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.

Ferry Beach 2022 is over; please check the main Ferry Beach retreat page for information on Ferry Beach 2023 and thanks to all who attended!

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

This is old information that is left here for reference.

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2022 Schedule

This year’s retreat took place from Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th.

Check in started at 5pm on Friday.

Room check out was at 10am sharp on Sunday, however, we had access to the rest of the facility until after lunch.

2022 Registration

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

Information about the registration process, including pricing, can be found here. A Realm account is need to view this page.

If you don’t have a Realm account, please send email to realm@firstparish.info 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. 

COVID-19

According to the Ferry Beach Retreat Center COVID-19 page, “All visitors of Ferry Beach must be fully vaccinated (per US CDC guidance at time of registration).” In addition, N-95 or KN-95 masks are recommended indoors. We require everyone to do a home test before arriving; if you test positive or have any symptoms, please stay home.

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. 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.