Our writing retreats for academics, PhD students and other professionals offer you the possibility to concentrate on thinking, reading and writing in a sustained way, to recharge your battery, and to gain new inspiration. For individuals and groups. Let original new ideas be born, maybe even ground-breaking ideas for new projects, and your writing flow. Ideal for spending (part of) your sabbatical, (re-)writing research proposals, working on a book, conference papers, articles, chapters, inaugural lectures, educational programs, working on joint projects, etc. For PhD students it is a good opportunity to give a boost to your dissertation in a short period of time. Rediscover that writing a PhD thesis can progress smoothly and is fun.
Academics, PhD students and other professionals can register for one week of their choosing or for both weeks.
The cost of the writing retreat is $250 for one week and $450 for two weeks. Full payment is due at time of registering. Lacawac accepts personal checks made out to Lacawac Sanctuary or credit card payments (see button below).
Application Process and Acceptance
There are no hard deadlines for the submission of registration. However it is strongly recommended that registrations be submitted two weeks prior to the retreat start date.
What is provided:
- a comfortable, private rustic room in the Historic Watres Lodge or the Ice House
- Sheets and towels
- WiFi Access
- Quiet time and various working station locations
- Access to 550 acres of Lacawac's forests, more than 9 miles of hiking trails, and one of the southernmost, protected glacial lakes in the United States: Lake Lacawac.
Participants provide their own transportation and meals while at Lacawac. The Lodge and Ice House are well equipped with cookware and dishes and all necessary kitchen amenities. Cell phone connection is generally available at Lacawac.
Information on restaurants, grocery stores and other conveniences will be provided when individuals are accepted for a residency. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. The staff of Lacawac Sanctuary will do everything in our power to make each writing retreat at Lacawac inspired, productive, and rejuvenating.
For more information contact:
Dr. Beth Norman
Director of Science and Research