Lake Raystown Resort kindly accommodates us before their regular season opens—so we have the entire resort to ourselves. This year, because of many requests, we are having the option to arrive Thursday OR Friday; the retreat goes through Sunday in both cases. (We need a minimum of 10 hotel rooms for Thursday to be a go; if it isn't, we will begin Friday as usual.) The 2018 dates are April 5 (or 6) through 8.
We are still pulling together projects (although we have a few good ideas!), but you can sign up for this popular weekend now! Space is limited, and will be first come, first served. The rates for Friday through Sunday include (1) two nights' lodging, (2) lunch and dinner Friday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday; and brunch Sunday, (3) all classes. Supplies are extra and will be available to purchase either before or at the retreat.
If you wish to come Thursday, we will have lunch and dinner that day, a light breakfast Friday, plus another night's lodging.
After we pass 18 rooms booked, there will be a slight upcharge of $15/night/room for the remaining few rooms. We will let you know at signup if you will be in one of these rooms. (Another reason to book early!)
We require a $100 nonrefundable deposit at sign up, and we need full payment by March 20. We cannot give refunds of any kind after March 20, since Raystown pre-charges us. (You may, however, recruit a substitute to go in your place, and we will also keep a waiting list of anyone who wanted to go but asked after we were full or after the deadline.) You are welcome to space out your payments, as long as you have paid in full by the March 20 deadline.
Below is a table for charges for the initial 18 rooms. All costs are per person. (Note that because breakfast was added to the Thursday-Sunday costs after the paper newsletter went to press, the costs are different from the paper--but not the email--newsletter.)
|Type of Room||Fri-Sun Earlybird||Fri-Sun after Feb 1||Thurs-Sun Earlybird||Thurs-Sun after Feb. 1|