Giving open until May 31. Your gift will be matched!


Bring Your Work Here

The Whidbey Institute hosts one-day and multi-day programs, workshops, retreats, conferences, and strategic planning sessions. We do not offer lodging, meeting or event space for personal stays unrelated to programs taking place onsite.

Please use our online Program Inquiry Form, found below, to inquire about holding your organization’s gathering at the Whidbey Institute. 

The Program Inquiry Form is the first path toward a conversation with us about available dates, rates, facilities, tours, and other aspects of bringing your work to the Whidbey Institute. For a website tour of our onsite facilities and land, see our Visit page.

We welcome program inquiries, particularly from BIPOC led organizations and youth groups, that align with our commitment to racial equity, transformative change, embodied leadership, climate action, and self-organization. We hope this supports program leaders in finding a long-term home for purpose-aligned work at the Whidbey Institute. 

Please be as specific as possible in your Program Inquiry Form, though your plans may still be in formation. The form can be copied/pasted if you would like to draft your answers offline.

Applications are considered by program fit, not by date received. We strive to respond to inquiries within one month or sooner if at all possible. 

After submitting the Program Inquiry Form for review by our Program Development Team and if deemed a good fit, we will look at scheduling inquiries for dates 6-12+ months in advance. Dates within shorter timeframes may be considered if space is available. We also maintain a wait list for those interested in booking space that may become available due to cancellations or other changes.

Thank you for your interest in bringing your work to the Whidbey Institute!

Our main campus features multiple indoor gathering spaces including Thomas Berry Hall, the Commons, and the Sanctuary. Lodging options include the Farmhouse, Granny’s, and Cabin Village with Heritage, Hillside, and Meadow Row cabins. Tent camping space is also available in season. 

Storyhouse in Legacy Forest is a serene gathering space in a remote corner of our 106-acre campus, featuring an indoor meeting room, outdoor stage, porta-potties, grassy meadow, and forested trails nearby. 

There are also numerous outdoor spaces to enjoy including meadows throughout the campus, flagstone patios, open-sided shelters, a labyrinth, and four-plus miles of accessible woodland trails.

The Whidbey Institute offers chef-prepared meals and access to DIY kitchens in selected facilities.

  • Meeting Space Capacity: roughly 10 to 100 people per room, depending on setup for movement or meeting space.
  • Main Campus Lodging Capacity: up to 44 people sleeping onsite in solo or shared rooms, with additional capacity for seasonal tent camping. When rooms are allocated as single occupancy only, we have about two dozen rooms available.
  • Rates: $150 for single occupancy, $125 for double occupancy and $40 for camping/commuters. We offer lower rates to groups requiring financial assistance.

For more information on our land and facilities, see our Visit page.

Complete the Program Inquiry Form below to inquire about bringing a gathering for your business or organization to the Whidbey Institute.

Inquiry Form Fields


Program Inquiry Fields

For your convenience, you may copy these questions into a Word document and prepare your answers before opening our Program Inquiry Form. Please paste your answers into the online form BELOW at your convenience. *indicates a required field.




Have you visited the Whidbey Institute before?*
If so, when? What program?



Your program title*

Your program description*

Please give us a brief description of your session, and tell us about your company or organization. We are interested in understanding the nature and purpose of your work.

Describe your intended audience/participants*

Describe your experience holding this program*

If applicable, please include locations/dates where the program has been held in the past

Describe your marketing strategy*

Please review our Community Equity Principles*

Our Community Equity Principles can be found here.

Equity alignment*
Please describe how the design and purpose of your program connects to the Whidbey Institute’s Purpose and Equity Principles.

When do you hope to hold your program?*

Preferred dates

If you have preferred dates in mind, please list them here.

Length of Stay*

How many nights will you be lodging with us? (If you’re not sure, just give us a best guess.)

Weekends / Weekdays?*

Tell us if you’re looking for weekend dates only, or both weekday and weekend dates

Group Size*

Estimated number of participants, including program leaders/facilitators:

How much will you charge for tuition?*

Tuition cost does not include lodging, meal, or facilities costs. If you aren’t sure, give us your best guess.

Will you be offering scholarships, a sliding scale, or tiered tuition levels?*

Please select your desired level of registration support*
No registration: I will hold registration for tuition, lodging, and meals myself.
Partial registration: I will hold registration for tuition and I want The Whidbey Institute to hold registration for lodging and meals.
Full registration: I want the Whidbey Institute to hold registration for tuition, lodging, and meals.I’m not sure/other


Would you like to have meals prepared? All meals at the Whidbey Institute are lovingly prepared, incorporating many local and organic ingredients. Please note: meals are provided at an additional cost and are available to groups of 10 people or more.

Anything else?

Is there anything else we should know?