Alicia at Seabeck
Whether you have been to Seabeck Umpteen times, are considering it for the first time or something in between, we hope you come this year for a weekend of fun, relaxation, friendship and community of the annual getaway to Seabeck. This year’s theme is “The Power of Play.” Download the registration form.
The weekend offers a bit of programming and a lot of free time. Here are some highlights of the weekend:
A highlight of the weekend is always the Variety Show on Saturday evening, whether you entertain or come to be entertained. People share poetry, play music (there is a piano), sing, perform skits, and do myriad acts for awe, smiles, or laughter. Here are a few ideas to help you think up a creative performance of your own:
We spend two nights in rooms of the Inn, old houses, and newer buildings. You can request a room for your family, or you can share a room with others from the congregation. Sheets, blankets, and towels are provided.
We will enjoy three delicious meals on Saturday and two on Sunday in the Dining Hall. Meals are served family style around tables of 8, so it's an excellent time to chat with others in our congregation. Dinner is not provided on Friday, so make plans to provide your own dinner. Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free and Dairy-free options available.
If you need other special foods, such as a sugar-free sweetener, or special snacks you will need to bring them. You may use the self-serve refrigerator in the dining hall.
Seabeck Conference Center turned 100 years old in 2015. Our congregation has been holding a fall getaway there for almost half that time. Come, join in the tradition, and make new memories.
Seabeck Conference Center
15395 Seabeck Hwy NW, Seabeck, WA
The annual church retreat is at the Seabeck Conference Center on beautiful Hood Canal. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island and the Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church join us there for the weekend. We promise a weekend of relaxation, fellowship, programs, and fun.
Beach and trees at Seabeck
We spend time relaxing, having fun and connecting with new and old friends. Friday evening we check in and visit with each other.
On Saturday morning we have separate programs for adults and children but with a shared theme. In the afternoon, people play games, row on the lagoon, stroll through the woods, hike to the old cemetery, or simply sit in a rocking chair on the porch and soak up the conversation and sun—we hope. Don't forget to bring your bathing suit for the annual Polar Bear Swim on Saturday afternoon! Saturday evening we gather for the popular variety show.
Sunday morning the congregation gathers at the Chapel in the Woods for a service. Then, it's time to pack up the cars and enjoy lunch at the Inn before heading home.
Download a map of the Seabeck campus.