CL5: March 2014: Solitude/Silence/Self

What happens when you quit grabbing for creativity and let it come to you? When you cease striving, and let solitude and silence work their magic?

March 14–15, 2014

Explore, experience, and experiment with the spiritual side of creativity in a stunning setting unlike any typical “lab” you’ve ever known. Add new tools to your creativity toolbox. Expand your tribe. Most of all, empty your mind and soul of last year’s static and clutter, and set your inner stage for a new year of creative adventures.


  • Small group size (max. 20 people)
  • Large playground (300 acres of picturesque trails)
  • Time to think, reflect, and just be
  • New tools for your creativity toolbox


  • Desert Fathers
  • John Cage
  • Pauline Oliveros
  • Christine Valters Paintner
  • Jesus of Nazareth


Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours
1525 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104


“Solitude is an unavoidable part of creativity. Self-reliance is a happy by-product.”
—Twyla Tharp, choreographer
The Creative Habit

  • warm clothes for outdoor adventure
  • digital camera
  • journal

“Creativity Camp helped me grow as a person, learn about what goes on during the process of creativity, and will highly benefit me during future projects.”

Rachel B

“Creativity Camp was super fun. My favorite parts were the QuickFire Challenges and the way the team worked together to finish our project by Friday.”

Happy Camper from Creativity Camp 2014

“Collaboration generates amazing energy. Entering into the creative process together brings wonder and surprise every time.”

Accent Interactive

“I’m a writer and mostly work alone. Creativity Labs feed my relational, playful sides. And each of the labs I’ve participated in has given me a tool—sometimes just a word or image—to get me past that nasty place called Stuck.”

“Working through the challenges at Creativity Labs has paid off for me as a photographer. This experience has changed the way I look through my lens. I’m seeing light, shape, line and texture in a whole new way.”



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