Ferry Beach Weekend

North Parish will be going back to the beach for our annual Ferry Beach Retreat weekend from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2 at Ferry Beach Conference Center in Saco, ME.

Memories are made at Ferry Beach: spending time with North Parish friends and making new ones, campfires, games and jigsaw puzzles, outdoor worship and the famous talent/no talent show. All are welcome – families with kids of all ages, singles, couples, long time and first time attendees. Lodging is dorm style with shared bathrooms. Four meals are included – Breakfast, lunch and dinner Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday.  Cost is $160 for dorm lodging for the weekend plus $60 per person for adult meals, $30 for Children age 9-17 and free age 8 and under.  Camp sites are also available for $56. Registration is open in Realm Ferry Beach Dorm and Camping Registration.  Registration has been extended through August 27,  2022.

Lorryn Kinkaid has graciously agreed to handle the registration coordinator position.  Please contact her with any questions at lorryn@stresssolutions.biz .

Premium space includes Cross Cottage with 4 hotel style rooms with Queen beds and private bath and Metz Cabins with living room and bedroom and private bath.  Preference is given to persons with ADA certification.  If you are interested in a Premium room, contact Lorryn by August 15  to reserve a room.

Planners/Organizers/On-Site Helpers needed!

We need two new people to join the leadership team for Ferry Beach this year and next. This year, our wonderful Registrar, Lorryn Kinkaid, can not attend, and the only other Ferry Beach Retreat organizers are Jan Jones and Steve Vail (who is in Canada until that weekend). Please email Lorryn if you can help continue Ferry Beach as a NP tradition!  lorryn@stresssolutions.biz

Previous years materials are available, but jobs that need to be filled include:

  • Packing List and Info for the weekend
  • Weekend schedule and activity leaders (i.e. worship, music, crafts, yoga, volleyball, talent show, fire & s’mores?)
  • Creating job list for the weekend, ideally in Sign Up Genius or other form where people can register in advance.
  • Updating teen and adult covenants
  • Room assignments
  • Updating on-site information board
  • Organizing and staffing registration
  • Communication and recruiting for “Come for the Day”