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Spiritual Retreats at Pecometh

Our spiritual retreats offer flexible options for participants to set aside time away. Whether you are seeking solitude or connection (or both!), we offer a variety of optional activities and worship opportunities.

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 (after 1:00pm on Sunday). 

Retreat Cost

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

Registration Type Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
5 Day, 4 Night $435 $309
4 Day, 3 Night $369 $259
3 Day, 2 Night $309 $219
2 Day, 1 Night $179 $125
1 Day Only - $65 per day    

 

Winter Spiritual Retreat
Date: February 19 - 23, 2023

Summer Spiritual Retreat
Date:  July 19 - 21, 2023 

Quiet Canoe & Kayak Programs

Cost: $15 (Free to Spiritual 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 18, 9-11am
  • Guided Quiet Sunset Kayaking - Wednesday, July 19,  7-8:30pm (Tentative)

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 - Wednesday

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 
   
Thursday  
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.