Sit by a roaring fire on a cold winter’s evening? Do you like to prepare and eat excellent food with friends and family? Meet new friends? Enjoy a weekend away from the hustle and bustle and do all of these things and many more at the annual Rock Spring Life Retreat (formerly the Rock Spring Family Life Retreat)!

When: Friday, February 3, 2017 through Sunday, February 5, 2017 (arrive Friday evening and leave Sunday mid-morning)

Where: Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs, WV (www.cacaponresort.com) Who: All Rock Spring members and friends of all ages Accommodations: We stay in cabins and at the lodge. Most cabins are four bedrooms and will house 2 to 4 family groups. There are also some two-bedroom cabins that can accommodate two singles or couples, or a single larger family. If you want a lodge room, please let us know ASAP, as availability may be very limited.

Activities: Traditional retreat activities have included both outdoor pursuits (hiking, sledding, capture the flag) and indoor activities (crafts, games, music, baking). But the activities are determined by the people who come – so let us know if there’s something you’d like to do or to organize! Would you like to lead a book discussion or a night-time stargazing group? Let us know!

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by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.