Sorrento Centre




To browse the courses online:

All course list
Some details and links will continue
to be finalized over the last weeks
of January 2017

The print version of the
2017 Program Guide
will be mailed in February, 2017
and also downloadable from this site

MEALS - here »

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 church parish attending one of our programs, a fifth family that 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 mixed with the newcomers’ discount.

Call us or speak to your parish contact for more details. Parish registration is required by May 31st, 2017. View/download the application form here »


During the Five Weeks of Summer we have a special promotion for newcomers. If you have never been to Sorrento Centre before, you automatically qualify for a discount equivalent to the R&R fee for that week, a value of $165 per adult.

(This discount cannot be mixed with the 5 for the price of 4 parish savings program.)

Director's Welcome

The Executive Director's welcome here »

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!
  • for "mini-screen" movie, click play arrow
  • 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

Each course offered by Sorrento Centre in 2017 has a webpage.

  • To browse the courses online, start here ».

Some details and links will continue to be finalized over the next few days. The print version of the 2017 Program Guide will be mailed in February, 2017 and also be downloadable from this website.

Sorrento Centre vision wordle

Sorrento Centre is fully staffed year round, and is pleased to welcome guests for the winter season.

  • Shalome MacNeill2017 A Wizard’s Retreat: Winter Youth Retreat
    • A WIZARD'S RETREAT: Winter Youth Retreat - with Shalome MacNeill Dan HinesCooper: Friday, February 10 – Monday, February 13, 2017 - details »
  • 2017 Courage to Teach - Fans of Parker Palmer alert!
    • COURAGE TO TEACH: A Courage and Renewal Program for Educators - with Dan Hines: Friday, February 17, 2017 – Sunday, February 19, 2017 - details »

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

  • SORRENTO CENTRE SUMMER STAFF COORDINATOR: Full-Time position on-site at Sorrento Centre from May-September. The Summer Staff Coordinator’s main role is to coordinate and supervise all summer staff at Sorrento Centre from May – Labour Day, September. Possible option for part-time work from February-April, with work being done remotely. Closing Date for Applications: February 22, 2017. View and/or download job statement and qualifications as .pdf » or as .docx ».
  • SUMMER YOUTH STAFF 2017 - Sorrento Centre is looking for dynamic, inclusive, and energetic people to work in all departments! We will hire 15-20 people to join our staff for the summer months. All staff must be between the ages of 16-25. View job descriptions and related downloables here »
  • SUMMER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 2017 - Sorrento Centre is pleased to invite interested young people aged 15 years or older to apply to spend the summer as a volunteer at Sorrento Centre. - See here »
Sorrento Winter 2017

mailchimpFrom time to time, Sorrento Centre emails a Newsletter of updates and announcements. The latest issue [25 January 2017]can also be viewed online as a webpage:

We Are Grateful / 2017 courses online » • Archive »  • Subscribe to emailer »

In the newsletter, click the tabs (top left) to subscribe to future e-mailings, share with friends and colleagues, or view past issues in the archive.

  • Photo essay of Associates at a fall get-together/cleanup on Thanksgiving Weekend; news of upgrades to the Centre facilities; new Board of Directors for 2016-2017; Report to the Board - in 2016, Sorrento had the highest number of program participants that we’ve seen in the past five years!
FacebookVISIT SORRENTO on Facebook
  • Visit the Sorrento Centre Facebook site here »

Fred Hiltz, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada: Sorrento
More about "The Next 50" future of Sorrento here »
SORRENTO CENTRE - Board of Directors

Meet the Members of the Board for 2016-2017 on the Mission, Vision & Strategic Directions page - here »

Clay Foard is our Department Head for the Grounds and Farm. You may know Clay, as he has been on staff looking after grounds prior to his appointment as Department Head. .. . read more here »


Reflections by participants at HERE & NOW: Winter Youth Retreat with Brander McDonald - for youth and young adults ages 13-25 , February 5 - 8, 2016 - 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:

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: 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 »

Fresh Produce Exchange from Sorrento Farm
We are seeking local people who are interested in volunteering on the farm in exchange for a share of the harvest. Sorrento Centre Farm is a vegetable and fruit farm located 2 km west of Sorrento. We grow produce for Sorrento Centre’s Dining Room and for local charities. Read more »

top Map of the Sorrento Centre campus online here »
Enjoy the Shuswap
The Labyrinth