Young Adult Winter Retreat 2017

winter_retreat_20172017 WINTER RETREAT INFORMATION

Thank you for your interest in attending the 2017 Metropolis of San Francisco Young Adult Winter Retreat in Lake Tahoe! This retreat is open to all Orthodox College Students and Young Professionals in their 20’s and 30’s.

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WE HAVE 1 SPOT LEFT FOR A GIRL (as of January 12)


DATE: Friday January 13-16, 2017 (MLK Weekend)



South Lake Tahoe 

Galilee Camp and Conference Center

1776 Hwy 50, Glenbrook, NV 89413




$235 includes 3 nights lodging (Fri, Sat, and Sun) and all meals except lunch Saturday & Sunday since we will be out exploring Lake Tahoe both afternoons. Price does NOT include lift ticket. You can secure your spot with a $100 deposit and make payments until January 12.




 Young Adult Winter RetreatRETREAT SPEAKER: Christian Gonzalez from the Archdiocese Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries


RETREAT THEME: “Let us commit ourselves, one another, and our whole life to Christ our God.”








There will be opportunities to go skiing or snowboarding on Saturday and/or Sunday. You will need to purchase your lift tickets on your own. There are two resorts near the retreat center:

-Heavenly Ski Resort – www.skiheavenly.com (15 minute drive south from the retreat center)

-Diamond Peak – www.diamondpeak.com (25 minute drive north from the retreat center)



That’s okay, you do not have to ski or snowboard to have a blast on this trip! There will be a large group going sledding and ice skating on Saturday and then watching NFL Football on Sunday in the South Lake Tahoe area. 



We will have the entire retreat center to ourselves. All of the cabins have attached bathrooms, electricity, are heated, and have bunk beds. Bedding is not provided – Please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, and towels. If you are flying into town for the retreat and unable to bring your own bedding and towels, please let us know and we can make special arrangements with the retreat center. 



The Retreat begins at 6:30pm on Friday with Dinner in the retreat center dining hall. Please plan to arrive around 5:30pm-6:30pm to get settled in.  



Monday morning we will have Orthros, breakfast, pack up, and head home around 11:00am.



Young Adults will be coming from all areas of our Metropolis. Please note in the online registration process if you either need a ride, or you if you can offer a ride to others. We will do our best to coordinate carpools. 




If you are flying, we recommend that you fly into Sacramento Airport on Friday between 12:00pm – 3:00pm. One of the carpools from the Bay Area will be able to pick you up on their way through Sacramento to Lake Tahoe. For your returning flight on Monday, we plan to leave the retreat center by 11:00am and drive through Sacramento by 1:30pm so a flight out of Sacramento would be best after 3:00pm.



If you are flying and will be arriving either before 12pm or after 3pm on Friday, we recommend flying into Reno airport. Reno is one hour north of Lake Tahoe and we don’t anticipate any carpools driving through the Reno area. You will need to take the “SOUTH TAHOE EXPRESS” shuttle bus from Reno to the MontBleu Hotel in South Lake Tahoe. Our retreat center is about 20 minutes north of the MontBleu hotel, so you would need to call us once you are close to the hotel so that someone can come pick you up. If you need to fly out of Reno on Monday afternoon we can drop you off at the MontBleu hotel and you would arrange to take the South Tahoe Express shuttle back up to the Reno Airport. 



There is a good chance of snow in January (hopefully!). Typical weather is high 40’s during the day and low 20’s at night. If you are driving a car, you should have snow chains with you.



-sleeping bag and/or warm blankets and sheets for a twin size bed



-bath towel 

-sled or blow up inner tube

-snow gear for skiing or snowboarding (skiing/snowboarding is optional)

-waterproof snow boots or shoes

-gloves, scarf, hat

-bring lots of layers (thermos/leggings/long sleeve shirts)

-comfy warm clothes for lounging around at the retreat center


-phone charger

-chapstick and sunscreen

-water bottle

-playing cards & board games

-snacks to share


*DEADLINE TO REGISTER: January 12, 2017 (or until we are sold out)


Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco