Well Being Retreat Center
"Where Silence Is Expressed"
Powell River Pavilion
The Powell River Pavilion offers an ideal place for retreats in vibrant outdoor setting directly on the scenic Powell River. A commercial kitchen and climate controlled bathrooms are adjacent.
During the pandemic, we have held all our events at this open-air location, including meal service. The circulation of fresh air and ample space has resulted in a space where meetings can be held in conditions that are as safe as possible.
During colder months, we provide wrap-around, electric stadium blankets for warmth. People have expressed an enjoyment of being outdoors to hear the birds, the breeze, the river activity and all the sounds of nature during retreats and have requested that we continue to use the Pavilion even after the receding pandemic allows us to move back indoors to the main Conference Building.
Cooking at the Pavilion
For groups, the compact, but fully functional commercial kitchen is available to prepare meals and wash dishes.
The wood-fired pizza oven can also bake bread and roast meat and vegetables.
And there is a barbeque grill (bring your own charcoal).
Well Being's Campground
Well Being Retreat Center is a state-licensed and inspected campground. Tents may be pitched anywhere on the mowed pasture on the bank of the Powell River. Six "AT" style camping shelters are available with a sleeping bench for those not wishing to hassle with setting up a tent.
Bathrooms at the Powell River Pavilion are a short walk away where there are heated/AC Men's and Women's bathrooms with hot showers.
Electricity, potable water and outdoor grills are available at the Pavilion.
COST: The charge for camping is $20 per per night.
Contact Patty@WellBeingRetreatCenter.org or call her at 423-626-9000 too make prior arrangements.
Kayaks and Canoes are available for rent. More information here.
Hiking on Well Being's 160 acre land and along our 2 1/2 miles of river frontage.
Wildlife watching: deer, turkey, bald eagle, herons, hawks, rabbits, etc, etc.
Chess: There is a large format chess game at the Pavilion
Fishing: There is excellent smallmouth bass and Redeye fishing. Catch & release only please.