Eshay’s Fall Forest Retreat



What this Retreat Provides:

  • A safe space to be you, to learn and to grow
  • Guided reflection walks
  • Your own Personal Journal and Journaling sessions
  • Community Building Tasks (including shared meal preparation, and clean-up.)
  • Guided meditations
  • Outdoor living and survival skills for a current day life challenges and natural disasters
    • Primitive Lean-To Construction
    • Awareness Exercises & Games to Strengthening our senses
    • Building a natural bath or water collection site
    • Forest Food – discover what the forest provides
    • Cooking over Fire – fire building for food and water
  • Healthy Vegetarian meals with Vegan options: 2-Light breakfasts, 2-Brunches, 3-Afternoon snacks and 2-Dinners.
  • One meal specially prepared by local Vegan Chef, Susie Gutierrez (Susie’s Seitan), owner of Vegan Epicure
  • (2)One on one short vision sessions with Eshay
  • Group sharing and growing sessions
  • Opportunities to work through obstacles, personal trauma and other deterrents from your personal goals or your chosen path
  • Hot showers!


  • Retreat begins Friday, September 8th at 1pm and ends Sunday, September 10th, at 1pm 2023
  • Registration fee does NOT include lodging.  See lodging options to reserve your space.  
  • Registration begins on Saturday, July 8th.
  • Early Registration fee (if paid in full before July 31st) is $300
  • Registration fee: $350. 
    • $100 Deposit required to reserve your space at the retreat. Deposits are only refundabl until August 1st.  After that if you cancel your reservation you lose your deposit.
    • Full payment is due by September 1st unless other arrangements have been made with Eshay. If you cancel your registration less then two weeks from the retreat you may get a partial refund depending on the circumstances at CEC’s discretion.
    • Early Registration fee is $300 until July 31st. (Payment must be made in full to receive Early Registration discount.)
    • Registration Fee can be paid via Paypal or by money order or check.  The Paypal account is: Mail money order or check to: Earth Connection, LLC, 63 Hammond Hill Rd, Freeville, NY 13068
    • Registration is limited to 20 participants plus 4 helpers.  We will start a wait list after that in the case that anyone cancels

MEALS/FOOD: Shared meals for the Fall Day Retreat includes Saturday lunch & snacks;  Dish to Pass Dinner at 5pm for all who want to attend

Shared Meals For Winter Weekend Retreat includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch & dinner; And Sunday breakfast & lunch plus snacks and hot beverages.  Registrants are welcome to bring food to share.


Winter Weekend Retreat lodging is included in the registration fee.  Women will either have a bed in the Mountain Queen Cabin or in on of the Cabins w/electric at the campground.  All cabins have electric and are heated.

Camp Earth Connection/Healing Hearts Policies:

  • All Healing Hearts Retreats are alcohol and drug free events.  Smoking is permitted off camp grounds only.
  • Pet’s are not permitted during this event w/out prior approval.  There is a camp dog on the premises.
  • We do not provide childcare at this time.
  • Teen girls between the ages of 13 and 17 may attend but must be accompanied by a guardian and supervised by a guardian as needed or as requested by the retreat coordinator.
  •  Food:
    • Make sure to note any food allergies on your Medical or Registration Form.
    • Vegetarian/Vegan Lunch and healthy snacks provided.
    • Feel free to bring food to share.
  • To Register
          1. Complete and Submit: Retreat Registration
          2. Make payment here via PayPal or Venmo or Mail check to: Earth Connection, LLC, 63 Hammond Hill Rd., Freeville, NY 13068
          3. Review Suggested List of What to Bring to the Day Retreat & Weekend Retreats to be pr

Winter Weekend Retreat-no lodging

Cabin w/electric

Rustic Cabin