SPACES AT OUR RETREATS ARE LIMITED
Spaces are assigned first to
couples whose completed registration forms and payments we have actually
received. After a weekend fills, we will maintain a waiting list for
use in case of last-minute cancellations.
FAQ: Is space
dates for a future "Going Deeper" retreat have been announced,
we will provide a clickable link at left side of this page. Or,
contact us by phone or e-mail.
If the weekend cost is too high and would prevent your
being able to join us, please contact the leaders of the
Upcoming Retreat you want to attend.
Thanks to the generosity of
limited financial assistance is available.
We ask all couples who request assistance to: (1)
think hard about what they can afford, and (2) make a significant
investment in this experience -- then to propose and explain that on the
registration form, or in a letter. For 20+ years we've been able to
help everyone who has asked. (Not always as much as requested, but
month or so before the retreat we allocate available funds to those who
have asked for this
helpful help. If you request assistance, please ask early.
Reserve a space by sending your deposit (almost always $100) along with
FIRST PAID, FIRST IN LINE
Rarely, but more often than we like,
hard feelings arise over who gets to be registered and/or closest to the top of the waiting
list. For example, if
"John" telephones to say that his payment will be put into the
mail, but an hour later "Alice" hand-delivers her payment, we
face the question of who registered first.
In an attempt to
be fair to everyone, you will be registered or placed on our
waiting list in the order that we actually receive your registration form and
After your information and check
arrive, we will contact you by e-mail to confirm whether you have a space
at the retreat, or on the waiting list.
If we receive your registration form
and payment after all spaces have been filled, we
will hold your check, add your names to our waiting list, and
notify you of your wait-list status. You may withdraw from the
waiting list at any time by asking us to void (or return) your deposit check.
If you decide to stay on the waiting list, please provide as many up-to-date
e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as you can. Your
check will not be cashed unless a weekend team leader contacts you and
confirms that you will attend.
WHEN A SPACE OPENS
Occasionally, registered couples need to
cancel - mostly they do so a month or more before the retreat; a rare few have
called us a day or two before. If you cancel more than five weeks ahead, your payment will be refunded. However, because of our retreat center contract
obligations, if you cancel less than five weeks before the retreat, we cannot refund
unless an alternate couple is found to fill the unexpected space.
For those on the waiting list, we do recognize that last-moment
changes can be impossible to implement. For a few couples, a day or
two would be enough time to make plans before attending the retreat.
For many, two weeks would be too little.
If you are at the top of the waiting
will try to contact you. If fewer than three weeks remain before the retreat and we are not able to
talk to you when we call, we will contact the next couple on the list.
We will ask for your
immediate "yes" or "no."
If you say "Yes," we will cash your check and see you at the
If you say "Maybe," or "We aren't sure," or "Can
you wait for our answer?" please understand our need to call the next
couple on the list so that the canceling couple has a better chance to
receive a refund.
If you say "No," or if we do
not contact you and confirm that you will attend, your payment will be
returned to you.