Pyramid Life Center's Programs

Breakaway! Middle School Retreat

June 24-28 - $225

Breakaway will be an experience of faith and fun. Participants will participate in workshops, prayer experiences, small group sessions, hiking, boating, social activities and more. We will also participate in liturgical experiences including Mass each night. Each day we will participate in a service project that will be done on site and will benefit local charities. The team will be staffed by youth ministers from around the diocese, college students, and local high school youth. For questions regarding the program please contact Brian Evers at Download the registration form.

Story Telling Weekend

July 13-15 - $130

A gathering where experienced and beginning storytellers explore ancient tales and the stories within. This weekend will include workshops, coaching, a concert and story swaps.

Coordinator: Marni Gillard.


Al-Anon 11th Step Retreat

July 13-15 - $125

Surrounded by the beauty of lake, mountains and wildlife, we will explore and enrich our conscious contact with God. Facilitator: Anne Samson who can be contacted at 518-322-1373.


Poetry Workshop

July 13-15 - $130

For inspiration, participants will listen to Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, and several famous 20th century poets reading their work. We will explore the importance of imagery in our poems, using Linda Pastan’s poetry as an example. Diverse poetry prompts (beginning with haiku) will be offered in the welcoming, peaceful backdrop of PLC, which will mirror this workshop’s environment. Constructive feedback will be available, as well as information on and submitting poetry for publication. Following the retreat, Cynthia offers all participants an opportunity to be published in the third annual anthology of the poetry we create together. For those attending the Women’s Writing Retreat, this will be a great jumpstart into the poetry workshop offered that week. Facilitator: Cynthia Brackett-Vincent


Peace Retreat

July 13-15 - $150

Peacemaking in A Time when the Wood is Dry: Brian Terrell a long time peace activist and member of the Catholic Worker. Presently he lives on a Catholic Worker Farm in Maloy, Iowa and is a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. This retreat will be a time in the wilderness to listen to what the prophets can tell us about how we are to live and be faithful in such times. We will draw on scripture, history and the prophetic experience of the participants. It is now 50 years since Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his “Beyond Vietnam” sermon at Riverside Church, a text that will be given special attention.


Women's Writing Retreat

July 15-20 - Open to Adults - $280

Spend your mornings attending workshops in journal writing, fiction, storytelling, poetry, travel writing and creative non-fiction. Spend your afternoons hiking, contemplating, writing, boating, swimming, reading and relating. Spend evenings listening to published writers read from their works or hearing workshop participants share their writings. For additional information, contact the PLC registrar.


Family Camping

July 27 - August 3
Adults - $325
Children 4-12 - $165
Children 3 & Under - FREE

This program gives families the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature and outdoor recreation in an atmosphere that fosters family interaction, group activities (e.g. planned hikes, nature walks, informal discussion and communal meals) are all part of this experience. Participants are expected to assist at least one day in food preparation and clean up. You are invited to bring fruits and vegetables from your garden to share. Our theme day is "Thanksgiving".


Nature Retreat

August 19-24 - $250

The natural beauty of Pyramid Life Center will serve as a catalyst for exploring how god speaks to us in sound, sight, touch, smell, and taste. We will take time to reflect on their connection to our spiritual journey. Hiking will be an optional activity. Sr. Carole Davis OP, Father Tom Zelker, Ted Miles, Dr. Harry Owens and Claudia Gregoire facilitate this week of quiet, prayerful re-creation. For more information, download the brochure.


Photography & Nature

Photography, Drawing, and Journaling Retreat

August 24-26 - $130

Take a break - and come away for a weekend dedicated to nurturing your creativity amid the natural beauty of Pyramid Lake. This retreat combines directed, short presentations and group sharing with plenty of "personal time" to renew and refresh your unique, creative soul. All are welcome!


Joy of the Gospel

August 24-26 - $130

Come away for the weekend to learn of our God as a loving God. Through the beauty of nature and the sharing with one another may we come to treasure the gifts within and around us. Director Ted Miles and Jane Angha.


Thomas Merton in the Mountains: 25th Annual Silent Retreat

September 7-9 - $130

"Our real journey in life is interior" wrote Thomas Merton. Join us, as the wisdom of Thomas Merton again becomes our "Adirondack guide" to the heights and depths of silence and solitude amidst the awesome beauty of the wilderness.


Spiritual Journaling and your Divine Connection

September 14-16 - $130

As autumn color begins to kiss the leaves, come closer to the God of YOUR understanding by developing and deepening your spiritual journaling practice. The sacred space of Pyramid Life Center will support our journaling journey. Facilitator: Anne Samson who can be contacted at 518-322-1373.


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