OVERVIEW

On the weekend of May 5, the men of St. Alban’s are invited to a weekend away of prayer, rest, fellowship, and play. The theme of the weekend is “Sabbath Rest.” Led by The Rev. Dr. Andrew Armond, Associate Rector. 

Registration opens February 26.

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Two registration options available:

    • FULL REGISTRATION: This option includes lodging in a lakeside lodge and all meals. Choose full registration even if you only plan to stay for 1 of 2 nights or plan to participate in weekend events & meals but will be lodging off-site.
    • DAYTRIPPER: This option is for those who plan to drive down to Camp Allen for Saturday only. This option includes meals for Saturday only, no lodging.

 

FULL REGISTRATION: $150

DAYTRIPPER: $50

Lakeside Meeting Center & Cabins

The retreat will be held at Camp Allen’s Lakeside Meeting Center and two three-bedroom cabins, all located on a beautiful seventy-acre lake. There are 16 beds available. Space is limited and registering early is encouraged!

Camp Allen Three-Bedroom Lakeside Cabin Layout
 

Other Housing: Outside Hotels

Two important notes on off-site lodging:

  1. Cost of hotel room is in addition to the registration fee. You pay the hotel directly for this additional cost.
  2. Must also register “full registration” for the retreat to participate in the Friday–Sunday retreat.
 

There are a number of hotels within a 20-25 minute drive of Camp Allen, including:

• Navasota Best Western Inn

• Navasota Comfort Inn & Suites

• Navasota P.A. Smith Hotel

• Hempstead Prairie View Americas Best Value Inn & Suites

FRIDAY, MAY 5

    6:00–6:45 PM: Check in
    7:00–7:45 PM: Dinner
    8:00–8:45 PM: Welcome & Compline

SATURDAY, MAY 6

    8:00–8:45 AM: Breakfast & daytripper arrival
    9:00–9:45 AM: Morning Prayer & Session 1
    10:00 AM–noon: Activity or rest time
    Noon–12:45 PM: Lunch
    1:00–1:45 PM: Noonday Prayer & Session 2
    2:00–6:00 PM: Activity or rest time
    6:00–6:45 PM: Dinner
    7:00–9:00PM: Fellowship & Compline

SUNDAY, MAY 7

    8:00–8:45 AM: Breakfast
    9:00–10:15 AM: Worship Service at Camp Allen Chapel
    10:30 AM: Pack up and head back to Waco

Camp Allen is a year-round facility located about an hour northwest of Houston. With over 1,000 acres, the camp hosts everything from summer camp to spiritual retreats and conferences. 

We will be staying at the Lakeside Meeting Center and Cabins.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Camp Allen is full of options during free time, including going for a trail run or hike, mountain biking, lawn games, horseshoes, sand volleyball, pickle ball, basketball, fishing (bring your own gear), reading in a rocking chair, craft time, nap time, and more!

Some of you may have stayed at Camp Allen before and received catered meals from Camp Allen’s main lodge. Our retreat will be different in terms of meals as we will be preparing food and eating together at the Lakeside Meeting Center. 

You are welcome to bring your own snacks, but we should have more than enough food to keep everyone filled up! 

If you have a food allergy/restriction, no worries! We will have a place for you to indicate these dietary needs when you register.

We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation! When you register, there will be a place to indicate if you need a scholarship to help cover the cost of registration. You will be able to indicate your amount of financial need. This cost will be covered by a Lent Soup Supper fundraiser and discretionary funds.

A more detailed packing list will be provided in the weeks before the retreat, but here is a list of the kinds of things you may want to pack:

  • Toiletries
  • Hiking/workout shoes
  • Bug spray & sunscreen
  • Lounging around clothes
  • Activewear
  • Bible & Book of Common Prayer
  • Journal
  • Novel, book of poetry, and/or sketch book
  • Special snacks
  • Favorite card game