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Memorial Day Weekend Work & Play Party

May 26 - 29


Express gratitude for the presence of our beloved retreat center, Sahale, and experience the satisfaction of playing and working together.


Focal Person: Colette Hoff


Men's Weekend & Tent Raising

June 9 - 11, 2017 Sahale


Join other men, as we raise the Sahale tent (Friday morning), and explore topics related to growing up and living in a patriarchal culture.


Contact Bruce Perler for more information.


Sahale Summer Camp  
June 25 - July 1


A wonderful opportunity for children 9 to 12 to have a full camp experience in a beautiful setting with loving leadership.

Contact Irene Perler for more information.



Calendar for 2016-2017



See listing for a complete calendar

for the fall and winter '16-'17


Dates to remember:


Memorial Day Weekend,

May 26-29, 2017


Men's Weekend,

June 9-11, 2017


Sahale Summer Camp for 9-12 year olds,

June 25 - July 1, 2017


Human Relations Laboratory,

August 6-12, 2017

Quest Counseling & Healing Center

John and Colette Hoff, gifted counselors with more than 30 years experience, have empowered countless clients to be more effective as individuals, partners, parents, and members of society. No matter what your issues, they will help--with gentleness and insight.

To schedule an appointment, email Colette



Our ecoVillage project is growing into its permaculture inspired vision.


Contact Irene Perler for more

Articles and Announcements

Internships Are Available for the Serious Student of Life in Community

We are seriously seeking experienced and mature interns to further development of Sahale Retreat Center and EcoVillage, in the following areas: farming and gardening, animal husbandry, off-grid technology, facility maintenance and development, and educational programs. Please contact Irene Perler at for details.

Seasons and Cycles in Evolving Community
by John L. Hoff

... Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor remind us that formal histories tell the stories of governments, wars, and economics. However, the story of people, average people in ordinary jobs who are trying to be good human beings by passing forward the life-sustaining sense of community and culture, are ignored.

Where Did We Come From: Understanding the Communitarian Movement

by John and Colette Hoff

... word community is used in a variety of ways, sometimes referring to people and other times to a place, and still more often as a spiritual glue that holds people together around ideas and causes. Enjoy this informative article by 2 leaders of the communitarian movement ...


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