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!




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

September 30 - October 02
Drawing Out Your Soul: Touch Drawing Deborah Koff-Chapin

October 07 - October 10
Building a Vocal Community: Singing in the African-American Tradition Ysaye Barnwell

October 14 - October 16
The Gift of Intimacy: Walking the Paths of the Lover Gina Ogden

October 14 - October 16
Jump-Start Your Memoir: The Next Step Nancy Slonim Aronie

October 18 - October 20
Fundraising for the Long Haul: Advanced Tools for Activist Organizations Kim Klein

October 21 - October 23
The Morning After the Dark Night of the Soul Jean Houston

November 04 - November 06
Reading the Forested Landscape Tom Wessels

November 04 - November 06
Money and the Soul's Desires Stephen Jenkinson

November 11 - November 13
Reunions: Seeing Those Who Have Passed to the Other Side Raymond Moody

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