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To browse the courses online:

All course list

Program GuideVIEW and/or DOWNLOAD
2017 PROGRAM GUIDE PDF - here »

MEALS - here »

Director's Welcome

The Executive Director's welcome here »

Comments from guests
Winter Youth Retreat 2014

5 Registrations for the Price of 4

Churches and associations are invited to partner with Sorrento Centre in inviting new families and individuals to benefit from the summer programs.

For every four family registrations (or equivalent) from a partner organization, a fifth new family or individual is eligible to receive a credit valued up to $600.00.

This credit will be used toward the program costs for
a family’s stay for a week.

Call us or speak to your parish contact for more details.
Parish registration for the 2018 season 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, 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.)

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
AN ADVENT RETREAT with Bishop John Privett
  • SLOW FAITH – An Advent Retreat - with John Privett: November 24-26, 2017 - details »
Sorrento Centre
  • COMPLETE LIST of all 2017 courses, workshops & retreats here »
  • GROUP & COMMUNITY EVENTS hosted at Sorrento Centre - See a list of booked faith community meetings, reunions, workshops, retreats, courses and personal/family events in 2017 - here »
FacebookWELCOME - November & December Guests!
  • Sagebrush Quilters
  • Absolutely Obsessed
  • Tangled Stitches
  • SoulCare Silent Retreat
  • Creative Memories with Lynn
  • St. Mary's Christmas Luncheon
  • See a list of booked faith community meetings, reunions, workshops, retreats, and private personal/family events in 2017 - here »

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SORRENTO CENTRE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - Update from the Search Committee

IT IS NOW THREE MONTHS since The Reverend Louise Peters took up her new position as Vicar of St. James Cathedral in Toronto! She is missed by many of us, and has left an enduring mark on Sorrento Centre after her 2 ¼ years as Executive Director of The Centre.

In the absence of an Executive Director, the Associate Director, Melissa Green, has accepted appointment to be the Interim Executive Director until the appointment of Sorrento Centre’s next Executive Director... Read the full text here »

2018 Sorrento Centre Programming & Weeks of Summer
  • WEB FIRST - The information about 2018 courses and events be available on this website as soon as details are confirmed and ready to announce. The immediate updates will be circulate in the Sorrento email news. Not on the email list? Subscribe here »
  • PRINT LATER The printed booklet version has the same 2018 information as the immediate online but will be available and delivered several weeks later after layout preparation, printing and shipping. The "hard copy" is mailed on request - to be added to the list, please call the office: 1-866-694-2409 or email: - Additional copies are also distributed to parishes in BC and Alberta and others on request.
  • FAITH AND COMMUNITY GROUPS & PRIVATE EVENTS - Events hosted at Sorrento Centre and sponsored by faith-based organizations, community and private groups are listed here »
Facebook SORRENTO UPDATES on Facebook
  • Visit the Sorrento Centre Facebook site here » / current pictures and updates!

Summer Youth Staff
  • 2017 Summer Youth Staff team photos & bios here »  Interested in staff or volunteer positions in 2018? Applications will be begin in the new year. See the 2017 process for a taste of things to come - here »


From time to time, Sorrento Centre emails a newsletter of updates and announcements. The latest issue can also be viewed as a webpage:

November E-news  •   Support Sorrento   •  Archive »  • Subscribe

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.


You can book courses, meals and accommodations with our new
online registration/reservation system right now - see here »
Contact the Centre - our office staff will be pleased to assist you.
Call us toll-free 1-866-694-2409 or email:

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

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:

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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.”

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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