Retreats

If you're interested in retreating to Pyoca with a church or small group, please email program@pyoca.org for information on pricing, policies, and procedures to book.

If you're looking for information on what facilities and services we offer our retreat guests, please take a look at our facilities page.




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Confirmation Retreat: March 13 - 15, 2020

All 2020 PC(USA) confirmands and their mentors are welcome to join us as we connect with confirmands across IN, KY, and OH. Learn about what binds us together, not only as Presbyterians, but as a universal church. Come ready to make new friends and start your statement of faith!

Each year, our goal is to connect youth to a wider Christian community beyond their local congregation. We believe it is especially important for youth to build a supportive faith network of peers with the support of their pastors and mentors. This retreat will place youth into house churches that will build their own churches through team building, low ropes, high ropes (weather permitting), and developing a church statement of faith outlining their church's understanding of Christian discipleship.

We highly encourage confirmation mentors to join their youth. Mentorship in the church is a key factor in continued youth engagement and faith formation. The cost per person is $110 for the weekend. This includes all meals, lodging, adventure activities, and programming.

REGISTRATION
To register, please fill out your group registration form and the adult registration forms for any adults ages 18+ who are not currently high school students. Send these forms to molly@pyoca.org no later than Friday, February 28th. Youth medical and consent forms can be sent via mail or brought to the retreat. All forms are mandatory.

Confirmation Group Registration Form

Pyoca Youth Leader Registration Form

Pyoca Youth Retreat Medical and Consent Form




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Mystery Quilt: March 25 - 29, 2020

Looking to add a little mystery to your life? Love to sew? The Mystery Quilt Retreat is perfect for you! This spring's pattern will be a secret until participants arrive, but don't worry! The fabric dimensions will be sent out in advance.

Join us Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday through Sunday. Registration fees vary depending on the length of stay. Retreat shirts are available for pre-order for $12.00 each, or at the retreat for $15.00. If you think you may purchase a t-shirt, please indicate so on your registration form so that we can ensure that we have your size available.

REGISTRATION
To register, please fill out the Mystery Quilt Registration Form and return it via email to molly@pyoca.org or by mail. You will receive confirmation of your registration and the retreat fabric requirements once your form has been submitted.




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Overflow: April 17 - 19, 2020

We are delighted to partner with Rev. Kim Olson of First-Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church this spring as we bring you Overflow, a retreat designed to provide women with a space to rest, renew, and engage in fellowship with other women.

Perhaps you feel your cup is empty and has nothing left to give, or maybe your cup cannot handle all that is being poured into it. Whatever it may be, we invite you to come to Overflow bringing a cup with you that is special or representative of your faith. These cups could be heirlooms or the same coffee mug you use at home or work every day. We will utilize these personal cups throughout our devotional time together. We will focus our devotional time together inspired by the work of Joyce Rupp’s devotional The Cup of Our Life.


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DEVOTIONAL LEADER

Rev. Kim Olson is the Pastor of First-Meridian Heights Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis where she has been having a great time since February 2019 serving among so many creative, welcoming, faithful, and generous folks! Kim moved with her family from Clinton, SC (Trinity Presbytery) to Zionsville, IN in 2006 and began serving as an Interim Pastor in Ohio Valley Presbytery soon after. Kim has also served three churches in Whitewater Valley Presbytery as the Interim Pastor or Interim Associate Pastor. Raised in San Diego, Kim earned a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, an M.A. from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

Kim has three children: Maya, an IU alum, lives and works in Chicago; Anna, a recent graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, is spending a year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Thailand; and Graham is a junior at Zionsville High School. Kim and Graham share their home with a high-strung, 6-year-old Staffordshire Terrier mix named Medli and a 9-year-old cat named Luna Lovegood.

Kim is looking forward to a wonderful weekend! She invites you to set aside all the balls you are currently juggling – just for a couple days – to connect with God, with other women, and with that part of yourself that you’ve been missing lately. She promises that the laundry and the kids and the to-do-list and the dog hair and The Crown and the yard work or school work will all still be there when you get home!

REGISTRATION
Click here to register. Login, or create a username and password, then choose Overflow.

Registration fees are per person and all-inclusive, covering: meals, lodging, retreat swag, and all program activities for the weekend.

The first 15 women to register will receive a free copy of The Cup of Our Life by Joyce Rupp, the devotional which inspired this year's women's retreat. Additional copies are available at checkout for $15.00.

LODGING
Registration fees are dependent upon lodging. We are introducing a special student rate of only $100.00 so that this retreat remains accessible to women of all ages.

All lodging is retreat-style, with bunk beds in each room. There are 3-4 beds per room, with an attached bathroom.

Quad - 3-4/Room Double - 2/Room Student
$150
$175
$100

We believe deeply in the transformative power of relationships across a wide spectrum of ages and experiences. Student pricing is available to women of any age currently enrolled in school.

Linens are not provided by Pyoca, so be sure to bring your own with you. Please indicate any roommate requests you may have as you fill out your online registration.

SCHEDULE
Coming soon.