Frequently Asked Questions

The ACA Mingus Mountain Retreat is getting a makeover!

Welcome to the Arizona ACA Retreat In The Pines! 2022 marks the 35th annual retreat that provides adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families with a meaningful and relaxing weekend of personal growth and recovery. If you’re an ACA attending meetings and working the program, we invite you to join us in September for a weekend of fellowship, healing and fun. If you’re unsure whether you are an ACA, click here to review the 14 Laundry List Traits and learn more.

YES!! We are happy to report that we WILL be holding a retreat in 2022! We are moving to a new venue in Prescott, AZ, the Emmanuel Pines Camp. We have reserved our traditional weekend with this camp: September 9 – 11, 2022.  We are excited to explore all of the amenities that this camp has to offer as we gather for the first time since 2019! We hope you will join us at our retreat for recovery, fun, creativity, and fellowship.

There may be a limited number of scholarships available after our minimum lodging requirements are met with the camp. Please send a message via the “Contact the Committee” option below to either inquire about scholarships or to donate to the scholarship fund.

There are no RV spots available at Emmanuel Pines Camp, but there are nearby campgrounds that can accommodate RV camping. Anyone participating in off-site camping will be responsible for their own transportation to Emmanuel Pines Camp. You can register at recreation.gov. Two nearby campgrounds are:
 
  • Yavapai Camp Ground
  • White Spar campground

We are not able to supply transportation to the retreat, however, you can join the retreat Facebook page and arrange a ride share. Otherwise, you will need to rent a car or Uber. It is a two-hour ride from the airport to the retreat (113 miles).

To join the Facebook group, go to Facebook, then search: ACA RETREAT in the PINES (formerly ACA Retreat Mingus Mountain). This is a private group, so you will need to request to join.

For full weekend passes ($175), the fee includes a bed in one of the lodges, meals from dinner Friday through breakfast on Sunday and all retreat activities.

For discounted weekend passes ($150), the fee includes everything for the full weekend pass, except lodging. This is for tent campers or people sleeping off-site.

For Day passes ($85), the fee includes lunch, dinner and activities on Saturday.

The only options for couples are tent camping or staying off-site.

Click here to see a list of must-haves and some suggestions for other items that some have found helpful.

This year, refunds are available if you notify the committee before August 1st.  

When purchasing your registration, check the box that says “I want to volunteer”.  You’ll be contacted soon after by our volunteer coordinator. 

Registration has been extended to Tuesday, August 23rd.

ACA Arizona Retreat strives to create a fully inclusive culture and environment that values equality and fosters respect for all people. We understand that the ACA Arizona Retreat is a shared journey from which no one should be excluded. In alignment with our values, vision and mission, we welcome all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, as full participants in all our programs. We encourage our guests to develop self-confidence, embrace their creativity, explore their surroundings and create relationships.

We also recognize that gender Identity and lodging may be a consideration for some individuals attending the retreat. Emmanuel Pines is a new retreat facility for us in 2022, and only offers Male & Female lodging. For those who identify as other than their born gender, there is offsite lodging and Air B & B’s on site.

While the retreat committee members are all animal lovers and recognize the value of their presence in our lives, the Emmanuel Pines Camp policy is to only allow ADA Certified Service animals to accompany their handler to the camp. Therapy dogs are not permitted. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding of their policy.

Have a Question?

The retreat is managed by a committee of volunteers, whose mission is to provide a meaningful and relaxing recovery experience for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families.

If you have questions about the retreat, please review the FAQ above before submitting an inquiry here.

We will do our best to respond to your message in a timely manner.

Contact the Committee

Before contacting the committee, please note that the 2022 Retreat has closed registration, and is not offering refunds for cancellations.