Winter Awakening is a yearly non AA sanctioned retreat where LGBTQIA+ and friends in recovery can come together to explore and review their recovery, spirituality and support each other.   

For 2022 we will be back at The Mountain, so register and come join us for fellowship, workshops and recovery.  The event will be January 28 - 30, 2022.  Registration is now open. We have Scholarships available this year.


Winter Awakening 2022
"The ties that bind us"
January 28 - 30, 2022

Winter Awakening is an annual retreat where LGBTQIA+ and our allies in recovery can come together to examine and explore their recovery and spirituality in an atmosphere of mutual support. Workshops, activities, and fellowship are based on the Eleventh Step of traditional 12-Step Programs like AA or NA (although Winter Awakening is not held under the auspices of either).    


The theme of the "The ties that bind us" comes from the opening of the 12 Traditions of Narcotics Anonymous:

"We keep what we have only with vigilance, and just as freedom for the individual comes from the Twelve Steps, so freedom for the group springs from our traditions.  As long as the ties that bind us together are stronger than those that would tear us apart, all will be well."



Registration is now open.  Just like years past at the Mountain we will offer shared cabins and lodge rooms (double occupancy).  Registration fee will include lodging, meals and access to all workshops and activities.  We encourage you to register early and not wait to the last minute. Registration will close on January 16th, 2022.

Click here to Register

We will also have a limited number of Scholarships available to defer the cost of the retreat if needed.  Scholarships are approved on first come, first serve basis.  



We have Scholarships available to cover the cost of the retreat.  If you would like to attend and cannot afford the retreat, you can apply for a Scholarship.  They are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.  In return for your Scholarship, we request that you participate in service work at the retreat.  All applications are reviewed by the Winter Awakening Committee.  They are available through individual contributions and funding we get from Twirl to the World.


Click here to apply for a Scholarship



Spirituality in recovery can mean many things to many people.  Winter Awakening invites you to explore your own spirituality and figure out what works for you.  We host a workshop yearly to help you explore and share your experiences about your Higher Power.  Meditation can be a good way to connect to your inner spirit and we host guided mediations at the retreat.