About Our Retreats

At every retreat, you will…


… LEARN. Retreats are themed – select your retreat and you are selecting a collection of activities likely to be of interest to you. (Each retreat is unique and activities will vary.) You are welcome to participate in every single activity, or you can sit a few out and enjoy the view instead. If you really like to stay busy, the studio is open all night long (although you may be the only night owl taking advantage of it!)

… PLAY. Every retreat is playful, but some retreats specialize in play: “Technology Time-Out” is a retreat specifically designed to remind adults how to simply play.

… CREATE NEW FRIENDSHIPS. Whether you come by yourself, or come with a friend, you connect with interesting people. Building a sense of belonging and community is important at REC events. Enrollment is limited, allowing REC participants to become acquainted quickly and to form genuine friendships.

… AWAKEN CREATIVITY. Participate in activities as soon as you arrive to help you break through creative barriers and start thinking outside of the box. Find your room following clues provided in a scavenger hunt. Complete a few entries in the 3-D “UnJournal”. Break the rules and write on the wall!


Indulge! Every REC retreat is all-inclusive:

  • two nights deluxe lodging at REC Retreats
  • five delicious, homemade and catered meals
  • two happy hours
  • expert instruction
  • all materials and equipment
  • studio time
  • wine tasting
  • chair massage


COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION: Every REC Event “gives back” to the community. Participants bring a little something extra as part of the event fee. These materials are donated to Lummi Island community organizations, or other non-profit organizations in neighboring communities such as the Lummi Nation, Ferndale or Bellingham.

See REC Retreats for upcoming events.