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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.  

We now accept donations online, please click the button below to donate.

Registration will open soon!

Join us in 2025 on January 24-26 at Ramah Darom for Winter Awakening!  Please email if you have any questions.

Winter Awakening 2025

January 24 - 26, 2025

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, NA or CMA (although Winter Awakening is not held under the auspices of either). 


For 2025 we are returning back to Ramah Darom.  With its beautiful landscape, nice accommodations and great food it will be a weekend to remember.  





Registration is closed

Email us at if you have any questions.         




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 donations and funding we get from Twirl to the World.

All Scholarships have been awarded for 2024




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.

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