See all of the exciting programs in our Fall/Winter 2016-17 Interactive Online Catalog, here




- Experience the Magic that is The Rowe Center -

Summer Youth Camps, Summer Adult Community Retreats & Year-Round Private Group Retreats 

Each summer we provide exciting camps for young people, and have been doing so since 1924. Youth at Rowe are honored and empowered, learning to balance individual freedom with responsibility to the community in a fun, relaxed, creative environment. For the past three decades we've also been offering summer retreats for adults that enrich the lives of participants, welcoming old friends and newcomers alike for sharing, play, healing, and transformation. Select the camp that's perfect for your child, or the community retreat that's right for you, and please join us!

You also can rent spaces to create your own Private Group Retreat. Find out about it here, and here.

For information about Youth Camps and Adult Community Retreats, click below:

Conferences & Personal Retreats

(Fall, Winter, & Spring)

The Rowe Center is a marvelous place to learn and grow. We offer an array of conferences featuring outstanding teachers in a small, intimate forum, focusing on the arts, spirituality, political activism, nature, and personal growth.  Surrounded by mountain forests, lakes, brooks, and wild orchards and meadows, Rowe also offers a beautiful setting for personal retreats. Whether you're returning after many sojourns here, or joining one of our conferences for the first time: Welcome home to Rowe.


Find out about Personal Retreats here, and here.



For information about our Conferences, click below:

Training Programs:

Spiritual Guidance & Permaculture

We're offering two exceptional programs, one in Spiritual Guidance and another in Permaculture. The Spiritual Guidance program can train you in offering mentoring and support to people in their spiritual journeys. The Earth Activist Training Camp can prepare you to meet human needs while regenerating the land, and provides the basis for a Permaculture Design Certificate.  Each program features a superb faculty and curriculum.


To get information about the Permaculture program, click here:



To get information about the Spiritual Guidance program, click below:

Come Work at Rowe

Support staff are most often hired for the entire summer period, late June through August. Some are hired for longer. Support staff receive a weekly salary plus room and board onsite. They share a bedroom space with another person or live in a bunk room with two or three other staff. You are welcome to bring a tent.

Summer cooks are needed.

Summer Relief Nurse (1): Covers days off for camp nurse during three-week camps. Responsible for all duties of nurse stated above.

To get additional information and to apply, click here:

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See Our New Catalogs!




August 27 - September 01
Woman Soul: A Community of Sacred Trust Eclipse Neilson

August 27 - September 01
WomenCircles: A Celebration of Women

September 02 - September 05
Labor Day Retreat for Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Men Craig Kukuk, Andrew Plummer, Benjamin Seaman

September 09 - September 16
World as Lover, World as Self: The Theory and Practice of the Work that Reconnects Joanna Macy

September 16 - September 18
Members and Friends Vacation Retreat

September 22 - September 25
When the Drummers Were Women: Living Layne Redmond's Legacy Deborah Reed & Shirsten Lunblad

September 23 - September 25
Entering the Sanctuary of Openness Rebecca Parker

September 23 - September 25
Edible Rowe: Earth-Friendly Foraging Terry-Anya Hayes

September 25 - September 29
Autumn Work Week

September 30 - October 02
What the Robin Knows: Exploring the Secret Language of Birds Jon Young

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