Summer Stewardship Program at ARC

Spend a couple days volunteering in community!

If you have ever had a desire to be surrounded by a group of people and a daily routine that supported your spirituality, deepen your relationship to nature, and/or run away to the woods to contemplate life, then come join us for our second year of the Summer Stewardship Program!

ARC’s Summer Stewardship is a 2-night/3-day volunteer intensive to support ARC’s community in tending the land and working toward its’ mission of holding sacred space and inviting people to experience the spiritual nature of life through action, reflection, and celebration.

Beginning at 10am on Sunday morning and ending at 10am Tuesday morning, volunteers are invited to tend the gardens and our flowers, paint signs, oil the logs, and much more! Together we will focus on maintaining the space are retreat guests have known and loved over the years.

This year we will be paying special attention to: maintaining the labyrinth, updating the hermitage, outhouse, and gazebo, as well as the interior of the lodge. Volunteers who are unable to be outside or have limited mobility are welcome to assist in seated activities such as kitchen support or sign painting.

In our time, we will labor together, laugh, share meals and ensure that you have time to enjoy the serenity of ARC.

Date Options

  • Sun July 1 - 10 am to Tues July 3 - 10 am
  • Sun July 8 - 10 am to Tues July 10 - 10 am
  • Sun July 15 - 10 am to Tues July 17 - 10 am
  • Sun July 22 - 10 am to Tues July 24 - 10 am

Schedule Overview

Day 1

10am Arrival (snacks & tea)

11am Opening Circle

12:30-1:45pm Lunch

2-5:45pm Work

6pm-8pm Dinner

8pm Silent Meditation/Free Time

 

Day 2

8am Silent Meditation

8:30-9:45am Reflection & Breakfast

10am-12:15pm Work

12:30-1:45pm Lunch

2-5:45pm Work

6pm-8pm Dinner

8pm Silent Meditation/Free Time

 

Day 3

8am Silent Meditation

8:30-9:45am Closing Circle & Breakfast

10am Blessing & Departure

 

Register

Click the button below, select "Summer Stewardship" and navigate to the start date you'd prefer (listed above) to reserve your spot. 

Please be patient with us as we test out our new online booking system. Email us at retreat@arcretreat.org or call the office at 763-689-3540 for booking, if you prefer.