Come to the banquet! Eight wonder-filled weeks of summer ~ register now!
Special in week eight: The Sorrento Centre is partnering with the United Church to bring Wild Church to our main campus and natural farm. Come and enjoy a deep and inspiring week in communion with creation and the Creator. Our theme: Windows to wisdom - portals to peace.
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Three quick steps to register:
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The Summer of 2020 at the Sorrento Centre: Our gates and doors and farm and waterfront are soon to be open to welcome you, cherished guests! You are invited to a new summer experience that will nurture and nourish your body, engage and enliven your mind, and heal and honour your spirit. With more intimate gatherings, individually prepared meals, safe cleaning and distancing procedures, creative art, music and worship opportunities, it will be a summer to heal, relax, reconnect and feel alive in God’s creation.
Longer summer, shorter weeks: We are offering three additional weeks in August to our summer 2020 schedule. Please note: We begin each week on Monday with dinner and end with breakfast Saturday morning.
A typical day at our beloved Centre: ·
Greet the Day early outdoor worship·
Learning, healing & belonging “smorgasbord” – choose from a range of interactive session ~ make music ~ theology ‘tasters’ ~ healing practices ~ hike in sacred spaces ~ be creative ·
Interfaith explorations at mid-day ·
Lunch· Afternoons free to explore, read, swim, cycle, hike, canoe, nap or …·
Wine Before Dinner – Anglican Communion·
Evening play – outdoor movie night, campfire, music, story-telling, special guests (via video links)·
Compline – prayers of gratitude and peace
Listening deeply to the wisdom of creation: The land, the water, the plants and animals of the Sorrento Centre on our beautiful main campus, waterfront, natural farm and bird sanctuary invite us to watch, listen, rest and be.
Making music in abundance: How many “safe” ways can we make music? Just ask this summer’s musician-in-residence, Kevin Zakresky. Pack your musical instruments and look forward participating in The Sorrento Centre Orchestra.
Engaging our minds: We are inviting a wide range of program leaders, who cannot travel to the Sorrento Centre this summer, to bring to the banquet, via videotape, important thoughts and reflections. We will gather in small groups on our campus to share these insights and to explore our responses, reflections, and questions and hopefully be inspired to ‘be the change’ our world needs.
Welcome to the children: Fun together! We will offer mixed-ages children’s activities as part of the smorgasbord Tuesday - Friday mornings. Please let us know what your young ones enjoy.
COVID-19: Our first priority is the health and well-being of our guests, staff and neighbours. We will meet and exceed all WorkSafeBC and public health requirements and guidelines. There are changes throughout our campus – from food services to wash houses. We are continually updating our COVID-19 plan and will post updated versions on the website.
Travel restrictions: We are not able to accept registrations from international guests (including the United States) this summer. The Sorrento Centre is following all public health directions regarding travel restrictions. If the rules change and we are not able to accept a guest even after they are registered, then we will offer a full refund.
Pre-visit screening: We are asking all guests to complete a COVID-19 self-assessment before travelling to the Sorrento Centre < https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en >. If you, or any member of your family, are not feeling well, do not come to the Sorrento Centre. We will refund your registration. Please follow the advice on the self-assessment tool. Guests who experience illness after arriving here will be moved into a safe, self-isolation suite and medical authorities will be contacted.
Register today or call for more information: 250-675-2421 or toll-free at 1-866-694-2499