MSA’s 25th Annual Celtic Prayer Retreat
This year’s theme:
Celebrating the Goodness of God with all the Saints
August 5 – 6 – 7
Our newly expanded program includes a Friday night introduction to Celtic Spirituality followed by a music jam
Saturday afternoon workshops: Creative Spirituality // Creation Care & Spirituality // Stories of Pilgrimage
and as always
Camping, great conversations, times to worship together and alone, prayer trails (updated), labyrinth, and much more!
Schedule of Events:
Noon to dinner – Check-in & mingle (bring your own dinner)
7:00pm – Welcome and introduction
7:15-8:00 – Introduction to Celtic Spirituality
8:00-9:00 – Music Jam (bring your instruments!)
Share the Feast: Potluck Lunch Celebration – optional curated lunch – Reimagining the Land
Free-time to walk prayer trails, labyrinth, meditate amongst the trees, and engage in creative spiritual exercises.
Workshops: Creative Spirituality // Celtic Christianity // Stories of Pilgrimage
Listening to God through the experiences of others
The Great Feast – BBQ Dinner
Music Jam and relaxed conversations
YOU DON’T HAVE TO CAMP! — Nearby Lodging Options:
- Camano Island Inn: Right around the corner from the event (but not cheap — from $170.).
- Inn at Barnum Point: about 5 minutes away. (from $115)
- Eagles Nest vacation home: about 5 minutes away. $350/night but sleeps eight!
- Stanwood Hotel and Saloon: about 10 minutes away.
Be aware that it will take about 1 ½ hours to get from Seattle to the retreat. We’ll have signs out on SE Camano Drive once you get close. The last ¼ mile once you turn off S. Hagen Rd. is a gravel track. For those joining us for the whole weekend please try to arrive and if possible set up your tent before 7pm on Friday August 9th, so that you have time to set up before evening prayers at 8:30pm. For those coming Saturday morning try to arrive by 9:30 a.m.
We will have tea and coffee available when you arrive.
What to bring:
- Bible and journal
- Camp chair or blanket for worship times
- Shoes for hiking
- Recyclable or reusable eating utensils
- Dessert, salad or pasta dish for the potluck lunch
- Something to grill for dinner
- Extra water
- Rain jacket, just in case
If you come for the whole weekend, keep in mind that the land is completely undeveloped. Bring:
- Sleeping bag
- Plenty of water
- Mosquito repellent and sunscreen
- Food for Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday mornings
Note: Registration fees do not cover the full cost of this event. Please consider an additional donation to enable us to cover our costs including scholarships and student discounts
If these fees are beyond your budget please contact us.
We do have some partial scholarships available.