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Event date: July 13, 2019
9  AM - 5 PM

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About The Mid-Summer Getaway


Step back in time. University of St. Mary of the Lake was founded in 1844. The majority of the majestic and stately facilities were built in the 1920's.

There are 1000 acres of pristine campus grounds: The Lake, Piers, Bridges, Forest, Wildlife, Gardens, Fountains, Statues, Benches. The campus IS serenity personified. Join us for Recovery, Rest & Recharging.

We will have full access to all of the public access points of the campus. The library is amazing, straight out of Harry Potter! The lake has a 3.1 mile walking path around it. There are benches around the shoreline. A beautiful Chapel that has to be seen.

Plenty of places for solitude, journaling, prayer, meditation or just getting away from it all for a day.


We will start the day with ACA Fellowship. The theme - Prayer and Meditation, Step 11. After the morning lead, there will be a small group breakout with sharing time.

Step 11:

Sought through Prayer and Meditation to improve our contact with a Higher Power , praying only for knowledge of its will for us and the power to carry it out.  

Between the sharing of our Experience, Strength and Hope sessions in the morning and afternoon there will be a long break for lunch and solitude time. Free time to spend as you wish.

We will then rejoin each other for more fellowship in the afternoon, with a 2nd lead and 2nd breakout session. 

Time for YOU

Spend some time with your BRB, a Journal, or in Prayer and Meditation. We've built-in plenty of opportunity to focus on your Inner Child and cultivating your Loving Parent.

This is the perfect opportunity for a break from the hustle and bustle of your normal life. The campus of USML is amazingly peaceful. The farther you get onto the property, the more the outside world fades away. You really are transported back in time. There is a palpable sense of the "Sacred" permeating the whole grounds. If you seek to improve your Conscious Contact with your Higher Power, there is no better place to do it.

Every inch of the campus is meticulously maintained and you will feel your stress melting away. 


The Details

Cost and Location



A small amount gets you a LOT! A full day of ACA fellowship and sharing, a Continental Breakfast (served in our own meeting room), a Hot Lunch with Soup, Salad Bar, Make-Your-Own-Deli and Panini stations. Free Coffee, Tea, Soda, Water and Juices available all day long. (Special meal options are available on request.)

OPTIONAL: stay and enjoy dinner in the Dining Hall (at your own cost - $12 per person - credit card only) before you depart. 


USML is in Mundelein, IL

It is:

  • 35 minutes from O'Hare
  • 1 hour from Milwaukee
  • 1 hour from Chicago Loop
  • 1 Hour, 20 mins from Joliet
  • 2 Hours from Madison, WI
  • 1.5 hours from Merrillville, IN
  • 1 hour, 38 mins from Rockford
  • 3 hrs, 40 mins from Indy

All facilities are Accessible and ADA complian

ARRIVE Early - STAY Late!

While our planned activities will start at 9 am and wrap up at 5 pm, our group will have full access to all the campus facilities from 8 am until the campus closes for the evening at 10 pm. 

Come to our Meeting Room as early as 8 am to grab breakfast and stay as long as you care to and continue your "Me Time" with your Inner Child until the sun goes down. 

Feel free to use the Dining Hall for dinner, peruse the Library. Sit by the lake. Take a walk. Write a letter. Journal. Whatever recovery time you need.

Extend your Stay!

Desire MORE time away? Traveling from afar? Stay overnight right on campus! Clean dormitory style rooms with Private Bath are available! Any additional meals will be on your own. You can eat at one of the many local area restaurants or stay on campus and eat in the Dining Hall. You can choose to stay on either Friday or Saturday nights or BOTH. 

Find out more

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