Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Plans for third spring retreat finalized!
Scrapbook Generation will hold a third spring retreat in the Lake of the Ozarks area the weekend of March 26. Here's a quick tour of the two-story Lakeview Lodge facility at Windermere Conference Center just a few miles from Camdenton in a beautiful and serene wooded lakeside setting.
The lower level lobby...

The patio area...

The upper level lobby...

The dining area...

Sleeping room balcony...

Sleeping room...

Crop area...

Most features of our third spring retreat will be identical to the two Branson retreats.

-- cropping room size;
-- theme and decorations;
-- prizes and goodie bags;
-- schedule of events and activities;
-- meals and snack buffets;
-- huge on-site store;
-- paid classes.

There are other features that will be slightly different.
-- sleeping rooms: instead of a typical hotel room, the Windemere rooms (as shown in the photo above) all have a queen bed and two sets of bunk beds;
-- bathroom: each sleeping room's private bathroom has separate rooms for the vanity, toilet, and shower;
-- at Branson, we have some 6-foot tables, some 8-foot tables, and some round tables; at Windermere, each cropper will have a private 6-foot table;
-- because the lodging costs are slightly higher, the prices at this location will reflect that difference.

Other things I can tell you about this location...
-- Although it is a two-story building, since it is built on a slope there is a second-story ground level entrance (all our activities and sleeping rooms are on the second floor);
-- I have attended two retreats in this building and in these rooms, one a cross stitch retreat about six years ago, and one a scrapbook retreat about two years ago. I had a great time at both. The facility is spacious, the lighting is wonderful, the site is beautiful, and while the sleeping rooms were different, they were very comfortable.

Spring retreat registration details
-- Branson retreats are the weekends of March 12-14 and March 19-21. Prices are $225 for four in a room, $235 for three in a room, $245 for two in a room, and $285 for a single room.
-- Lake of the Ozarks Windermere retreat is the weekend of March 26-28. Prices are $245 for four in a room, $255 for three in a room, $265 for two in a room, and $315 for a single room. (Although we do not recommend or encourage it, the rooms will sleep five or six by using the top bunks. If your group is interested, ask about a reduced rate.) If you are by yourself and would like to be matched up with one or more roommates, we will try to help with that request, although we cannot guarantee it.
-- We are currently accepting $50 non-refundable deposits from those who attended one of Scrapbook Generation's fall retreats. Registration for all three retreats will open to the general public on December 1. And a reminder...the reason we added a third retreat is because the two fall retreats sold out so quickly and we had long waiting lists for both!


Denise said...

I am so excited. I hope to make the trip from Illinois. Thanks for all you do.

Stacey Atchley said...

You're welcome Denise. I hope you'll be able to make it! Retreats are such a fun thing to put on that it can barely be called work!

Scrapbook Generation said...

Thanks for the great compliment! We hope to see you at the retreat. We have a really fun time, and always welcome new scrapbooking friends! -- Debbie