2020 Retreats & Workshops

 Use promo code FRIEND when registering! Recruit a friend and take $25 off a three-day retreat or $10 off a one-day workshop! 

Creativity Workshop: Beginning Watercolor

Saturday, January 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $100 per person, $150 for two people* 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint? Start your new year off right by learning a new creative skill with our Beginning Watercolor class. Led by artist and teacher Trish Murtha, you'll learn the basics of creating wonderful watercolor paintings. Focusing on the colors of winter, Trish will teach you easy techniques to capture the brilliant light and sculptural shapes revealed in the winter landscape. Geared for beginners, but all are welcome! 

*Includes lunch and libations around the campfire at the conclusion of the workshop.Register here ...

Creativity Retreat: Starting to Write

Friday, January 24 - Sunday, January 26

Cost: $395, including lodging and all meals. 

Do you have a writer inside you that's waiting to emerge? Do you have stories you want to tell, but are stuck sitting in front of that blank page? In this retreat, taught by award-winning author Susan Devan Harness, you'll learn how to get started on your writing journey.

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Outdoor Adventures Workshop: Backpacking 101

Saturday, February 1, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $20 per person. Register for all three backpacking workshops for $45. See above for discount code.

Thinking of heading out for your first unsupported multi-day backpacking trip, or maybe something even more ambitious, like putting together a team and tackling the Continental Divide? Join Silas Binkley for this three-part backpacking and expedition planning course. Attend one session or attend all three, it's up to you. Backpacking & Expedition Planning 101 will start with the basics, discussing the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and packing for a multi-day outing. This is the perfect primer for a spring break or early summer backcountry adventure!

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Creativity Retreat: The Colors of Winter

Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9

Cost: $395, including lodging and all meals.

Learn how to capture the astounding shapes in deep shadows and colors in brilliant winter light in watercolor. In this retreat, artist Trish Murtha will help you explore the sculptural lines of rock, river, and exposed tree branches. Suitable for all experience levels.

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Heart-J Veterans

Saturday, February 20, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - FREE!

Join Heart-J Veterans for fun, food, and friendship. Open to all veterans, all ages and all branches. Family friendly. 12:00 - 4:00 PM. Check heartjcenter.org/veterans for more details.

Wellness Retreat: Mapping Your Future

Friday, February 28 - Sunday, March 1

Cost: $495, including lodging and all meals. 

You are at the edge of the map as you know it and still have 30 years of living to do! Retirement, an empty nest, and job shifts provide opportunities to explore new adventures, but we need a map to reach our goals. Relax and connect with others while you talk, reflect, tell stories, and engage in one-on-one and small group discussions to imagine possibilities and draw the map to your future. Learn more...

Outdoor Adventures Workshop: Backpacking 201

Saturday, February 29, 10: am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $20 per person. Register for all three backpacking workshops for $45. See above for discount code. 

Continue to tune up your backpacking skills -- Spring is right around the corner! Learn more about how to safely plan a backcountry expedition during this one-day workshop.

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Creativity Retreat: Writing Your Life Story

Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15

Cost: $395, including lodging and all meals. 

Have you set your sights on writing your memoir, or would you like to capture your personal stories in essays or vignettes? Susan Devan Harness, author of the award-winning memoir "Bitterroot," will give you the tools and guidance to create the characters, scenes, and structure that will transform your memories into compelling writing. Open to all experience levels.

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Heart-J Veterans

Saturday, March 14, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - FREE!

Heart-J Veterans, join us for another day of fun, food, and friendship. Open to all veterans, all ages and all branches. Families are welcome too! Please visit www.heartjcenter.org/veterans for more information.

Horsin' Around Spring Adventure

Monday, March 23 - Thursday, March 26

Cost: $525, including lodging and all meals. 

Celebrates springtime at Sylvan Dale with a 4-day, 3-night getaway that focuses on horses. Trail rides, information sessions, cowboy stories, and more. You'll go home with stories of your own after this fun week in the saddle. Learn more...

Wellness Retreat: Supportive ADHD Families Retreat

Friday, March 27 - Sunday, March 29

Cost: see webpage linked below for pricing

Spend the weekend with your family in a safe and supportive vacation-like atmosphere, for a special one of a kind learning adventure. Geared towards families and kids ages 5 -8 suspecting or recently diagnosed with ADHD, this retreat is designed to help families learn what to expect, when faced with the challenges of ADHD (and similar conditions). Learn more...

Outdoor Adventures Workshop: Backpacking 301

Saturday, March 28, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost: $20 per person. Register for all three backpacking workshops for $45. See above for discount code. 

Take a deeper dive into learning the expedition planning skills that will prepare you and your team to safely tackle the most challenging backcountry experiences. Colorado Trail, anyone?

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July 19th to 25th, 2020

Spend an unforgettable week immersed in the history and culture of the Cheyenne people. Your guide for the week is Gray Wolf, who will transform Cottonwood Gulch into an authentic Cheyenne Village circa 1870. This is a wonderful experience for families with activities for all -- children, teens, parents, and grandparents. LEARN MORE...

October 23-35, 2020

This life-changing weekend of creativity and camaraderie pairs veterans and active duty service members with talented songwriters resulting in songs that promote healing, provide hope and create community. Learn More...

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