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Rocky Mountain Retreat

Feeling the need for a break in the routine? It’s not too late to register for the 2010 Rocky Mountain Retreat. The retreat has been going strong for seventeen years, and this year promises another great experience.

Jana Riess, author of  Mormonism for Dummies and What Would Buffy Do? The Vampire Slayer as Spiritual Guide, will speak.  Phyllis Barber will read from her new memoir. There will also be a panel discussion of Mormon women writers, get-acquainted activities, and music. The retreat is held June 4-6 this year, in a spectacular mountain setting, about 1.5 hours outside of Denver, Colorado.

Speakers, panel discussions, and presentations are an important part of the retreat. Equally important activities include spending Saturday afternoon in mountain hot springs, talking and playing games late into the night, and savoring an array of chocolate products available 24/7. It’s a chance to share with other women. Topics run the gamut from work woes and boring Relief Society lessons to great books and exciting travel options. Nothing is off-limits, including sex and politics (though  political preferences are definitely diverse). At times we find ourselves discussing topics that may not be brought up in Relief Society, but just as often swap ideas for great Young Women activities and Relief Society service projects. You can also hike, swim, ride horses, or just take a good nap.

If this sounds good, check out our website:  http://rockymountainretreat.org/.

Caroline

Caroline is a PhD student in Women's Studies in Religion and mother of three.

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