Rooted in the ecumenical Christian tradition, ARC is an inter-spiritual nonprofit retreat center and intentional community, serving groups and individuals of all beliefs seeking time apart, rest, and spiritual renewal.

VISION

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

MISSION

A community holding sacred space, inviting people to experience the spiritual nature of life through action, reflection, and celebration.

CORE VALUES

Intentional Community

Contemplative Spirituality

Hospitality

Sustainability

Authentic Presence

RESIDENT VOLUNTEERS

are here to welcome you home, to nourish your mind, body and soul with quiet contemplation, homemade meals and valued conversations. ARC's intentional community members offer radical hospitality and hold the sacred space for guests to reflect, renew and heal.

ARC Offers

Ninety acres of pristine wetlands and woodlands featuring majestic white pine forest. Trails for walking, skiing, snowshoeing. A labyrinth for walking meditation. Spiritual Direction, reiki or therapeutic massage (with advance notice). Homelike atmosphere in large group meeting spaces and private space for individuals. A secluded hermitage in the woods. A log-built cottage ideal for couples, families, or small groups. 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. 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.