Retreat in your own backyard

Neighbours of the Sorrento Conference and Retreat Centre may not be aware that they too can experience a summer holiday any time of the year without a long costly drive on busy summer highways. The Centre hosts guests from coast to coast and, indeed, from around the world. Their brand of generous hospitality is treasured but may be the best-kept secret in the Shuswap!

If you’re looking for a summer holiday, Sorrento Centre has been a destination for individuals and families, all who have different objectives. Whether it is downtime in nature, a transformative course or a camping experience, all can find a sense of renewal and growth in the Shuswap sun.

Between festivals and cultural events, five wonderful retreat weeks are set aside for families to enjoy all manner of accommodations in a safe, inclusive environment. Children meet new friends and experience freedom unavailable in urban settings while their adults can find rest, relaxation and so much more.

During each weeklong retreat, guests can choose to take part in morning courses presenting diverse opportunities to connect with mind, heart and spirit not to mention other participants. Afternoons are the perfect opportunity for free time on the land; Sorrento Centre offers a breathtaking lakefront and fields, forest and gardens and even a farm! Evenings are filled with heart-warming intergenerational events: campfire sing-a-longs, speakers and storytellers, talent shows and dances, and an amazing banquet to conclude the week. Complimentary Wi-Fi is included but wouldn’t you love to unplug?

While the adults are busy in the mornings, children and teens have plenty of opportunities too. Qualified summer youth staff create active, exciting and fun-filled programs to engage the kids. Fun, laughter and creativity build friendships and character, not to mention memories that last a lifetime for everyone. It’s what keeps many of Sorrento Centre’s guests returning year after year! Check out children and youth opportunities here…

In the autumn, after the kids are in school and tourism season begins to wind down, more retreat options are available such as a Forest Bathing Retreat led by Joanne Scofield, a certified Forest Therapy Guide, and a Fall Writing Retreat hosted by Internationally bestselling author and two-time Giller Prize finalist, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, as well as an Annual Yoga Retreat held by the South Okanagan Yoga Academy (SOYA)!

People often think of “retreat” as running away from something. At Sorrento Centre, retreat means returning to yourself and to what is important in life. If you’ve never visited the Centre and would like to before committing, please give Kathie MacDuff a call at 250-675-2421 Ext. 107 to arrange a tour…feel free to bring the family!

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