Programs at Pyramid Life Center
Pyramid Life Center, Box 103, Paradox NY, 12858 | 518.585.7545





Connecting to the Earth June
$150 Learn through nature and ceremony the ways of love, peace and harmony as well as the path that can ultimately lead to the Creator. Experience the physical, emotional and spiritual healing energy of the Earth.
Breakaway! Middle School Retreat June
$200 Breakaway will be an experience of faith and fun. Participants will participate in workshops, prayer experiences, small group sessions, hiking, boating, social activities and more. We will also participate in liturgical experiences including Mass each night. Each day we will participate in a service project that will be done on site and will benefit local charities. The team will be staffed by youth ministers from around the diocese, college students, and local high school youth. For questions regarding the program please contact Brian Evers at Download the registration form.
Story Telling Weekend July
$130 A gathering where experienced and beginning storytellers explore ancient tales and the stories within. This weekend will include workshops, coaching, a concert and story swaps.

Coordinator:Marni Gillard.
Poetry Weekend July
$130 Participants will hear Billy Collins and Mary Oliver reading their poetryboth of whom will inspire our own poetic voices. We will explore imagerypoetrys most important, memorable element. Diverse poetry prompts (beginning with haiku) will be offered in the welcoming, peaceful backdrop of PLC, which will mirror this workshops environment. Constructive feedback will be available, as well as information on and submitting poetry for publication. Following the retreat, Cynthia offers all participants an opportunity to be published in anthology of the poetry we create together. For those attending the Womens Writing Retreat, this will be a great jumpstart into the poetry workshop offered that week. Facilitator: Cynthia Brackett-Vincent
Women's Writing Retreat July
Open to Adults

Spend your mornings attending workshops in journal writing, fiction, storytelling, poetry, travel writing and creative non-fiction. Spend your afternoons hiking, contemplating, writing, boating, swimming, reading and relating. Spend evenings listening to published writers read from their works or hearing workshop participants share their writings. For additional information, contact the PLC registrar.
Music and Liturgy at Pyramid Lake XVI
Open Concert July 28th
Contact Marie Bernadette A Pyramid Lake experience for Catholic youth. Come and enjoy music-filled days and nights, ensemble sessions, and mini courses on music skills and leading music at liturgy. Enjoy outdoor activities in and around the lake. To inquire or to apply contact Marie Bernadett at: or 518-464-0970. Note: you may not register for this program through Pyramid Life Center.
For more information and for an application, please visit or
Family Camping July 29
Aug 5
Adults $325

(12 and Under) $165

(3 and Under) FREE
This program gives families the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature and outdoor recreation in an atmosphere that fosters family interaction, group activities (e.g. planned hikes, nature walks, informal discussion and communal meals) are all part of this experience. Participants are expected to assist at least one day in food preparation and clean up. You are invited to bring fruits and vegetables from your garden to share. Our theme day is "New York."
Nature Retreat Aug
$250 The natural beauty of Pyramid Life Center will serve as a catalyst for exploring how god speaks to us in sound, sight, touch, smell, and taste. We will take time to reflect on their connection to our spiritual journey. Hiking will be an optional activity. Sr. Carole Davis OP, Father Tom Zelker and Dr. Harry Owens. Claudia Gregoire facilitate this week of quiet, prayerful re-creation. For more information, download the brochure.
God is a Loving God Aug
$130 Come away for the weekend to learn of our God as a loving God. Through the beauty of nature and the sharing with one another may we come to treasure the gifts within and around us. Director Mr. Brian Evers
Heaven & Nature

Photography, Drawing, and Journaling Retreat

Claudia Gregroire
$130 Take a break - and come away for a weekend dedicated to nurturing your creativity amid the natural beauty of Pyramid Lake. This retreat combines directed, short presentations and group sharing with plenty of personal time to renew and refresh your unique, creative soul. All are welcome!
Thomas Merton in the Mountains: 23rd Annual Silent Retreat Sept
$130 "Our real journey in life is interior" wrote Thomas Merton. Join us, as the wisdom of Thomas Merton again becomes our "Adirondack guide" to the heights and depths of silence and solitude amidst the awesome beauty of the wilderness. Sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of the Capital Region.