Women’s Retreat 2024

Women’s Retreat 2024

UUCC’s Women’s Retreat (for women and those who understand themselves to belong in women’s spaces, ages 18+) is set for Friday through Sunday, April 19-21, 2024 at Camp Wabanna in Edgewater, MD. Join us for a long weekend of congregant-led workshops, meals together, and connection!

As of February 1 we have 35 registered to participate and our Retreat Planning Team is getting ready to get our workshop schedule together. Stay tuned!


registration & pricing

Register after January 1, 2024: $300

Prices include dinner Friday night, breakfast / lunch / dinner on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday morning. Vegetarian options available. If you’re vegan, please let us know so we can be in contact with Camp Wabanna to try to make arrangements.

Note: A $50 non-refundable deposit is required for all registrations, even those receiving early bird discounts. No refunds will be issued after February 1, 2024.


workshop proposal deadline extended to february 1, 2024

The women’s retreat is a collaborative effort and its success depends on all of us. All workshops will be led by retreat participants, so we are counting on all of us to step in and share our talents and interests as we can by proposing and leading workshops.

To get your gears turning, we invite you to check out ✨ workshop ideas ✨ that were generated at our women’s retreat meet and greet event in October.

Selection of proposals will be decided upon by the retreat’s planning team, based on the number of slots available, the feasibility using the available facilities, and the overall fit with the retreat program and its goals.

To propose a workshop or activity, please submit this form. If you are proposing with others, include the names of everyone who will be presenting. If you want to propose multiple workshops, you may submit this form more than once.

Submit your proposals for workshops or other activities by February 1. If you have a workshop you really want to lead and need to submit your proposal after the deadline, please be in touch with us: retreat@uucolumbia.net.


retreat details

who

Women and those who understand themselves to belong in women’s spaces, ages 18+

what

A long weekend away to rest and connect with friends (and friends yet to be) from UUCC!

where

Camp Wabanna — 101 Likes Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037
35 miles from our Owen Brown Interfaith Center

when

Friday, April 19, 2024 (check-in opens at 3:30pm) — Sunday, April 21, 2024 (check-out by 12pm)

why

Several congregants have expressed missing UUCC’s Women’s Retreat in recent years, with our last one happening in 2018! And in general, so many of us have been hungry for time for deep connection since the pandemic began. Whether you’ve joined us for the retreat before or are brand new to UUCC, please know you are welcome and encouraged to attend!


accessibility

Sleeping rooms at Camp Wabanna are up a flight of stairs. Please email us (retreat@uucolumbia.net) about any accessibility issues or accommodations so we can be in contact with the camp to try to make arrangements. The sooner we’re aware, the better, and we’re happy to help!


have questions?

We have LOTS to plan yet and know you may have questions, please feel free to connect with our planning team at retreat@uucolumbia.net. Planning team members include: Ashley Brizzo, Sara Davidson, Haley Fischer, Suzi Gerb, Sue McCarty, Becky Reese, and Jen Siegal.