Retreat FAQ

WHAT ARE TICKET PRICES?
Early Bird Registration |  $799 (offer valid from 2/16 - 3/31)
Standard Registration | $899 (4/1-8/31)
Late Registration | $999 (9/1-10/13)

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY TICKET?
    • Your all-inclusive retreat ticket includes:

      • 3 Nights of Cabin Lodging - There are over 340 acres of wooded sanctuary surrounding these cabins making this a very restful setting. Friendships will be instantly forged while bunking with other like-minded, Jesus-loving women.(This is a campground so read all the details on lodging below.)
      • Meals - Appetizers and Finger Food during check in on Thursday Evening / Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Friday and Saturday night / Breakfast on Sunday / Lots of (healthy and non-healthy) snacks in between!
      • 7 Core Sessions - Each session is 1 hour and 45 minutes includes powerful worship and Scripture-filled, impactful messages all centered around the theme of being deeply rooted.
      • 4 Breakout Classes and Workshops - This includes a mixture of topical Bible-based classes and hands on, creative workshops. All supplies are included to take home.
      • Dedicated Reflection Time - This is designed to give you an opportunity to absorb the days sessions, pray, spend time in the Word, and journal.
      • Morning Devotions and Workouts
      • Thursday Evening through Sunday morning with our passionate speakers and team - Take advantage of face-to-face interaction with the speakers, worship band, and Deeply Rooted Staff.
      • A Styled Dinner in the Woods - Need we say more? We've already scouted out the perfect location to host a beautiful dinner outside for all 120+ people in attendance. Let's pray for great weather!
      • Fun-filled Nightly Events - Campfires, Blankets, S'mores, Hot Chocolate, Worship Under the Stars and maybe even a dance party! Once you buy your ticket and join our private attendee group on Facebook we will take votes on what types of night activities you want to see at the retreat.
      • Small Groups and Informal Meet-ups - Each cabin will have a chance to break off into groups after the evening session for discussion, prayer, and fellowship. This will be a great opportunity to share what the Lord has been teaching you throughout your time at the retreat. There will also be informal meet-ups to meet others who have common interests.
      • A Curated Marketplace - In addition to our own shop full of Deeply Rooted products to see in person, we are partnering with a lot of awesome shops in case you want to bring some goodies home.
      • Swag Bag - Your canvas tote will be filled with lots and lots of goodies from us and retreat sponsors!
      • Retreat Tee - Bring some sharpies because we may be autographing shirts just like at camp!
      • Deeply Rooted Magazine Issue 10 - You will receive your very own copy of our Sojourner issue before anyone receives it! That's right, the issue will not be available for sale until after the retreat.

IS LODGING AND FOOD INCLUDED IN THE COST?
Yes, this is an all-inclusive event. Generally, conferences leave attendees to take care of their own lodging at nearby hotels. However, the point of a camp-style retreat is as much fellowship with each other as it is a chance to unplug, and we’ve recognized that substantial relationships with other Christians is a core element of becoming deeply rooted in your faith.

We have reserved 12 cabins and a lodge on the campground. Each cabin will house 8 women, bunk-style. The cabins are heated and do include a toilet and shower room. If you are coming with friends, you can arrange to stay in the same cabin at a discounted rate, but if you’re attending alone, please don’t be shy! Each of you possesses something that can help other women grow. 

BUNK STYLE?
Yes, bunk beds! This may rewind back to your old camp days. Top or bottom bunks cannot be reserved ahead of time unless there is a unique circumstance that would require you to occupy a bottom bunk.
Please note that we are reserving rooms in the lodge for those that may not be comfortable sleeping in a shared cabin with 8 women. Each room in the lodge can accommodate 2-4 women. However, they are still bunk style.

CAN I PAY EXTRA TO HAVE MY OWN PRIVATE ROOM?
We are not offering private rooms at this time. We are very limited on lodging and want to make sure other women are able to attend the event. 

I'M NURSING. CAN I BRING MY BABY?
Because our room situation is unique (shared cabins and limited space) we are unable to accommodate little ones, unfortunately. Someone has requested that nursing moms have a space to pump and store breastmilk so we are looking into those options for you. If this is a need for you as well, please address it on your registration comments section.

I LIVE IN THE AREA. CAN I JUST BUY A TICKET FOR THE CLASSES?
At this time we are not offering off campus tickets. We want to encourage community and would love for every single attendee to experience all aspects of the retreat from beginning to end.

TELL ME ABOUT THE FOOD. ARE THERE GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS?
One of the first things we were told is that their food is from-scratch and not frozen. Since the camp staff has to live (and eat) there year round they ensure that taste is of utmost importance. There are GF options. Just let us know your specific food requests when registering and if you have any food allergies. 

We will offer appetizers and finger foods on Thursday evening since check in time is from 6 - 7:45 pm. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served on Friday and Saturday. We will send you off on Sunday with breakfast. Our Saturday dinner will be (Lord willing and weather permitting) be a dinner in the woods! We will also have snacks available throughout our time there.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Since this is a campground, linens are not typically provided. However, as a courtesy we will provide bed sheets, a pillow, and 2 towels for each attendee. You will be responsible to bring any additional bedding, although you will be able to purchase and keep a blanket if you are traveling and do not have the extra packing space.


Some other recommended items include: your Bible, journal, flashlight, slippers/shower shoes, and personal toiletries. We will be mailing out an official packing list sometime in March.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE? WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Pennsylvania weather in the Fall varies. It could be warm, it could be cooler, and it could possibly be rainy. For this reason we recommend bringing layers and checking the weather before you travel to the retreat. Around this date last year it was in the 60’s but then a few weeks later it was raining and in the 40’s. Hiking boots or athletic shoes are recommended if you want to walk the trails or go horseback riding. It also wouldn’t hurt to bring some sort of all weather boots in case it does rain or get chilly. Ultimately, we just want you to be comfortable and warm.

WHEN SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE?
Check in time will be from 6-8 pm on Thursday, October 13th with our first session starting that evening. Checkout time will be at 10:00am, Sunday, October 16th but you are welcome to leave Saturday evening after the last session if you need to get back home in time for church. 


HOW MANY WOMEN WILL BE ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE? WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW ANYONE?
There will be 130 women in attendance and we are already praying for each and every one of you. The best part about this is that each attendee shares the same desire to know God more and grow spiritually! There’s no tighter bond that that. It’s the perfect setting for friendship. But not to worry, there will be a meet and greet on the very first night to make sure that no woman is left out! We will also put out a questionnaire to get to know our attendees better and place them with women of similar age/interest.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS?
Yes! Thank you for your servant's heart. Running a conference requires a lot of man and woman power. If you are interested being a volunteer, please let us know and we will add you to our volunteer list. A few months prior to the event we will e-mail you with the various positions we need help being filled.

DO YOU OFFER A PAYMENT PLAN?
We do! See registration for more details.

CAN I CANCEL?
When you sign up you are committing to attendance. All deposits and tickets are non-refundable, however, they are transferable. If an emergency situation does come up we will try our best to help you transfer your ticket to another but we make no guarantees. There will be a $50 administration fee for any transfers.



WHAT'S THE NEAREST AIRPORT AND HOW CAN DO I GET TO THE CAMPGROUND?
Harrisburg international (MDT) is about 35 minutes away. The Philadelphia airport (PHL) is a 2-hour drive. We do not offer shuttle rides but there will be a space on our attendee Facebook page for you to gather information on carpooling/shuttling together with other attendees. There will also be many other local attendees that you can possibly coordinate with for transportation.

I AM INTERESTED IN BEING A SPONSOR. WHO DO I TALK TO?
Please e-mail Dianne@deeplyrootedmag.com if you are interested in being a Deeply Rooted Retreat Sponsor!