River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Retreat?

Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11. Check-in begins at 4 pm on Friday. We’ll have a dinner of hamburgers and other picnic food between 6 and 6:30 pm, followed in the evening by a campfire, hot dogs to roast for late arrivals, s’mores, and singing near Sharp Hall. We have use of the camp until 4 pm on Sunday, with our last meal being lunch.

How much does it cost?

Cost per person

Attendee type

Early registration

Late registration

Adult (>22 years)

$130

$140

HS Youth/Young Adult (High School-22 years)

$100

$110

Children/MS Youth (3 years to Middle School)

$80

$90

Baby (<3 years)

FREE

FREE

Day Tripper (Saturday only)

$40

$50

*The above rates include Cabin accommodations, meals, and all activities.
**Nuclear family cap of $420 (early) or $460 (late) staying in cabins. Deductions come off the cap and upgrades add to the cap.

Lodging and Other Adjustments

Item

Cost

Upgrade to Cottage (limited availability)

Add $200 per room with 3 beds

Upgrade to Stewart Lodge

Add $45 per person

Bringing your own tent

Same as cabin rate (Please indicate this for planning purposes). All tenters are assigned cabin space in case of rain.

Staying elsewhere/offsite

Deduct $10 per person

Donation to the Scholarship Fund

$5 increments

If you need a scholarship email retreat(at)rruuc.org and the appropriate person will be in touch confidentially.

More information and examples of common situations are available at Rates.

What are the accommodations?

Rustic and communal. There is no air conditioning and no heat, but all accommodations have electricity. Bring a fan! Shared bathrooms/showers (except in the Cottages). Cabin options are included in the cost of the Retreat for everyone. Cottages, Stewart Lodge, and pitching your own tent are also options. If the available options don’t work for you, remember that you can stay offsite nearby.

  • COTTAGES are reserved by the room. Each room sleeps 3 and has its own bathroom with a shower. There are 3 rooms in each cottage. Cement floors and beds with foam mattresses. No heat or A/C. When registering, only add the Cottage surcharge once per 3-person room.
  • STEWART LODGE is divided into 3 sections that sleep 8 or 9. More than one family/party may be staying in each section. Shared bathrooms/showers (i.e. one multi-user bathroom with stalls per 8 or 9 person section). Cement floors and beds with foam mattresses. Heated. No A/C.
  • CABINS sleep 5-12 and are near shared restroom/shower facilities. Cement floors and bunk beds with foam mattresses. More than one family/party may be staying in each cabin. No heat or A/C.
    • High School & Middle School students may stay together in reserved cabins with advisors.
  • TENT camping on the grounds near shared restrooms/shower facilities.

Where is Camp Tockwogh? How do I get there?

Camp Tockwogh is a YMCA camp on the bayside of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. You can drive out to the camp in about two and a half hours depending on traffic over the Bay Bridge.

Can I come up just for the day?

Yes. We’d love to have you at the Retreat, even if it’s only for the day on Saturday.

Will there be a bus on Saturday?

There are no plans for a bus at this time. However, if enough Saturday attendees are interested, the Retreat Committee may consider arranging for a van or small bus. This might require an additional fee above the Saturday day-trip rate.

If you are interested in this option, please register for the retreat and mark on your registration that you need a ride. This will allow the Retreat Committee to gauge interest in this option. You do not need to submit payment immediately with your registration, and the decision to provide a van/bus (or not) will be announced in advance of the deadline to cancel with a full refund.

What kind of food will we have?

Camp Tockwogh staff will prepare and provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner in Sharp Hall at specific times, where we will eat as a group. Vegetarian options will be available at all meals where the main offering is not vegetarian. A salad bar will also be available at lunch and dinner. Water will always be available at Sharp Hall, but we recommend you bring a water bottle in order to keep hydrated. If you want any snacks, you should bring them with you. For the fire Friday night and events Saturday night, please bring snacks to share. Please note any dietary restrictions on your registration.

Other Questions

If you have other questions, please send an e-mail to retreat(at)rruuc.org.