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Parish Weekend Away

Please come for a time of rest, worship, connection and play at our all-parish retreat weekend at the Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center in Greenfield, NH, the weekend of September 22-24, 2023. There will be time to rest, and to experience the peace and beauty of creation. There will be games and laughter, canoes and s'mores, art and music, Compline and Bible study. This is an intergenerational, parish-wide opportunity to make connections and deepen friendships, and to feel the loving presence of God outside our normal routines. 

When is the Parish Weekend Away?

Friday, September 22 through Sunday, September 24. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 4:00 pm on Friday, and we will all depart the camp by 2:00 pm on Sunday.

Who is this weekend for?

Everyone who considers the Parish of the Epiphany their community! Young and old. Newcomers and those who have been members for decades. Families, couples, single persons. This weekend is for us all. 

Should I register right away?

Yes, we recommend registering as soon as possible.  Overnight accommodations are limited based on what the camp can offer our group, and we will need to assign lodging on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Do I need to come for the whole weekend?

We would love for you to come for the whole weekend and really "get away" with us, but we understand that isn't practical for everyone. You may also come for the day on Saturday without staying over at the camp. 

Can we sneak out for the soccer game/ballet/circus on Saturday?

Your schedule is up to you! We will be grateful for any times you can be there.

What does the weekend away cost?

This year, we are able to offer two price tiers of accommodation: Standard and Camper. We also offer a Saturday-only option, for those who wish to come for the day but not stay overnight. 


Standard accommodation
 is found in either a lodge room or a standard cabin. Lodge rooms are similar to basic hotel rooms, and contain two beds and a private bathroom. Lodge rooms will typically be assigned to couples or small families. For those coming on their own, one roommate will be assigned. Standard cabins contain four twin beds, and a double bathroom. These cabins will typically be assigned to families or friend-groups of 3-4 people. All standard accommodations include linens.

There are no single accommodations, but individuals can request a specific roommate on our registration form. For those without a specific request, our planning team will thoughtfully match you with a roommate. Please reach out to 
Bryn with any questions about this process.

Cost per person for Full Weekend with Standard Accommodations: Includes six meals (beginning with supper on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday), snacks, two nights accommodation in either a Lodge Room or Standard Cabin, and all activities:

Adults (ages 12+): $320
Children (ages 3-11): $195
Babies (ages 0-2): free


Camper accommodations
 are a more budget-friendly option, or a fun way to get a more authentic summer-camp group experience. These lodgings have bunk beds (as well as heat, electricity, and bathrooms). Camper Cabins have 12 bunks and Camper Bunk Rooms have 8 bunks. The retreat committee will thoughtfully assign these shared cabins based on requests made during registration (such as age and gender preferences). Families or groups of 5+ registrants (aged 3 or over) can be assigned their own Bunk Room if available. Camper accommodations do not include bedding, towels, or pillows. If you choose camper accommodations, please plan on bringing these items. Each cabin or bunk room has its own bathroom with multiple toilet and shower stalls. 

Cost per person for Full Weekend with Camper Accommodations: 
Includes six meals (beginning with supper on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday), snacks, two nights accommodation in a shared bunk bed cabin, and all activities:

Adults (ages 12+): $250
Children (ages 3-11): $160
Babies (ages 0-2): free

Saturday Only

Full Day Saturday Only
: Includes lunch and dinner, snacks, and all activities. Does not include overnight accommodation:

Adults: $90
Children: $90
Babies: free

Cost should not impede participation. If you would like a scholarship, please contact Rev. Nick, who will handle all inquiries discreetly.

What is the cancellation policy?

Changes and cancellations can be made before July 10 for a full refund. After July 10, the costs paid are non-refundable, unless we are able to fully fill your booking. This is because we make a commitment to the Barbara C. Harris Camp & Retreat Center based on our numbers (and ages) of registrants and pay the camp for your slot/slots in mid-summer.

What will we be eating? What about dietary restrictions or allergies?

Meals are cooked and served by the BCH food service staff in the dining hall. Breakfasts include things like eggs, sausage, pancakes, cereal and fruit. Lunch is typically salads, soups, and sandwiches. Dinners are a meat or fish entrée, potatoes/rice/pastas, vegetables, salad and dessert. We will also be providing snacks throughout the day and smores or other treats in the late evening. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated if you alert us to your needs on the registration form.

What will we do?

All sorts of things! This is a weekend to rest, connect, and renew. We all do those things in different ways, so there will be options for everyone. Join a Bible study with our rector; join a morning walk or an afternoon hike; canoe around the lake; read a book on a covered porch. Sit in one of the comfortable lounges in our lodge and talk with friends, old and new. Join a kickball game on the field, or play basketball on the courts. Join an art group and do some sketching, painting, or creating. Sing around a camp fire. And of course, we will have times for prayer, music, and worship. 

Is it accessible for those with mobility issues?

Much of the camp is accessible, and we will work to make sure everyone is included and able to get where they need and want to be. Several lodge rooms are handicap accessible, as is our main lodge and dining area. We will also be able to drive those with mobility needs around the camp as needed. 

Location & Contact

70 Church Street
Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: 781.729.1922


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