Far Horizons Retreat Center

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Far Horizons Retreat Center is located in the Sequoia National Monument. Its breathtaking natural setting is home to an extensive schedule of programs and retreats. The center is affiliated with the Theosophical Society in America. According to its web page,

Far Horizons Retreat Center was founded in 1954 by G.V. and Mary Hull. The camp was created as a practical experiment in applying theosophical principles to daily life. The Theosophical Society is a worldwide organization founded in 1875 and dedicated to better understanding our place in the universe as well as the purpose and meaning in our lives.[1]

Facilities include a main hall, kitchen, guest cabins, amphitheater, and fire pit. The website lists program schedules and downloadable brochures, photographs, activities, housing options, camp rules, and news.

History

During the Labor Day weekend (September 4-6) of 1954, the first work period was held by members of the Northern and Southern California Federation. It was attended by seventy-one people.[2]

In 1956 the camp was dedicated:

On July 29, Mr. Geoffrey Hodson visited Far Horizons Camp in the High Sierras and participated in a special dedication program, arranged by Mrs. Gladys Goudey. Seventy members were in attendance on this occasion. The program opened with the Westminster Chimes and an Inspirational Reading, with a welcome address given by Mrs. Mary Hull and a talk on "Our Camp" by Mr. G. V. Hull, after which Mr. Hodson spoke on the work of the camp and its purposes and gave a brief dedicatory invocation. The group also participated in community singing.

A Labor Day week-end program awas also heald at Far Horizons Camp, under the direction of Mrs. Goudey. A tree planting ceremony was the highlight of this occasion.[3]

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Note

  1. "About Far Horizons Retreat Center: History" on Far Horizons website.
  2. "Camp in the High Sierras," The American Theosophist 42.10 (October, 1954), 212.
  3. "Dedication of Far Horizons Camp," The American Theosophist 44.10 (October, 1956), 210