Family Program Agenda & Cost


The program is offered a minimum of twice a month, typically Thursday through Sunday. Mid-week programs are occasionally offered; please check the schedule for dates. Check in is from 4 to 5:30pm on Thursday and the program concludes at 2pm on Sunday.

The cost is $495, including lodging and meals. The cost for one family member is included in the Residential Program guest fee.  Families do not need to have a loved one connected to The Retreat to attend the Family Program.


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Family Program Agenda


Day One

4:00pm Check in and registration
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Orientation/Presentation: Individual reflection and discussion

Day Two

7:30am Meditation
8:15am Breakfast
9:00am The Disease Concept 
11:00am Family conferences (out-of-town families)/Free time
Noon Lunch
1:00pm Effects on the family/ Individual reflection and discussion
3:00pm Free time/visiting time
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Family Afterward: The Challenges of Early Recovery
8:45pm Nightly Inventory

Day Three

7:30am Meditation
8:15am Breakfast
9:00am What does Powerless mean?
Noon Lunch
1:00pm Finding a conception of a Higher Power that works for you
3:00pm Free time / Visiting time
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm AA Speaker Meeting
8:15pm Nightly Inventory

Day Four

7:30am Meditation
8:15am Breakfast

Making a Decision/Individual reflection and discussion


Closing Activity

Noon Lunch* Main building with guest
1:00pm Al-Anon Speaker meeting