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Founded in 1987, the Merritt Center 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 with a rugged surrounding of mountains and trees (elevation 5,000 feet).

Guests may enjoy healthy meals, hiking, hammocks, hot tubs, and clean mountain air. T'ai Chi Chih and forest walks are specialties of the lodge.

The center is located 90 miles north of Phoenix, and just a 2-hour drive from Sky Harbor Airport. All programs are limited to a group of 22 participants. Accomodations include double/single occupancy rooms, private and shared baths. The Merritt Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing adult education in renewal and empowerment via classes, workshops and experiential programs in a climate conducive to personal and organizational growth.

Location: PO Box 2087, Payson Arizona 85547 Telephone Toll Free: 800 414-9880 Fax 928-474-8588

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