Hope Springs is a 501c3 Not for Profit Retreat Center in Ohio's Southern Appalachian foothills providing intentional space for mindful, creative and healthy private group retreats. Hope Springs also sponsors profoundly transformational workshops on topics which include women's issues, empowered leadership, and personal growth.


Recharge and Renew! Experience a Day of Hope Springs at Brianza Gardens and Winery

Hope Springs Institute is delighted to continue partnering with Brianza Gardens and Winery as we present Recharge and Renew! - a series of mini-workshops designed for you to experience what our retreat and learning center offers—renewal, recharge, and growth of mind, body, and spirit! Participate in one session or stay for all four (special pricing for all 4 events), and stay afterwards and enjoy a tour of the winery, wine-tasting, dinner, and a band. Read More.


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Hope Springs Institute is Now Launching
Our Most Ambitious Project Yet!
CALL Wheel
Change Agents’ Leadership Laboratory (CALL)
A Journey Toward Peace and Social Action
Apply now to be in our first cohort of Change Agents!

Each of us has individually asked and been asked, “What can we do to make this world a better place?” We, the members of Hope Springs Institute’s Change Agents’ Leadership Laboratory (CALL), invite you to join us as we work to answer that question. 

We believe transformations are needed for individuals, organizations, and systems to function and interact justly in this world. We want to work alongside people interested in becoming the leaders who create change that unites us and the communities in which we live, work, and love—leaders who advance mutual respect across all diversities and cultures.

Many of you will read this and be inspired and know you want to join us; some of you may question if you are a “leader.”  Rest assured that we recognize multiple ways of being a leader, and none of them is a solo activity.  We will build a community that holds and supports the cohort, helping each member find their unique path to leadership.  



What People are Saying

The beauty of the people who work here
The Spirit of the Land
The love all around is what makes Hope Springs very special
This was my first time here. I will return.
I felt so loved and cared for in all ways.

~ Retreat attendee

"This experience has has brought me greater clarity and confidence about my life’s purpose – in many ways, on many levels."         

~CKM, Jacksonville, Florida

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Featured Retreats & Programs


Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat

Writing in Depth

Session #1 - July 19-22, 2018, Session#2 - July 24 - July 27, 2018
This retreat takes place in a setting that is especially supportive of people working at different levels of academic writing—dissertation, pre-tenure, post-tenure—and with interdisciplinary projects.    Read More.

Hope Springs: Enter the Quiet - Silent Retreat for Men & Women

August 3 - 5, 2018
In our busy lives, we rarely experience an extended period of quiet… of simply Being. For this weekend retreat, we create a space of Quietness for ourselves in the midst of community. We commit to ourselves and to each other our support, respect and presence. As we let go of speaking, we experience our connections to ourselves, to nature, and to one another in a completely different way. Read More

Awaken the Artist Within

August 16- August 19, 2018
Whether you struggle to openly express your creativity, or you’re an experienced artist seeking to explore new pathways to inspiration, this retreat is an opportunity to sink deeply into the creative process in a supportive, nourishing environment.

Join us for Awaken the Artist Within: a retreat to open and expand your creativity! Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, and led by Briana Cribeyer and Lainey Crawford, experience simultaneous relaxation and revelation. Read More.