Retreats

A gateway to the next step of your weight-loss journey.

Rockaway Beach, Oregon, a popular retreat location

A TOPS retreat is a few calendar squares of time that you reserve just for you. It’s a time to get away, relax, learn, have fun, and fire up your weight-loss motivation—all in the supportive company of other TOPS/KOPS members. It’s unique. It’s a treat. And we think you deserve it.

2021-2022 Retreat Updates

Last Updated July 22, 2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place at retreat facilities, many 2021 onsite retreats have been rescheduled for 2022 and are listed below. Not sure if you can wait that long? You can still get great information and fellowship at one of our new Virtual Retreats! There's one scheduled every month for the remainder of 2021.

Praise for Virtual Retreats

TOPS added the Virtual Retreat option earlier this year to offer members a convenient and affordable way to get extra support during the pandemic and beyond, and they were enthusiastically received. Here's what members are saying:

  • 100% of Virtual Retreat participants would recommend it to a friend.
  • 9 out of 10 would attend again.
  • 99% of Virtual Retreat participants rate it as a 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale.

It was a terrific retreat and really inspired me! I’ve been sharing tidbits from the retreat with my chapter each week as we meet at a distance. This whole thing has been quite a journey for me, but I know the results will be worth it, and I need to do this for me. Thanks for re-inspiring me.Grace D., Ontario

I enjoyed this retreat so much. I couldn’t help but feel a bond among everyone. So many things I learned will stay with me for a long time. I have struggled with social anxiety all of my life, but it’s slowly getting better. Because of this, I was apprehensive about doing this retreat on Zoom, but it was not very stressful at all! Jacqueline R., California

In my humble opinion, virtual retreats are just what TOPS needs right now. I attended two in February and had wonderful experiences in both instances. This is a fantastic and affordable way for people to connect all over the United States and Canada. And be able to do it in the comfort of their own homes. I was re-inspired and rejuvenated from all the information being shared and interacting with the other members. —Judy C., New York

2021 Retreats

All Virtual Retreats are listed in Central time. Please use www.timeanddate.com to check the times in your area.

Virtual Retreat #012 with Ashley Fizer

Date: Dec. 5-10, 2021 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Zoom
Cost: $79.00 
Retreat Director: Ashley Fizer
Open to Men and Women
Closed to Registration

Sessions

  1. Sunday, Dec. 5, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  2. Monday, Dec. 6, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  3. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  4. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  5. Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  6. Friday, Dec. 10, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
More information about Virtual Retreats

2022 Retreats

Paisley, FL - Deerhaven Campground

Date: Feb. 6-11, 2022 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Paisley, FL
Cost: $488.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women
FULL

Retreat Facility: www.deerhaven.cc

Prescott, AZ - Chapel Rock

Date: Mar. 7-11, 2022 (Mon. - Fri.)
Location: Prescott, AZ
Cost: $495.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
29 Spots Available
Registration Information (PDF)

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.chapelrock.net

Rockaway Beach, OR - Twin Rocks

Date: Mar. 27-Apr.1, 2022 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Rockaway Beach, OR
Cost: $454.00 
Retreat Director: Ashley Fizer
Open to Men and Women
29 Spots Available
Registration Information (PDF)

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.twinrocks.org

Princeton, BC, Canada - RockRidge Canyon

Date: Apr. 4-8, 2022 (Mon. - Fri.)
Location: Princeton, BC, Canada
Cost: $597.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women
50 Spots Available
Registration Information (PDF)

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: rockridgecanyon.com

Parma (Cleveland), OH - Jesuit Retreat House

Date: May 16-20, 2022 (Mon. - Fri.)
Location: Parma (Cleveland), OH
Cost: $460.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
50 Spots Available
Registration Information (PDF)

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.jesuitretreatcenter.org

Iowa Park, TX - Camp Chaparral

Date: Sept. 11-16, 2022 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Iowa Park, TX
Cost: $445.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
50 Spots Available
Registration Information (PDF)

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.campchaparral.org

Biloxi, MS - Seashore United Methodist Assembly

Date: Sept. 18-23, 2022 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Biloxi, MS
Cost: $465.00 
Retreat Director: Ashely Fizer
Open to Men and Women
33 Spots Available
Registration Information (PDF)

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.seashoreassembly.org

Duxbury, MA - Miramar Retreat Center

Date: Sept. 25-29, 2022 (Sun. - Thurs.)
Location: Duxbury, MA

Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women
Registration opening soon
50 Spots Available


Retreat Facility: www.miramarretreat.org

Rockaway Beach, OR - Twin Rocks

Date: Oct. 23-28, 2022 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Rockaway Beach, OR
Cost: TBD
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
19 Spots Available
Registration Information (PDF)

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.twinrocks.org

Retreat Q&A

Retreats are only open to members (men and women age 18 or older), and joining is easy! You can join online and enjoy a full year of membership benefits. Call or email one of our retreat registrars listed below for assistance. They're happy to help.

Look at a sample retreat schedule, meet our retreat directors and hear about the retreat experience firsthand from members on What Happens at a TOPS Retreat?

TOPS is now offering Virtual Retreats on ZOOM as well. Learn more about this unique experience.

You may request information about any retreat or ask to be put on the waiting list for a retreat that is full by contacting one of our Retreat Registrars.  Please be sure to mention which retreat location(s) and date(s) interest you.

The price of a retreat depends on the location and number of days. Most onsite retreats cost between $250 to $600* (sometimes more), including lodging and meals. Retreatants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the location. If you haven't attended a retreat in the past five years and are an active adult TOPS member, you are welcome to apply for one of two retreat scholarships awarded annually in July.

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