1. What does my registration include?
Your retreat package includes all program fees and materials, Friday night lodging, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. If choosing the commuter option your retreat package includes program fees and materials, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. You must be registered and paid to attend any part of this event. There are no discounts for coming for a portion of the time.
2. What is the registration deadline and costs involved?
The cost of the retreat begins at $80 for the early bird option, which includes program fees and materials, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. Lodging options for the early bird rate begin at $140, which includes all program fees and materials, Friday night lodging, Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch Early bird registration ends Friday, September 7, 2018. Regular registration rates begin at $165 and are as space is available and paid in full by Friday, October 5, 2018. We do not “hold” spots or rooms for the retreat. All registrations are to be paid in full at the time of registration. Please see below for pricing options for registration fees.
3. What if I register for the retreat and cannot attend at the last minute? Will I get a refund?
Your registration fee is transferable for this retreat, but not refundable. Someone can attend in your place and you can work that out with them on a personal basis, but we are unable to provide refunds once you’ve registered. Please do not call the Conference Center. For concerns or questions, please call Alexa Mahan at 919.459.5558.
4. How do I register and will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
You can register online beginning June 1, 2018. Yes, you will receive a confirmation email from our office once you register. We do not issue printed tickets for the event. Your confirmation email is the piece of information from our office verifying your registration.
5. What is double-room, double occupancy? May I register for this lodging option?
Double-room, double occupancy means two beds are in the room for two ladies. Those who select this option must already have a roommate, and also register and pay at the same time. We do not find roommates for participants.
6. How do I register my group?
The best way to register for the retreat is online beginning June 1, 2018. You can register up to 6 people online at a time. You MUST include a name and email address when registering all people (including groups) online. For anyone registering as a group and serving as the main contact, you are responsible for providing the participants in your group with all the retreat information our office sends to you – including the information in this FAQs.
7. Is this retreat ideal for a women’s group from a church?
Yes! We have set aside a special time for church groups to gather during the retreat to discuss the teaching sessions.
8. Can I attend only one of the main speaking sessions?
This retreat is offered as a whole event and we encourage women to come prepared to attend the entire retreat.
9. Can I bring my child to the retreat? I’m a brand-new mother, can I bring my baby with me?
The short answer is no. This retreat is designed for women to get-away. Please do not bring nursing babies, toddlers or children under the age of 18 to the retreat. We are unable to make exceptions and ask that even if you are staying in your own room, you respect this request.
10. What if I have a food allergy?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate specific food requests.
11. What should I bring?
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes! There are some walking trails and a hike is offered Friday evening, so you want to bring appropriate walking shoes, and be in good physical health if you choose to participate. Bring a light jacket in the event of a chilly Friday evening. Feel free to bring any snacks you may want. Please note that snacks will be prohibited in the auditorium. There will be a flashlight tour on Friday evening so please bring a flashlight if you wish to participate.
12. How do I get to Caraway?
Caraway Conference Center & Camp
4756 Caraway Mountain Road, Sophia, NC 27350
From 220 Bypass (North) take Hwy 42 exit. This is a LEFT exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn Left (West) onto Old Lexington Rd. Proceed 5 miles, bear Right at speedway sign onto Caraway Mtn Rd. Follow Caraway Mountain Rd for 3 miles.
The Caraway entrance will be on your Right. (Conference Center Drive)
Take I-40 West to Mocksville/Yadkinville Exit (Hwy 64 East.) Take 64 East toward Asheboro. Turn Left onto Spenser Meadow Rd (Amity Hills Church on left). Drive 2 miles to stop sign. Turn Right onto Old Lexington Rd. Drive a tenth of a mile to Green Farm Rd. Turn Left onto Green Farm Rd. Drive 2 miles to flashing light at the intersection of Caraway Mtn Rd. Turn Left onto Caraway Mountain Road and drive 2 miles. The Caraway entrance is on the Right. (Conference Center Drive)
From I-85 North, take Exit 96 (Hwy 64 East, Zoo) toward Asheboro. Go 17 miles to flashing caution light. Turn Left onto Spenser Meadow Rd (Amity Hills Church on left). Drive 2 miles to stop sign. Turn Right onto Old Lexington Rd. Drive a tenth of a mile to Green Farm Rd. Turn Left onto Green Farm Rd. Drive 2 miles to flashing light at the intersection of Caraway Mtn Rd. Turn Left onto Caraway Mountain Road and drive 2 miles. The Caraway entrance is on the Right. (Conference Center Drive)
From I-40 or I-85, take 220 South. Take Hwy 42 Exit at Asheboro. Turn Right (West) onto Old Lexington Rd. Proceed 5 miles, bear Right at speedway sign onto Caraway Mtn Rd. Follow Caraway Mountain Rd for 3 miles. The Caraway entrance will be on your Right. (Conference Center Drive)
FROM HIGH POINT:
Take 311 South. After passing Fairfield Dr & K-Mart, bear right onto Archdale Rd. Follow this road for approx. 13 miles through various name changes. This road becomes Caraway Mountain Rd.
The Caraway entrance will be on your Left. (Conference Center Drive)
Take 64 West to Asheboro. Take Interstate 73 North toward Greensboro (also called 220 bypass North, Not 220 business North). Get in the left lane as the exit will be a left exit. Proceed 1 ¼ miles and take the first exit, "Asheboro Hwy 42". At the end of the exit ramp, turn Left onto Old Lexington Rd. Proceed 5 miles, bear Rt at speedway sign onto Caraway Mtn Rd. Follow Caraway Mountain Road for 3 miles and the Caraway entrance will be on your Right. (Conference Center Drive)
13. Are there any discounts or scholarships offered?
We are unable to offer scholarships through our office, but encourage those seeking to attend that need financial assistance to contact their group leader or church leadership for assistance.
14. What should I expect as far as accommodations are concerned?
If you chose Jacumin Lodge, you will need to provide your own sleeping bag/bedding for the bunkbeds in the lodge and towels for the indoor community bathroom facilities. The conference rooms (single and double rooms) will have bedding and towels provided.
15. Who will be in the room with me?
If you registered for double-room single occupancy, you’ll be in the room by yourself. If you registered for double-room double occupancy and put in a request for a roommate, we will do our best to room you with who you requested. If you choose the Jacumin Lodge, this is a bunk option and you will be roomed with other ladies attending the retreat. We are unable to guarantee any special spaces, assign bunks or conference center rooms in close proximity with others from your church. Beds are first come, first serve. We do ask that everyone give special preference for bottom bunks to those who are unable to climb to top bunks.
16. Can I come to Caraway early and stay Thursday night?
We have not secured lodging for our conference attendees for Thursday night before the retreat.