Retreat Fees

Listed below are the fees for our retreats:

Three-Week Retreat (fees include program and lodging)

  • One-person: $4,100
  • Couple: $5,850

Our fees cover all instructional sessions, group counseling, personal counseling, and housing. Meals are not covered in these fees; your suite will be equipped with full kitchen facilities so that you can prepare your own meals.

Cross-Cultural Medical Professionals Retreat

  • One-person: $1,750
  • Couple: $2,300

This retreat, which takes place annually during the summer months, is specifically designed for medical professionals – please contact us for more information!

Children’s Program

Three-Week Retreat – $950 for the first child and $200 for each additional sibling.

Medical Professionals Retreat – $350 for the first child and $50 for each additional sibling.

Prompt Pay Discount

If your bill is paid in full prior to or upon your arrival, you will receive a 5% “prompt pay” discount on the retreat fees. If your bill is paid in full within 30 days of the end of your retreat, you will receive 3% discount on the retreat fees.


Since our counselors are licensed, a portion of your counseling fees may be covered by health insurance; please contact us for details. We have also found that quite often our guest’s church, denomination, or mission board has funds available to pay all or part of the remaining cost.


Due to the generosity of numerous supporters who do not want to see any pastor or missionary prevented from coming to Alongside solely because of cost, we offer need-based scholarships which are available from our scholarship fund. These scholarships are awarded according to your income bracket and are based upon fund availability.


Fees for transportation to/from the airport is $20 each way for the Kalamazoo Airport (code: AZO) and $50 each way for the Grand Rapids Airport (code: GRR).