|Re: community-wide retreats||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:04:10 -0700 (PDT)|
We have been doing annual retreats for years. Sharingwood has a retreat team which has a $2,000 budget to produce annual retreats. Some years there are 2 some years 3, others 1. Over the past 10 years we have done workshops for skills development, goofy fun games, celebrations, deep sharing circles and sometimes a mixture of all of it. We sometimes hire a facilitator, other times the team has created a fun and interesting set of things to play. We usually cater the food which attracts people, the team gets a pulse on the community interests then sets up the event and date. We have had parallel children's retreats at the same time, often intermingling with the kids at points during the day. Other years the kids are in the fray with the adults doing games and having fun. We have never done one offsite since we have such a great place. One of the things which became a regular thing was to celebrate the magic and wonder of this place we have created and so we have set up an annual founders day as part of the retreat package where we review our 20+ year history, reminisce about old times and old friends, invite expats out for dinner and party. I highly recommend an annual party to celebrate the magic of community. You are doing something that is rare and beautiful and it is worth standing back to appreciate and pat yourself on the back. It can also be a great time to think ahead, Make a ten year wish list....In ten years from now, I can see...... Have fun, Rob Sandelin Sharingwood Snohomish County, WA Where a herd of us are all going camping this weekend.
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