Camps, Conference Centers, Retirement Homes Groups
256 Newbury St.
Ladice Fabat, Director
Ladice Fabat, Director
Boston, MA 02116
Bethany Union is a women's dormitory located in Boston's Back Bay. Its goal is to maintain a home-away-from-home atmosphere at a reasonable price. It offers lodging and 10 meals a week, all supervised by staff and a resident director. For further information, contact the director.
c/o Rowe Camp & Conference Center
PO Box 273
PO Box 273
Rowe, MA 01367-0273
CU2C2 is the blanket organization to which most UU camps, conference centers, and conferences belong. Our membership is approximately 25 camps and conferences, and a few individual members. All existing camps and conferences in the continental US and Canada are considered eligible for membership. The primary activities of CU2C2 are: holding an annual conference to provide an opportunity for participants to improve their skills as camp administrators, board members, volunteers, etc; promoting individual camps and conferences and the camping movement in general; providing a vehicle for sharing knowledge, resources, experiences, and information amongst camps and conferences in order to strengthen and learn from each other.
Member camps and conferences include:
AMUUSE Singles Camp
The Adult Midwest UU Singles Enrichment Camp (AMUUSE) is dedicated to creating an environment of personal growth and recreation for single adults over 18 years of age. Join us this summer at the famous dunes on Lake Michigan's east shore near Saugatuck, Michigan. Our two camps and two seasonal gatherings feature workshops and activities designed with attention to the balance of body, mind and spirit.
AMUUSE, P. O. Box 29369, Indianapolis, IN 46229 or contact Sharon Spencer at
(847) 816-3356 SSAMUUSE@aol.com www.amuuse.org
Camp de Benneville Pines
Nestled high in the San Bernardino Mountains near the resort town of Big Bear, CA. Camp de Benneville Pines sits in a national wilderness of oaks, cedars and pines. The year-round center offers hiking, swimming, snow shoeing, camp crafts, music and so much more. Heated cabins, modern bathrooms, meeting rooms, delicious meals and a friendly staff are available to serve you. Programs and meeting spaces will accommodate gatherings up to 130. Due to its popularity, the camp sells out quickly--book ahead.
Camp de Benneville Pines, 41750 W Jenks Lake Rd, Angeles Oaks, CA 92305
(909) 794-2928 firstname.lastname@example.org www.uucamp.org
Camp UniStar, located on Star Island in Cass Lake, a part of the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota, offers ten family weeks, a work week, and two youth weeks. The lake encourages water activities; the forest trails attract hikers; sunrises and sunsets invite meditation. Each year UniStar campers return for peace, quiet, and serenity to an island retreat with no roads or commercial enterprise.
Camp UniStar, 25816 Star Island SE, Cass Lake, MN 56633-3339
Cedar Hill Retreat Center
A special place to relax, refresh the soul, meet and retreat together, reflect on life, rekindle the spirit and recreate. A year round intimate retreat center on Duxbury Bay with 500 feet of private beach, an outdoor seven-circuit meditation labyrinth, 12 acres of fields, wildflowers and towering cedars. The center is a cozy country home with meeting space, overnight accommodations and a fully equipped kitchen. Cedar Hill is ideal for meetings, seminars, workshops and one day, weekend or week long retreats. We are conveniently located midway between historical sites and points of interest that stretch from Boston to Cape Cod.
Cedar Hill Retreat Center, PO Box 1371, Duxbury, MA 02331
Phone:781-934-2207, email: email@example.com
Eliot Institute, in the Pacific Northwest, offers four camps each year, three one-week long conferences in summer and a five-day conference to celebrate each New Year. All camps have a full morning program for children and youth from infants to teens. Winter and summer gatherings are held at Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal near Seattle, WA. An early summer conference convenes at the Naramata Conference Centre in the beautiful Lake Okanagan in eastern British Columbia - celebrate Canada Day and US Independence Day with Eliot!
Eliot Institute, 2628 31st Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98199
(206) 374-2497 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eliotinstitute.org
Ferry Beach, located on Saco Bay in southern Maine, is committed to supporting individuals in their journeys toward self-understanding and spiritual awareness, and the extension of Unitarian Universalism. Summer programs include Family and Adult Conferences, Professional & Church Development Conferences, and Youth Camps. During the spring and autumn, the facilities are open for the use of societies and other UU organizations. Ocean bathing, tennis, volleyball, and horseshoes available on-site.
Ferry Beach Park Association, 5 Morris Avenue, Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-4489 email@example.com www.ferrybeach.org
The Mountain Retreat & Learning Centers, Inc.
Since its founding in 1979, The Mountain has provided unique, inspirational programs for people of all ages. Committed to provoking insight and inciting humane, sustainable social change, The Mountain believes that motivated, informed, and skilled groups of people who share a common purpose can transform the culture. The Mountain offers Young Adult Residencies, UU Leadership Schools, Youth Camps, CONS, Peace Education, Congregational, Spiritual and Personal Retreats in a profoundly beautiful mountaintop setting. The Mountain strives to bring UU Principles to life by fostering social consciousness and energizing people to work for positive change.
Mountain Retreat & Learning Centers, Inc., P.O. Box 1299, Highlands, NC 28741
(828) 526-5838 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mountaincenters.org
Murray Grove Retreat and Conference Center
Come to where, in 1770, the faith of Thomas Potter inspired John Murray to give his first Universalist sermon in America; where individuals, families, congregations and communities can find recreational, spiritual and personal retreat; where the Pine Barrens meet Barnegat Bay. Join us for our annual Homecoming: A Mid-Atlantic Celebration held in the big white tent the last Saturday of September. Weekly, weekend, or daily group rentals are also available.
Murray Grove Retreat and Conference Center, PO Box 246, Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
(609) 693-5558 email@example.com www.murraygrove.org
Northern California UU Camps and Conferences
Practice UU principles, share fellowship and community away from the distractions of everyday life at one of Northern California UU Camps and Conferences. Enjoy the beautiful redwood forest of the Mendocino Woodlands for a summer week or two at Family Camp, Spring Volunteer Weekend or Labor Day Weekend. Relax at Asilomar near Santa Cruz for a spring weekend or summer week. Enjoy the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for Indian Summer at Bass Lake in the fall. Other retreats may be offered.
Northern California UU Camps and Conferences, c/o Dee Dumont 186 North 14th Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Rowe Camp & Conference Center
Nestled in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts, Rowe Camp and Conference Center is the only year round UU center in the Northeast. Rowe Conference Center offers programs on a unique blend of religious, psychological, political, fun, vacation and health-related topics. Rowe Camp, founded in 1924, offers summer camp programs for children from age 8-18. We also offer a work-study internship program where participants experience living in a value-based community for an extended period.
Rowe Camp and Conference Center, 22 King's Highway Road, Rowe, MA 01367
(413) 339-4954 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rowecenter.org
Saug-for-All is a weeklong fun-filled summer adventure at Saugatuck MI, providing an environment to encourage personal growth and spiritual enrichment and opportunities to form new and lasting friendships. We are a small community with between 70 - 90 campers. Come join us! Singles, couples, veteran campers and newcomers are all welcome! Workshops, dancing, vespers, talent/no talent show, beach time, connecting, laughing, campfires, sufi dancing, more workshops and more!!!
Saug-for-All Web site: www.saugforall.org E-mail: JLagerCU2@aol.com
Sierra Ancha Wilderness UU Religious Association (SAWUURA), located in the Sierra Ancha Mountains of Arizona, is open all year. Central to its being is a reverence for and dedication to the preservation of Nature and the Earth. This primitive setting, without electricity and other conveniences, appeals to very small groups and individuals who treasure the Earth. We offer three programs each year, plus work weekends, "Hosted Free Camp." We have simple cabins; a well; and a clear view of sky, stars, and trees.
SAWUURA, c/o UU Congregation of Phoenix, 4027 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Web site www.sawuura.org E-mail: email@example.com
In 1932, a group of Unitarian laypersons established a retreat at Senexet House, a New England countryside estate in Woodstock, Conn. Its purpose is to encourage and enlarge the spiritual and religious life of the individuals and groups who come to it. The house, built in 1886, ideally located between Boston and New York, is available for religious retreats, family gatherings, counseling groups, young people's organizations, etc., for groups of 15 to 35. It is also available as a meeting space and for overnight retreats.
Senexet House, Kit Northup, Manager 61 Outlook Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 233-4676 firstname.lastname@example.org www.senexethouse.org
Shelter Neck UU Camp is a volunteer and user operated facility available for rental by UU related groups. Shelter Neck UU Camp is located on 40 acres in rural southeastern North Carolina, 30 miles from the beaches, on the NE Cape Fear River for relaxing canoeing. The one-time boarding school, Unitarian Chapel Circa 1900, and three story farm house are handicapped friendly and popular for board retreats, youth camps, Weddings, and YA Cons. Visit our web site and download a PDF Brochure.
Shelter Neck UU Camp is at 3747 Croomsbridge Road, Burgaw, NC 28425 (SEND no mail)
(send mail to: Feryl Masters uconci Pres., email@example.com
Or Registrar: Susan Wasilewski, 919 847-0028, 7305 Fiesta Way, Raleigh, NC 27615
Web page: www.shelterneckuucamp.org
Amidst the natural beauty of an island six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH, Star is a place for families, teens and adults to experience religion, spirituality, and a feeling of community; it is a place to learn and grow, to form lifelong bonds of friendship, and to come back to the world with a renewed sense of hope and caring. Week-long summer conferences include the arts, natural history, religious education, international affairs, and family programs.
Star Island, 30 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-6272 firstname.lastname@example.org www.starisland.org
Southeast Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute (SUUSI) is a gathering of over a thousand UUs, who come together in July each year, in Radford, Virginia to explore our interconnectedness, learn new ways of seeing our world and each other, and delight in the joys of seeing old friends and making new ones. Programs include: workshops, daily worship and theme talks; youth, teen, and young adult programs; hiking, canoeing, rafting, rappelling, and caving; plus nightly concert hour, cabaret, and dancing.
SUUSI Web site: www.suusi.org E-mail: email@example.com
The Southeast Unitarian Universalist Winter Institute, Inc., in Miami (SWIM) is an annual UU Retreat and Family Camp for UUs and like-minded people of all ages which happens every year from Dec 26th through Jan 1st. SWIM offers outdoor adventures (including tours, hikes, rides, canoeing, kayaking, hot tubbing, sailing), workshops (including crafts, spirituality, personal growth), evening worship, special programming for youth, teens, and young adults, fantastic food, and a close-knit community of friends.
SWIM Web site: www.swimuu.org
The Southwestern Unitarian Universalist Summer Institute (SWUUSI), a week-long annual extended family gathering held at Western Hills Guest Ranch, in Sequoyah State Park, near Tulsa OK, August 2-7, provides opportunities for people of all ages and interests to develop or enrich their Unitarian Universalist identity. Offerings include: daily theme talks and workshops, separate programs for younger children, junior high, high school and young adults, nursery care, adult and intergenerational programs and social activities.
SWUUSI, 6720 Brentwood Stair Rd., Ft. Worth, TX 76112.
(817) 446-0099 firstname.lastname@example.org www.swuuc.org/swuusi/
We are a Unitarian Universalist Conference Center. The mission of UBarU is to provide a welcoming, peaceful place to gather for spiritual, educational, and recreational purposes in harmony with our Unitarian Universalist Principles and The Land. UBarU is dedicated to serving UU congregations and their members and groups. UBarU is 144 acres of rugged ranchland in the Texas Hill Country. UBarU is open all year and offers and hosts a wide variety of UU programs and groups.
UBarU Retreat and Conference Center, 277 UBarU Ranch Road, TX 78058
Please contact the Executive Director at (830) 864-8419, email@example.com, www.ubaru.org
Unicamp is a beautiful, wooded, three season spiritual retreat and conference centre located on 50 acres within the UNESCO Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve and right on the Bruce Hiking Trail. We have a spring-fed swimming pond with 2 sandy beaches. Come for stimulating programs or just R&R. Book for any period of time in dorms, cottages or campsites. Children's camps run in July. Excellent food and Programs optional. Early booking recommended!
Unicamp, 41 Home Street, Guelph, ON N1H 2E4
(519) 822-6353 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.unicampofontario.ca/
Unirondack is a Unitarian Universalist camp and conference center located on a forever wild peninsula in the Adirondacks Mountains. Each summer our professional staff comes together to create a magical experience for youth in each of the eight weeks of camp. Whether swimming or sailing in our clear Adirondack lake, expressing themselves in our artshop, or learning together in one of our workshops, campers find a place they belong at Unirondack. The facilities are also available for rent in the spring or fall.
Off-season: Unirondack, P.O. Box 795, Nyack, NY 10960.
Unirondack, PO Box 621, Nyack, NY 10960 (845) 675-9001
Site address: 8722 Unirondack Road, Lowville, NY 13367 (315) 376-6888 email@example.com www.unirondack.org
Unitarian Universalist Mid-Atlantic Community (UUMAC), at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA, an intergenerational gathering of children, teens, young adults and adults, offers a week of worship, theme talks, workshops, religious exploration, great outdoor activities, and evening vespers. Whether you are single or a family of five, you'll find people of every age group just having the time of their lives. Some offsite outdoor activities include white water rafting, rock climbing, and museum tours.
UUMAC Web site: www.uumac.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival (WUULF), held every summer at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, is a week-long intergenerational summer camp with programs for children, youth and adults. WUULF is a spiritual retreat for religious liberals, a chance to spend a week in a remote section of Northern New Mexico among the orange mesas and box canyons of the desert wilderness. Experience this magical place while you embrace the spiritual essence of community. Our activities include rafting, pottery, hikes, picnics, campfires, workshops and more.
WUULF Web site: www.wuulf.org Email: email@example.com
273 Clarendon St.
Contact: Ms. Barbara Hopcroft
Contact: Ms. Barbara Hopcroft
Boston, MA 02116
Hale House, located in Boston's Back Bay, is a residence for elderly moderate-and low-income people. It has 56 private rooms, elevators, a library, sitting and dining rooms, and a lovely garden. Nursing care and personal assistance are available 24 hours a day. Hale Barnard operates a social day care program at Hale House for elders who can benefit from socialization activities and two programs in subsidized apartment buildings in Boston. The outreach programs offer help to homebound seniors who are physically and emotionally disabled and/or speak a foreign language. Hale Barnard also manages a senior bill payer program, matching insured, trained volunteers to clients needing help paying their bills and a representative payee program.
Officers: Rev. Stephen Kendrick, Chairperson; Ms. Debra Bulkely, 1st Vice President; Ms. Juliana M. Coyle, Treasurer; Mr. Howard Fuget, Clerk; Shari Levitan, Esq., Secretary; Barbara Hopcroft, Executive Director.
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Dr. Judit Gellerd
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Last updated on Friday, November 30, 2012.