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Parish Weekend Away

Our all-parish, intergenerational retreat weekend at the Barbara C. Harris Camp & Conference Center in Greenfield, NH will be the weekend of September 27-29, 2024. Immerse yourself in the peace and beauty of creation, and the community and welcome of our Annual All-Parish Weekend Away. The weekend offers nature walks and canoeing, art and music workshops, worship and Bible study, morning yoga and evening hikes. This is a parish-wide, intergenerational 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 27 through Sunday, September 29. 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?

Prices for the Parish Weekend Away are per person and as follows:

Full Weekend with Standard Accommodations: Please see description of accommodations below. 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: $342
Children (ages 3-11): $273
Babies (ages 0-2): free

Full Weekend with Camper Accommodations: Please see description of accommodations below. Includes six meals (beginning with supper on Friday and ending with lunch on Sunday), snacks, two nights accommodation in a shared bunkbed cabin, and all activities:

Adults: $266
Children (ages 3-11): $216
Babies (ages 0-2): free

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

Adults: $90
Children: $90
Babies: free

Overnight accommodations are limited to the number of units available at BCH, so early registration is recommended for those wishing to stay onsite and in your first choice of accommodation type.

We hope that cost will not prohibit participation. If you would like scholarship help, please contact Rev. Nick with the amount of scholarship requested. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, there will be an opportunity during the registration process. 

What is the cancellation policy?

Changes and cancellations can be made before Monday, July 15 for a full refund. After July 15, 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. Breakfast menus include items such as pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, and sausage. In addition, there is always a variety of cereals, fresh fruit, and yogurt. Typical fare for lunch includes fresh salads, homemade soups, and sandwiches. Dinners offer an entrée, along with potatoes, pasta or rice, and vegetables. Also included is a fresh salad or salad bar, homemade bread, and dessert.

Our group also keeps snacks available throughout the weekend. Our main meeting space has coffees, teas, fresh fruits, nuts, and treats always at the ready. Throughout the weekend we'll also enjoy welcome treats, a "wine and cheese" social hour for adults, and s'mores around the camp fire.

The Epiphany retreat planning committee is committed to making sure all our retreat-goers are well-fed and happy, including those with dietary restrictions, allergies, or food intolerances. Please contact Bryn Hollenbeck with any questions or dietary needs. 

What will we do?

The Parish Weekend Away offers you a myriad of life-giving experiences within a loving, welcoming, and joy-filled community. 

For those who love to be active, this weekend will offer walks and hikes (including the much-loved "night hike"), morning yoga, boating, and a variety of field games like soccer and gaga ball. 

For those seeking worship, spiritual renewal, or learning, there will be morning prayer, Bible study, focused workshops, musical experiences, and liturgy. 

For those looking for play and laughter, this is a weekend full of opportunity! Join a camp fire sing-along, a jam session, or a scavenger hunt. Come to our joy-filled square dance, or opt for some quiet cards games or a short-story discussion group near the fireplace. 

Is it accessible for those with mobility issues?

The camp is accessible for those with mobility challenges. When noted on your registration, we are able to offer lodge rooms with handicap accessible bathrooms, and both lodges have elevators. The retreat team will also offer rides to those who need assistance traversing the camp roads between different buildings. Along with the lodges, the dining hall and our main meeting space, the Doran Center, are handicap accessible. 

Location & Contact

70 Church Street
Winchester, MA 01890
Phone: 781.729.1922


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