The Close Retreat Center is
intended to be primarily a private adult retreat center, not a conference
center. While it is possible to sleep about twenty people, we are most
pleased when it is used by one or two people on quiet retreat.
The Close has been made available to people for prayer and contemplation. It has not been available to groups for secular conferences or retreats. An exception would be a nature retreat since this seems to require a consciousness of the glory of Godís creation. It is available to persons of any Christian denomination but is not available to religions other than Christianity or to Christian cults. For purposes of simplification we have always assumed that one person on retreat alone meets a criterion of contemplation, regardless of personal belief.