Thousands visit the Sorrento Centre each year to engage their heart, mind, and spirit; to be inspired, meet old friends and make new ones. They come to rest and relax in a place of great beauty. Arts and culture, music, environment, theology, social and economic justice - these are just a sample of how our programs are deep and diverse. Our work with youth, from children to young adults, is well-respected. We are multi-generational - and provide a safe place for family to gather and a place of transformation for learning, healing and belonging.
The Secwepemc Nation
The Sorrento Centre is located on the unceded traditional lands of the Secwepemc Nation. Before contact with Europeans, the Secwepemc peoples were gathered in more than 30 self-governing bands. Today, there are 17 bands. The Secwepemc people sought to live in harmony with the world – moving from place to place over the seasons to harvest animals and other food, including the bountiful salmon. The Secwepemc maintained a spiritual and practical respect for land, water, air, animals, plants, and all things needed for their survival – maintaining cultural and other practices that offer great wisdom and guidance in the 21st century.
The Sorrento Centre
A year-round natural setting on the shores of the beautiful Shuswap Lake, B.C. - a place of inspiration, gathering, and growth - Sorrento offers a year-round program of workshops, youth leadership training, public lectures and performances as well hosting events at our excellent conference, meeting & retreat accommodation.
In addition to meeting and seminar rooms, a book store, and outdoor labyrinth, there is a covered amphitheatre, a private beach on Shuswap Lake, and beautiful trails and gardens.
We are an accessible facility, and child-friendly.
The kitchen staff specialize in fine homestyle cooking - sourcing some produce from the Centre's own farm! Sorrento offers affordable cost-effective accommodation from a selection of lodges, apartments, cabanas, and tenting and trailer campsites. About meals /accommodations / facilities/ farm.
With all this to offer, Sorrento Centre meets the conference, retreat, family reunion, seminar and meeting needs of businesses, government and social agencies, special interest groups and service clubs, musicians, schools, youth programs and churches.
You can also arrange a self directed retreat at the centre or just have a stop on your way through.
Sorrento is located 70 km east of Kamloops and 32 km west of Salmon Arm, on the Trans-Canada Highway. Interactive Google Map here »
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