Step 4 Recovery Retreat
- Easton Mountain
- 392 Herrington Hill Road Greenwich, NY 12834
- Jan 24 - 26, 2020 (3 days)
- Semi-Private - $395.00 Quad - $295.00 Garden Cabin - $245.00 Commuter - $195.00 Newbie - $195.00
About This Event
The challenge of recovery requires bravery. In Step 4, you are asked to “make a searching and fearless written moral inventory of yourself,” although life often doesn’t provide the time, encouragement, and direction to complete this step. This weekend will help you move forward with your recovery. In this retreat, you’ll be led through the inventory process in a safe and supportive atmosphere, where you will have one-on-one guidance, peer support, and time for quiet reflection. The materials, exercises, and discussions will help you explore aspects of your character and their expression in your life journey.
” The Step 4 Workshop was my first experience at Easton Mountain, and it was the ideal setting to dig into my personal inventory. The quiet and intimacy of the retreat allowed me to make huge strides in my 12 Step work in a thoughtful, safe, and supportive atmosphere. The work has stood the test of life and time and provided a foundation to proceed through the rest of the steps” – J.B – past workshop participant
Easton Mountain is a community, retreat center, and sanctuary created by gay men as a gift to the world. Through workshops, programs, and events we provide opportunities to celebrate, heal, transform, and integrate body, mind, and spirit. Located just 35 miles north of Albany, NY, Easton Mountain is an easy trip by car, bus, train or plane from northeast cities. (We can arrange to have a volunteer pick you up from Albany)
The rates cover the costs of food and accommodations. If you this is a financial hardship, scholarships are available. The 12-step work is offered free of charge, but you may choose to add on a donation to support the work of Easton Mountain.
It was so wonderful to be in such a beautiful mountain setting with the community. The opportunity to have intellectually stimulating conversations with a variety of men of all shapes, colors, and ages in a beautiful rustic face-to-face setting was spiritually enlightening and a welcomed change (contact info blocked) The majestic 170 acre setting was bursting with wildlife and it is actually on the top of a beautiful mountain with two ponds (one has a water-fountain), a big new swimming pool, and one really large wood-fired sauna along with a huge hot-tub (contact info blocked) I hated to leave and I can’t wait to get back!
Venue HighlightsEaston Mountain is a retreat center located near Albany, New York. It is a place for learning, healing, and growth, in a setting that also provides opportunities for recreation and appreciation of nature. We are located on 175 beautiful wooded acres and have multiple options for meeting spaces suitable for small to large groups. For overnight, weekend or longer events, we have a variety of accommodations, including private rooms, semi-private rooms, rooms for four, and dormitory-style rooms. In the warmer months, guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a number of wonderful sites.
AccommodationsWe provide several options for housing:
The Guest House - Offering two room options, our two-story Guest House includes in-suite bathrooms with shower, and WiFi access. Room options include two beds or two bunk beds.
The Garden Cabin - A dormitory-style accommodation with five bunk beds, our Garden Cabin offers WiFi access and shared toilet facilities. Shower facilities are located on the ground level of the Lodge, approximately 500 feet away
Camping - Guests are also welcome to bring their own tent and camp in a variety of beautiful locations on the land. From a platform right on the duck pond to our hillside next to the Guest House, this option allows you to enjoy the beautiful land while still offering you the comforts of facilities available at the Lodge.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Hot Tub
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineMeals are provided three times daily: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is usually served continental style, with assorted breads, bagels, and cold cereals available, along with a hot cereal, yogurt, a hot breakfast entree, and fresh fruit. For some retreats, the last day will feature light snacks in the early morning and a late morning brunch. Lunch and dinner are usually hot meals with fresh bread and salad available. We serve meat, usually in the form of beef, pork, chicken, turkey, and fish. A vegetarian option is also available at each meal; we ask that this be reserved for those who request vegetarian meals, as there is not enough of the vegetarian option prepared for everyone to eat.
Snacks such as cold cereals, fruits and nuts, along with coffee, assorted hot teas, chilled water, and iced tea, are available 24 hours a day in the dining room. Please note that we can not always accommodate special dietary requests for food allergies. If you have specific food allergies, we suggest you contact us ahead of time and bring some special food for yourself to supplement any food that we serve which you can eat. Refrigerator space can be provided for you if needed to store your food.
DirectionsEaston Mountain is located in the Hudson Valley approximately 30 miles North of Albany, New York and conveniently located within a three-hour drive of Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Please see our website for turn by turn directions. To set up your GPS, use the following address: 391 Herrington Hill Road, Greenwich, NY 12834.
You can fly into the Albany airport, take the Megabus or AMTRAK to Albany (Rensselaer Station), or take the Greyhound/Trailways to Albany. We can usually arrange for a volunteer to pick you up. Please refer to our website for details