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Seabeck 2024: Sending You Light

Friday, May 24 - Monday, May 27

Seabeck 2024: Sending You Light


Friday, May 24
Monday, May 27
Event Category:


Off Site
WA United States

Registration Now Open!

The Seabeck UU Retreat is an intentionally inclusive and multi-generational annual church retreat over Memorial Day weekend at the Seabeck Conference Center overlooking the Olympic mountains on the Hood Canal The retreat offers something for everyone and is a wonderful way to get involved and more connected with members of East Shore, and four other UU Congregations!.

Click Here to check out a sample weekend retreat schedule

For any questions, email [email protected] and we’ll forward your question to the relevant retreat leadership team member.

2024 Artist in Residence: Melanie DeMore

Melanie DeMore is a 3-time Grammy nominated singer/composer, choral conductor, music director, and vocal activist who believes in the power of voices raised together. In her presentations, DeMore beautifully brings her participants together through her music and commentary. DeMore facilitates vocal and stick-pounding workshops for professional choirs, and community groups as well as directing numerous choral organizations across the U.S, Canada, and beyond. She is a featured presenter of SpeakOut!-The Institute for Social and Cultural Change, the Master Teaching Artist for Music at UC Berkeley/ CalPerformances; works with everyone from Baptists to Buddhists, and was a founding member of the Grammy-nominated ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir. She is Music Director for Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks and will be touring with the company to South Africa. She is a charter member of Threshold Choir founded by Kate Munger , a mentor to the Jerusalem Youth Chorus and conducts song circles with an emphasis on the voice as a vessel for healing. In her own words: “A song can hold you up when there seems to be no ground beneath you.”


Ways to Make Our Retreat Weekend a Success


All adult campers are required to volunteer during the weekend. Volunteer roles are fun, not too time consuming, and a great way to feel involved. We use a software program called SignUpGenius to track weekend volunteers needs and our Volunteer Coordinator will send you a link to the job descriptions after you have registered.

Lead an Afternoon Workshop

Each afternoon many other workshops offered by other attendees—like you—from our wonderful communities. Think about bringing your own talents to share with others, formally (in workshops offered) or informally, throughout the weekend as we gather, share and grow community, with families and elders alike.

Help with the Children’s Program

Your kids will have many opportunities to learn, explore, play, create and make lasting friendships. Think about helping out a lead teacher in one of the morning children and youth programs.  It is always a joyful experience for all involved and we look forward to having your kids participate.

How to Attend

Registration for the retreat opens up at 8 am on Friday, February 23, 2024

For any questions, email [email protected] and we’ll forward your question to the relevant team member.

Housing Descriptions

Housing Prices

  • You must “hold” your registration by paying a $50.00 per person fee when you register with the intention of paying in full at a later date.
  • Pricing includes accommodations for 3 nights (Fri-Sunday), eight family-style meals (Friday dinner buffet through Monday breakfast), and the weekend programming for all ages.
  • Registration and housing assignments will only be considered complete upon full payment for your weekend.
  • If you do NOT receive an email confirmation back, your registration was not completed properly (check your spam!)!
  • You will be invoiced via email and can pay your balance online. Please note your full payment will be due by May 5, 2024 or you will forfeit your registration position. You can make multiple payments (such as once a month) as needed.
  • If you need assistance registering, please contact Nicole Duff (ESUC Director of Membership Development).
  • Remember, we offer Scholarships to assist with the registration deposits and fees. Please contact David Langrock (Dean) or Nicole Duff if you need financial assistance.
  • If paying by check, please note full payment must be received by May 5, 2024 as well. Make check payable to “ESUC” and write “Seabeck” in the memo line. Drop it by the office or mail to: East Shore Unitarian Church, Attn: Nicole Duff, 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.


Refer to the Seabeck website for housing descriptions.

  • Housing is allocated based on a first come, first served basis from date deposit is received. Special needs and the space available for the size of your family is taken into consideration.
  • Housing is separated by levels called Tiers. The most expensive Tier is 1. These rooms all have private baths.
  • The only single rooms at the Conference Center are in the Inn Annex. If you chose to stay in any other room that accommodates 2 or more people, you will have to pay a single room supplement ($150).
  • There are accessible rooms available for those with limited mobility so please let your registrar know if you have this need. There will also be a golf cart available during the weekend to help get you to and from events.
  • Tier 0 Housing – Pine
  • Tier 1 Housing – Salal, Huckleberry, Spruce
  • Tier 2 Housing: Reeser, Inn Annex (Single Rooms), Madrona
  • Tier 3: Firs, Hemlock, Cedars, Maples, Tamarack

Cancellation Policy

  • Prior to 30 days in advance of the Retreat, a registration refund of any money paid (including the deposit) shall be 100%.
  • Between 7 and 30 days in advance of the Retreat, a lodging refund of 100% money paid minus the deposit of $50 per attendee will be refunded.
  • Less than 7 days before the retreat, there shall be no room registration refund provided.
  • Full refund of any funds paid to anyone on the waiting list who is unable to attend (or who chooses to remove themself from the waiting list).


More Information

Each year, East Shore and University Unitarian meet at the Seabeck Conference Center on Hood Canal over Memorial Day for a weekend of fun, fellowship, learning, music and relaxation.

Stay Connected

LIKE and FOLLOW the Unitarian Seabeck Memorial Weekend Facebook page
This is where you will find the most up-to-date information about the weekend!

Your 2024 Seabeck Team

Dean: David Langrock (ESUC)
Registrar: Sheridan Botts (ESUC)
Publicity: Jeanne Lamont (ESUC)
Musical Entertainment: John Chmaj & Craig Nelsen (ESUC)
Children and Youth Programing: Becky Andrews (UUC)
Volunteer Coordinator: Dave & Ruth Baumgart (ESUC)
Workshops Coordinator: Doug Strombom (ESUC)
Spiritual Coordinator: Rev. María Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa (ESUC)
Welcoming & Inclusion Lead: 
Supplies Coordinator: Beth Wilson (ESUC)
Grounds and Skies: 
ESUC Staff Lead: Nicole Duff, ESUC Director of Membership Development

Event Details

Transportation & Parking
Seabeck Conference Center is located at 13395 Lagoon Dr NW, Seabeck, WA 98380


Friday, May 24
Monday, May 27
Event Category:


Off Site
WA United States