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Personal Retreats

Personal Retreats with Spiritual Direction
Date: July 18 - 22, 2021

Cost:

  • $419 for 5 days, 4 nights
  • $359 for 4 days, 3 nights
  • $299 for 3 days, 2 nights
  • $169 for 2 days, 1 night
  • $59 for 1 day

(All costs are per person, includes program fees, single occupancy overnight accommodations at the RRC, and meals from lunch on your first day through lunch on your final day).

Our summer silent retreat has been adapted to meet the needs of our guests as we "re-enter" the post-COVID world.

  • Masks will be worn in indoor common areas
  • Guests are invited to enjoy one session of spiritual direction each day
  • The rest of the retreat will be self-guided. Participants will receive a welcome bag with a few reflection activities and prompts for reflection. 
  • There will be no mid-day prayer with communion, but communion may be celebrated at the request of participants. 

Guided Canoe & Kayak Programs

Cost: $15 (Free to Personal Retreat guests)

Enjoy the quiet stillness of morning on the Chester River, on this paddle guided by Pecometh Staff. All equipment will be provided. Participants are required to wear shoes.

  • Quiet Canoeing - Tuesday, July 20, 9-11am
  • Guided Quiet Sunset Kayaking - Wednesday, July 21 7-8:30pm

Register

Silent Retreats at Pecometh

** Measures will be in place to promote participant safety, including wearing masks in shared spaces. **

Retreat Cost

Choose the length of your stay and your arrival day during registration. Check-in is between 9:00 - 11:00am on the day of your arrival. Guests are asked to check out of their rooms by 10:00am on the day of departure, but are encouraged to stay up until 3:00pm. 

  • $419 for 5 days, 4 nights
  • $359 for 4 days, 3 nights
  • $299 for 3 days, 2 nights
  • $169 for 2 days, 1 night
  • $59 for 1 day

(All costs are per person, includes program fees, single occupancy overnight accommodations at the RRC, and meals from lunch on your first day through lunch on your final day).

Retreat Dates

Winter Silent Retreat
Date: TBD

Winter Silent Retreat + Christian Meditation Workshop: Our Christian Meditation Workshop is complementary when you register for the Silent Retreat. This workshop is appropriate for those who want to learn to meditate, as well as those who are familiar with contemplative practices. 

Sample Schedules

Sunday Schedule 

1:00 pm Check-in
  Self-Directed Quiet Time
4:00 pm Afternoon Snack
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Evening Prayer & Orientation
   
   

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am Breakfast
  Self-Directed Quiet Time
12:15 pm Mid-day Prayer with Communion (with Orientation for new arrivals)
12:45 pm Lunch
  Self-Directed Quiet Time
6:00 pm Dinner 
   
Friday  
8:00 am Breakfast
  Self-Directed Quiet Time
11:15 am Closing Prayer with Anointing
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Departure

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Spiritual Direction? 

A Spiritual Director is someone who accompanies people on a spiritual journey, helping them to grow closer to God.  On this retreat participants will meet daily with a spiritual director to reflect deeply on the experiences of silent reflection.  

What should I bring?

Participants should pack comfortable clothes, a journal, Bible, devotional materials, walking shoes and weather-appropriate outerwear for walking the grounds. 

How long should I stay?

Come for the whole time, or just a few days.  Find a length of time that fits your needs and schedule.  Check In is from 9 - 11am on your first day. Guests are asked to check out of their rooms by 10am on their final day, but are welcome to stay through the afternoon.  

About our Facilitators

Rev. Karen Covey Moore has been an ordained United Methodist minister since 1985.  She has served churches throughout the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church as a pastor and two years as the pediatric chaplain of the Medical Center of Delaware and three years as a bereavement counselor for Delaware Hospice.  She is currently serving Chabereth Ministries, Inc. as Founder and Spiritual Director.  Karen is the co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Hearts On Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders (FUMSDRL).  She is also the co-founder of Healing Hearts Ministries: Ministry to Survivors of Suicide. Healing Hearts offers counseling and retreats for survivors of suicide loss and workshops for those who work with survivors. 

Mary An Love is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.A. In English) and Neumann University (M.S. in Pastoral Care and Counseling), and has spent over 25 years in education and related fields. She has taught middle school and high school English and served as an administrator in a private school in Delaware. She has taught social justice classes at Vaughn Correctional Center as a program facilitator for Catholic Charities and then volunteered there as a spiritual director. Since her graduation from Neumann in 2006, Mary An has been active as a spiritual director with individuals and groups. She has facilitated retreats and days of reflection in different parishes, at Jesus House in Delaware, and from her home on a variety of topics, including women in scripture, Carmelite spirituality, and the Cosmic Christ.