At every retreat, you will…


… 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.


… 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!)






… 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!







… 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.



Indulge! Every REC retreat is all-inclusive

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

We LOve our Island COMMUNITY

Every REC Event "gives back" to the community. We give a little something, and encourage participants to bring something extra, as part of the event fee. Money or 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 calendar for upcoming events.



REC retreat prices vary. Please refer to the specific event page for pricing and "Community Contribution."

Guaranteed private room: Add $115-$150 to the retreat price.

If there are no guests reserving a private room, these rooms will be assigned based on the order in which guests registered. Bonus! 

Frugal friends can score big savings if willing to share a king or queen bed with a good friend. Save $75 each!

Group rates: Up to 8 people registering together qualify for special pricing. (Previous group events include: corporate team building, bachelorette parties, book clubs, quilting bees, family reunions.) Select customized activities, meals and scheduling.


Retreat payment: 50% due at registration; remainder due 45 days prior to retreat. Retreat prices are based on shared accommodations with 1-3 roommates. Private rooms available.


Retreat cancellation policy: full refund with 45+ days notice 50% refund with 25 - 44 days notice. No refund with cancellation of fewer than 25 days notice.

Gift certificates available!

All retreats require a minimum of 5 participants. 100% refund if event is cancelled due to low enrollment.


What if I get sick at the last minute and can’t attend my retreat?

First, I’m sorry to hear you aren’t feeling well and I hope you start feeling better soon! You will receive a REC credit redeemable for another retreat another time or a gift certificate for a friend. Use your credit anytime - there isn’t an expiration date!

I’m reluctant to share a room with someone I don’t know, but I still want to participate in the retreat.

Register early and reserve one of the two private rooms ahead of time. While you will still share one of the two large bathrooms with a few other participants, you will have your own bedroom for the weekend.

- The deluxe Mt. Baker Room has a king bed, fireplace, balcony, 32" tv and a stunning view of the sunrise over the mountains. +$150

- The cozy Writer’s Room has a full-size antique brass bed and oak rocker. There is a built-in desk if you hope to do some journaling during your retreat. +$115

I’m registering with a friend. Can we be placed in the same room? Of course! In fact, if you are close friends, willing to share a queen or king bed, you will each receive a $75 discount off the price of your retreat.

I’m not crafty but the Creative Arts Retreat sounds like fun. Can I still participate?

We teach the basics at every retreat, so you are able to participate in any retreat with absolutely no previous experience. If you are somewhat experienced however, there are several projects in which we will have helpers to take you beyond your current knowledge so you can learn something new! (And by the way, the excuse “I’m not crafty” doesn’t fly around here!)

I have particular dietary requirements. Will those be accommodated?

Please contact me directly so I can learn more about your specific needs. We do our best to provide delicious, healthy food for everyone. Very occasionally, dietary needs are such that we ask participants to bring some provisions for themselves, but let’s talk and see what we can do for you, first!