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2019 St. Francis Parish Retreat  |  September 13-15

Please join us for the Fourth Annual St. Francis Waycross Parish Retreat!

Be a part of one of our most cherished new parish traditions: a weekend at the peaceful and restorative Waycross Camp and Conference Center in beautiful Brown County. This is a wonderful opportunity to relax, unplug, create fellowship, deepen our connections, and reflect together on our mission to Love All, Seek Peace, and Live and Care Generously.

Registration is first come, first serve. Please note those with mobility issues will be given preference for first floor rooms in their chosen locations.

Schedule:  The weekend combines structured and unstructured activities and allows plenty of time for you to join in group fellowship, but also to enjoy free time on your own or with family and friends. In addition to meals together, some of our planned activities include:

  • Friday evening: Candlelight Compline Service

  • Saturday: Service Project, Workshop for adults. Kids’ Activities organized by Waycross Camp counselors, including climbing wall, zipline, and pool time, hiking, intergenerational kickball game, adult social hour, campfire and s’mores. Childcare provided for little ones.

  • Sunday morning: Worship at Waycross Chapel, Brunch

2019 schedule

Cost: The cost of the 2019 Annual Retreat is being covered by our sabbatical grant! It is FREE to all members of St. Francis who want to attend, however please consider making a donation to ensure the future of our retreat fund for this fun event for years to come.

The total average cost of the retreat is normally $270 for an adult couple staying in the Conference Center, or $315 for a family of four staying in the Main House or Sleeping Wing. Make a donation online, or checks can be made out to St. Francis In-The-Fields with a note in the memo for Parish Retreat.

Lodging Options:


The Conference Center offers comfortable, double-occupancy rooms that sleep 2-4 with private bathrooms. Each wing enjoys hospitality rooms that include scenic views and ample seating.

The Conference Center rooms are regularly $110 per room for the weekend. 


The Main House Lodge and adjacent Sleeping Wing offer rooms that sleep between 2 and 7. single to quadruple occupancy with shared hall bathrooms and private bathrooms in Sleeping Wing. The Main House Lodge offers a spacious comfortable living room with cozy couches and lovely pond views leading onto porches. Bed linens are provided; bring towels. 

Main House and Sleeping Wing are normally $75 per room for the weekend. 


For those who want an authentic summer camp experience! Cozy and fun for families. Each cabin sleeps 10 (5 sets of bunk beds); shared bathrooms are steps away at bath houses. Cabins are heated and centrally located to the bathhouse. Bring sleeping bags, pillows and towels. Next door to the Main House. 

A Cabin is normally $60 per cabin for the weekend (up to 10 people)

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Meals are included for free in 2019 Parish Retreat! Usually meals are $40 for one day or $80 for the full retreat.



St. Francis regularly subsidizes the cost of this retreat to cover expenses including all children’s meals, golf cart rental, camp counselors and kids’ activities, our service project, and other programming. When you register, please consider making a donation to ensure the future of our retreat fund.