2018 Lakeshore Speaker Recordings Available Now

Head on over to our new Lakeshore Store page and purchase recordings of all three of 2018 Lakeshore Retreat’s speakers for just $10.00!

Listen to Bobby W, Catherine N, and Michael K as they share their stories all over again or for the first time.

If you purchased the recordings at the Retreat this year and selected delivery as a download/digital format, you should be receiving the discount code in your email soon! If you do not receive your discount code within the next two days, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing us directly or commenting on this post.


Save the Date!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Lakeshore Retreat this year for making 2018 a success!

The Board is already thinking about next year, and are working on some exciting new things in addition to our regular events. To keep up to date, please “Like” our official Facebook Page!

We have selected the dates for the Sobriety Banquet and Retreat for 2019. Put these dates on your calendar today!

Lakeshore Retreat Annual Sobriety Banquet

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Christ Episcopal Church, Tacoma, WA

15th Annual Lakeshore Retreat

Friday, September 27, 2018 - Sunday, September 29, 2019

(Pre-Retreat Thursday, September 26, 2019)

Millersylvania State Park Retreat Center, Olympia, WA

Volunteer for Lakeshore Retreat

Lakeshore Retreat 2018 hasn’t started yet, but we are already planning for next year and beyond!

Lakeshore is looking for a diverse group of volunteers with varying levels of commitment. We have opportunities with small time commitments like helping at an event (i.e. kitchen help, decorations, etc.), to participating in committees that work periodically throughout the year, to leadership and administrative roles that work all year and attend monthly meetings.

In addition to increasing diversity in people and skillsets, we are looking to increase geographic diversity. We are specifically looking for representatives from outside the Tacoma area where most of our board currently lives. While it is easier to meet in person, we do have Skype available to attend meetings remotely, or you may be able to work with a committee in your local area.

In October through January, Lakeshore will be working on creating new committee positions, setting goals for the next few years, and possibly amending our bylaws and restructuring our board. With that in mind, we would like to have an idea of who is interested, and what skills are available (for committees and year-round commitments) by the end of the month.

If you are interested in helping shape the future of Lakeshore Retreat, please contact Kris S. at KrisS@lakeshoreretreat.org. Please include where you live, your sobriety date, how much time you have available to give (event only, occasional, or year-round), and what skills and experience you can contribute.

2018 Lakeshore Retreat Waitlist - Mobile Device Difficulties

It has come to our attention that users who access the Lakeshoreretreat.org website on mobile devices are having a difficulties registering for the retreat.

For the time being, please use the link below to be taken directly to the Eventzilla website to register for the waitlist.

Thank you!


Now Accepting Raffle Donations!

We are now collecting donations for our famous raffle at this year's retreat. Again this year, we are focusing on fewer, but higher quality prizes. Please contact Marc L. at MarcL@lakeshoreretreat.org if you would like to donate to this year's raffle.

The raffle promises to be an exciting event with our fabulous new hostess, Mizz Honey Bucket!

The raffle is our largest source of income, and proceeds help keep registration costs low (it costs more than $90/person to put on the retreat!), provide scholarships, and fund general operating expenses.

For more information about donations to Lakeshore Retreat, visit our Donations Page.

2018 Lakeshore Retreat Schedule!

2018 Lakeshore Retreat Schedule

Thursday, September 27th – Pre-Retreat Option

Gate closed until 3:00 pm

3:00 pm            Pre-Retreat Check-In (for those who purchased the pre-retreat option only)

3:00 pm            Free time & Fellowship

6:00 pm            Pizza Dinner

7:00 pm            Free time & Fellowship

9:00 pm            Campfire Meeting

Friday, September 28th – Pre-Retreat Option

7:00 am            Early Risers Fireside Meeting


Breakfast and Lunch are on your own.

Free time and fellowship until general retreat activities begin.

Friday, September 28th

3:00 pm            General Check-In Begins

3:00 pm            Free time & Fellowship

6:00 pm            Dinner (available throughout the evening for late arrivals)

6:45 pm            Ice Breaker

7:30 pm            Opening Announcements

8:00 pm            Speaker – Michael K., Seattle, WA

9:00 pm            Campfire Meeting

10:00 pm         Game Night

Saturday, September 29th

7:00 am            Early Risers Fireside Meeting

8:00 am            Breakfast

9:15 am            Workshop – “Don’t Let Four Kill You”

10:30 am          Workshop – “I Have Character Defects and I’m Not Afraid to Use Them”

12:00 pm         Lunch

12:00 pm         Horseshoe Tournament Begins!

2:00 pm            Workshop – “Meditation: Zen Mind – Sober Mind”

3:15 pm            Workshop – “Drop the Rock”

4:15 pm            Free time & Fellowship

6:00 pm            Dinner

7:30 pm            Speaker – Bobby W., Boston, MA

8:30 pm            Sobriety Countdown

8:45 pm            Raffle

9:45 pm            S’mores & Snores (Fireside)

10:00 pm         Barn Dance

Sunday, September 30th

7:00 am            Early Risers Fireside Meeting

8:00 am            Breakfast

8:45 am            Announcements

9:00 am            Speaker – Catherine N., Portland, OR

10:00 am          Checkout – please checkout prior to 10:45 am



2018 Lakeshore Retreat Workshops Announcement!

We are proud to announce that the lineup for the 2018 Lakeshore Retreat workshops has been finalized!

Don’t Let Four Kill You

Getting through Step 4. Causes and conditions. What are you afraid of?

I Have Character Defects and I’m Not Afraid to Use Them

An exploration of spiritual growth by embracing our character defects and even turning those defects into character assets.

Meditation: Zen Mind – Sober Mind

Put down your spiritual ideas and have a spiritual experience.

Drop the Rock

Learning to transform your life through Step Six and Seven by turning over your character defects, or “dropping your rocks,” to save your life.

2018 Lakeshore Retreat Menu!

Check out our new Food and Menu page for additional information!

Pre-Retreat (Thursday)

As the retreat does not officially start until Friday afternoon, the Pre-Retreat is more casual. Pizza  will be provided Thursday evening (Vegetarian options available). Breakfast and Lunch on Friday will be on your own.



  • Cuban Piccadillo Stew (Beef)
    OR Cuban Vegetarian Piccadillo (Carrot/Cauliflower)**
  • Seasoned Rice**
  • Chipotle Lime Yams**
  • Coleslaw**



  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Assorted Fruit**
  • Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Nut Topping Choice**
  • Pancakes with Syrup and Butter*


  • Chicken Piccata Wraps with Spinach
    OR Smoked Tempeh Picatta Wrap with Spinach**
  • Kale/Romaine Caesar Salad with Parmesan and Sunflower Seeds**
  • Greek Salad with Mint and Feta**


  • Napa Cabbage and Arugula Salad with Carrot, Green Onion, Cucumber with a Ginger Vinaigrette and Toasted Sesame Seeds**
  • Tandoori Chicken
    OR Tandoori Tofu**
  • Indonesian Rice with Cashews**
  • Grilled Green Beans**
  • Flourless Coconut Cake with Cinnamon Chocolate Ganache, Strawberries and Vanilla Ice Cream OR Coconut Ice Cream (Vegan)**
  • Mint-Lime Sparkling Elixir**



  • Assorted Fruit**
  • Oatmeal with Dried Fruit and Nut Topping Choice**
  • Spinach, Onion, and Cheddar Frittata**
  • Ham & Cheese Palmier's
  • Cinnamon Coffee Cake*

**Vegan or can be modified to be vegan