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Meeting House

Nestled in the woods of South Wellfleet, adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore bike trail, our training center was designed for us by Boston architect Fred Todd. It is a comfortable, functional, and attractive setting for intensive study and learning, designed to connect the indoor and outdoor learning spaces year-round. The retreat-like setting allows participants to disconnect from daily life and immerse themselves in the learning.

How to get to GISC

GISC is located at

1035 Cemetery Rd
South Wellfleet, MA 02663

on Cape Cod, which
can be reached by car, plane, bus or ferry, and is approximately a two hour drive from both Boston & Providence airports.

If you fly into Hyannis or Provincetown you will need to rent a car, take a taxi, or catch a bus to South Wellfleet. Although a car is essential for full access to Cape Cod, there are places to stay within walking or biking distance of the GISC Meeting House, and there will be people with cars for sharing rides.

If driving to the Center, check directions carefully as GPS systems send users to the wrong Wellfleet address.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 515
South Wellfleet, MA 02663

Phone: +1(508)349-7900


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TRAINING FACILITIES: The Sonia March Nevis & Edwin C. Nevis Meeting House, named after GISC's founders, contains a social hall, large meeting room, four breakout rooms, administrative offices, kitchen and library -- all handicapped-accessible.

BUSINESS CENTER: Wireless internet access is available throughout the building and computer workstations, printer and phone are provided for your use in our library. Our office staff are happy to receive faxes and packages on your behalf.

HOUSING AND DINING: Ample lodging and restaurant choices are nearby. Choose from brand name hotels, local motels, cottages, and bed and breakfast inns in Wellfleet and nearby towns that offer our students special rates. When you register for a program you will receive housing choices from our office so you can make your reservations. More information about travel arrangements and lodging can be found on the About Cape Cod page.

STAYING ACTIVE: We have complementary bicycles available on a first come first serve basis so you can take advantage of the bike trail. Our students who are runners often make use of the bike trail during their lunch breaks and we have changing and shower facilities in the building to make it convenient to prepare for the afternoon sessions. Day passes to a comprehensive fitness facility just 7 minutes away can be arranged.

OUR SETTING: On the grounds are two magnificent sculptures by Benson Selzer, whose Coplex Foundation provided the initial funding for GISC and also contributed to the construction of the Meeting House. A generous private donation in 2005 funded the creation of inviting outdoor seating areas, surrounded by native plants, “…to honor all who come here in pursuit of knowledge and for the love of nature.” Another anonymous donation in 2008 provided the funds to pay off the mortgages, leaving GISC free to focus resources on training, faculty, and theory development.

RENTING AND VISITING: The Meeting House is available for study group meetings, institute retreats, and more. It is also available for rent, with preference and discounts given to members. Inquire about availability and rates, and let us know if you will be in the area and would like to visit.

“The Gestalt International Study Center
and its faculty have a unique, elegant and wonderfully simple way of working with individuals, groups and organizations. Participants experience the approach and get it in their bones. Unlike a typical training or lecture, this allows therapists, business and community leaders or consultants the means of sharing it directly with the systems they work in to achieve powerful impact. The tranquil setting of outer Cape Cod offers the luxury of a change in environment and the opportunity for reflection, which deepen the learning experience.”

Mark Hollern
Organization Development Consultant Covance, Inc.


"Another powerful resource for this important work is the beautiful and highly functional physical space that you provide in your new conference center. The space is perfectly designed for a group of 30 – 50 people. It is light, airy, aesthetically pleasing, and comfortable to work in all day long. The surrounding environment is also very accessible, as we learned from our afternoon activities in the outdoor space. And the ease of quickly accessing the wider external environment (beaches, woods, towns, as well as restaurants, cafes and shops) expands the range of possible activities even further."

Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900