Retreat Options

Introduction to our Guest and Retreat registration . . .

Introduction to our Guest and Retreat registration . . .

If you are looking for a time to listen, pray, read, meditate, write, rest, and enjoy nature as an individual, couple, or as a family we are confident one of our retreat options will provide you with the opportunity to step away, unplug from the busyness of your ministry, and create space for a fresh and renewing encounter with Jesus. 

As you consider which retreat option best reflects your time on site, please be aware of the following . . .


Leisure Sabbath

When vacancy permits, accommodations at Fairhaven can be requested when the focus of the stay is primarily for accommodation purposes as part of a personal or family vacation or holiday. This option is also available to those looking for accommodations while in the area on ministry-related business, to those serving in lay-ministry roles within a local church, or for Christian business leaders looking for a place of rest and renewal.

Further information on this option is available here:

A two-night minimum stay policy applies to all retreat options. Exceptions may be available as vacancy permits. Please inquire,
Maximum stay is two weeks during peak seasons (June 15th – September 1st),
Accommodations as part of a personal or family vacation or holiday or while in the area on ministry-related business are available as vacancy permits under the Leisure Sabbath retreat option,
Due to the high demand for summer retreats, group bookings are available September 1st – June 15th only,
When accessed, fees for counselling, coaching, and spiritual guidance are additional,
Longer Sabbatical stays have proven beneficial. Please inquire about possibilities,
In keeping with the focus of intentional spiritual formation, multiple family units or family guests residing in one cottage are discouraged.
Safety protocols require that we are aware of all non-registered guests on site. Please contact the office during regular office hours or the on-call person (after hours) in the event you will be entertaining non-registered guests at your cottage. Where exceptions are made, non-registered, over-night guests require prior approval. Additional charges may apply.

Reflecting the heart of our mission, Fairhaven offers the following retreat options for individuals, couples, or families focused on spiritual formation

Self-Directed Retreat

The Self-Directed Retreat is ideal for individuals, as a couple, or as a family seeking time to listen, pray, read, meditate, write, rest, and enjoy nature. The self-directed retreat provides an opportunity to unplug from the busyness of one’s ministry in a context of prayer and solitude situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Fairhaven campus. This retreat provides the most flexibility to choreograph your own retreat experience.

Guided Retreat

The Guided Retreat is ideal for individuals, as a couple, or as a family seeking time to listen, pray, read, meditate, write, rest, and enjoy nature. The guided retreat recognizes that in the context of listening to oneself and to God’s Spirit, it is helpful to have someone else listen with you. A Spiritual guide can meet with individuals on a casual basis to offer support, structure, prayerful presence, and feedback as you unplug from the busyness of ministry to experience rest and renewal in the beautiful surroundings of the Fairhaven campus.

Co-Directed Retreat

The Co-directed Retreat is ideal for individuals or as a couple seeking time to listen, pray, read, meditate, write, rest, and enjoy nature as an individual, couple, or as a family. While all of the Fairhaven retreat offerings have a preventative and spiritual health/formation focus, the co-directed retreat is well suited to a remedial focus for those experiencing times of stressful ministry, difficult transitions, personal brokenness, and loss.

One of our staff will work with registered guest(s) prior to arrival to co-construct a schedule and routine during their stay.

Group / Educational Retreat

Fairhaven is an ideal setting for an intimate staff or board retreat or a focused event for Christian leaders. Whether hosted by Fairhaven staff or coordinated by your team, our experienced staff can help plan and/or facilitate retreats focused on wide varied of offerings such as leadership development, spiritual formation, and emotional / relational health.

Maximum capacity for day retreats is 30 people. Maximum capacity for retreats involving overnight accommodation is 17 – 24 people, depending on group configuration.

LOCATION

#1-8191 Rogers Road
Vernon, BC V1B 3M8
CANADA

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