You're Invited...

Come refresh and revitalize your spirit - and soul - with friends, family and faith. There are so many good things to enjoy this year, and we're thrilled to share the Retreat with you!

A community effort from the North Atlantic District, the WELS Labor Day Retreat 2011 welcomes everyone - far and near - to enjoy a "weekend in the Son." See old pals, make some new, bring your friends and family. Se habla español, e-mail para más información. Check back often for updates and reserve your spot now! Stay in the loop with our Mailing List.

Check out some of our favorite photos from the Retreat: 

Nestled in the Berkshires just a few miles from Hinsdale, Massachusetts, the WELS Labor Day Retreat is an authentic East Coast "camp" experience. We’ll be providing our own meals in traditional Retreat style... because what's better than a Lutheran pot-luck? Enjoy a piping hot cup of coffee on a sunny morning before Bible Study, a casual lunch after a dip in the pool or a S'more by the campfire with friends. Click here to open our weekend schedule for 2012.

Trails, courts, fields, campfire on the beach, canoes, pools, basketball...
(aerial photo courtesy of Camp Danbee)
Our new location for 2012 is double the size of last year's accommodations so there's room for everyone - and everything! With new buildings interspersed among the traditional with a variety of cozy sleeping cabins, the facilities are top notch. We're even located on a spring-fed, warmwater pond - perfect for swimming. There'll be ample space for our excellent presentations this year, too. Which are are you interested in?

We're thrilled that Spark & Echo will be giving a concert, too!

Collaborating with folks attending the 2011 Retreat, Jonathon Roberts & Emily Clare Zempel created mini-soundscapes in response to Jesus' parable of the sower as told in Mark 4:1-20. Spark & Echo is returning to the Retreat again this year with your favorite songs from their debut album and beautiful new songs created from Biblical text!

So whether it be a quiet morning on the lake, singing hymns in harmony, or a laughing fireside marshmallow roast, the Labor Day Retreat is your chance to refocus and take a break from the daily grind (unless, of course, you've still got that piping hot cup of coffee in your hands).

Bring your friends, Group Discounts available!