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Conference Basics

Mark your calendar to be with us next summer...

July 14-16, 2017

 
Pricing?  Meals?  What to bring?  Camping & Parking?  Hotels?  Kiddos?  Other goodies? Find the answers here!

Pricing 

New for 2016...we will be offering a discounted One-day rate, so if you only have time for a Saturday trip, we have you covered.  If you can join us for the entire weekend, camping is still free (and loads of fun).  

Take advantage of these reduced prices through July 1! (After July 1 the prices rise, so don't wait...register today)

Single adult (18-99): Full weekend - $ 40 ;  One-day - $30

Married couple: Full weekend - $ 70 ;  One-day - $55

Additional family youth (8-17 years old):  $15 (for both full weekend and one-day)     

Kids 7 & under: Free!   (please register younger kiddos, but they enjoy the weekend free of charge)

Priests, Deacons, Religious, & Seminarians: Free!  (please register, so we can plan for you to be here!) 

And don't forget to pre-order your 2016 conference t-shirt and sweatshirt!  (we're planning new 2016 t-shirts...stay tuned!) We have youth and adult sizes (we're going with a new t-shirt design).  There will be a limited quantity for sale at Faith on Fire, so ensure your size is available by pre-purchasing it today.  It will be waiting for you at registration.  

All sweatshirts are pre-event ordering only. 

Order your hoodie sweatshirt today to ensure you have that comfy new sweatshirt for Saturday morning. 

 

Meals & Food:

Healthy snacks will be available for purchase throughout the day Saturday & Sunday.  We are making plans with children & families in mind.  Feel free to bring your own food as well.

Meal ticket for all meals (yes, all meals):  

All 6 meals Adult plate (for 13+ years old) - $35 per adult  (or individual adult meals $7 each)

All 6 meals Children's plate (for 12 and under) - $25 per child (or individual child's meals $5 each)

Friday Dinner - Theology on Tap style - Brought to us by Knights of Columbus Council #3611 

  • Spaghetti (w/ meatballs), salad, & bread  (Gluten-free spaghetti available if you contact us here)
  • No-host bar will be available for our friends over 21; soft drinks available for all

Saturday Dinner - Knights of Columbus Picnic Grill-out...hamburgers, hot dogs, gardenburgers, and great community 

What to Bring:

Much of this conference will happen outside, so please come prepared for Northwest weather conditions.

  • Bring an outdoor chair or blanket
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Fleece jackets
  • Warm hat
  • Extra layers

We’re saying prayers for beautiful weather, but this is Western WA.

Meals will be available for purchase at the time you register.  New this year:  get the all-inclusive meal plan.  You are also free to bring along your own meals or snacks.

New t-shirts are being offered this year - reserve yours today when you register!  

Parking & RV / Tent Sites:

Parking is available on site. Camping on-site is Free.

Some RV Parking will be available on-site...no hook-up utilities available. First come, first choice. Indicate on your registration form if you are bringing your RV, providing us with your RV size, number in the party, and license plate number.

Tent space is available on-site. Unmarried individuals will have gender-specific tent areas. Bring your own small tent with a blanket and / or travel chair for the outdoor events. 90 15‘x15’ sites will be available in each tent section (single men, single women, & married couples / young families).

To add to the camping comfort, portable shower / restroom facilities will be available in the camping area for tent and RV campers.

Please remember, this is a Catholic, youth, and family event. We anticipate excellence from all, especially those who are camping overnight. Help us make this a positive experience for everyone...including you! Wholesome behavior is expected at all times.

Hotel suggestions for your convenience:

Swinomish Casino & Lodge

http://swinomishcasinoandlo-px.trvlclick.com/lodge

12885 Casino Drive

Anacortes, Washington 98221

Toll Free: (888) 716-2372

Reservations: (888) 712-1949

Anaco Bay Inn

916 33rd St. Anacortes, WA 98221

360-299-3320

Marina Inn Hotel

3300 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA 98221

360-293-1100

Masses and Prayer:  

The conference will include daily Mass, prayer & Rosary, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, a Chaplet of Divine Mercy, and opportunities for Confession.

Consider spending a holy hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament in the church Friday night through Saturday morning. Adoration will be available for all. Sign up when you register.

Check out our Schedule of Events page for an idea of what to expect.

 

Quiet play area for young children:

We want this conference to be enjoyed by all families as families...we welcome all ages! We will not have a nursery or kid drop-off area, but we are making plans to help parents comfortably enjoy the conference with their wee ones.

There will be a tot tent available for infants, toddlers, and young children. Formal babysitting services will not be available, but parents can rest assured of a child-friendly space in which they will not miss out on the opportunity to hear the presentations. The covered play area will have speakers to enable parents to hear the presentations while monitoring their own children. The area also includes a changing table, toys, books, and activities. Feel free to bring your own little toys or quiet, educational activities, but please no noisy toys.

Each of the talks is one hour with a break or other activity in between. Please feel free to use the break times to explore the grounds, teach the stories of the Holy Bible seen in the artwork throughout the church, enjoy our wakling Rosary path, enjoy the beautiful weather we’re saying prayers for, or just spend precious time as a family together discussing the topics of the talks (or just throwing a ball around together...or bring a kite).

If you have suggestions about making this event more family-friendly, please let us know...parents of wee ones are on the organizing committee, and we’re planning on enjoying this event with our little kiddos, too.