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Mission & Vision

FULFILLING THE MISSION

ARC seeks to fulfill its mission by balancing Action, Reflection, and Celebration, and connecting times of retreat to daily life so that the journey inward—nurturing spirit—inspires the journey outward—nourishing the world in the quest for harmony, peace, and justice.

MISSION

Rooted in Christian tradition, ARC is an inter-spiritual nonprofit retreat community serving groups and individuals seeking time apart, rest, and spiritual renewal.

ARC provides hospitality that nurtures body, mind and soul, embracing people in their full diversity, including all faith traditions, spiritual beliefs, ages, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and income levels.

VISION

ARC envisions a transformed world in which all people embrace and cultivate the spiritual nature of life through healthy, loving relationships with themselves, each other, the divine, and the earth.

Core Values

Community | Spirituality | Hospitality | Sustainability

ARC Offers

  • Homelike atmosphere in group meeting spaces and private space for individuals.

  • Healthy homemade meals featuring fresh ingredients, often organic or locally grown.

  • Accommodation of special dietary needs.

  • Twice-daily silent group meditation for those who wish to participate.

  • Eighty-seven acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands featuring majestic white pine forest.

  • Trails for walking, skiing, snowshoeing.

  • A labyrinth for walking meditation.

  • Spiritual Direction, reiki, yoga classes and therapeutic massage (all with advance notice and additional charge).

  • Space and time apart for writers and artists to hone their craft.

  • Environmentally friendly practices.

  • A bookstore featuring new and used books and fair trade artisanal gifts.

  • Opportunity for rest and renewal, growth and creativity.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are here to welcome you home, to nourish your mind, body and soul with quiet contemplation, homemade meals and valued conversations. ARC’s team offers hospitality and holds the sacred space for guests to reflect, renew and heal.