Family Conference Costs & Accommodation
CONFERENCE, FOOD, AND LODGING FEES
Conference meetings will be held in the Summit Retreat Center, a multi-purpose building with A/C and sound system. Conference meals will be served in the Mill Lodge which has a full commercial kitchen.
The charge for eleven meals (Monday supper through Friday breakfast) is $35 for each person age 12 and over. Children under age 12 eat free. The menu will be planned and the food purchased by the conference host/hostess. Most adults and older teenagers will serve on a meal team twice during the conference week.
There are four accommodation options at the Bluegrass Christian Camp facility:
1) Retreat Lodge is a 13-room motel facility with private bath and accommodations for four (no in-room refrigerator or coffee maker). Lodging Fee: $320 for the week
2) Dorm Lodging: There are 10 dormitory style rooms with 7 sets of bunk beds per room with private multi-stall bathrooms for each room (These rooms are intended for large families. If there is a need, two of these rooms may be used for men and ladies dorm rooms). Lodging Fee: $320 for the week
3) Rustic Cabins: There are 7 rustic cabins without utilities and bathrooms that are serviced by adjacent bathhouse facilities (much like tent camping but with no need to bring a tent). Lodging Fee: $120 for the week
4) Primitive Tent Camping is available for those desiring onsite camping (without utilities). There may be a few campsites with electrical hook-up, but no sewage hook-up is available for those choosing onsite camping. Lodging Fee: $100 for the week
Off-Campus Lodging Options:
Within 3.5 miles at Interstate 75, Exit 104 there are a variety of motel accommodations available: Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, and LaQuinta Inn & Suites. Off-campus accommodations might include a continental breakfast (check with the hotel). An off-campus fee of $30.00 per family applies to those lodging off-campus to aid in covering costs for the Bluegrass Christian Camp facility rental.
On-Campus Activities Available:
Additional cost activities: Swimming, high ropes course with zip line, pamper pole and giant swing, archery, bazooka ball, pellet guns. The additional cost activities fee is still to be determined. Pool cost for the week: $500.00. High ropes course: $150/afternoon.
Additional Information Regarding Lodging Options:
• Large families will probably be assigned one of the large dorm/barracks rooms. These rooms have up to seven bunks beds that sleep up to fourteen persons. There are three showers and two or three commodes and two lavatories. In some of the rooms the sinks are within the sleeping quarters. Obviously there will need to be management of showering to maintain separation by gender.
• The motel-like lodging rooms have capacity of six persons. Five rooms have two double beds and five rooms have two bunk beds. One additional bunk bed may be added to these rooms if required needed. A registrant may bring their pack and play if they have an infant or toddler.
• There are no camping facilities similar to what you would expect at a state park campground. However, for tent campers there is a pavilion that houses at least two lavatories, commodes and showers each for both males and females. Those who intend to camp in tents will be able to set up around the pavilion and will have access to electricity to operate fans, lighting and phone charging. Note: If you bring an air conditioner, you may not have sufficient capacity to operate it depending on how many others are using electricity.
• In addition to these facilities there is a small asphalt parking area that may be suitable for one 20 to 30 foot travel trailer or two small campers, viz. a pop up or ultra lite travel trailer. At present there is one 110v outlet available for this area. There is one water tap for this area also but no sewer. The pavilion for tenters is short walk away and may be used by anyone in a camper.
• There are seven rustic cabins with three built-in bunk beds. Bluegrass Christian Camp will supply mattresses as needed for the cabins that are rented. We are uncertain as to whether the cabins are close enough to run extension cords for fans or lights. If you rent a cabin and hope to used electricity, you will need to bring one or more 100-foot extension cords, and usage will need to be very light as electrical resistance increases greatly over longer distances, and can cause failure of your appliance and a risk of fire.
• Unlike Highland Retreat in Virginia, where our conferences were held in past years, and where some campers went to Red Oak Lodge for showers, there is no alternative to the facilities at the pavilion.