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What Happens At A TOPS Retreat?

TOPS has two retreat options — on-site and Virtual Retreats. This page covers the on-site experience, where you can expect to:

  • Meet new people.
  • Connect with friends.
  • Follow a 1,500 calorie meal plan using the Exchange System. After each meal, you'll learn how to count exchanges and apply them to meal planning once you get home.
  • Attend sessions with hands-on instruction. Meet our Retreat Directors.
  • Give yourself time to reflect and rejuvenate in a peaceful, beautiful setting.

What do other people have to say about the retreat experience?

Read about the Hawaii "trip of a lifetime" (PDF) and What to Look Forward to on a TOPS Retreat (PDF).

How long is a retreat?

TOPS has two formats for on-site retreats:

  • Weekend (Fri - Sun)
  • Week (Sun - Fri)

How much does a retreat cost?

The price of a retreat depends on the location. Most retreats cost between $250 to $600* (sometimes more), including lodging and meals. Pricing and other specific details for each retreat can be found in the retreat listing.

If you're not sure about making this commitment of time and money, you may consider trying a Virtual Retreat first -- it's just $79.00 -- or you may apply for one of two scholarships given annually to active adult TOPS members who haven't attended a retreat in the past five years.

*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.