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The Leesburg CTB Retreat

May 3 - May 5

The Leesburg CTB Team

The Leesburg CTB Team

We welcome you to the registration site for the Retreat.  We have motel style and camping facilities available.  Prices for the Retreat are $175.00 for early registration, double occupancy and $215.00 for private room.  Tent and RV Camping is $100 per person plus the campsite fee depending on type of site you would need.  Call if you have any questions.  Rooms fill up fast so register early.

For questions about the Retreat, please call Kim S. at 407-782-0624 and leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

If you would like to explore the Retreat facilities, click here to go to the Life Enrichment Center, Leesburg, Florida (the food is fabulous).

Click here for printable May 2019 flyer Register Online Now Donate to Leesburg Retreat

THREE WAYS to register and pay for the upcoming retreat:

  1. Mail flyer and check:
    Download, print and fill out flyer.
    Mail with check to:
    444 Green Springs Cir
 Winter Springs, FL 32708
  2.  Call: Kim 407-327-3298 or 407-782-0624.
     Email: ctbKim@gmail.com
  3. Click on this link to register and make payments online

For Registration questions, contact

Phone: Kim at (407)  327.3298
Email: ctbKim@gmail.com

For Tuition Assistance info, click CTBTuitionAssistance@gmail.com and an email should be automatically created. Check your email account if you don’t see it right away.  Fill out the form in the new email and send.  You might receive an instant response with the same form and additional instructions.  Expect a personal response within a few days or your request.

Deadline for next retreat’s application is  two weeks before the retreat’s registration early registration date – April 28 for this retreat.

  • May 3 – 5, 2019


Randy Dean from Amery, WI, Saturday morning in Leesburg October 2017
Tom from NJ, Saturday morning in Leesburg October 2017

(Where you can freely download photos
to remind you of a life-changing retreat):

Photo Gallery May 2017
Photo Gallery May 2016
Photo Gallery November 2015
Photo Gallery November 2014
Photo Gallery May 2014

The Leesburg retreat team continues Clarence Snyder’s dream of taking the original 12 Steps of AA to newcomers with the delightful energy and wisdom of a warm and experienced team of leaders.

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).

Clarence Snyder and Annette Nelson started this Florida retreat in 1966.   Clarence wanted to bring back the original 1940s format used to introduce new people to the 12 Steps of AA.  In 1980, they moved the retreat from campgrounds in Brandon to this beautiful Methodist Church retreat center in Leesburg. On March 22, 1984, Clarence was very ill in Florida Hospital. Grace called Steve and Sue to come visit that evening because Clarence had something important to tell them. Clarence and Grace asked them to accept the mantle of the Came to Believe retreat in Leesburg. The Foremans said ‘yes’, went home, and Clarence died about two hours later. Clarence worked for AA up to his very last breath.

In 1984 we started holding the retreats twice a year alternating leadership between the Foremans and Rapps and other experienced leaders. The whole retreat team works so smoothly together that we know God’s really in charge.

Steve Foreman first met Clarence Snyder at a meeting in 1977 but it took two more years for him to go back to A.A. “on purpose.” In January, 1979, Steve called A.A looking for that old guy named Clarence, learned of the meeting Clarence usually attended that Monday, met him there, followed him around the meetings for a week or so, asked him to be his sponsor, and Clarence took him though the Steps two weeks later. Clarence took Steve to a retreat within 4 months of his first meeting and we’ve been going to retreats ever since. Sue first went to Al-Anon in 1974 where she found relief, support and lessons … to change herself. Clarence took her through her steps again, to confirm that she had touched all the bases. Lo and behold, the steps are the same for AA and Al-Anon.

During their later years, Clarence and Grace earnestly tutored several members of the retreat team about the beginnings of AA and the important principles and practices of the early years in Ohio.  Jack Rapp was also one of those Snyder sponsees. When he and BJ married she thought she’d go to Al Anon to see how she could help out her new family. Ha! She learned her lessons well and has been an active member of AlAnon ever since, and also keeping us all focused on the recovery of the entire family.

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Life Enrichment Center
Leesburg, FL 34731 United States
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Life Enrichment Center
(352) 787-0313