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 $175 to $500* (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.

2019 Retreats

Paris, ON - Five Oaks Centre

Date: August 11 - 15, 2019 (Sun. - Thurs.)
Location: Paris, ON
Cost: $450.00 (Canadian Funds)
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
FULL

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.fiveoaks.on.ca

Eddy Farm - Sparrow Bush, NY

Sparrow Bush, NY - Eddy Farm

Date: September 8 - 12, 2019 (Sun. - Thur.)
Location: Sparrow Bush, NY
Cost: $415.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women
FULL

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.eddyfarm.com

Cedar Canyon in Rapid City, SD

Rapid City, SD - Cedar Canyon Camp and Retreat Center

Date: September 15 - 20, 2019 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Rapid City, SD
Cost: $475.00 
Retreat Director: Deanna Bies
Open to Men and Women

Wirtz, VA - W E Skelton 4-H Education Conf. Center

Wirtz, VA - W E Skelton 4-H Education Conf. Center

Date: September 22 - 27, 2019 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Wirtz, VA
Cost: $540.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women
CANCELLED

Mount Sequoyah  in Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville, AR - Mount Sequoyah Conference Center

Date: October 20 - 25, 2019 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Cost: $498.00 
Retreat Director: Deanna Bies
Open to Men and Women

Twin Rocks Friends Camp and Conf. Center in Beech Grove, IN

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

Date: October 20 - 25, 2019 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Rockaway Beach, OR
Cost: $394.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women
FULL

Guideline Information (PDF)

Retreat Facility: www.twinrocks.org

2020 Retreats

RockRidge Canyon Conference Centre Princeton, BC

Princeton, BC - RockRidge Canyon Conference and Retreat Centre

Date: April 3 - 7, 2020 (Fri. - Tues.)
Location: Princeton, BC
Cost: $597.00 (Canadian Funds)
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women