11th Annual NCW Member-Only Writing Retreat

11th Annual NCW Member-Only Writing Retreat
October 14-17, 2018
YMCA of the Rockies
Queen (shared room), $300
Twin (shared room, women only), $250

YMCA Retreat Cabin

We’re in our 11th year of providing NCW members the unique opportunity to escape the daily grind and focus purely on writing, among some of the most gorgeous surroundings Colorado has to offer. Over the years, participants have experienced a variety of Colorado splendor, whether it’s falling leaves or falling snow, as they dive deep into their works-in-progress. In 2014, attendees collectively wrote over 91,000 words! No matter what your writing goals are, the NCW Retreat is the perfect place to be productive and let your creativity soar.

While you might be distracted by the beautiful scenery, visiting wildlife, and fresh mountain air, we also think these are the very things that spark inspiration and the aforementioned creativity. And don’t worry, after a hard day of writing, there will be optional social time in the evenings to enjoy a cocktail and conversation with fellow attendees.

2017 Retreat collage

NCW has secured an 8-bedroom cabin (each with a full bath) at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. The cabin offers amazing views of the Rocky Mountains, a large kitchen, living and dining areas, a gas fireplace, outdoor seating, and WiFi access. Seven of the bedrooms have 2 queen beds and the 8th bedroom has 3 sets of bunk beds. (Think of it as writing camp!) 

Main meals are provided, but participants are asked to bring a side dish and snacks to share. A signup sheet, with more specific information regarding food, will be available during registration.

Plus, participants receive a first chapter (or 10 pages of a project) critique from April Moore, to be done after the retreat!

Elk

SCHEDULE

Sunday, October 14:
3:00 p.m. -- Arrive at YMCA of the Rockies and get settled
4:00-6:00 -- Quiet writing time
6:00-7:00 -- Dinner
7:00-7:30 -- Writer Roundup
7:30-9:00 -- Cocktails, writing games, and hanging out (optional)

Monday, October 15:
7:00-9:00 a.m. -- Breakfast items will be available in the kitchen; come and go as you please.
9:00-5:30 -- Writing time. Lunch will be available in the kitchen from 11:30-1:30 for you to help yourself.
5:30-6:30 – Dinner
6:30-7:30 – Writing time
7:30-10:00 – Movie and munchies (optional)

Tuesday, October 16:
7:00-9:00 a.m. -- Breakfast items will be available in the kitchen; come and go as you please.
9:00-5:30 -- Writing time. Lunch will be available in the kitchen from 11:30-1:30 for you to help yourself.
5:30-6:30 – Dinner
6:30-7:30 – Writing time
7:30-10:00 – Social time (optional)

Wednesday, October 17:
7:00-8:30 a.m. -- Breakfast items will be available in the kitchen; come and go as you please.
8:30 – Final Roundup
9:00-9:30 – Writing time
9:30-10:00 – Gather belongings and checkout by 10:00 a.m.

PRICE

Shared room, queen bed (14 available): $300
Shared room, twin bunk (6 available, women only): $250

Cancellation policy: Refunds will not be issued after October 1, but your registation is transferable. 

 

Event Properties

Event date 10-14-2018 3:00 pm
Event End Date 10-17-2018 10:00 am
Capacity 20
Individual Price $250.00
Location
YMCA of the Rockies
2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
YMCA of the Rockies
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