ReFocus Writers Retreat Registration October 2023

Need some time to get away and ReFocus on your writing? Like to reconnect with old friends and / or meet new ones?


Christian writers and editors are returning to the Guelph Bible Conference Centre for a relaxed, informal four day retreat designed for time to write and to network.


The theme for the ReFocus retreat this year is “Faithful Stewards.“

The theme verse will be I Peter 4:10 – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Check out the GBCC site to get an idea of the tranquil atmosphere you will enjoy.

Dates: Monday, October 16 to Thursday, October 19

ReFocus a largely self-directed retreat. There will be very few scheduled events, other than a devotional time both mornings and an open mic, movie night and/or campfire in the evenings. Most of the time will be free for people to write, read, interact with fellow writers, or just relax. There may also be opportunities to sit down with an editor or another writer to get feedback on your work.

Space – especially for those who want to stay on the grounds – is limited, and all rooms are double occupancy so the greatest number of people can attend. Register early if you want to ensure a room at the conference grounds. Otherwise there are many great hotels in Guelph and there will be more room for day-only registrants (price quoted includes all four days and meals from supper Monday to lunch Thursday)

Accommodation is in THE INN and each room has two double beds. Space is limited for overnight guests, but there is plenty of room for Day Guests.

Last day for registration is Oct 7!

$475 (including HST) -Full Retreat

$225 (including HST) – Day Guests

Prices Include Meals (supper Monday through lunch Thursday)  & Facilities Fees.

.*** COVID information: please note that the Guelph Bible Conference Grounds no longer has regulations or guidelines pertaining to pandemic restrictions, other than the requirement to use hand sanitizer before meals in the dining room. Social distancing and masks will not be required, but retreat participants are welcome to adhere to both practices as needed or desired for your health or comfort level.

Contact Sara Davison at if you have any questions or would like more information.