Join us on June 13th from 5:30-7:30 for a Barbeque Style Community Dinner.
Explore Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center during the beginning of our 117th operating season! We will be offering a tasty and traditional barbeque buffet, great desserts, and a beer & wine cash bar.
MENU For the Evening
Salads: Pasta Salad • Cole Slaw • Tossed Salad
Grilled Items: BBQ Chicken • Burgers & Veggie Burgers with all the fixings • Jumbo Hot Dogs • Portobello Mushrooms • Maine Corn
Dessert: Assorted Pies
Enjoy a tour of our 32-acre beach front campus, learn about the erosion problems facing the Ferry Beach and Camp Ellis shorelines and what Ferry Beach is doing to combat the issue. Kevin Roche, member of the Saco Shoreline Commission and former Ward 4 Councilman, will be the guest speaker for the evening. He will be talking about the Camp Ellis Jetty and what progress has been made by the commission and the city towards a solution to the erosion on Saco Bay.
Have opportunities to mix and mingle with our guests and supporters to learn more about what Ferry Beach means to them and the community of people who have been coming here for generations.
Families are welcome. Tickets are only $15 per person.
Ferry Beach is a retreat and conference center on the beach in Saco Maine. We have been here for almost 120 years, providing youth camps, conferences, retreats and programs for families, individuals and organizations. Starting in 2019 we will have additional time to share our wonderful campus with our neighbors and friends who live, work and play in the Saco-Biddeford area.
Over the last five years we have hosted the Saco Shoreline Commission exploring the challenges of beach erosion. With the Wells Preserve, we sponsored a workshop around climate change, beach erosion and what to do in an emergency geared to beach issues. We have hosted the Ferry Landing residents. Several of our neighbors have hosted family gatherings, weddings and birthday parties at Ferry Beach.
Our next big event will be June 13th during our volunteer week called "Work and Play" Week. It is during this week that we fix up and clean up the campus making way for all of the guests who will come through our doors in the summer.
More info will be available as we get closer to the event, but we would love to have you join us again for dinner on June 13th.
Dates To Remember:
June 13th 5:30 PM Community Dinner
June 24-Jul 7 Youth Camps
August 11th: 8pm Concert Featuring Kelley Hunt and Rodney Mashia
September 1 Labor Day BBQ with live music from the Downeast Soul Coalition 4pm - 8pm
November 10th Art Auction and Fall Harvest Event 5:30 -8
Celebration of Love & Community
Ferry Beach is grateful to its neighbors and community friends!
We at Ferry Beach invite you to rediscover the importance of community. Let Ferry Beach be a gathering spot for you and your family.
Let’s revive the idea of a building a community right where we live. Let's move forward together with laughter and love.
Our initial event was a Valentine Community Dinner! We want to build other activities and events which support our community.
It is our pleasure to get to know you, our neighbors, while you relax and build relationships within your community.
Don't be a Stranger this Summer!! Come visit the store, (open every afternoon from 1-5 and evenings from 7-9) for an ice-cream.
Come sit on the porch and have a meal. (Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am; Lunch noon-1pm, Dinner 6-7pm)
Join us for an interfaith chapel service at 9:30am every Sunday in the Grove chapel.
Check out our webpage, facebook page and download the Ferry Beach app!
- General Summer Conference Information
Summer Conferences & Camps
- JUN 9-15: Work & Play
- JUN 9-12 or 12-15: Work, Play and Grow (Young Adult)
- JUN 10: Annual Meeting
- JUN 15-24: Profound Treasury >
- JUN 24-30 or JUN 30 - JUL 7: Youth Camps >
- JUL 7-13: RE Week >
- JUL 14-20: ChoralFest >
- JUL 14-21: GAYLA >
- JUL 21-22: Communal Music Making - Lessons in Mindfulness
- Jul 21-28: Yoga Retreat
- JUL 21-28: Kayaking & Paddle Boarding >
- JUL 22-27: Slow Fashion
- JUL 23-25: Reiki 1 & 2 Workshop
- JUL 28 - AUG 4: Family & Friends >
- AUG 4-11: UUFAF >
- AUG 5-10: Motivational Interviewing
- Aug 10 - 12: Understanding White Privilege
- AUG 11: Concert
- AUG 11-17: Circle of Music >
- AUG 11-17: Company of Women
- AUG 12-16: Women's Healing Retreat
- AUG 16: Evolutionary Astrology
- AUG 20-24: Soul Path Renewal
- AUG 19 - 23: Sacred Circle Dance at Ferry Beach
- AUG 26-29: Only Love
- AUG 26-28: The Beach Getaway
- AUG 28-31: Our Whole Lives for Young Professionals
- AUG 26 - SEP 1: Quilting by the Bay >
- AUG 31 - SEP 3: Labor Day Weekend
- SEP 2: Labor Day Eve Singing Vigil
- Family Conferences
- Adult Conferences
- Ferry Beach Art
- Saving Our Shoreline
- Minister and Musician of the Week
- Our New Mission