Program Schedule

Women’s Recovery

May 31 - June 2, 2024
Join author and teacher, Diane Cameron for a weekend of inspiration and fellowship for all recovering women. This retreat is for women of all ages, from all recovery programs. Bring your friends, your sponsor, your sponsee. You can look forward to meeting a fabulous group of women and lots of sharing, learning, and laughter.  We’ll talk about the recovery process and many new practices to incorporate into your recovery.  We’ll touch on all the things that come up in women’s recovery lives: transferring addictions, making a spiritual life, relationships, money, our work, our bodies and how we age.   This…
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Camp Breakaway

June 29 - July 3, 2024
Welcome to Camp Breakaway It does not seem possible that Camp Breakaway will hold its tenth session this Summer! It has been a journey filled with many changes and some challenges, but all have allowed us to bring youth an opportunity to grow in their relationship with God.  We are blessed to be able to continue camp here at Pyramid Life Center, a place where one is able to truly be in touch with the gifts of nature God has provided.   How would we describe Camp Breakaway? Camp Breakaway is a retreat in God’s creation with camp activities.  A normal…
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Photography Retreat

July 12 - 14, 2024
A beginner photography retreat. No experience necessary.  Interested in learning how to take better photos on your smartphone? Have a camera but not sure how to use it? Learn the basics of photography in our beautiful Adirondack setting. We will cover how to use your device, shooting tips and tricks, as well as editing your images afterwards. Join Courtney Bradt, an award winning amateur photographer, who will set you up with the skills to take your photography to the next level. After learning the basics skills, we will then put them to use in the beautiful setting of Pyramid Life…
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Storytelling

July 12 - 14, 2024
Marni Gillard and Ayah Osman welcome Tim Van Egmond, long time teller-musician to this year's Storytelling Retreat. With prompts, guidance, and encouragement, we’ll honor life stories, folk tales, myths, historical moments and characters. If you are a newcomer to tale-telling, you’ll have FUN. If you’ve cherished retelling a tale you worked on for years, come with it! We do ask participants to come with one or more tales you want to practice and share. Bring an open heart as listeners as well as tellers.  Friday we’ll gather to meet up at the Boathouse right after dinner. We may warm up with…
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Friends of Lois Weekend Escape

July 12 - 14, 2024
Friends of Lois Weekend Escape "The Gifts of our Fellowship" In 12 step programs, we learn trust. Through our heartfelt sharing at meetings, we discover that we are not alone in our confusing circumstances. By working the steps, we find that others have experienced issues similar to ours and we meet companions for our journey. This weekend we will explore the gifts of our fellowship while we enjoy the peace and majesty of beautiful Pyramid Life Center.
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Women Writers Retreat

July 14 - 19, 2024
Women will gather in mid-July to immerse themselves in writing and nature. Two daily classes are followed by free time in the afternoon and readings in the evening. Class choices include  poetry, fiction, journaling, memoir and multi-genre. Since 1995, this retreat has embraced and celebrated the talent women bring to writing. Our voices, so often diminished in the world at large, find space to breathe in the Adirondack air. To quote Ellie O’Leary, veteran participant and teacher, “We are bolstered by each other’s company, encouraged by each other’s writing, and warmed by the opportunity to share our lives.” ALL women…
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Rest, Renew, and Restore (Women’s Retreat)

July 17 - 19, 2024
In need of rejuvenation, reflection and renewal? Been hit hard these last few years with poor health, unfulfilling relationships, job loss or death of a loved one? Come connect with yourself and other like-minded women while restoring your commitment to your personal growth in areas of body, mind and spirit. Connect with nature to hear what she might be whispering to you at this nourishing retreat that will breathe life back into you. Led by Peg Malloy, Certified Health Coach, Reiki Master and Massage Therapist and Terri Morse, LMHC, CASAC Space is limited, sign up early!
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Nature Retreat

August 18 - 23, 2024
Nature Retreat … Listening to the Sacred Language of Nature:   The more-than-human world is always inviting us into re(new)ed understanding of the sacred and a deepening of our rapport with nature, self, and God. By opening ourselves to the natural beauty of the Adirondacks and the presence of the divine therein, we will explore what creation teaches us about our radical interconnectedness and how to become part of the healing transformation needed between each other and all God’s creation. Hiking, canoeing, stargazing, and bathing in the sun, forest, and pristine lake are always available activities! Facilitators: Ted Miles, Notre Dame…
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Stillpoint

With Mary DeTurris Poust

September 6 - 8, 2024
The world moves at breakneck speed and expects us to do the same. Why not step outside the chaos and give yourself a few days to nourish body, mind, and soul? As we enter the beautiful fall season at Pyramid Life Center, there’s no better time or place to reclaim your serenity and plant a seed of lasting peace. Psalm 46 famously tells us, “Be still.” Another translation of this favorite psalm puts it like this: “Cease striving.” The Stillpoint Retreat strives to help participants learn to embody both of these transforming instructions, to not only stop our frenetic pace…
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Fall WriterFest 2024

September 8 - 13, 2024
Fall WriterFest offers you the opportunity to learn from successful writers in a retreat setting. Small classes focused on craft will take your fiction, memoir, poetry, or creative nonfiction to the next level. A recent participant described the program as "Excellent! So much more than I thought it would be." Your registration fee pays for a 5-day workshop, room and board, presentations from guest speakers, and writing time. After registration, you will be contacted for your workshop selection. PLUS, Fall WriterFest participants may remain the following weekend to enjoy the unique beauty of Pyramid Lake for a small additional fee.…
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Spiritual Journaling Weekend

September 13 - 15, 2024
Spiritual Journaling Weekend "Trusting God during Difficult Circumstances" Some of our times are harder than others. Whether it's the loss of a loved one, health issues, financial worries or even positive changes like starting a new relationship, the "not knowing" can be challenging. Poet Rainer Maria Rilke in his famous volume “Letters to a Young Poet” encourages the young poet to “live the questions now.” This weekend we will explore how a practice of Spiritual Journaling—writing regularly to the God of our understanding and listening for the replies by re-reading our journals—can help us to trust God and fully live,…
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Pyramid Lake Cycling – Gravel Weekend

September 20 – 24, 2024

Calling all cyclists to participate in our inaugural cycling weekend at Pyramid! Organized by experienced cyclists, Pyramid is hosting a weekend for cyclists including two organized rides around the area. Participants may choose to register for a ride only, or may register for a weekend at Pyramid along with Saturday’s ride.