Incarnation Conference Center


A Connecticut retreat and conference center, Incarnation Center is an ideal setting for Christian retreats, a confirmation class retreat, spiritual retreats, and 12 step programs. We also host many non-Christian related groups such as barber shop singers, quilting retreats, and scrapbooking retreats. Established in 1886 as a summer camp, the rustic and Adirondack style center has hosted conferences and groups since the 1960s.


Noted as one of this countryís best known retreat and conference centers, Incarnation Center hosts a wide variety of groups including:


  • Adult retreat

  • Women and family retreats

  • College association get-away

  • Twelve Step Programs

  • Class and Family Reunions

  • Confirmation class retreat

  • Youth Ministry groups

  • Kairos

  • Church retreats for Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Korean, Methodist, and Protestant organizations.

  • Natural and Shamanistic healing retreats

  • Vestry retreats

  • Prayer group

Incarnation is also a perfect venue for special events including weddings and graduation parties.


The culinary staff at Incarnation Center prepares delightful meals in the two spacious dining rooms on site. Our experienced and charming hosts will cater to your needs by providing personalized hospitality. The tranquility of the secluded natural setting, the simple accommodations, rustic decor, and vast amenities prove perfectly suited for enhancing the community atmosphere. In addition, building stronger relationships through group reflection, engagement, and growth are among the many reasons why groups return year after year. Incarnation Center is a pleasant, beautiful backdrop for your conference needs.



 -Yale Students Bring Management Plan to Incarnation Property


If you happened to visit us this past summer you may have noticed the beautiful landscaping made possible through the hard work of Incarnation staff members and volunteer, Claire OíKell. The landscaping projects began in 2004 with alumni Will Randall giving the start to our now flourishing orchard. The following year, Willís good work was augmented by Alex Marks, who began a more extensive landscaping effort, and generously gave funds to support planting. Today, their efforts donít go unnoticed as the life they planted thrives throughout our camp and continues to inspire the efforts to beautify our land.  The orchard is a special addition, where fruit trees have been planted in memory and in honor of several friends of the Center. Plum, Pear, Cherry and Apple trees now stretch across the field adjacent to Katsanis Hall. Dedications of trees are still avail-able (for a gift of $80), and make a beautiful holiday gift for someone special. We look forward to sharing the new orchard with conference guests, campers and the local community for years to come. For information on how you can help to underwrite the costs associated with this project, please call Michelle Doheny at 860-767-0848 ext. 104.


Incarnation Conference Center

PO Box 577  -  253 Bushy Hill Road

Ivoryton, CT  06442

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Phone - 860-767-0848  Fax - 860-767-8432