Every year this A.R.E. retreat allows people from all walks
of life to gather in an open, nonjudgmental environment
to explore spirituality, different world philosophies, and
principles contained in the Edgar Cayce readings. Reunite with
old friends and connect with new ones as you refresh your
spirit! Experience a soul-awakening, inspiring retreat with like-minded
individuals at our 52nd annual A.R.E. spring retreat
and expand your mind with popular longtime A.R.E. speaker
and author, Sidney Kirkpatrick and his wife, Nancy Kirkpatrick.
Featuring serene hiking and nature trails, Lakeview is located
in the piney woods of Palestine, Texas. The program schedule
allows for flexibility to attend most sessions as well as free
time to pursue the many other recreational activities Lakeview
offers including fishing, boating, hiking, and more. The
Lakeview Methodist Conference Center serves as a center for
assemblies, retreats, and camps for United Methodist Church
groups and those of other denominations. It has served the
A.R.E. Community for its on-going Spring Retreat since 1964.
Onsite Registration will be located in St. Luke’s
auditorium at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
A.R.E. 52nd Annual Spring Palestine Retreat information and forms you can download (all PDFs)
Please call Marlene Duet FIRST at 985-893-9025 (CDT) to
select a room, then contact A.R.E. HQ at 800-333-4499 (EDT)
to register and let them know your room choice. Fees for
Tuition, Lodging & Meals should be paid directly to A.R.E.
HQ in Virginia Beach.
Day rates available, call 800-333-4499
TO REGISTER BY PHONE : Credit card customers
may CALL TOLL FREE 800-333-4499 or 757-428-3588, ext. 0,
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
TO REGISTER BY MAIL: Make check/money order payable to A.R.E. and mail
to: A.R.E. Conferences Registrar, 215 67th Street, Virginia
Beach, VA 23451-2061.
TO REG ISTER ONLNE: Follow this link
Lodging & Meals
Lodging availability and information. Please call Marlene
Duet FIRST at 985-893-9025 (CDT) to select a room, then
contact A.R.E. HQ at 800-333-4499 (EDT) to register and let
them know your room choice. Basic and limited upgraded
lodging facilities are available. Motel type or Cabin: linens
provided. Dormitory style: guests bring their own bed linens,
pillows, and towels. Room designed with youth in mind: single
beds and a shared bathroom with showers.
Camping or recreational vehicles: No spaces are available
LOCAL MOTELS: Hampton Inn (903) 723-0016 (6.7 miles from Retreat)
5 stars. Super 8 (903) 731-9495 (6.7 miles from Retreat) 2½
stars. If staying offsite, day rates apply. Call registrar for details.
Meals may be purchased on a daily basis and must be reserved
three weeks in advance.
Rooms or roommate requests will be honored in order of
receipt and will be subject to availability. Check-in time 3 p.m.,
check-out time is prior to lunch on Sunday. Meals start with
dinner on Thursday and end with lunch on Sunday. Meals served
for 45 minutes only. Extra meals available at an extra cost. If
you wish to exclude meat or fish from your diet, please specify
Vegetarian on the registration form. Please specify if you have
any other special dietary or housing needs. Contact registrar for
Great Value! For around $100—or less—a day you get an all-inclusive
three-night retreat with meals, social activities, lodging,
AND a transformative program with two dynamic speakers!
Payment for program tuition plus lodging or daily grounds fee plus meals fees are
payable to A.R.E. HQ and your deposit ($150 per person) must
be received by February 18 in order to receive the advanced registration
discount. Day rates are available. A $6 per day grounds fee applies. Contact registrar for
more information. Registrations received after February 18, add
$40 per person. Register early to ensure your place!
Deposits, balance due date,
and cancellation fees
The minimum deposit is $150 per person. Full payment is due
by March 10, 2016. CANCELLATIONS: Refunds are available up
to February 18, 2016 less a $35 processing fee per person. Refunds
after February 18, 2016 for accommodations: only if allowed
Donations to the Scholarship Fund
Scholarships: A scholarship fund based on donations enables
the retreat to offer limited assistance to those needing financial
aid. For information, contact the registrar and obtain a
scholarship form. Applications must be received by February
4. You are invited to donate to this fund and all donations are
Silent Auction & Used Book Sale
Donations of crafts, collectibles, novelties, metaphysical
books, and similar items welcomed to support scholarships
and retreat expenses. Drop off your appropriate donations
after 3 p.m. on Thursday in the main auditorium. If you have
questions please contact Jean Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Mini Workshops
Every year our own group of attendees share their amazing
gifts by volunteering to do free workshops. Ideas for
workshops include dreams, dowsing, astrology, nutrition,
yoga, and more. Leaders/facilitators, please keep in mind
that these workshops are uncompensated donated services.
You will be allowed to have business cards and brochures
available during your workshop for your attendees. If interested,
please contact Gretchen Douthit at email@example.com.
Your help is needed for activities. Donating a few hours of
your time to assist the all-volunteer staff is a great way to
meet people and enhance your retreat experience. Please email
Joanne Bogenschutz at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out
how you can help.
What to Bring
Comfortable, casual clothing for all types of weather. Comfortable
walking shoes. A jacket or sweater for cool evenings.
Appropriate items for the silent auction. Alarm clock.
Flashlight. Notebook or journal. Help save Mother Earth,
bring an unbreakable cup to use in the conference room
and your gently used books for the book sale. Please bring
healthy snacks to share. Bring linens, blankets, pillows,
towels, and washcloths for basic dormitory lodging and a
camera to take and share pictures.
PLEASE BRING YOUR
COMPLETED A.R.E. RETREAT EMERGENCY INFORMATION
FORM to turn in at registration at Palestine.
Please do not bring pets, alcohol, drugs, firearms, or
fireworks. No food preparation in living quarters (except in
a cabin). No Smoking in any of the buildings. TVs and telephones
not included. Please do not bring any items to sell.
Please review Lakeview’s Standards Regarding Disorderly
Conduct at https://lakeviewmcc.org/resources.
We sincerely regret there are no provisions for children or
babysitting services at this Retreat. Therefore, we ask if you
bring a child you make arrangements for someone to care
for them outside of the meeting room during presentations.
Camp rules that pertain to children must be adhered to.