Special Event Information & Secure Reservations
Little Brothers and Sisters of Sacrifice winter Retreat
February 1 - 3, 2013
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Please join the Little Brothers and Sisters of Sacrifice at a Winter Retreat
February 1-3, 2013 at ECCO
(Check in at 4 pm and will end after breakfast on Sunday)
International Worship Leader, Biblical Teacher and Missionary, Kelly Ferrari Mills has called people around the world to passionate, repentant worship of Yeshua (Jesus) our Messiah, who is God and Lord over all. Her anointed music and teaching brings people into intimacy with Him.Steeped in the richness of the Torah, Kelly brings exciting, profound teaching of the Scriptures from a Hebraic understanding - through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Costs $89.00 per person through ECCO
$89 for double or quad occupancy, private rooms are an additional $25
Everyone is welcome - Please register through ECCO at 559-683-8162 or online at www.ECCOyosemite.org
Contact Pam Stout at 209-768-0541 with questions
Bring your Bible a Notebook and Warm Clothes
Vestry/Bishop's Committee Retreat February 1-3 & 8-10
Bishop Menees will be leading this retreat on Leadership Development in the congregation. We will look at questions of roles and responsibilities of Vestries, Mission and Vision Statements, Christian Leadership and development.
This retreat will be repeated on both the first and second weekends in February but is best participated in as a Vestry or Bishop's Committee. Time will be set aside for individual Vestries and Bishop's Committees to meet.
$89 for double or quad occupancy, private rooms are an additional $25
Rose Edin Watercolor Workshop
March 18-21, 2013
Join us for a very special watercolor workshop with Rose Edin, an accomplished and acclaimed watercolorist who is known for her unique use of color. Learn how to use color to achieve a lively, glowing effect in your paintings by keeping pallet mixing to a minimum and applying other simple, but effective tricks. Rose has be been honored two prestigious awards in the art community in 2011.Hosting Rose in California is a rare and exciting occasion; considering taking advantage of this event.
3 Nights, 9 meals
Communter: $325 (includes all 9 meals)
Quad room: $435
Double room: $479
Private room: $599
Learn more about Rose at www.roseedin.com
10th Annual Easter Sunrise Service
St. Francis of Assisi Outdoor Chapel at ECCO
Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 6:30 a.m.
Breakfast follows service - $11 per person
Reservations required for breakfast
No reservations required for Easter Sunrise Service
Opera at Oakhurst
April 11-15, 2013
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Bel canto has been defined as "a style of singing characterized by beauty of tone rather than dramatic power." There can be no doubt that the Italian bel canto opera of the early 19th century represents a huge point of beauty in the history of Western music, but it is also thrilling drama. Bel canto opera not only deepened and humanized opera as a dramatic medium, it represented a crucial stage in the development of opera into a modern art form.
In this weekend, we will explore the bel canto operatic repertoire, considering it as both a major part of the European Romantic movement and a precursor to modern psychological drama. We will discuss some of the most popular operates from the period, such as Il barbiere de Sivlia, Morma, and Lucia dt Lammermoor and we will become acquainted with some its lesser known masterpieces, as, for example Rossini's Otello and Maometto II, Bellini's La straniera, and Donizetti's Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Maria di Rohan. We will also consider the way in which the operatic voice developed during the bel canto period and look at the careers of some of the most colorful performers in operatic history.
The bel canto repertoire is quite large. Between them Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti wrote well over 100 operas, only a fraction of which are still performed regularly. Their output and those of other, lesser-known bel canto composers represent a wonderfully rich treasury of unfamiliar opera. This weekend will provide an introduction to some of the most beautiful music ever written for the human voice.
4 nights, 11 meals
$669.00 per person
$809.00 per person
Single occupancy (limited availability)
$499.00 per person
Commuter (includes everything but lodging)
Previous events have sold out quickly. We recommend you make your reservations without delay.
A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation with the balance due no later than January 31. Cancellations between January 31 and February 28 incur a $275.00 cancellation fee;
After February 28 all fees are non-refundable.
For more information, please contact:
Kristen at ECCO
Phone: (559)683-8162 7 Fax:(559) 683-4971
43803 Highway 41, Oakhurst, CA 93644
Spring Clergy Retreat
April 29- May 1, 2013
The retreat will be led by Bishop Eric Menees
Retreat begins with registration at 4 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. on Monday
and closes after Breakfast on Wednesday.
Per person pricing for 2 nights, 5 meals if registered before April 22nd:
Double & Quad $89 Day Use $66
Private rooms are available on a case by case basis at the rate of $132
Any registrations received after April 22nd will pay full price.
Mothers Day High Tea
May 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Treat Mom to a fun filled day at ECCO, where we will be serving three courses of tasty goodies and delicious tea!
Course One: Savories
Assorted Fingertip Sandwiches including; Egg Salad, Cucumber, Tuna and Chicken Salad Asparagus Puffs, Mini Quiche, Sausage Rolls
Course Two: Scones & Breads
Warm Fresh Baked Scones with Homemade Jam and Devonshire Cream
Blueberry Muffins and Banana Nut Bread
Course Three: Sweets & Desserts
Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Lemon Crunch Cake, Spiced Apricot Squares
Russian Teacakes, Pound Cake Cookies and Homemade Chocolate Truffles
Your choice of Fresh Brewed Hot Tea, Coffee, Iced Tea and lemonade
$15 per person
Reserve a table of 8 for the price of 7
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Gerard Family Camp 2013
July 7-13, 2013
A gathering of people of all ages for a week of fellowship, rest and refreshment, fun and games, as well as an opportunity to pray together, learn together and grow together.
Sunday afternoon, July 7th through the following Saturday, July 13th after breakfast.
Lodging & Meals: Price includes 6 nights lodging and 17 meals:
(Dinner-Sunday evening through breakfast on Sunday) No charge for children 5 and under.
Per Person Fee
Lodge Room : $394.00
Dormitory : $394.00
R.V. : $304.00
St. James Men's Retreat
August 16-18, 2013
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St. James Cathedral will be hosting a Men's Retreat August 17-19 at ECCO. The retreat will be jointly lead by Bishop Eric Menees and Fr. Van McAlister and is open to all the men of the Diocese of San Joaquin. The theme of the retreat will be based on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Join your brothers for this thought provoking and heartfelt retreat. We especially encourage Father's and Sons to join in this retreat that will have practical applications for living into Christian manhood!"
September 23-24, 2013
Pastor & Christian Leader, you are invited to a Valley-wide gathering of pastors and ministry leaders in Central California. Since 1992, we have gathered together each year at our Prayer Summit in Oakhurst. Psalm 133 says that it is good when we dwell together in unity and that is where God’s commands His blessing. Pastors’ Prayer Summits have been a great blessing to many and we hope you choose to be blessed this year by attending.
We believe that having pastors praying together is a key component to God’s blessing in a community. God has used Prayer Summits for many years to knit together the fabric of the Christian community in Fresno and Clovis. He is building a network of Christian leaders throughout our Valley.
It is our intent to allow God to guide our time together as we seek Him and wait before Him. We have no agenda in our prayer time other than to worship, pray and to seek God’s direction.
October 8-9, 2012
Cost per person for 1 night, 6 meals:
$143 – Private Room
$99 – Double Room
$94 – Triple Room
Stay over for Quiet Day on October 10
Cost per person for additional night and lunch:
$99 – Private Room
$57 – Double Room
$51 – Triple Room
Day Use with meals:
Mon-Tue - $77
Mon - $41
Tue - $36
Please register by September 24.
St. James Women's Retreat
November 8-10, 2013
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The women of St. James invite you to the Women's Retreat on Nov. 9 - 11, 2012 at ECCO, Oakhurst, CA.
Our speaker is Christine Miller from St. Paul's in Bakersfield. Her theme is from, Psalm 27:8; "Your face, O'Lord, I will seek" Come and join us for this wonderful weekend, enjoy the beautiful fall colors and spend time with Jesus !
Thanksgiving at ECCO
November 21-23, 2012
Thanksgiving at ECCO, an annual tradition. Imagine how wonderful Thanksgiving can be when you can relax with old and new friends, eat delicious food, enjoy the beauty of our surroundings, and no dishes to wash! Thanksgiving festivities begin with an optional Holy Eucharist from 11:00 to 12:00, followed by appetizers, and then dinner at 1:00. p.m. Spend a quiet afternoon visiting, playing games and relaxing. For those choosing to spend the night, a new tradition is the ringing of the bells, a fun and entertaining event. Consider an optional stay over that evening with departure on Friday morning after breakfast. Join us; it's fun!
Per person pricing:
Thanksgiving dinner: $29.00 for adults, $14.50 for children ages 4 to 11
Package 1: Thanksgiving dinner, evening snacks, Thursday night lodging and Friday breakfast:
Single: $122 Double: $81 Quad: $75 Children 4 to 11: $36.50
Package 2: Wednesday and Thursday nights lodging, Thanksgiving dinner, evening snacks, Friday breakfast:
Single $212 Double $130 Quad: $118 Children 4 to 11 $57
Please submit reservations by November 14, 2012.
New Year's at ECCO
December 31, 2012 - January 1, 2013
ECCO - A Sensible Celebration for New Year's.
Have you wanted to do something fun for New Year's but not wanted to risk being on the road? Ecco wants you to Stay and Play with us. Music, Games, Dancing and Socializing.
Begin your evening with yummy appetizers and a chance to get acquainted. Then enjoy a dinner of your choice of Prime Rib or Lemon Herb Salmon with roased red potatoes, steam vegetable medley, fresh baked rolls and your choice of fresh baked pie all served from our buffet line.
After dinner: an evening of games and music provided by DJ for your dancing or listening pleasure. Ring in the New Year on New York time at 9:00 pm and then dance and play the night away knowing your comfortable lodge room is steps away.
Complete your stay with a delicious Sunday Brunch.
New Year's Eve:
Social Hour 6:30 pm | Dinner 7:00 pm | New York Midnight Toast 9:00 pm
New Year's Day:
Brunch 10:00 am and late check-out at 12:00 pm
Includes New Year's Eve Celebration, Social, Dinner and Festivities, Sunday Brunch. Prices are per person. Prices listed below is what you pay, there are no additional charges.
- Single Occupancy (Private Lodge Room) $99.00
- Double Occupancy (Two per Lodge Room) $77.00
Get your friends together and reserve a table for 8. Reservation deadline is December 14th.
ECCO shuttle service is available from Fresno to ECCO and back on opening and closing dates of Road Scholar and ECCO programs at a cost of $75.00 one-way or $150.00 round-trip, per person. Advance reservations with payment are required. Please complete the form, indicating the program date. An ECCO staff member will contact you to confirm your reservations and establish the pickup time and place.