We're going on a retreat! This fall, we are heading up to Iroquois Springs Camp in upstate New York for a fun weekend away. If you would like to know more of the heart of our church, get more involved in the life of the community, and have a weekend of joy and relaxation please consider joining us for this retreat. See below for details and answers to frequently asked questions. If there's not an answer to your question below, please send us an email.
LOCATION: IROQUOIS SPRINGS CAMP
DATES: SEPTEMBER 22 - SEPTEMBER 24
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 27
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSING: AUGUST 27
FINAL REGISTRATION CLOSING: SEPTEMBER 15
Registration (2 steps)
Click the button and fill out the registration form. You must complete a separate registration for each member of your family, meaning you must completely register one person at a time (do not add multiple family members from the same household during the registration process, though the system may prompt you to do so).
You must also complete and submit this waiver in order for your registration to be complete. Since it requires a signature you can print it out, fill it out, and drop it one of the black offering boxes on Sunday. We will also leave extra copies of this waiver on the connections table every Sunday.
Each adult must read and fill out the first three pages of the waiver.
For a family with children, one parent must fill out all four pages of the waiver for himself/herself and their children.
Because of insurance reasons, you cannot attend the retreat without completing and signing a waiver.
1. Cost (includes transportation to and from the camp)
Early Bird Special (Register before August 27):
Adult and Youth (age 12 and up): $200
Child (5-11): $130
Youngin' (age 0-4): $0
Cost after August 27:
Adult and Youth (age 12 and up): $220
Child (5-11): $150
Youngin' (age 0-4): $0
*If you are planning on driving yourself, you (and your passengers) can use the discount code "mycar" during registration to deduct the $50 round-trip bus ticket off of your registration costs.
DO NOT LET THE PRICE DISCOURAGE YOU FROM PARTICIPATING IN THIS RETREAT.
We want you there! Anyone is welcome to request a scholarship before August 27—once we have all requests, we will be able to determine how many individuals we can assist with payment. After August 27, scholarship recipients will be issued a discount off the full price. In your scholarship request form, please feel free to let us know if there are any special circumstances that should be taken into consideration.
FEELING GENEROUS? PROVIDE A SCHOLARSHIP!
There are a very limited number of scholarships available for the retreat. If you would like to help provide more, please email us or drop a check in the offering box on Sunday with the memo "PS retreat scholarship."
All accommodations are cabin-style, with a single twin bed per person. Other than families with children, everyone will be in a same-sex gender cabin. You may also note any specific people you'd like to share a cabin with, and though we cannot guarantee you'll be in a specific cabin, we will do our best to put you with your friends.
Linens are not provided, so you will need to bring your own sheets, blankets and pillows.
***Please bring extra blankets, heavy pajamas, etc. as the cabins do not have heat. Please also feel free to bring along a space heater if you have one, but also be sure to bring enough blankets to accommodate your own comfort level. It will be very cold at night!***
Families with small children will be in private dorm rooms. Families should bring pack-n-plays for infants and smaller children. The dorm rooms will be equipped with one full or queen sized bed, a private bathroom, a small floor space for pack-n-plays or sleeping bags, and built-in heat. These rooms are cozy, so we recommend keeping your child gear on the light side for the weekend.
We will all be riding up together in rented buses. The buses will leave from TGC Williamsburg (231 Ainslie Street) at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd, and then will leave from Iroquois Springs at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 24th.
If you are planning on driving yourself, you (and your passengers) can use the discount code "mycar" during registration to deduct the $50 round-trip bus ticket off of your registration costs.
Healthy meals, from dinner on Friday night through brunch on Sunday, are included. Feel free to pack extra snacks to share during free times! There are also vending machines on the grounds, at the camp office, and coffee, tea and water available throughout the day.
If you have a dietary restriction or allergy, the camp is happy to accommodate it! Simply let us know on your registration form.
5. Smoking and Alcohol Policy
Because it is set in the woods, Iroquois Springs has a strict "No Smoking" policy. If you need to smoke during the trip you must go off the camp grounds, otherwise it will jeopardize our contract with the camp.
Alcohol and other drugs are also prohibited on camp property.
The campground is large and provides many options for activities, such as hiking, outdoor sports (volleyball, basketball, baseball, ultimate frisbee, tennis, etc.) and two hours of lake access on Saturday (swimming, canoeing and kayaking.)