The New York Hudson Valley and Vermont Ceile De groups are holding their 2016 Bridget's Festival Retreat at Immanuel Retreat Center in Bellows Falls, Vermont. If you are a member of the Caim, you are invited to join us!
For the past two years, we have enjoyed great food and fellowship, told the story of Bridget around the circle, made Bridget Crosses, and prepared and experienced the Bridget ceremony in the Chapel at Immanuel Episcopal Church.
We will enjoy the hospitality of Immanuel Retreat Center which is on almost seven acres of land on a hill above the main square of the village. The property includes the granite, gothic Immanuel Episcopal Church, the Retreat House for residential guests built in the early 1800's, and conference rooms in Currier Hall.
Accommodations and Travel
The Retreat House sleeps up to 14 people and two more can stay in Currier Hall. If you wish to stay at a local Bed and Breakfast, please choose the commuter option. The retreat center has negotiated special prices at two local B&B's:
The Harvest Barn Inn ($10 less than the going rate per night), and
Blue Haven Guest House ($83 per night).
Ask for the "Stone Church Arts rate".
For directions and travel information, click HERE
Payment by mail:
- Register here online, but do not follow the link for online payment. You will receive an invoice by email.
- Print out the invoice and mail it with your check to:
Termonn - East Coast Chapter
c/o Melinda Gardiner
5 Dawson Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Make the check payable to Termonn - East Coast Chapter. Be sure to write "2016 Bridget Retreat" in the memo line of your check.
- A deposit and any other payments will be applied to your invoice.
- Your balance is due by January 22 and can be paid by mail or online.
You can register and pay the total amount using a credit or debit card through PayPal. (Sorry, but we can accept only full payments via PayPal.) Complete your registration online, and then continue by clicking the PAY button.
Scholarships for retreat registration costs (but not for travel expenses) are available as Termonn Trust funds allow. Be sure to register before January 1 and follow the instructions on the Scholarships page on this website.
If you can afford it, please consider donating to the Termonn Trust to help others in need attend retreats.