Weekend Retreat

Shrine Mont offers a number of retreats and programs each year.  These are in addition to the hundreds of parish weekends, family reunions, conferences and events held on the mountain.

If you and your family just want to come up for a much needed rest, we are glad to take care of you.  You will have full access to our many amenities and we will feed you with our well known comfort food while you are here.

Shrine Mont is very optimistic that we will be able to welcome our parish retreats in the next few months.  Maybe your parish isn’t ready to travel together, however, we are here and ready to host your family. Shrine Mont recognizes the need to think differently about retreats during the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer “A Place Apart” for meaningful and much needed re-connection.

Click HERE to download a flyer to share with other families who may want to get away too.

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September 2019

Arranging for the Joy of It

September 13, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - September 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Enjoy all the hospitality of Shrine Mont while learning about floral design, and then are set loose to practice what they’ve learned. It will be a weekend of relaxation and a fun atmosphere to work with flowers and experience nature in a beautiful setting. Program at a Glance Nancy Ross Hugo, David Pippin and Kate Vernon will demonstrate a variety of arranging techniques. Attendees will participate in activities that take the angst out of arranging and showcase techniques that make…

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November 2019

Fall Digital Photography

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Do you own a digital camera but don’t know exactly how to use it? Are you not totally satisfied with your vacation images and want to learn more about composition and exposure? Then the Digital Photography Weekend at Shrine Mont is for you! Both beginners and advanced participants are welcome. After reviewing the basics of photography, the major settings of your camera like Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, students can practice by exploring the historic village of Orkney Springs, the magnificent…

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Senior High Weekend (PYM)

November 1, 2019 - November 3, 2019
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Spend this fall weekend with other High School youth and their adult leaders This weekend is sponsored by the Parish Youth Ministries of the diocese and is a great program.  Young people with sing, share and eat.  The adult sponsors do the same and also have a chance to compare notes and talk about their youth programs. Visit the PYM webpage to learn more and register.  Note that youth must be accompanied by their adult sponsors

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July 2020

Simply Yoga Weekend

July 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - August 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Devote a weekend to your well-being and reawaken with yoga this spring. Spend three beautiful days in the Shenandoah Valley at the historic Shrine Mont Retreat Center located in Orkney Springs, Virginia. Join us in active and passive yoga practices, including Hatha asana, gentle, and Yin yoga. Find rest and renewal through daily guided meditations and enjoy the serenity and beauty of this unique mountain sanctuary. Shrine Mont offers hiking and space for contemplative strolls, pure mineral spring water, and…

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September 2020

Summer’s End

September 4, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - September 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Now's a good time for the ultimate family getaway, to unplug and immerse in nature and community, relax, unwind and have some serious fun!! Families have ample opportunities to enjoy Camp together, and adults also have designated time on their own to explore activities while our supportive staff provide fun programming for kids, ranging from sports and swimming to storytime with the tots and babies. All of this will take place with proper social distancing to keep everyone as safe…

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Arranging for the Joy of It – September

September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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  Program at a Glance Nancy Ross Hugo, David Pippin and Kate Vernon will demonstrate a variety of arranging techniques. Attendees will participate in activities that take the angst out of arranging and showcase techniques that make the process both easier and more fun. Emphasis will be on using local, readily available flowers, greens, and line material. Floral design demonstrations Flower conditioning tips and information about how to work with particular fresh plant materials Hands-on activities organized around themes like…

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Harvesting the Spirit, A Yoga Weekend

September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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This retreat is an invitation to come home to yourself and to reconnect to the inner “you” through yoga practice, expressive dance, massage and music. This weekend will focus on slowing down, breathing and allowing ourselves to harvest our inner spirit and rhythm of our body.  Activities include: Restorative yoga Healing poses Expressive movement Massage and relaxation time Hiking Music by the outdoor fire hearth Instructors Joanne Lind is a two hundred hour Yoga Instructor trained in Baptiste Power Yoga,…

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October 2020

Fall Digital Photography

October 9, 2020 - October 11, 2020

Do you own a digital camera but don’t know exactly how to use it? Are you not totally satisfied with your vacation images and want to learn more about composition and exposure? Then the Digital Photography Weekend at Shrine Mont is for you! Both beginners and advanced participants are welcome. After reviewing the basics of photography, the major settings of your camera like Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, students can practice by exploring the historic village of Orkney Springs, the magnificent…

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January 2021

Woodcutters Weekend

January 8 @ 4:00 pm - January 10 @ 2:00 pm
Shrine Mont, 217 Shrine Mont Circle
Orkney Springs, VA 22845 United States
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Cutting trees, splitting wood, time outside to enjoy God’s beauty! You do not have to be skilled in using a chainsaw, tractor, or splitter.  Work alongside our staff to cut wood for Shrine Mont as well as take some home to enjoy. Stay cozy and warm this winter with wood cut from our mountain! Register below or contact Shrine Mont for more information Form secured by GivingTools online giving.

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February 2021

Winter Digital Photography 2021

February 26 - February 28

Spend a weekend at picturesque Shrine Mont, located in Orkney Springs, VA, surrounded by beautiful mountains, a clear night sky, and lots of natural beauty to capture! Finally take some time away from the everyday isolation and creative ennui, to enjoy creating art with like-minded photo enthusiasts, in a safe and socially distanced environment.   There are two ways to spend your weekend: 1.     Editing and creating a photo book! You can finally edit / select a photo project/ vacation…

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