Join us on the mountain this summer!

Friday through Sunday, June 7–9. Registration is open now!

Enjoy three days of rest, fun, and fellowship with your SPIVY family from June 7–9 (one weekend earlier than usual) at Shrine Mont, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia’s glorious retreat center in Orkney Springs, just an hour and a half from Ivy. Shrine Mont is indeed “a place apart” that offers something for everyone.

The weekend begins Friday evening with a cookout, field games, and fellowship around a campfire. There is plenty of free time to enjoy doing as you like: there are hiking trails, gardens, a labyrinth, fishing ponds, playgrounds, a fantastic pool, tennis, and cottage porches made for enjoying a book or afternoon nap! Your time is only interrupted by the ringing of a bell to announce that breakfast,lunch, or dinner is ready for you to enjoy family style in the dining hall. Saturday evening includes a St. Paul’s, Ivy reception, then head back to the firepit after dinner for an ice cream social with friends around the campfire. And on Sunday morning we’ll worship together at the Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, the open-air cathedral of the Diocese of Virginia, consecrated in 1925. Click here to see photos from last year’s Shrine Mont Parish Retreat.

The St. Paul’s, Ivy group stays in the coveted cottages, nestled on the hillside near the beautiful Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration. Most rooms have private baths and we take care to place singles, couples and families in comfortable and suitable surroundings.

What will a weekend at Shrine Mont cost?

Adult single occupancy ($200/per person)
Adult double occupancy ($140/per person)
Family occupancy (2 adults, one or more children/youth, $420)
Individual child/youth (ages 4–18, $50/per person)
Children under 4 years old (no charge)

For financial assistance with the registration fees, please contact Fr. Justin.

When can I register?

Registration is now open, and all registrations will be need to be submitted by Sunday, March 31. Click here to register online. We have a limited number of spaces available for St. Paul’s, Ivy parishioners, so sign up soon!

Can I pay online?

Yes, you can! Once you have completed your online Registration Form, navigate over to our “Be A Cheerful Giver” page, scroll down to “2024 Parish Retreat at Shrine Mont” and click the Registration Payment button. Please note: that online payments incur a a processing fee of 2.75% for each transaction; we kindly ask that you opt to cover those fees. Thank you!

More Questions?

Retreat Coordinators, Elizabeth Piper and Anne Spillers, will be in the Parish Hall on Sunday, March 10, 17, and 24 during Coffee & Fellowship (following the 10:30 a.m. worship service) to answer any of your questions and with registration information. Come meet them!

Learn more about Shrine Mont Conference and Retreat Center.

Shrine Mont is located in Orkney Springs, Virginia, about an hour and a half drive north of Ivy. To reach Shrine Mont, travel north on I-81 to Mt. Jackson (Exit #273). Turn right onto Rt. 703 (East), then right (South) on US 11, follow through town, turn right on Rt. #263 and follow approximately 13 miles to Orkney Springs. (Please note, using GPS can be unreliable in this area.) Click here for a map and directions.