The lodge was primarily constructed by the love and labor of volunteers 40 years ago in June and July of 1977 at ARC hosted work-study camps. Work-study camp consisted of 6 hours a day of construction and “two-hour studies each week day […] in various aspects of community living.”

RE-IGNITING THE SPIRIT OF RETREAT AND SHARED KNOWLEDGE THIS SUMMER, ARC IS HOSTING SUMMER STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM FROM JULY 2 - 22.

JOIN US FOR WHICHEVER WEEK SUITS YOU!

Week 1: Labor of Love: July 2-6 : Work hard. Play hard. Rest Well.
We invite construction workers, lumberjacks, and jacks & jills of all trades to work on the physical structures needed to keep sacred space.  All volunteers for this week must be 18 years or older or 16 in attendance with a guardian.

Week 2: Chosen Families: July 9-13
We invite you and your family to rake trails, tend the garden, move books, and help us bring sounds of laughter and a spirit of joy into our home. Families can consist of any genders, spiritual practices, & children ages (7-17, under 10 up to 2 per adult). Unfortunately we cannot host furry family members, all adults must be accompanied by at least one child for whom they are responsible for supervising. 

Week 3: Inspired by Spirit: July 16-22 : Let the silence move you, let spirit be your guide to creation. We invite artists of all kinds: scrapbookers & book artists, landscapers & trailblazers, knitters & fabric workers, healers & bodyworkers, and so on to support the interior and exterior design of our space. Come design & rake trails, create intentional sacred spaces, build a bench for a new trail, knit bomb the new benches and much more.