Join CAL for our first ever Retreat: reCALibrate. CAL is headed to the Poconos and we hope you will come along for a weekend filled with song, collaboration, rejuvenation, and inspiration. reCALibrate will be an opportunity for your group to participate in hands-on workshops, bond with other groups, work directly with our keynote speakers, enjoy some fresh air, and do what we do and love best -- SING.

Leading the weekend, our Keynote Speakers and Head Clinicians will be Sara Wordsworth and Russ Kaplan, creators behind Broadway’s first a cappella musical, In Transit!

The weekend will provide an opportunity for small group and in depth learning experiences that focus on technique, performance, and the business of doing a cappella beyond college in the beautiful setting of a lakeside mountain resort. Attendees will also have performance and recording opportunities during the weekend. You’ll have an opportunity to make connections with groups from around the country and foster those connections when you return home.

reCALibrate will take place at the Pocono Springs Retreat Center in Pennsylvania. In addition to all of the a cappella goodies, your group will get to enjoy all that the camp offers including access to the lake/pool, ropes course, and zipline. Full and partial groups, as well as individuals are encouraged to attend. Please see below for all of the details. See you there!



August 18-20


Poconos Retreat Center
East Stroudsburg, PA


$190 per person ($215 for non-CAL group members)

* $10 discount for registering before 3/3!

Cost includes:

  • Lodging. (8-10 people per cabin); Limited Private Cabins for 1 or 2 people available at an increased cost. Cabins are full indoor structures and have indoor plumbing.
  • Meals. The Center will provide all meals from dinner Friday through lunch on Sunday. It also includes 2 snacks each day (afternoon and evening) and the menu looks delicious. All restricted diets are happily accommodated.
  • Your Retreat pass, which will include seminars, coaching, performances, recordings, and more!
  • Access to the pool and lake
  • Access to the ropes course and zip line
Attendees may bring linens or rent them from the resort for $30 for the weekend. Rental includes sheets, blankets, and a towel.


Note that this is still in development!

Friday, August 18

  • Check-in beings at 3 PM
  • Dinner 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Keynote speakers Sara Wordsworth and Russ Kaplan from In Transit present initial address to group and outline creative goals for the weekend.

Saturday, August 19

  • Any time during the day at your leisure: recording, swimming in the lake or pool
  • Morning exercise options including yoga or running/walking by the lake
  • Breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM
  • Workshops with Sara and Russ
  • Lunch 12:00-12:30 PM
  • 12:30-4:30 PM: Workshops or ropes course/zip line
  • Dinner 6:30-7:15 PM
  • Evening concert: single singers perform together!

Sunday, August 20

  • Morning exercise options including yoga or running/walking by the lake
  • Breakfast 8:30-9:00 AM
  • Potential workshop or leisure time
  • Lunch 12:00-12:30 PM
  • Check out 1 PM

Getting There

The camp is 75 miles from NYC and 100 miles from Philadelphia. There is a bus that will take you from Newark Airport to close to the center. Parking available onsite.


Non-CAL members: Use the form below to pay for your ticket.

CAL members: Ask your CAL Senator how to register!