Bowie Fire Restoration Volunteer Week

Thursday, August 17 – Thursday, August 24, 2017

On Wednesday, June 07th at 3 PM a wildfire caused by lightning broke out on a mountain near Diamond Mountain. Our calls to emergency services quickly led to a team of on-site professionals who helped us to manage the safety of our guests and staff who were all evacuated from the Retreat Valley.  Wildfire-fighters from all over the Southwest worked quickly to extinguish the fire within 24 hours.  Despite the quick response, part of our water system was damaged and a few houses received cosmetic damage.  For more details, visit our Facebook posts from June 9, June 10, June 11 & June 13  

Join us Thursday, August 17 – Thursday, August 24 for the “Bowie Fire Restoration Volunteer Week”.

Come for the weekend or stay the entire week.

We’ll replace part of our water system and rehabilitate cottages 25, 26 & 27. There is no fee for this program.  Accommodations and food will be provided to all volunteers.

Questions? Contact us:


Transportation from/to

  • Willcox greyhound bus station is available upon request.
  • Tucson airport is available on Wednesday, August 16.

Thank you to all our donors! We’ve raised $6,200 which will allow us to replace the water system and restore cosmetic damage to cottage 25.

 Sample Daily Schedule*

 8:00-9:00am  Yoga**
9:00-10:00am  Meditation**
10-11:000am  Breakfast and prepare for service
11:00-5:00pm  Daily Service
5:30-6:30pm  Group Dinner 
6:30-7:00pm  Dinner Clean-up
7:00-10:00pm  Personal Time
10:00pm  Lights out

* Schedule subject to change.

** Meditation and Yoga instruction available upon request.