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. 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 swimming,
canoeing, 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 ongoing
Spring Retreat since 1964. The facilities include 1,400 acres,
permanent buildings, a new cafeteria, beautiful landscaping, and
scenic lakes. It is located in the heart of the dogwood and timber
region of East Texas, nine miles south of Palestine, Texas.
A.R.E. 51st Annual Spring Palestine Retreat information and forms you can download (all PDFs)
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. EST.
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-
TO REGISTER ONLINE: Go to Online registration form.
Attendee Registration Check-in will be located in St. Luke’s
auditorium at 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Lodging & Meals
LIMITED UPGRADED LODGING: (Linens provided). Staff House: 5
units, each with 2 beds, 3 baths, and kitchen. Central Building, Family
Life & Pat Thompson: motel-like rooms, 2 double beds, private bath.
CALL FOR AVAILABILITY (800) 333-4499.
BASIC LODGING: Camp Asbury New Dormitories: designed with
Youth in mind. Each unit contains single beds and bath with showers.
Located next to St. Luke’s Auditorium. No linens provided: you
must bring linens, towels, blanket, and pillow.
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. Meals will be available on a
daily basis at the retreat center by advance purchase (minimum 3
weeks before retreat). Call registrar for details.
Rooms or roommate requests will be honored in order of receipt
and will be subject to availability. Check-in time 4 p.m., check-out
time is Noon. 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 more information.
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 and meals fees are payable
to A.R.E. HQ and your deposit ($150 per person) must be received
by February 19. Day rates are available.
LATE REGISTRATION: Registrations
received after February 19 are subject to a $40 late fee per
person. Register early to ensure your place!
Deposits, balance due date,
and cancellation fees
Full payment is due by March 5.The minimum deposit is $150 per
CANCELLATIONS: Refunds are available up to February 19,
less a $40 processing fee per person. Refunds after February 19 for
accommodations: only if allowed by Lakeview.
Donatation to the Scholarship Form
A scholarship fund based on donations enables the retreat to offer
limited scholarships to those needing financial aid. For information,
contact the registrar. You are invited to donate to this fund
and all donations are tax deductible.
Scholarship applications must be received by February 5.
Slient 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 3:00 p.m. on
Thursday in the main auditorium. If you have questions please
contact Jean Moore at email@example.com.
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 Joanne Bogenschutz
at 920-450-5033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 e-mail Mary
Bierman at email@example.com 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 and 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.
Please do not bring pets, alcohol, drugs, firearms, or fireworks.
No food preparation in living quarters (except Staff House). No
Smoking in any of the buildings. TVs and telephones not included.
Please do not bring any items to sell.
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.