Seabeck Multi-Age UU Memorial Day Weekend Retreat

May 22-25, 2020

Registration will open on February 22!

2020 Featured Speaker: Eric Lane Barnes

Eric may be most know to some as the Director of Music for East Shore Unitarian Church. Eric is ALSO a composer, writer, lyricist, pianist, director, conductor, performer and advocate for LGBTQ rights. He lives to explore all the ways music can connect people with themselves, with one another, and with the world around them. (

What is Seabeck?

Seabeck is the annual church retreat on Memorial Day weekend. It is held at the beautiful Seabeck retreat center, overlooking the Olympic mountains on the Hood Canal.  This is a wonderful way to get involved with East Shore and feel more connected. You will spend the weekend in community with other East Shore and University Unitarian Church members (it has been a joint retreat and tradition for over 40 years!) and so there are continual opportunities to meet and get to know other Unitarian Universalists. Seabeck is an intentionally inclusive and multi-generational experience.

If you bring your children, many age-appropriate activities are organized for them and, before you know it, they will have made friends and will be running around with other children.

Activities, workshops, worship events, musical collaborations for the adults are all optional, but can be very rewarding given the extraordinary richness of our talented community.  Activities such as the Opening Ceremony, the Talent Show, a Sing-along, S’mores, UU Olympics and Salmon Bake are just a few of the beloved gatherings that bring people back to this weekend retreat year after year.

More Workshops

There will be 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.

Children’s Program

Your kids will have many opportunities to learn, explore, play, create and make lasting friendships. The Children and Youth Programming is always a joyful experience for all involved, and we look forward to having your kids participate with us!


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. You will be contacted separately by our Volunteer Coordinator, Barbara Stevenson with a list of ways you can help. Questions? Email Barbara directly at


  • Registration is on a first come-first serve basis at
  • This year, there is the option to “hold” your registration for $50.00 per person with the intention of paying in full at a later date.
  • 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!)!
  • Please note your full payment will be due by May 1, 2020 or you will forfeit your registration position.
  • If you need assistance registering, please contact Nicole Duff.
  • Remember, we offer Scholarships to assist with the registration deposits and fees. Please contact Nicole Duff or Jeanne Lamont if you need financial assistance.
  • If paying by check, please note full payment must be received by May 1, 2020 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.

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).


Refer to the Seabeck website for housing descriptions. 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. Housing is allocated based on the 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. A single person in a multiple-bed room pays an extra $150. Scholarships are available for those in need of assistance.

  • Tier 1 Housing – Salal, Huckleberry, Spruce
  • Tier 2 Housing: Reeser, Inn, Inn Annex, Madrona
  • Tier 3: Firs, Hemlock, Cedars, Maples, Tamarack
  • Tier 4 Housing: Camping for Tent or RV (Class B, C or smaller only; Accommodations include bathroom/shower access but no electricity)

Your 2020 Seabeck Team

Dean: Beth Wilson (ESUC)
Registrar: Jeanne Lamont (ESUC)
Musical Entertainment: John Chmaj, Barb Clagett (ESUC), and Kathy Roché-Zukjo
Children and Youth Programing: Kati Stanford (ESUC)
Volunteer Coordinator: Barbara Stevenson (ESUC)
Workshops Coordinator: Lindsay Fogelquist (ESUC)
Spiritual Coordinator: Jen Sill (UUC)
Welcoming & Inclusion Lead: Amanda Strombom (ESUC)
Supplies Coordinator: Carolyn Cunningham (UUC)
Grounds and Skies: John Angell (ESUC)