What to Expect


Please refer to each retreat for the day schedule, as each facilitator customizes their presentation.

Each session includes small and large group feedback as well as personal  “As you wish time” reflection time.

In addition to lunch, drinks and light snacks will be provided throughout the retreat.

Suggested items to bring: sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes.

Our Property

The grounds at Branches.
The grounds at Branches.

Branches is located on 2.3 acres of wooded, private lake front property on Seneca Lake, NY.

Our view of Seneca Lake.
Our view of Seneca Lake.

Our facility is on level ground raised above the lake.  Being located up high offers privacy and stunning lake views.  Rear-wheel and front- 2 wheel drive vehicles do travel up our steep stone driveway.  Slow and low gear is best.  If one chooses, they may leave their vehicle lakeside and walk up or we give rides up in our pick-up truck.

35' travel trailer
35′ travel trailer

Branches is young.  Until our center is built, we currently use a 35′ travel trailer to provide electric, running water, refrigeration, microwave and a flush toilet.  If rain and wind prohibits the use of our grounds, Mary Mother of Mercy Parish in Ovid, NY provides indoor space.   Drive time to Branches or the churches is 2.5 hours from Buffalo.

Please visit “Our Goals” tab to appreciate our vision for the property.  Although Branches will eventually be wheelchair accessible, currently we are not.  Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.