Our event is held at the Sevenoaks Retreat Center near Charlottesville, Va.

Arrive: Plan to arrive Sunday evening June 18th. Meals will start with breakfast on Monday, and go through lunch on Friday.

Diet: For those who don't eat chicken, fish, wheat and dairy, alternatives can be provided. Let Jan know in plenty of time.

Tuition: for the five days is $350.


Room and board: $485, (includes tax) You can lower this rate by bringing your own linen (less $10), and by bringing your breakfasts (less $40). We have a kitchen available for our use. 


Children: 5 and under are free, and for those ages 6 to 12, the daily fee is $42, which includes all meals. 


Commuters: $61/day includes the facility day rate of $26 and lunch and dinner. For children ages 7-12, the commuting rate with meals is $21.50/day.  For children commuting with no meals, there is no charge.

A deposit of $50 assures a place until June 1st when the balance is due. Cancellations received before June 1st will be refunded minus a $10 processing fee. For cancellations made after June 1st, the $50 deposit is nonrefundable.


        To register, please visit our online Registration Page

        For questions concerning the workshop or registration,

        please contact  janbaty7@gmail.com  302 368-5141

photo/artwork by Cynthia Mauney

Wild Geese

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

-Mary Oliver

To view our brochure art

from previous workshops:

    Brochure Gallery