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.

2021 In-Person Retreats to be Rescheduled - New Virtual Retreats Listed Below

June 1, 2021

These are challenging times and TOPS wants you to have the best retreat experience possible. After careful consideration, your TOPS Retreat Staff has concluded that the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place at retreat facilities make it impossible to provide the quality experience that our members have come to expect. Therefore, all remaining in-person retreats for 2021 are postponed. TOPS is committed to making every effort to reschedule these retreats back at your favorite locations for 2022. Due to the various restrictions in place at local venues, there is no guarantee we can make this happen.  If you are already scheduled to attend a retreat in 2021, you have several options. You may receive a full refund or apply your payment to a retreat in 2022. You may also choose to apply your payment to a virtual retreat in 2021 and receive the balance as a partial refund. 


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 #007 with Terri Ord

Date: July 28-31, 2021 (Wed. - Sat.)
Location: Zoom
Cost: $79.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women

Sessions

  1. Wednesday, July 28, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  2. Thursday, July 29, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  3. Thursday, July 29, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  4. Friday, July 30, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  5. Friday, July 30, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  6. Saturday, July 31, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
More information about Virtual Retreats
Registration Opens in Early June

Virtual Retreat #008 with Ashley Fizer

Date: Aug. 19-22, 2021 (Thurs. - Sun.)
Location: Zoom
Cost: $79.00 
Retreat Director: Ashley Fizer
Open to Men and Women

Sessions

  1. Thursday, Aug. 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  2. Friday, Aug. 20, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  3. Saturday, Aug. 21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
  4. Saturday, Aug. 21, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
  5. Sunday, Aug. 22, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  6. Sunday, Aug. 22, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
More information about Virtual Retreats
Registration Opens in Early June

Virtual Retreat #009 with Cynthia Mack

Date: Sept. 12-14, 2021 (Sun. - Tues.)
Location: Zoom
Cost: $79.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women

Sessions

  1. Sunday, Sept. 12, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  2. Monday, Sept. 13, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  3. Monday, Sept. 13, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  4. Monday, Sept. 13, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  5. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  6. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
More information about Virtual Retreats
Registration Opens in Early June

Virtual Retreat #010 with Terri Ord

Date: Oct. 27-30, 2021 (Wed. - Sat.)
Location: Zoom
Cost: $79.00 
Retreat Director: Terri Ord
Open to Men and Women

Sessions

  1. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  2. Thursday, Oct. 28, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  3. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  4. Friday, Oct. 29, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  5. Friday, Oct. 29, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  6. Saturday, Oct. 30, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
More information about Virtual Retreats
Registration Opens in Early June

Virtual Retreat #011 with Cynthia Mack

Date: Nov. 14-16, 2021 (Sun. - Tues.)
Location: Zoom
Cost: $79.00 
Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women

Sessions

  1. Sunday, Nov. 14, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  2. Monday, Nov. 15, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  3. Monday, Nov. 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  4. Monday, Nov. 15, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  5. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  6. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
More information about Virtual Retreats
Registration Opens in Early June

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

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
Registration Opens in Early June

2022 Retreats

Iowa Park, TX - Camp Chaparral

Date: Sept. 11-16, 2022 (Sun. - Fri.)
Location: Iowa Park, TX

Retreat Director: Cynthia Mack
Open to Men and Women



Retreat Facility: www.campchaparral.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 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.

*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.

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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