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