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The Merritt Center and Lodge: A Retreat Center was founded in 1987 by Betty Merritt and is dedicated to individual and group renewal and empowerment. Retreat programs are held in a charming rustic lodge tucked away in the rural community of Payson, Arizona; endowed with a rugged inheritance of mountains and trees (elevation 5,000 feet): healthy meals, hiking, hammocks, hot tub, and clean mountain air. Therapeutic body work and forest walks are specialties of the Lodge. Located 90 miles north of Phoenix, a beautiful 1 1/2 hour drive from Sky Harbor airport through spectacular desert mountain terrain to one of the largest stands of Ponderosa pine in the world. All programs are limited to fewer than 30 participants; double/single occupancy rooms; private and shared baths.
Our Purpose

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education in renewal and empowerment via classes, workshops and experiential programs in a climate conducive to personal and organizational growth. Ideal setting for persons and organizations in transition.


download document Merritt Center Newsletter
download document About Merritt Center & Mission Statement
download document About Betty Merritt (Bio)
download document Veteran's Testimonials
download document       FLYER-Returning Vets 7 Day Programs - Men/Women
download document FLYER-Returning Vets 4 Wknd Retreats - Men
download document FLYER-Returning Vets 4 Wknd
Retreats - Women
download document FLYER-2 Wknd Pilot Vets Family Progam
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