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Adamstown, MD 21710

Adult Programs

Upcoming Programs:
  • Small Parish Retreat: May 12-14, 2023 
  • Family Camp: July 5-8, 2023
  • Special Challenge Camp: July 23-27, 2023
The Claggett Center offers a variety of programs for adults. Early registration is encouraged due to limited space. Programs include an annual women's retreats, men's retreat, writers' retreat, spiritual practices retreat, camp for independent adults with intellectual disabilities, and a variety of unique offerings each year.

Questions on upcoming programs, including registration, may be directed to Programs Director, Rita Yoe

Claggett is always looking for more ways to reach every corner of our community, and make our programming accessible to people of all backgrounds and ages. Now, we are looking to reach our younger generation of participants with the new under 40 discount for adult retreats. Young adults can receive $50 off our weekend retreats, and $100 off week-long retreats. We look forward to connecting more with adults of all ages!

For information about payments, scholarships, or cancellations, please click here

Looking forward: 

  • Alumni Reunion Retreat: Oct. 6-8, 2023
  • Spiritual Practices Retreat: Oct. 27-29, 2023

Small Parish Retreat 2023
May 12, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Would you love to enjoy a retreat with your church community, but don't have the capacity to organize one for your parish alone? Gather with other small-but-mighty churches for a classic parish retreat. Join together for worship and fellowship, while growing closer to your faith community in small groups.

Clergy and parish leaders: contact us if this might fit your parish! 

Email Rita Yoe to find out how to get your congregation involved in this opportunity.
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Claggett Center Planning Charrette
June 3, 2023

The Claggett Center Board of Trustees is engaged currently in refreshing our strategic vision and master plan of the campus. As part of that process, a design charrette has been planned for Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 10 am to noon. 
Charrettes are collaborative decision-making processes that foster outside-the-box outcomes by fueling individual creativity through group engagement. As Claggett imagines its future and the impact on the physical campus, your creative participation and perspective would be most welcomed. The exercise will be led by Canon Scott Slater whose undergraduate degree is in Landscape Architecture. 
10:00 a.m. Intros, orientation, overview
10:15 a.m.  Observational walk of campus, beginning at Welcome Center, pool, pavilion, through first floor of Powell out Buckingham, back side of barn (seeing Doll, Rosemary’s Porch, small dining room
11:00 a.m.  Interactive charette
  1. brainstorm observed elements from tour (good and bad), including outlying areas (trails, ropes course, slave gravesite, river)
  2. create/write concept map of campus
  3. integrate 1 and 2 onto actual map of campus, add buildings, paths, elements.
12:00 p.m. Lunch & Adjourn 
There is no fee to participate in the Charette and lunch is complimentary. 

Click HERE to Register
If you wish to arrive on Friday evening, you may book lodging and meals for a fee: 
$162 Christiane Inn Single Occupancy, includes Friday dinner & Saturday Breakfast
$116 Christiane Inn Double Occupancy, includes Friday dinner & Saturday Breakfast
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Family Camp 2023
July 5, 2023 - July 8, 2023

Spend time together splashing in the pool, flying down the zipline, and growing together with family-based faith formation. Families of all shapes, sizes, and ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Powell Hall and cottages - First two campers (of any age) $900, each additional camper $125
Christiane Inn - First two campers (of any age) $1250, each additional camper $125

Click here to register.

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Special Challenge Camp 2023
July 23, 2023 - July 27, 2023

Claggett Center offers a five-day, four-night summer camp program for high-functioning adults with intellectual disabilities. This unique program provides campers and opportunity to forge new friendships, grow spiritually, learn new skills, and have a relaxing vacation. Claggett Center facilities provide shared sleeping rooms and bathrooms, most with air-conditioning, hearty home-cooked meals, and 268 acres of land overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain to enjoy. Everyone looks forward to coming to Claggett each year!

Staffed by volunteers, Special Challenge Camp is for adults 21 and older. While the staff does not offer one-on-one supervision, there is group oversight, and plenty of activities to appeal to a wide-range of tastes and abilities. Activities include arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, canoeing, nature hikes, a trip to the ropes course, campfire, daily chapel, bead working, woodworking, a talent show, and a "formal" dance with a DJ. 

Visit the Special Challenge Camp page for more info. 

Download the Special Challenge Registration form here! You can also click here to register online. Learn More