Frequently Asked Questions for Crucible Retreats

What time does the Retreat begin and end?

Participants should arrive at the retreat site Friday between 6:45PM and 7:00PM in the retreat facility’s time zone. Retreats end on or before 3:00PM on Sunday in the retreat site’s time zone.

What does the price for the Retreat include?

Registration includes housing, meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch), and on-site materials. Participants are assigned an individual bed in a shared room with other participants. Room sizes vary site to site. You will be guided in an impactful experiential retreat with opportunities for individualized grace-filled experiences. You also will receive three free group sessions after the retreat.

What does the price for the Retreat not include?

The price for the retreat does not include travel to and from retreat, though we encourage you to carpool with other participants and assist with carpool coordination. Travel-related meals are not included. Please note that dinner on Friday is not included, participants should eat prior to their arrival.

What should I bring with me?

Prior to the retreat, you will receive a list of items you are responsible to bring. This will include personal items, such as clothing, toiletries, etc., as well as a couple of common items to share.

What if I am not in great shape to be challenged physically?

Safety is an important value we hold. We want you to take responsibility for your safety and encourage your communication with staff on the retreat regarding your physical wellbeing. You can choose to participate, or not, with any activities. Reasonable accommodations will be made as individually requested.

Why do you encourage carpooling?

Carpooling is a great way to begin to build supportive relationships prior to the retreat. The retreat is challenging emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We have found that many leave the retreat physically tired and carpooling assists with safety on the commute back home.

Should I attend if I get sick prior to the Retreat?

We encourage everyone who is ill to postpone attending the Retreat until their health is restored. You will have a better experience if you are not sick, and you will prevent the spread of your illness to others by not attending. Registration fees are transferable to another retreat. Communicate as early as possible if your illness will prevent you from attending.

What if I get sick on the Retreat?

You are responsible for your wellbeing. We encourage participants who become ill during or after the retreat to report to Crucible Retreat Leadership. Safety is important and we will support your decisions regarding any health concerns you might have.

Why is the registration fee $595?

The following chart is a breakdown of how a participant’s $595 registration fee was used for every retreat during the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The majority of each registration fee covered weekend materials, food and the facility rental fee. Leader

travel accounted for $53.55 and retreat leaders were provided a stipend of $154.70. Crucible certified leaders have invested years in learning to lead our high quality, safe and impactful retreats. Back-office fees accounted $5.95.


How can I talk to someone about more details of the retreat I want to attend?

After you register, the Retreat Participant Coordinator will contact you by email. Questions specific to that Retreat can best be answered by this staff member. You will also have a brief interview prior to the retreat during which you can ask additional questions. Before you register, questions can be provided by contacting us directly.