First and formost you need to bring an open mind and a willing heart. This retreat experience can and should be a life changing event. Leave the "contempt prior to investigation" in the drive way at home.
Material items to bring:
A chair - beach folding chair or a "bag" chair will work just fine. We set chairs out on the lawn by the lake for morning meditation.
A flashlight - the grounds are well lit, but you may need to get into your luggage in your room at night without waking your roommate with an overhead light.
Your Big Book and 12&12…. Why would you leave home without them?
Bug Spray - It is usually cool enough that bugs are not a problem but not always - better safe then sorry.
Warm clothes - There is usually a chill in the morning and evening at this time of year. It can get into the lower 40s so be prepared. You should also check the weather website for the Leesburg area. You can use this link:
Leesburg Weather Forcast
Rain poncho or raincoat - Florida weather in the spring can be wet!
One nice outfit - You may be asked to speak or read. If you are called to the podium, we would like you to dress up as a sign of respect.
A friend - or several friends. This is an experience you will want to share with someone. The drive to and from the retreat can be another fulfilling aspect of the journey.