The 2017 Colorado CoDA Annual Retreat will be held on August 4-6, 2016 at the Ponderosa Retreat Center.
What to bring:
- Water bottle
- Coffee mug
- Lawn chair
- Bedding (if you are in the dormitory)
Our Retreat History
It began with a few members who enjoyed camping together and having a meeting by firelight. It has since evolved into lodging members who still enjoy the annual gatherings to share experience, strength and hope in a meeting and soical setting. In our 6th year we are hoping the 'campers' will treat themselves to a weekend in a Lodge complete with separate dorms for men and women, semi-private bathrooms and, dare I say it, all meals provided. (Please note there will be no tent camping option.)
For 2017 we have elected to keep it a bit simpler by focusing on fellowshipping with one another and maybe quiet time to reconnect with our Higher Power. We hope you will join us.
Ponderosa is 650 acres of year-round retreat and relaxation.
Just off I-25, we're right between Denver and Colorado Springs and the perfect spot for individuals and groups to retreat.
Nestled in the pine-covered foothills of the Rockies, we serve up some of the best food you'll find in a casual destination - all created in Colorado style with a slight southern accent.
Be sure to bring your own bedding, and we can't wait to see you there!
Take I-25 to just north of Monument.
Exit at Exit #163, County Line Road/Palmer Divide.
Go east about 2 miles until you see the Ponderosa sign at Furrow Road.
Turn north at the intersection and travel a little over one-half mile until you see the entrance to Ponderosa on your left.
Ponderosa Information and Guidelines:
1) Check-in is at 3pm and check out 1pm
2) No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs
3) No smoking allowed in any buildings
4) No pets, due to allergies of others
5) Quiet time begins at 10:30pm
6) And additional trash fee of $50 per day will be charged to guests bringing their own meals
7) Light snacks are allowed.
8) Shoes must be worn at all times.
If an emergency or special need should occur during your stay, a staff memeber can be reached by calling (719) 331-2882.
2017 CoDA Retreat Committee has already been formed and but volunteers from Northern and Southern Colorado are encouraged to participate on the committee and volunteer at the Retreat. Let your opinions, ideas and suggestions be heard. Be a part of the 2017 Retreat Committee!
Any questions about the Retreat? Need more information?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or Gloria (719) 331-5254, Jeanni (719) 205-0624, Tonya (501) 548-2992
For Scholarship info: Kimberly (719) 358-8908