Camping and Retreat Ministries news: January 2018

January 02, 2018

Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center

You deserve a 'Day Apart'

A big day is coming for Rolling Ridge: On Jan. 8, 2018, we will be rolling out a new website, with new features making it easier to discover the beauty that is the Ridge and the programs that are becoming our signature.  Be sure to check it out at

With the new year, we hope that you will take some time to nurture your spiritual life.  You deserve a day to renew and be refreshed! Our Spring 2018 Day Apart retreats are open for registration; they are designed for busy people who need a break from the hustle and bustle, and are looking for a day of rest, personal enrichment, and spiritual growth. 

As we prepare for Easter, we are offering a Lenten Series in storytelling highlighting Confession, Communion, and Celebration, along with a Christian Character series on Thomas, Mary Magdalene, and Jesus. 

We are also featuring a post-Easter Silent Retreat, a Women's Spirituality Series, a Clergy Series, a Wellness Series, an Enneagram Series, and a weekend retreat on Incarnational Wholeness. With over 20 events planned, Spring 2018 holds something for everyone at the Ridge. Check it out at

Along with our retreat offerings, registration for our Rolling Ridge-sponsored training programs is also open. A new year-long Certificate Program in Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries in partnership with ISHA (Institute of Spiritual Healing and Aromatherapy) begins in September 2018, and our two-year Gateways to God Spiritual Direction Training begins in February 2019. Registration is open for both programs on the new website.

With 2018 now here, start the new year on solid spiritual footing by making plans to join us at the Ridge. Whether for a Day Apart, a weekend retreat, or an extended training program, your spirit will be refreshed by the peace and beauty that make Rolling Ridge the premiere Christian retreat center in New England.

Wanakee United Methodist Center

Happy New Year from Wanakee!

We ended 2017 with a wonderful reunion of our summer staff, and are excited for the opportunities of the year ahead.

Our annual winter Senior High Retreat, scheduled for Feb. 2-4, 2018 has very limited space remaining. If you or someone from your church would like to attend, sign-up soon! $95/person, contact the office to discuss available financial aid. Details at

The priority application to apply to join Wanakee's summer staff is January 7th, 2018. Please encourage your friends and loved ones to consider joining us for the most meaningful job they'll ever have! to apply or visit our website for full employment information.

We are grateful to our generous supporters who contributed $3,420 to our Campership Fund on Giving Tuesday - enough to fund 10 full weeks of camp. Donations included 21 gifts of $100 or less (totaling more than $1,000!) and contributions from all 11 members of Wanakee's Board of Directors. Thank you all!

We have begun booking retreats throughout 2018. Join us for a ski weekend, women's retreat, confirmation weekend, or something else! contact or (603) 279-7950 for competitive pricing.

Camping and Retreat Ministries is supported by your generosity through Mission Shares. Thank you! Read more stories about the mission and ministries supported by Mission Shares at