Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Women’s Retreat. Please contact us if you don’t see the answer to a question you have…we are always happy to help!
Most Asked Questions
1. Can I bring my child to the retreat? I’m a brand-new mother, can I bring my baby with me?
The short answer is no. And the reason is this retreat is designed for women to get-away. Please do not bring nursing babies, toddlers or children under the age of 13 to the retreat. We are unable to make exceptions and ask that even if you are staying in your own cabin, you respect this request.
2. What is the menu for the weekend? *This is subject to change if items become unavailable to the caterer*
Friday Boxed Lunch: California Chicken Salad w/ Pita Bread or Shaved Turkey (Gluten free option. Limited quantities available.) and chips, Gala Apple, Cookies, and Bottled Water.
Friday Dinner: Citrus Grilled Hawaiian Chicken, Barley Rice Pilaf, Glazed Carrots, Green Beans, Tossed Salad, Dinner Roll, Ice cream Cup, and Bottled Water
Saturday Breakfast: Blueberry Muffins, Scrambled Eggs, Sliced Ham, Southern Style Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, Bananas & Oranges, Juice, French Vanilla & Regular Coffee.
3. What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes! In past years, we’ve sometimes had rain. Don’t bring your high heels or white pants. There are paved roads at Falls Creek, but know that there is some hilly terrain and quite a bit of walking, so you want to bring appropriate shoes.
4. Can I bring a golf cart to transport myself/ladies from my church around the Falls Creek grounds?
We’re sorry, but golf carts, ATVs and other similar vehicles are not allowed at Falls Creek. Our office rents a limited number of golf carts and volunteer drivers will be available on a bus route schedule to give rides to those in need. Be looking for the yellow bus stop feather banners waving in the wind! This will be the place to wait on a ride. Preference will be given to the elderly and those with physical limitations. Wristbands will be issued to those who will receive preference following the morning session. We kindly request that if you are physically able to walk you refrain from flagging down our cart drivers for rides, as there are many ladies who genuinely need this service to participate.
5. Can I bring my service animal?
Service dogs are permitted at Falls Creek, but must be wearing their service vests and on a leash at all times. Service dogs must meet the description as set forth by ADA guidelines (found HERE.) Please indicate during online registration or on the paper form that you plan to bring your service animal. This will assist us in making sure that all parties are comfortable during your stay.
6. Can I bring my firearm?
The Conference Center does not allow for you to carry a weapon of any kind.
7. How do I get to Falls Creek?
Falls Creek Conference Center (map)
6714 Highway 77D, Davis, OK 73030
(Click HERE to go to a Google Map where you can get specific directions from your location.)
Directions to Falls Creek
From OKC / I-35 southbound:
High Road Take Exit #51. Go straight across 4 lanes of Highway 77 (Fried Pie/Gas Station and Canyon Breeze Motel will be on your right). At the stop sign next to Canyon Breeze, go straight across the bridge that passes over Honey Cut Creek. This is Highway 77D. Stay on this high road that winds around the mountains for about 3 miles and you will come to the front gate at Falls Creek. Low Road Take Exit 51. Turn left and cross over Interstate 35. Turn right on the first road you come to just past Interstate 35 which is Kay Starr Trail. Stay on Kay Starr for about 3 miles, going straight through the intersection following the signs for Arbuckle Wilderness. When you come to Price Falls you will see a large red sign that says “Falls Creek.” Turn right and continue through Price Falls crossing the low water crossing at the creek and going up the hill. You will see the front gate of Falls Creek on your left.
From Dallas / I-35 northbound:
High Road Take Exit 51. Turn left and cross back over Interstate 35. Turn left immediately at the first street after the overpass next to the Fried Pie/Gas Station and Canyon Breeze Motel. At the stop sign next to Canyon Breeze, go straight across the bridge that passes over Honey Cut Creek. This is Highway 77D. Stay on this high road that winds around the mountains for about 3 miles and you will come to the front gate at Falls Creek. Low Road Take Exit 51. Turn right and take the first immediate road to the right which is Kay Starr Trail. Stay on Kay Starr for about 3 miles, going straight through the intersection following the signs for Arbuckle Wilderness. When you come to Price Falls you will see a large red sign that says “Falls Creek.” Turn right and continue through Price Falls crossing the low water crossing at the creek, and going up the hill. You will see the front gate of Falls Creek on your left.
From Davis (Low Road):
Take Hwy 7 west until you come to the Pizza Hut. Turn left onto Hwy 77. Just before you get to Interstate 35, turn left on Kay Starr Trail. Stay on Kay Starr for about 3 miles, going straight through the intersection following the signs for Arbuckle Wilderness. When you come to Price Falls you will see a large red sign that says “Falls Creek.” Turn right and continue through Price Falls crossing the low water crossing at the creek, and going up the hill. You will see the front gate of Falls Creek on your left.
8. I am the group leader for my church. Can you provide me with a list and contact information for those who have registered with my group?
We are so excited to provide you a list of those attending with your church along with their phone number and email address. This will be emailed along with your cabin assignment on April 11, 2017.
8. What is the registration process this year? What do we do with our release forms?
Please make sure each of your ladies fill out either the Adult Release Form or the Student Release Form. These forms will be turned in at registration at the Atoka, First Cabin from 8:30-12:00 or at the courtesy desk in the North Lobby in the Tabernacle from 12:00-7:00 p.m.
In order to expedite the registration process we will have two options:
A. Group registration- As the group leader, you may check in your entire group if you are arriving together and have all their release forms. This option will enable you to pick up the event wristbands, programs, and totes for the entire group.
B. Individual registration- If your group is arriving at separate times, this option is best for your church. We want to make sure everyone is able to get everything they need upon their arrival, including: the event wristband, program, and tote upon turning in a release form. This eliminates the need for you to find everyone in your group later on.
Note: If you already have your groups release forms and plan to arrive at separate times, please bring the release forms and leave them with our registration team. Once your ladies arrive to camp, we will give their wristband, program and tote.
Click the arrow to read more answers to frequently asked registration and lodging questions.
Your registration includes lodging, three meals, conference center fees and program costs. Your registration directly funds the ability to provide this retreat. We do not provide refunds, but registrations may be transferred to another woman. Are you the group leader? If you are registering a group of 10 or more women, please visit the Group Leader Information page for helpful hints on how to register your group.
2. What is the cost?
Please see the price scale below. Registrations may be made online or by mail. Payment is due at the time of registration. Registration is non-refundable, but is transferable to other women.
Early-bird Rate: $75 per person by March 23. Online registrations must be made by midnight on March 24 for this early-bird rate. Mail registrations must be postmarked on or before March 23, 2017 to receive the early bird rate.
Standard Rate: The price increases to $85 per person on March 24. Registrations MUST be made by midnight on April 4. No registrations will be accepted after that time.
Young Adult Rate: The price for young women ages 13-18 is $35 per person by March 23 and $85 by April 3. Middle school and high school girls must have a parent or guardian present. There must be one adult per teen girl. Children under 13 and babies are not allowed. Please respect this request.
3. Are there any discounts or scholarships offered?
We are unable to offer scholarships through our office, but encourage those seeking to attend that need financial assistance to contact their group leader or church leadership for assistance. There are no discounts offered for churches who are staying in their own cabins or providing their own meals. We are unable to offer a discounted rate to those who only wish to attend a portion of the retreat. Each attendee must register but is welcome to attend as much or little of the retreat as they desire.
4. What if I register for the retreat and am unable to attend? Can I get a refund?
Your registration fee is transferable but non-refundable.
5. How do I register?
You can register one of two ways – online or by mail. Visit our registration page for more details and information on our new required recreation release form.
Falls Creek Conference Center is dormitory-style lodging with bunk beds. You will need to provide your own sleeping bag/bedding and towels. Conference attendees may not reserve any of the hotel rooms at the lodge on site. These are used by program personnel and staff for the weekend.
Those staying off-site at hotels or other accommodations will not receive a discount. However, if you are interested in hotel accommodations, below is a listing of two area hotels, and a quick internet search will yield many good options in the Ardmore area. Please note: This contact information is provided for your convenience and in no way is a recommendation from the BGCO or BGCO Women’s office.
Mountain View Motel //
2741 U.S. 77
Davis, OK 73030 //
Canyon Breeze Motel //
4244 Hwy 77 S
Davis, OK 73030 //
2. Do I have to reserve a cabin for my church, or how do I reserve lodging?
The BGCO Women’s office reserves and pays for cabins for the weekend. We make cabin assignments by group and those assignments will be sent to the group leader ahead of the event. Simply select on your registration form or online registration that you would like us to “assign you lodging” and we will place you in a cabin that we have reserved for you. Some churches have their own cabins on-site and their ladies choose to stay there. There is no discount for choosing to do so, however it is the responsibility of the group leader to secure keys for the weekend and ensure that the cabin is ready for your ladies. Please mark on your registration form or online registration that you are staying in the cabin owned by your church. NOTE: We are unable to offer a registration discount for churches staying in their own cabins or providing their own meals.
ANOTHER NOTE: The BGCO Women’s office has paid to rent the Ada, First cabin. Their church reserves a portion of the cabin for their women and much of it is used for retreat volunteers.
3. Can I reserve lodging in the new Thompson Lodge?
There are only 50 rooms in the new lodge which makes it difficult to accommodate the number of women who would like this option. The Thompson Lodge will be used for retreat speakers and personnel. Currently all rooms are booked. If you would like to inquire about availability, please contact Falls Creek Conference Center to be added to the waiting list.
4. Who will be in the cabin with me?
No matter when you register for the retreat, you will be placed in a cabin with other women from your church. Some churches bring large groups, some less than 5 people. If you have a small group, you will be placed in a cabin with several other church groups. There will however be plenty of space for you to spread out and have your own section of beds for your church group if you desire. We are unable to guarantee any special spaces or assign bunks in the cabins. Beds are first come, first serve. We do ask that everyone give special preference for bottom bunks to those who are unable to climb to top bunks.
5. Can I come to Falls Creek early and stay Thursday night?
We have not secured lodging for our conference attendees for Thursday night before the retreat. If your church owns a cabin on-site and would like to come to the conference center early, you need to contact Falls Creek Conference Center directly and let them know of your plans. The cost to come early is $5 per person for insurance and is payable to Falls Creek Conference Center upon arrival. This is not included in your registration cost and is only available for churches staying in their own cabins. Please contact Falls Creek directly if your group would like to reserve a cabin for Thursday evening.
6. Will I know my cabin assignment ahead of time?
An email newsletter will be released on Monday prior to the retreat with cabin assignments. This is one reason it is extremely important that individuals submit their emails with their registration. We kindly ask that you do not contact our office for this information.
7. Can you guarantee me a bottom bunk/cabin without stairs/cabin close to the tabernacle?
There is a line on both the online and mail in registration where you may indicate your need for special accommodations if you have a disability. We will do our very best to accommodate each request, however, due to the cabins that are available, we cannot guarantee special lodging requests. We do ask that ladies in each cabin give bottom bunk preference to those who are unable to climb to the top bunks. If you would like to pay for a room in the Falls Creek hotel, please contact our office. This lodging is limited and based on individual need.