SCA Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend Retreat

August 30 - September 1, 2024


Mary and Joseph Retreat Center

5300 Crest Road | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Join the SCA Los Angeles Retreat, August 30 - September 1, at the beautiful Mary and Joseph Retreat Center in Rancho Palos Verdes. Unwind, gain new insights and make new friends during this unforgettable weekend.

“The SCA Retreat
has changed my program
and my life.”

—Past participant

Register now

Single rooms sell out early

1.     Select Room Option below.

2.    Pay with PayPal or credit card.

An intimate circle of recovery.

Sample Schedule

Preliminary agenda subject to change


Friday, August 30th


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Check in and room assignments

Front desk


5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Welcome Dinner  (optional)

Dining Room


7:00 pm - 8:45 pm


Ice Breaker

Friday night meeting

Meeting Room


9:00 pm-10:30 pm

Movie Night!

Meeting Room



Saturday, August 31st


8:30 am


Dining Room


9:30 am -10:45 am

Workshop 1

Meeting Room


11 am - 12:15 pm

Workshop 2

Meeting Room




Outdoor patio or Dining Room


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop 3

Experience, Strength and Hope Meeting

A chance for newcomers to ask questions 

Meeting Room


2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Hike (Weather permitting)

Starts at the Meeting Room


5:00 pm - 5:25 pm


Meeting Room


5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Dining Room


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday Night Meeting:
Speaker and Sharing
Meeting Room


8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Game Night

Meeting room



Sunday, September 1st


8:30 am


Dining Room


9:30 am - 10:00 am

Room Check Out

Store bags in Meeting Room


10:00 am -11:00 am

Sunday Morning Meeting

Meeting Room


11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch Fellowship (Retreat Closes)


Please make plans to "book end" with fellow members to ensure a safe reentry.

Each room has WiFi and bath.


1.     Select Room Option below.

2.    Pay with PayPal or credit card.

Room options

Please join our welcome dinner on Friday night — just $25

SINGLE room ($400)

SINGLE room  with Friday Night Dinner ($425)

SHARED room ($315 per person)

SHARED room with Friday Night Dinner ($340)

Make a difference — help sponsor a fellow SCA member

Donate to the Retreat Scholarship Fund

One full scholarship and one half scholarship available. More may be available depending on donations. Apply by email at

Eight acres of gardens and hours of serenity await. 

About the Retreat Center

Mary & Joseph Retreat Center is located high atop the bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, 15 miles south of LAX. Majestic views include the skyline of downtown Los Angeles 23 miles northeast, and the entire Los Angeles basin. Grounds include eight acres of gardens, wildlife, a chapel and labyrinth.

“I came in scattered and
tattered and left 48 hours later
restored and grounded.”

—Center visitor


We are near the ocean and the weather includes cool evenings and mornings. Please bring comfortable walking shoes to enjoy the grounds and nearby park and shoreline.



Healthy and delicious meals will be served Friday evening (optional) through Sunday morning.  If you are on special diet, a microwave oven and refrigerator are available for food you bring with you.

Please note that you may also pay by check or cash - for instructions, please contact us at