October 23-25, 2016
Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center
7415 East Elbow Bend Road
Carefree, Arizona 85377
Going North on Interstate 1- 17 from Phoenix, Arizona: Turn right at the Carefree Highway exit number 223 (Hwy 74). Continue East approximately 13 miles to Scottsdale Road
Turn left, (Scottsdale Road changes to Tom Darlington Road). Turn right onto Bloody Basin Road. Turn left at the stop sign onto Sidewinder, which, at the bend, becomes Elbow Bend Rd. Keep to the right on Elbow Bend and look for the Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center sign.
From Sky Harbor Airport:
From the airport take the exits marked "West Exits' and follow signs for Highway 51. Head north (only option) for 16 miles and take the Hwy 101 East exit. Drive east for 3.5 miles and exit at Scottsdale Road and turn left (north). There are two turning lanes. Stay on Scottsdale Road for 11 miles. (As you come into Carefree the speed limit drops to 35 mph. A word to the wise ... the sheriff likes hanging out in Carefree.) Turn right (only option) on Bloody Basin Road. At the stop sign, turn left onto Elbow Bend / Sidewinder The entrance to Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center is just around the bend on your right hand side.
Call the Center 480.488.5218 if you have any problems
April 24-26, 2016
Tilikum Center for Retreats and Outdoor Ministries
15321 N.E. North Valley Road
Newberg, Oregon 97132
From the North on I-5
Travel south through Portland on I-5 and take the Tualatin/Sherwood Exit number 289. Turn right and follow Tualatin/Sherwood Road five miles to Hwy 99W at Sherwood. Turn left, going southwest, for eight miles and drive through Newberg until you are on the west side of town. Continue with directions below.
From the South on I-5
Travel I-5 north of Salem and take the Brooks Exit number 263. At the top of the ramp, turn left across the overpass, heading west. At the next stop sign (immediately after you go over the railroad tracks) turn right (north) and follow Hwy 219 into Newberg. At the stop light on Hwy 99W, turn left and travel through Newberg until you are on the west side of town. Continue with directions below.
In Newberg turn north at the intersection of Hwy 99W and Hwy 240 (Chehalem Valley / Yamhill sign). Follow Hwy 240 for five miles. Turn right (north), onto Ribbon Ridge Road (a Tilikum Retreat Center sign is on your left). After one mile, bear left at the junction onto North Valley Road. Look for the Tilikum sign on the right (one mile).
From Forest Grove
Head south on Hwy 47 toward Gaston. Two miles beyond Gaston, turn left onto Flett Road. After 1.5 miles Flett Road makes a turn to the right. Continue for about 4 miles. (The name of the road will change from Flett Road, to Springhill Road, to North Valley Road.) The entrance to Tilikum is a sharp left turn into the driveway.
Take Hwy 99W toward Newberg. After entering Lafayette, turn left onto Bridge Street (Bill’s Market on the right), which becomes Abbey Road. Follow Abbey Road past the Trappist Abbey and bear right at the junction with Hendricks Road, where Abbey Road becomes Kuehne Road. Continue to the stop sign then turn right off of Kuehne Road onto Hwy 240 and proceed 0.7 miles to Ribbon Ridge Road. Turn left onto Ribbon Ridge Road. After one mile, bear left at the junction onto North Valley Road. Look for the Tilikum entrance sign on the right (one mile).