LATE APPLICATIONS OPEN
The Main Application period is over. If you are still interested in attending, we will be accepting late applications below on a rolling basis and waitlisting anyone after we hit cap.
cost to attend
After hearing your feedback, in 2019 we are adding a third night to the event—extending our time in Wenatchee!
As such, ticket cost is increasing slightly to help cover additional food costs.
Standard Ticket to Attend is $270 and includes housing (3 nights+4 days), 10 meals, and snacks.
Volunteers, Speakers, and coaches receive a reduced ticket. A limited number of scholarship tickets are also available, via application.
AOR is run as a not for profit initiative, and often at a loss. We can only create this experience with everyones contribution!
When to Arrive & Leave
The Art of Retreat 2019 North America event starts at 7pm on Thursday, September 26th, 2019; please plan to arrive promptly on-site by 5pm to find your accommodations, tour the sites, and prepare for event programming. The event ends on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 12 pm.
Please prepare to leave the site by 2 pm with all belongings.
transportation to WASHINGTON STATE
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The Sea-Tac Airport is approximately two hours away by drive from Lake Wenatchee, accessible by Rt. 2 both west and east. Please Review transit to site options below.
Ideally try and arrange flights to land before 4PM Friday and depart after 4PM Sunday in order to give ample time
transportation to site
You are responsible for getting to and from the site.
Vehicle ride-share tickets (to get to&from Seattle) will be available for purchase as an optional add-on apart of your registration.
Alternatively attendees are welcome to bring their own vehicles to the site. Vehicles must be pre-approved.
The last official carshare/shuttle for Wenatchee will leave at 4PM on Thursday, and the earliest to leave will be on Sunday 12PM. If you anticipate needing transit to-from outside these windows, please let us know and we will try to connect you to other guests to coordinate!
AOR will partially cover any car rentals used for carsharing for the event (must have minimum 4 people in your car!)
On-site housing comprises of rustic cabins that sleep 8 people. Attendees will be assigned into the cabins which contain bunk beds, basic lighting, a wood burning stove, and sockets. Bathrooms are open 24/7 in the main lodge and zen center.
Mattresses are in each bunk but attendees must bring their own sleeping bag and pillow.
WiFi & Electronics
There is limited access to WiFi onsite in Lake Wenatchee. Phone service onsite is functional but limited as well. Expect slow connection speeds even when connected to the WiFi.
Security & Entry
Everyone will be searched upon entry. Weapons and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited. Violators will be fined, removed from the event if necessary, and barred entry to any future event.
The FUN STUFF
Challenge accepted! Attendees are strongly encouraged to create their own experience—decorate your cabin base , set up slacklines, bring equipment, play your instruments, bring things to assist you in your night missions, and beyond…
We hold firm to LEAVE NO TRACE. Anything brought on site but be taken off site. Be conscious of the debris you create and leave behind.
In addition to meals, participants will have access to water, tea, and coffee throughout the day. While some snacks will be provided, we welcome participants to also bring any additional food they wish.