June Retreat - A Holy Wasting of Time


The Cummins Institute invites SMC Faculty and Staff to come reflect at the St. Joseph’s Camp on the Russian River

Each day will have prayer, common meals, quiet time, spiritual conferences, music, and personal reflection. There will be individual and communal activities tied to nature, involving movement of body and spirit. The words of Saint La Salle will punctuate the private and communal times.


St. Joseph's Camp


Daily Eucharist will be available before breakfast. 


Meals will be a time of community building, prepared by a local chef and will be fresh, regional, organic, and delicious.



June 7th - 10th, 2016

Who to contact?

Sally Jamison: sjamison@stmarys-ca.edu




Check-in Information:

Check-in time at St. Joseph's Camp on the Russian River, is Tuesday morning, June 7th between 10 and 11 a.m. The first retreat session will begin at noon with lunch. Departure is scheduled for 1 PM (after lunch) on Friday,  June 10th.  


Accommodations for the retreat are single “cabins” and big bath/shower rooms for men and for women.  All linens, pillows and towels are provided.  


Catered cuisine includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs. Our caterer and her staff are very accommodating and the food is fresh and yummy, but, she needs to know in advance of any food allergies or concerns.  


There is a refrigerator available if you want to bring your own snacks and/or drinks. We will bring wine and beer and a few snacks for evening socials before dinner. 

What to Pack:

Please bring a water bottle to fill, as there will be no bottled water.  Dress is definitely retreat casual – whatever makes you comfortable.  The weather varies - layering is recommended.  There will be time built in to walk (10 minute drive to the beach) and relax. 


Directions to the camp are attached below.  It takes about an hour and a half driving time from Saint Mary’s College.  Contact one another if you are interested in carpooling.

Folders, a writing journal, and retreat materials will be available at the initial session.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  

Brother Charles 
Sally Jamison

Family members who are fully participating in the retreat are welcome. RSVP by middle of May.

See the attached flyer for information on how to get to St. Joseph's.