Information on this page is subject to change as we receive additional information from Ferry Beach and as the COVID-19 virus and pandemic continue to evolve.  We will email registrants about any major changes; please check this page for details and minor changes.

Registration is open! Please go to to register!

For general information about the retreat, see First Parish’s Ferry Beach retreat web page.

2022 Schedule

This year’s retreat will take place from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25. Check in and check out times will be posted here.

2022 Registration

Registration is through Realm here, First Parish’s online directory and database. At least one person in your party must have a Realm account; that person can register other people as guests.

If you don’t have a Realm account, please send email to to set one up, so you’ll be ready when registration opens. You do not need to be a member of First Parish to be eligible for a Realm account. 


Please see the Ferry Beach Retreat Center COVID-19 page for their requirements.

To save time during check-in at the retreat (and to avoid having to figure out what to do if someone forgets to pack their vaccination card!), we will confirm vaccination status in advance by having registrants send the committee a photograph or scan of their vaccination card. Details about the process will be sent to registrants.

Sharing the Retreat Center

This year, there will be a group of 10 to 15 people using the retreat center for a period of time that overlaps with our retreat. They have booked some cabins and some rooms in Quillen, and they will be having their meals in the dining hall. It is also possible that, if First Parish’s registration numbers are not high enough, Ferry Beach will book other groups for some or all of the time of our retreat. We do know that our group will have the Dolphin Room in Quillen for registration Friday night, the theatre on Saturday night, and the fire ring for the bonfire on Saturday night. As we learn more, we will update this site.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I register for just part of the weekend?
    To keep complexity within the capacity of the (volunteer!) planning committee and to ensure that we are able to meet our financial obligations to the Ferry Beach Retreat Center, partial registrations are not available. We hope you can stay for the whole weekend, but if you need to leave early, we will miss you!
  • Is carpooling to Saco, ME available?
    During registration, you will be offered the chance to say if you are interested in carpooling. We will share the list of people interested in carpooling so that you can make your own arrangements.