We are delighted to announce the details for our 2023 Retreat.
The Exponent II Retreat has been going on since the early 1980s in New England as part of our mission to provide a forum for Mormon adult women (18 years and older) in all our diversity, including those based in how we identify our faith, race, ethnicity, gender (including cis and transgender women, gender-fluid individuals as well as female-identifying intersex women), to share their life experiences in an atmosphere of trust and acceptance.
This year’s retreat will open for registration on MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2023 at 12:00PM (Eastern Time). The link for registration is here. There have been years when Retreat has sold out in less than 24 hours, so be ready to register if you are able to join us this year. Registration closes FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2023 at 12:00PM ET.
Retreat is at the Barbara C Harris Episcopal Camp and Retreat Center in Greenfield, New Hampshire. If you are flying in from out-of-state, the nearest airports are Portsmouth or Manchester (both in NH), but it is generally easier to find a ride from the Boston airport, since so many locals drive from there. As the retreat date approaches, we can help coordinate rideshares.
Arrive Friday: Check in between 4:00pm and 5:30pm (Dinner is 6:00pm sharp)
Depart Sunday: Retreat will end at 1:00pm after lunch
Statement regarding COVID-19
As the world is still experiencing the pandemic, we are working towards a new normal.
- We no longer have COVID-related capacity limits, and are offering full capacity for the 2023 retreat.
- We will not be requiring proof of vaccination for retreat attendees this year. However, we ask that all registrants monitor their own health. If you test positive ahead of the 2023 retreat, we will work with you to try to sell your retreat spot.
- Nursing infants are welcome again at the 2023 Retreat.
The Exponent II Board is pleased to announce this year’s Keynote, Lacey Bagley!
Dr. Lacey Bagley, LMFT (she/her) is originally from northern Minnesota and now lives in Provo, UT, which is the ancestral home of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. She is the Owner & Clinical Director of Celebrate Therapy (www.celebratetherapy.org), where she leads a team of queer, multidisciplinary clinicians in serving LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples, polyamorous networks, and families across the lifespan. She is also an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University, teaching a section of the practicum course for master’s level students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. She is a White, cisgender, bisexual/queer, mostly-able-bodied, married woman and mother, a citizen of the US and a native English speaker. Her work as a therapist and an advocate for the LGBTQIA+ centers on empowering folx to dismantle internal and external systems of oppression. Listen to this episode of Latter Gay Stories for Lacey’s story.
The retreat center offers three types of accommodations:
- Semi-Private room: $375 – Two beds, attached bath, hotel style in the St John’s Lodge, linens provided
- Adult-friendly cabins: $325 – 4 twin beds per cabin, shared bath, linens provided
- Bunk cabin: $250 – 10-12 beds per cabin, wooden bunk beds, shared bath, bring your own bedding and towel
See HERE for more details.
We will finalize room arrangements in semi-private and adult-friendly cabins after registration closes. We will try our best to accommodate your requests.
Following registration, you will be provided with a link to a shared Google Doc to allow for people who need rides and bedding to make arrangements with those willing to provide those services. Be sure to enter a correct email address to get retreat updates!
We work hard to make the retreat as low cost as possible. If cost is preventing you from joining us, please email [email protected] about the availability of a scholarship.
Waitlist and cancellations
If you would like to come but registration is full, please email [email protected] to be placed on a waitlist.
If you registered for a space and find that you cannot attend after all, please email [email protected] as soon as possible and we will do our best to connect you with someone on our waitlist, but we cannot make any guarantees and we cannot issue refunds after Friday, July 28, 2023. Our cancellation policy can be found HERE.
Location, Arrival/Departure times, and packing list can be found HERE.
Questions? Email [email protected]
Save the date for next year’s retreat: September 20-22, 2024