Retreats

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all!" - Helen Keller

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.

Retreat Q&A

Q: Who may attend a TOPS retreat?
A: Retreats are only open to members (men and women age 18 or older), and joining is easy! You can join online for just $32 US/$36* Canada 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.

Q: What happens at a retreat?
A: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? 


Q: How do I sign up for a retreat or get on the waiting list?
A: 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.


Q: How much does a TOPS retreat cost and is assistance available?

A: The price of a retreat depends on the location and number of days. Most 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.

Q: What if I am having trouble opening document links on this page?
A: To open the guidelines or registration in most browsers, click on the link. Right click the link to save to your desktop.

*Unless noted, prices are in US dollars. For foreign sales, your credit card issuer will convert other currency at the current exchange rate and may charge a fee.

2020 Retreats

Young Life Castaway Club in Detroit Lakes, MN
Retreat has been rescheduled for October 4 - 8, 2020.

Detroit Lakes, MN - Young Life Castaway Club

Date: Aug. 23 - 27 Oct. 4 - 8, 2020 (Sun. - Thurs.)
Location: Detroit Lakes, MN
Cost: $428.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women

Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conference Center in Rockaway Beach, OR

Rockaway Beach, OR - Twin Rocks Friends Camp & Conf. Center

Date: October 25 - 30, 2020 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Rockaway Beach, OR
Cost: $400.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
FULL

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.twinrocks.org

Parma, OH - Jesuit Retreat House
Retreat has been rescheduled for November 13 - 15, 2020.

Parma (Cleveland), OH - Jesuit Retreat House

Date: Aug. 21 - 23 Nov. 13 - 15, 2020 (Fri. - Sun.)
Location: Parma (Cleveland), OH
Cost: $280.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women

2021 Retreats

Retreat has been rescheduled for Feb. 7-12, 2021. New Retreat forms will be posted soon.

Paisley, FL - Deerhaven Retreat & Conference Center

Date: Sept. 20 - 25, 2020 (Sun. - Fri.) Feb. 7-12, 2021
Location: Paisley, FL
Cost: $488.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women
Being rescheduled



Retreat Facility: www.deerhaven.cc

RockRidge Canyon Conference Centre Princeton, BC
Retreat has been rescheduled for April 25 - 29, 2021. New Retreat forms will be posted soon.

Princeton, BC - RockRidge Canyon Conference and Retreat Centre

Date: Oct 18 - 22, 2020 April 25 - 29, 2021 (Sun. - Thurs.)
Location: Princeton, BC
Cost: $597.00 (Canadian Funds)
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women
Being rescheduled



Retreat Facility: rockridgecanyon.com

Retreat has been rescheduled for May 2 - 6, 2021.

Waldheim, SK - Shekinah Retreat Centre

Date: April 20 - 24 May 2 - 6, 2021 (Sun. - Thurs.)
Location: Waldheim, SK
Cost: $520.00 (Canadian Funds)
Retreat Director: Ashley Fizer
Open to Men and Women

Seashore United Methodist Assembly
Retreat has been rescheduled for 2021. New dates will be posted soon.

Biloxi, MS - Seashore United Methodist Assembly

Date: Aug 2 - 7, 2020 2021 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Biloxi, MS
Cost: $440.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
Dates Pending



Retreat Facility: www.seashoreassembly.org

Retreat has been rescheduled for 2021. New dates will be posted soon.

Iowa Park, TX - Camp Chaparral

Date: Sept. 13 - 18, 2020 2021 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Iowa Park, TX
Cost: $445.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
Dates Pending



Retreat Facility: www.campchaparral.org