Sorrento Centre



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summer program mailer
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Director's Welcome

The Interim Executive Director's
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Comments from guests
Abiding Gifts
Winter Youth Retreat 2014

5 for the price of 4

We are always eager to encourage
new families to share in the
“Sorrento Experience”.

Our popular “5 for the price of 4” program allows parishes to partner
with us. For every four families
or individuals from a parish
attending one of our programs,
a fifth family who is
new to Sorrento Centre
is eligible to receive a credit
of up to $600.

This credit is used towards program fees and cannot be combined with the newcomers’ discount (see below).

Call us or speak to your parish contact for more details. Parish registration is required by May 31, 2018

Details here »


During The Five Weeks of Summer
we have a special promotion
for newcomers. If you have
never been to Sorrento Centre before and you are registering for a course,
you automatically qualify for
a discount equivalent to the R&R fee
for that week: a value of $175 per adult.

If you are registering for R&R,
you qualify for a discount of $100.

(These discounts cannot
be combined with the
“5 for the price of 4”
parish savings program.)

Children's Day Camp 2013

Salmon Arm is the nearest weather station
to Sorrento
map Location Map here »
map Sorrento Centre Campus Map here »
About Sorrento
on YouTube!
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  • for full screen view, click 4 arrows icon at right of player controls
  • to play from Sorrento's YouTube channel (opens in new window), click here »
Sorrento on YouTube
Sorrento Centre
Michael ShapcottExecutive Director is appointed
to begin in August

+James A.J. Cowan, Chair of the Board of Directors, is delighted to announce that the Board of Directors of Sorrento Centre has appointed The Reverend Michael Shapcott as the next Executive Director of the Centre.

Michael will take up residence at the Centre and begin work in August of this year.

For additional information, see here » / or here »

Archbishop Fred HiltzWelcome Week 5 guests at Sorrento Centre for the third of Five Weeks of Summer!
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada to lead retreat at Sorrento Centre
  • Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will lead the Advent Retreat: Mary – Mother, Disciple, and Apostle of the Lord at Sorrento Centre - see here »
Free Public Lectures
  • All members of the public, visitors, guests at Sorrento Centre, family and friends are welcome and invited to attend any - or all! - of our free Public Lecture Series at Sorrento Centre.
  • Presentations are held each Wednesday @ 7:30 pm throughout our summer programming from July 11 to August 8.
    • Week 5: WednesdayFacebook, August 8, 2018 @ 7:30pm - Beyond Sola Scriptura; Extra-Canonical Gospels, Poetry, and Other Sacred Texts in the 21st Century with Anna Greenwood-Lee - details »
  • Free parking - for a map to Sorrento Centre, see here »
  • For details - see here »
  • Poster download and bulletin inserts for parishes or to share with colleagues and friends are available see here »

  • A MUSIC LOVER'S FESTIVAL! SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2018 from 11 am - Bring a low-backed lawn chair and a sun hat and enjoy a wonderful day! An international lineup of stellar old-time and bluegrass acts plus the incredible talent of faculty performers! Family-friendly! Great food! Amazing music! All-ages craft area! Local artisans! Organic produce from Sorrento Centre’s Farm! Get your tickets in advance or at the gate. Rain or shine! For concert lineup, links to performer websites, FAQ, tickets and information, visit Nimblefingers at / Visit Nimblefingers YouTube Channel here »
Mailchimp Keep in touch with announcements and updates from the Sorrento Centre with our occasional "MailChimp" emailers. Private - we do not share any information.
  • Welcome Summer! Most recent Sorrento Centre emailer (July 22, 2018) - view here »
    • In this email update: - Photos from our first two weeks of Summer Programming! - comments from guests - summer youth staff
  • Executive Director Appointed - the Board of Directors of Sorrento Centre has appointed The Reverend Michael Shapcott as the next Executive Director of the Centre. Michael will take up residence at the Centre, and begin work in August of this year. - view here »
  • Sign up to receive email news and updates - here »
  • Review the archive of recent mailings - here »

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  • Visit the Sorrento Centre Facebook site here » / current pictures and updates!

Farm-to-Table 2013
NOURISH YOURSELF! Sorrento's Farm to Table

Nourish yourself – connect with creation! Experience our faith-based farm!

Sorrento Centre Farm is now entering its 8th year of producing fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for our guests and community.

Our farm is a deeply integrated element of life at Sorrento Centre. While spending time with your family and friends in Sorrento, you will have abundant opportunities to engage with creation on our farm.

Some of the opportunities include

  • Farm to Table: fresh farm produce served in the dining room
  • Creation Integration: Children and Youth Program farm activities
  • Share in the Abundance: seasonal produce available
  • Farm Tours: Everyone is invited to join us for a farm tour

Sorrento Centre vision wordle
Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada speaks of Sorrento Centre
Archbishop Hiltz will be facilitating the 2018 Advent retreat! See here »

Diocese of Calgary approves major contribution to Sorrento Centre campaign

CALGARY/SORRENTO – The Diocese of Calgary has announced that it is contributing $750,000 to the “Next 50” Campaign for Sorrento Centre, the Anglican Retreat and Conference Centre located on Shuswap Lake in Sorrento, BC. Calgary is one of the nine Dioceses in Western Canada affiliated with Sorrento Centre....

Read full press release here »


We issue gift certificates in any amount, redeemable for courses and/or holiday packages. We can send the certificate to you, or directly to the recipient if you wish. In the past, parents and grandparents have registered their families or individuals and paid for it through gift certificates. It is as easy as picking up the phone.

Our office staff will be pleased to assist you. Call us toll-free 1-866-694-2409 or email:

Sorrento Centre
Quotes from recent guests

We’ve had lots of guests at the Centre over the past couple of weeks who appear to have enjoyed their stays. Here’s what some of them have had to say:

  • “Wonderful. The service and meals were top notch; we lacked for nothing. Staff at Sorrento Centre are friendly and helpful.”
  • “Thank you for all you do to make the guests feel welcome and comfortable. It was inspiring to be part of a group who are committed and serious about their faith and honest and open in sharing belief and friendship.”
  • “Program, food, hospitality, accommodation all great. … Very welcoming staff! Very lovely – peaceful. Thanks for a good experience! “Excellent facility for our needs. Beautiful surroundings and most friendly staff. Very happy with the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies.”
  • “The place is a little bit of heaven. Thanks to your wonderful friendly staff. You make us feel very welcome.”
  • “Thank you to all! I always enjoy my time here (this is the 5th). This is such a welcoming, mellow, spirit-filled place. There are always great people to meet, staff included.”

Sorrento Centre
Sorrento Centre: Found on YouTube
  • John Bell leading "God Bless to Us our Bread" at Sorrento Centre - posted by Youthful Lutheran: here »
  • Cursillo Kitchen Crew Sorrento Centre 2010 "Never never never give up" - posted by Dan Hines - here »
  • BCAYM (Anglican Youth Movement) centennial announcement - here » - posted by BCAYM
  • Flyover and Bluegrass - here » posted by David Gonella
  • See Sorrento Centre's YouTube channel here »

Sights & Sounds from Sorrento Centre
VIDEO: Sorrento Summer Days

Take a peak at a typical week of Summer at Sorrento Centre from the experience of our children, youth and Summer Youth Staff: here » [opens on a new webpage] Filled with worship, music, games, and many activities for the whole family in a beautiful outdoor space. Bring your whole family and join us for Summer 2012.Special thanks to Linnea Good for the use of her song "Who Am I" (unknown origin) from the album Swimmin' Like a Bird. Visit Linnea's website here ». Dan Hines, Linnea Good and David Jonsson are leading the worship and music for Week 4 2013

Young Sojourners gather at Sorrento Centre May 5-11, 2013
Sorrento Centre welcomed almost 100 youth from Alberta and BC for
the Young Sojourners' Weekend: Finding God
- May 17-20, 2013: See here ».

Compare and Contrast! See how much of a bargain Sorrento Centre cabanas are compared to the similar walled camping tents erected by the national parks "oTent-ic" program. For a description of the Parks Canada facility, plus suggestions, rules, and accomodation, reservation and site entry fees see here » . For information on Sorrento's Cabanas, see here »

A Slideshow 2012 week 5 from Associate Ken Gray!

Sorrento Centre launches Pre-Authorized Debits for donations support
We are now able to accept donations by means of pre-authorized debit from your bank account or credit card. See here »
Pet policy
topWe are delighted to welcome you and your pet as our guests.... We appreciate that your pet is a member of your family, however we must also remember to keep the comfort and safety of other guests and our staff in mind. It is our top priority that your pet and all other guests enjoy their stay so please abide by the following guidelines - see here »

see youth page here » / see children's page here » / course by Linnea Good, musician here »

top Map of the Sorrento Centre campus online here »

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Enjoy the Shuswap
The Labyrinth