Deo Volente Gulls

Outer Banks, North Carolina

Deo Volente Gulls’ Serenity Retreats have been held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina since 1966. Thousands of women have come together over the years to experience joy, fellowship and serenity as they continue a journey of recovery from the family disease of alcoholism.

Biannual RetreatsMini Retreats
The next biannual retreat (October 2016) will be Deo Volente’s 50th Anniversary. Click here for details!

Here are links to information of previous retreats:

  • October 2016 – Mary Ann Huggins
  • April 2016 – Valley Haggard
  • October 2015 – Ron Chapman
The Deo Volente Gull’s own, operate and maintain a beautiful retreat house on the water overlooking Albemarle Sound in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Rosie Dunford, a founding member of Deo Volente, walked the beaches and dreamed of this house along with Lela Vaughn and Marge Sencindiver. Rosie was a doer, and so the year-round retreat house was dedicated to the recovery of alcoholism following the annual Deo Volente Meeting on February 18, 1984.
The house is well-equipped (bring your own food) and can accommodate groups of up to 10 – 12. Retreats at the house are self-directed, and any member of Deo Volente may schedule and facilitate mini-retreats at the house to enjoy the serenity and peace of this beautiful place.
To reserve the DV House for your mini-retreat, click here.