2024 Theme: NOURISH

nour·ish is the Centre’s chosen theme for 2024. It is defined as:

  1. provide food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.
  2. the action of nourishing someone or something.

The word “nourish” comes from the Latin “nutrire” meaning “to feed, to cherish “. Nourishing mind, body and soul is vitally important to the health and balance of our lives. When we take the time to intentionally nurture our physical and spiritual wellbeing, we create space for positive things to flow into our lives.

Fifteen things we can do to intentionally nourish our mind, body and soul (and we can do all these things at the Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre…

Practice mindfulness

Walk the property, take a program, breathe deeply, be aware of all that is available to you. Do this intentionally.

Eat clean

Fresh organic produce from our farm and locally supplied meat are available at our Dining Hall.

Move your body

Hiking, biking, swimming, walking, yoga and more.

Get out in nature

The Centre is blessed with many aspects of nature – explore the options!


Voice your emotions and thoughts without judgment for reflection and growth. 

Exercise your creativity

Everyone is creative! The way you dress, cook, garden etc. Revel in your creativity and feel the benefits that come with getting lost in the flow!

Laugh more

Join in fellowship and community, play games, splash and sing.

Practice acts of kindness

There’s lots of opportunities to practice acts of kindness onsite. Children’s programming will embrace this.

Listen to inspiring music

Excellent music leaders every week not to mention our talented guests.

Connect with people

Reconnect with friends and meet new ones.


Fresh air has a habit of bringing us to a deep sleep.

Take a break from technology

We do have WIFI but sometimes, it’s just nice to turn it all off. It’s easier to do it here than at home. Why not give yourself permission?

Take a break from the kids

Registering for children and youth summer programming means parents can take a well-deserved break.  The new 11 – 16-year-old program will mirror adult programming with a variety of themed weeks.

Slow down

10 K for your car and even slower for you. There’s no need to rush here.

Nourish your relationship with the Creator

From daily and evening worship to communing with Mother Nature, Sorrento Retreat and Conference Centre provides the space for you to feel the presence of the One who loves you.