Meals and housing


Mealtime is a great opportunity to connect with participants and workshop leaders in an informal setting. All are welcome to share in the meals on campus.

Meals will be offered during the Retreat starting with breakfast on Thursday the 18th of June and concluding with breakfast on Sunday the 21st of June.

A few things to know about meals:


All meals will be served in the dining hall with the exception of dinner on Friday, June 19th. This meal will be a picnic dinner to go.

Please register and purchase your meals on the registration page so we have accurate numbers for catering purposes. If you or your friends /family do not register in advance for meals, you may purchase food from the Lion's Cafe in the College Center.


To encourage community building and to keep attendees engaged, the General Church has generously subsidized the cost of the lunches.

Meal costs below are per person/ per day. Child meal ticket are for under 18 years old.

Breakfast $6 per Adult / $6 per Child

Lunch $ 7 per Adult / $5 per Child

Dinner $16.50 Adult / $12.50 per Child


On-campus housing

On-campus housing is available on the College campus for Retreat attendees. We have 2 options of housing for you to choose from: Suites and Cottages.

Check-in 3pm on Wednesday, June 17

Check-out 11am on Sunday, June 21

Suites: Shared common space, shared facilities and full kitchen (no cookware or utensils). Bed linens and towels provided.

  • Suites – single room $60 p/room per night (1 single bed)
  • Suites – double room $90 p/room per night (2 single beds)

Cottages: Shared common space, facilities, shared full kitchen (with all cookware and utensils). Bed linens and towels provided.

  • Cottages 1stfloor – $200 per night. 3 bedrooms sleeping a total of 4 people.
  • Cottages 2ndfloor- $300 per night. 4 bedrooms sleeping a total of 6 people.

Early check-in and late check-out for Suites and Cottages

For those wanting to acclimate to our time zone before the Retreat starts, you are welcome to purchase one night before and also one night after the regular    check-in / check-out dates. Early check-in date is 3pm on Tuesday, June 16 and late check-out date is 11am on Monday, June 22. Please email the Retreat planning team at [email protected] to arrange your early check-in / late check-out as you cannot register and pay for these nights on the registration page.

Please note, should you choose to check-in early, you will be responsible for arranging your own meals before and / or after the Retreat dates. You will be able to purchase meals from the Lion’s Café which is located on the College campus.

Off-campus housing

  • Local homes, perhaps with your family or friends
  • Local Airbnbs or local hotels: suggested Spring Hill Suites

Ph. 215-657-7800, offering “GC Retreat Rate” of $129/ night for 1 King Bed and $139/ night for 2 Double Beds (including a buffet breakfast for either room booked)