Recovery Retreats


At Came To Believe Recovery Inc., we are dedicated to supporting the highest quality recovery retreat experience possible for both the family and those addicted to drugs and alcohol. All of the 30+ Came to Believe retreats that currently exist throughout the world are independently run enterprises that were formed in response to the need to continue carrying the AA message, just as the AA founders did. Running a successful retreat requires a great deal of planning and organization.

At Came to Believe Recovery Inc. we hope to be an added value service to the independent retreat leader through our marketing and organizational initiatives, enabling the retreat leader to focus more fully on reaching those that are in need of a 12 step recovery message.

To attend a retreat or find out more about how thousands of people have “recovered” from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body and found a place to call home in the Came to Believe community follow the retreats link below.

Came To Believe currently has Spiritual retreat locations in the United States, England and Ireland. Click on a button below to find the location or date that works for you.

If you want a retreat nearer to you, contact us and we’ll help you start one. Current retreat leaders are eager to talk to you and your fellowship about how to get a retreat started. Contact us and we’ll explore the possibilities together.

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August 2018

Ohio Recovery Retreat

August 17 - August 19
Clinton, Ohio, 700 Killinger Road,Clinton
Clinton, OH 44216 United States
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Ohio Recovery Retreat

At a 2008 retreat, Jeanine and JR Miller were approached about hosting a retreat in Ohio and they began the process.Jeannie and JR have since moved to Alaska! THIS RETREAT IS NEAR THE HOME OF DR BOB SMITH! (15 MILES TO DR BOBS HOME) THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO DISCOVER THE RICHNESS OF RECOVERY HISTORY AND HOW IT WORKS!

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Camp UTABA Retreat

August 24 - August 26
Eden, Utah, 7005 North Fork Rd
Liberty, UT 84310 United States
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Our Clarence Snyder legacy started some years ago in the basement of a house in Murray, Utah, where we met once a week to study the AA Big Book, fellowship, and bring newcomers. The home group, "GOOD OLD TIMERS" BIG BOOK STUDY, was named after the publication of the book, and was run by Dave G.

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North Wales Retreat

August 26 - August 28
N Wales – Liverpool Area – Flintshire, Pantasaph Retreat Center, Monastery Road
Pantasaph, Hollywell, Flintshire CH8 8PE
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The Came To Believe Retreat is a continuation of the Liverpool retreat which began in 2004 at Loyola Hall, Runcorn. The resort allows AA's and Al Anon's to retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to a space of tranquility and safety.

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September 2018


8th Annual Colorado Came To Believe Retreat

September 7 - September 9
Camp Solid Rock, Camp & Retreat Center
Florissant, CO 80816 United States
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Inspiring speakers from varied backgrounds will share how, after being defeated by alcoholism and chemical dependency, they became winners by the spiritual principles of AA and Al-Anon. If you're searching for the spirituality of the original AA members, do not miss this retreat.

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Buckfast Abbey Retreat

September 14 - September 16
Buckfast Abbey, Devon Buckfastleigh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Our first Came to Believe retreat at Buckfast Abbey was in 1993. This is a report from Gerry Jones about his experience at the retreat in 2006:

"After two years in other facilities at Buckfast Abbey, in 2006 the retreat moved back into the Grangehurst facilities at Buckfast. This allowed more people to attend the retreats and numbers have increased from thirty to fifty people. Grangehurst has a perfect atmosphere to hold a retreat, it's very quiet and peaceful with fantastic surroundings and views."

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Spiritual Program Retreat

September 28 - September 30
Amery, Wisconsin, 738 Hickory Point Lane
Amery, WI 54001 United States
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ale Morfitt and Clarence Snyder were driving into the Morfitt's driveway when Clarence pointed at the barn and said, "Dale you should have a retreat there." They found a camp about one mile away and the first Spiritual Program Retreat was held October 16 - 18 1981. Dale and Carol - Clarence and Grace along with a crew of eager participants kicked off the first retreat. Winter of 2016 marks our 65th retreat.

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Came to Believe Recovery International

September 28 - September 30
Malaga, Spain, Cortijo Carranque, Partida Carranque,
Coin, Málaga 29100 Spain
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Ohio Recovery Retreat

Clarence Snyder, one of the first 40 of AA who helped to write the Big Book, founded the “Came to Believe” spiritual retreat in Florida USA to give alcoholics and their families an opportunity to enjoy life changing experiences. ‘How long do you want to be sick’? Clarence used to say. The steps are like a medicine capsule with 12 ingredients, you take them when you want to get well.

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October 2018

Schooley’s Mountain, NJ

October 5 - October 7
Leibenzell Retreat Center, Schooley's Mountain
New Jersey, NJ 07853 United States
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Carol and John Zamrok Schooley's Mountain, NJ (every October) Always on Columbus Day Weekend October 5-7, 2018 Leibenzell Retreat Center Schooley's Mountain, New Jersey Phone: 973-538-6869 Click Here to Download a Flyer Bring your own thumb drive or a common digital memory media card/stick and receive the speakers’ recordings FREE

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Tennessee Recovery Retreat

October 5 - October 7
Roan Mountain, Tennessee, 805 Tiger Creek Road
Roan Mountain, TN 37687 United States
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Experience the healing that comes from taking the 12 steps as the AA founders taught. Discover the original ‘why’ and ‘how’ of our AA, NA, Al-Anon, and ACOA programs.

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November 2018

The Leesburg CTB Team

November 2 - November 4
LeesBurg, Life Enrichment Center
Leesburg, FL 34731 United States
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The Life Enrichment Center is located about one hour north of Orlando and one hour south of Jacksonville. We can usually arrange airport pick-up and transportation. The facilities include motel style rooms, scrumptious food in the dining hall, a large meeting room plus smaller workshop rooms, kitchen / snack area and serene grounds on Lake Griffin. (You know the scene: swings, benches, moss cover oaks, sun, waterfront, dock).

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