Tips for Manitoba group retreats

Kevin Penner

Tips for Manitoba group retreats

A lot of people think that you need to be a large event to consider planning a group retreat. Manitoba Retreat Centres host group retreats of every size and type. Church Youth groups, non-profit retreats, corporate team-building retreats, fundraisers for charities, ladies groups, family gatherings and plenty of birthdays.  Most Retreat centers catering to the needs of group retreats regardless of size or particular function.

See: 26 different Manitoba Retreat themes

6 Quick Tips for Group Retreats

  1. Retreats should be at a destination outside of the norm – this helps disconnect us from our daily routine. It can create a feeling of destiny and adventure. A feeling of newness and removal from every-day-life is a great way to get things started.
  2. Overnight stays are important; they create a barrier of distance from distractions and allow conversations to carry on in the white space margins of unplanned time.
  3. It can be nice to put away all electronic devices – cell phones, laptops, etc. Electronics require time and attention away from the themes of the group retreat and will be a distraction from group participation. Tell the people in your everyday life your schedule in advance so that work and family member will know you are unavailable.
  4. Get the whole group together for a large group gathering to share experiences and life lessons. A guitar around the campfire can make your group connect with the freedom of the moment and bring clarity to the importance of time with friends and family.
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Large meeting rooms


143 guest rooms


Catered meals

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One hour from Winnipeg

Located in Pinawa, East Whiteshell Provincial Park


25+ outdoor activities

Rafting, canoe rentals, snow boarding, hiking trails, etc.


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Rafting, canoe rentals, snow boarding, hiking trails, etc.

High tempurature

Hot tub

Spa / sauna


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Free Parking

Fire pit





Walking trails

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Golf Course

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