Amery Retreat

Discover the Original ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of our Addiction Recovery

“The Steps are like a medicine capsule with 12 ingredients —you take them ALL when you want to get well. How long do you want to stay sick?” Clarence Snyder, one of the first 40 members of A.A.

Experience the Twelve Steps as the A.A. Founders practiced and taught — in a matter of hours! Clarence Snyder and friends reclaimed this process in 1966 when they started weekend retreats. The retreats now number over 35 per year in the world. Early members of AA, such as Dr Bob and Clarence S, took people through the 12 Steps as early in their recovery as possible and in a matter of hours, and that’s what you can experience at this retreat. Clarence’s story is in the first three editions of the Big Book (#11, “The Home Brewmeister”). Using the AA Big Book, the 12 Steps, and the life-changing principles of the Oxford Group, the retreat shows you the way we have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body and are now living in freedom from addictions. “…pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools…” as described in the A.A. Big Book, page 25.

MAY 14-16TH

Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp

738 Hickory Point Ln, Amery, Wisconsin

  • Dorm Style Rooms (4 people per room)
  • Delicious Food: over 5 Meals (Friday dinner through Sunday)
  • Masks are required at all times with limited exceptions
  • Space is limited. Registration and deposit ($50 minimum)
  • No refunds after May 7th
  • Full Payment due by May 12th
  • Check-in begins at 3:00 PM Friday May 14th. Dinner at 5:30 PM 1st meeting at 7:00 PM

Need a Spiritual Awakening? Take your Steps as the A.A. founders taught!

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May 14 - 16 2021


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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 14 - 16 2021
  • Time: All Day




Sean Higgins

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Rebbecca Smallwood
(715) 638-0665
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  • Camille Lilly

    My husband is coming but won’t be attending the retreat. We will find a hotel close by.

    April 24, 2021
  • Lisa Bach

    I will not be staying!
    Fee should be $50. But I was NOT able to select it.
    Lisa Bach

    May 6, 2021
    • Lisa Haskins

      Hi Lisa,
      Someone will be reaching out to you shortly.

      May 10, 2021