Changemaker Retreats

What are Changemakers?

It has been estimated that in the US alone, there are over 100,000 organizations dedicated to an important social cause. While their missions are distinct, these organizations share the objective of changing the world for the better.

The Uplands Center is dedicated to nurturing these groups—groups we call “changemakers”—by providing a dynamic setting for them to convene, collaborate, strategize and build.

What are Changemaker Retreats?


Changemaker Retreats offer an opportunity for leaders and organizations to gather in a private space for reflection, innovative program design, team building and leadership development. Such retreats can take many forms.

Organizations often bring together their executive team for their annual strategic planning meetings. On other occasions, two organizations or a group of like-minded individuals convene to develop their ideas and explore opportunities to combine or collaborate. Still others have found the Center an ideal venue for leadership-building summits focused on equipping their team with the skills needed to affect change and get better results.

We invite you to explore some of our past retreats here as a template to build your own.


“Uplands was the perfect place for our group! The quiet natural setting and gracious indoor spaces made for a peaceful calm that really helped us focus, collaborate and listen. Everything was taken care of down to the last details.”

Julie | Educator, Team-Building Retreat

Co-create your retreat

The Uplands Center provides Changemakers an ideal venue in which to pursue their planning, developmental or strategic objectives in a tranquil, distraction-free environment replete with a variety of spaces designed to fit your unique needs. Housing, delectable family-style meals (prepared by our expert farm-to-table chef), and a tailored retreat program are just some of the services we offer. We look forward to working with you to design an experience that serves your goals and ensures that your group has a productive, inspired experience. Learn more about our full array of amenities here.

How can we help expand your good work in the world? Tell us more about yourself and design a retreat with us today.



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