2023 staff retreat

june 6 - june 8


We are proud to announce that the 2023 Eastside Staff Retreat will be located at the Margaritaville Resort in beautiful Palm Springs Tuesday, June 6th – Thursday, June 8th. Enjoy a combination of business and leisurely activities while soaking up the warm desert air during this staff-only event.

*Thank you to all who submitted their RSVP responses. The RSVP window is now closed.


Tuesday, Jun 6, 2023

    • 1:00 PM – Bus Loading at 3330 (be sure to have had lunch)
    • 1:15 PM – Bus Departure
    • 2:15 PM – Bus Loading at Redlands Campus
    • 2:30 PM – Bus Departure
    • 3:30 PM – Arrive at hotel
    • 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Welcome Dinner & Evening Session

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023

    • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
    • 9:00 AM – Ministry Team Meeting
    • 12:00 PM – Lunch & Free Time Begins
    • 6:00 PM – Breakout dinner on or offsite

Thursday, Jun 8, 2023

    • 8:00 AM – Breakfast
    • 9:00 AM – Team Meeting
    • 11:00 AM – Hotel Check Out
    • 11:15 AM – Bus Loading
    • 11:30 AM – Bus Departure
    • 12:30 PM – Lunch at Redlands Campus
    • 3:30 PM – Arrive at 3330

frequently asked questions

  • *Las Vegas will travel via carpool.
  • SoCal, *Park Rapids, and *other out-of-state (non-LV) will be traveling via Charter Bus from the Anaheim and Redlands Campus.

*Out-of-state travelers will receive specific communication with travel guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Joyce Murphy.

While we would not want you to miss out on the exciting team building happening alongside the group, if you have extenuating circumstances that require you to drive independently, please notify your supervisor and contact Denise Castillo to discuss your options.

Not a problem! A Room Buddy will be assigned to you.

The discounted group rate is $139.00 per night. After taxes and fees, the total nightly rate is $185.55 per night. Additional information will be provided to you at a later time and you will be required to provide your method of payment upon check in.

Unfortunately, this event will be specifically designed for Eastside Staff only. This will allow us to fellowship outside of our traditional work environments.

While we cannot control who books at the hotel independently, we highly advise against bringing family members or guests. Our agenda will be filled with team building activities.

Please notify supervisor and Denise Castillo immediately. The hotel has a 30 day cancellation policy for hotel accommodations and meals. Although we cannot control unforeseeable circumstances, we would like to avoid incurring any penalties as much as possible.

Yes! Eastside will be covering the cost of meals as based on our agenda. You will be responsible for any food or beverages purchased outside of the provided agenda.

Yes! Please refer to the sample agenda for reference. Feel free to use this time however you’d like. You will be responsible for the expenses incurred during your free time.

From sightseeing to golfing to relaxing at a spa, there’s plenty to do in Palm Springs! Refer to the Free Time Activities page for ideas! You will be responsible for arranging and the expense pertaining to these activities.

Please feel free to direct your questions to Denise Castillo or Joyce Murphy

free time activity options

The Living Desert Zoo


17.3 miles from hotel


Escape Room Palm Springs


0.9 miles from hotel


Palm Springs Aerial Tramway to Mount San Jacinto State Park


4.9 miles from hotel


Joshua Tree National Park


32.7 miles from hotel


Moorten Botanical Garden


3.2 miles from hotel


Escena Golf Club


3.1 miles from hotel

Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort


6.1 miles from hotel

Cimarron Golf Resort


5.4 miles from hotel

St. Somewhere Spa in Palm Springs


On site


Estrella Spa at Avalon Hotel


2.1 miles from hotel


Paradise Thai Spa


2.6 miles from hotel

Desert Hills Premium Outlets


18 miles from hotel


Downtown Palm Springs


1.7 miles from hotel