Retreat Site & What to Bring

For 82 years, Canby Grove has offered people a place to get away, learn, and rest. There have been corporate and physical changes over the years, but the hospitality and primary purposes remain unchanged.

Canby Grove has just over 74 acres of land and several buildings. It operates year-round with a full-time staff of professionals and can accommodate single or multiple groups up to 400 in our two lodges, numerous cabins, and bunkhouses, in addition to RV/tent camping sites. We have 15 different meeting spaces on site, with seating capacities from 20 to 400. Our meeting rooms are also equipped with modern audio/visual equipment for your use. Canby Grove also has a full-service dining facility.

What Do I Bring?

Items we recommend you pack for the GE Retreat:

  • Toiletry items (toothbrush, deodorant, hair brush, contacts case, etc.)
  • Sweatshirt or jacket (it can get chilly)
  • Sneakers or good walking shoes
  • Clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty
  • Room key and LC ID card
  • Any medications you take 

Please leave laptops and other personal items in your locked residence hall room. Linens and towels are provided. We will provide you with pens and paper as well.

When we are not participating in structured fun, there will be some free time where you will be able to participate in a variety of activities:

  • Trails for hiking
  • Basketball
  • Disc Golf

We will also have a variety of games, DVDs, video games, and more! Don’t feel like you need to bring any other form of entertainment besides yourself! Come ready to have a great time, prepare for a successful transition to LC, and meet new friends!