Information Form – MCC Toronto Men’s Retreat Weekend – May 27 – 29, 2022
Theme: “Living our Authentic Self”
Facilitator: Murray Watson
Where is the retreat and how do I drive there?
The Retreat will be held at Jericho House (10845 Rathfon Road, Wainfleet, ON L0S1V0)
How to get to Jericho House?
30 minutes from the heart of Niagara Peninsula or the Canada/US border, 60 minutes from Hamilton, 90 minutes from Waterloo and 2 hours from London, Toronto, and Barrie, Jericho’s location has the unique benefit of providing a country setting near at hand. Please consult map.
Barrie: Hwy 400S to 401W to 403 to QEW(Niagara) to Victoria Ave. (Reg. Rd 24) to Hwy 3 to south on Rathfon Rd. Buffalo: Hwy 3W to Rathfon Rd. and turn le . London: Hwy 401E to 403E to Lincoln Alexander Pkwy (becomes Red Hill) to QEW Niagara to Victoria Ave. (Reg. Rd. 24) to Hwy 3 to south on Rathfon Rd. Waterloo: Hwy 8 south to 403E to QEW Niagara to Victoria Ave. (Reg. Rd. 24) to Hwy 3 to south on Rathfon Rd. Toronto: 401 to 403 to QEW Niagara to Victoria Ave. (Reg. Rd. 24) to Hwy 3 to south Rathfon Road.
What time are we expected to arrive on Friday May 27?
All participants are asked to arrive between 4pm-7pm so that they can register and settle in their rooms before dinner.
What are the Sleeping arrangements?
18 Flexible occupancy bedrooms with bunk beds. Each room has a full washroom. Rooms will be assigned. Double occupancy (2 per room) and you can have a 3rd person in a
room if everyone feels comfortable. Carpool can be arranged.
Registration Fee covers: The cost of accommodations, 6 meals, coffee/tea/water, snacks, a facilitator, Sunday Service and all supplies for the retreat activities. Fees are refundable up to one week prior to the retreat. No refunds after May 22.
What should I NOT bring? You are not to bring any snacks, bottle water, nuts or food unless it is a special dietary necessity. Do not bring any sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, sleeping bags, alcohol, drugs, pets.
What should I Bring?
You should bring indoor shoes or slippers, hiking shoes/boots, personal toiletries, hand soap (if you need unscented soap) any medication you require, bug spray, comfortable clothes for relaxing, sunscreen, hats and sunglasses, reusable water container( if you use one), games for games night, ear plugs (if you are a light sleeper), a small flashlight and face mask.
A comfortable and safe environment for all, alcohol, drug and scent free. Extra pillows will be available, if needed. Quiet in the sleeping wings after 11pm. Playing of personal music, in the common areas and in the bedroom areas, headphones are to be used.
The retreat involves short presentations, individual reflection and group participation. It provides a safe, respectful space for reflection and group sharing. You can expect to:
- Participate according to one’s comfort level: -Make new friends -Enjoy the beauty of the Niagara Region near the shores of Lake Erie
- Laugh, sing, play and relax
- Nurture your spirit
- Find courage for the future
- Sunday Worship Service
- Enjoy great food
- Celebrate your life
- Bonfire, singalong and marshmallows
Jericho House has a games/recreational room, nature walk, hiking trails, wi-fi, outdoor labyrinth, bonfire, air conditioning, rooms with full washrooms, dining area, conference area, chapel.
Jericho House contact information
for emergency purposes only:
Phone Number: 1-905-834-0553
All participants must be fully vaccinated and follow the health protocols that are in place at Jericho House
Food disclaimer: Reasonable effort to accommodate your gluten free and vegetarian dietary needs will be made. If you need specific dietary food. it is your responsibility to bring this specific dietary food with you.
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