Retreat 101

This year's retreat will be held at Saint Dorothy's Rest in Sonoma County. Nestled among old-growth redwoods and perched high on a hilltop above the Pacific Ocean, St. Dorothy’s is a unique and breathtaking home for Finding Fellowship. The weekend will provide a variety of recovery related activities, meetings, workshops, speakers, hiking and naturally, lots of fellowship.

What To Bring

Water Bottle

Bring your own personal, refillable water bottle or canteen.


Please bring a working personal flashlight; this will not only help you navigate in the dark, but it will also help provide light at group events (such as the campfires).

Alarms, Cell Phones (mobile service is sketchy), Etc.

You may find it helpful to have a small personal alarm clock.

Sunscreen and Bug Repellent

We will often be outdoors, so bring effective sun screen and bug repellant.

Necessary Medications

Don’t forget to bring your necessary, prescribed medications. Each building has a refrigerator.

Comfortable Hiking Shoes & Socks

Hiking is of course optional, however, we are in the mountains. While many areas are paved plan to be walking through dirt paths and trails .

Yoga / Workout

Exercising is, of course optional, but you may want to join other fellows hiking or doing Yoga.

Warm Clothes and an Umbrella

It gets wet & chilly in the woods in early November! Bring a heavy coat and other warm clothing for the evenings.


Because of the shared sleeping arrangements, earplugs are a good idea to bring along.

What You'll Be Provided

3 nights lodging

Cozy Bunks or Shared Cabin's

All Meals:

Including coffee, tea and refreshments during waking hours


Meetings, workshops, speakers, hiking and naturally, lots of fellowship plus entertainment, including a themed dance!

What You'll Take With You

Lots of Fellowship

Spiritual Growth

A Greater Appreciation of Recovery

New Friends for Life