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!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. 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.)
2. 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?
Absolutely! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a list!
3. What is the registration process this year? What do we do with our release forms?
Registration will be in the cabins. For those staying off campus, you will register at the North Lobby in the Tabernacle.
Upon arrival to your cabin, you will turn in the release form to your Cabin Hostess. You will receive your retreat tote, program, and wristband, If you pre-ordered a retreat t-shirt, you will pick it up from your Cabin Hostess.
You will also be given a rear-view mirror hanger to place in your car indicating your lodging arrangements
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. What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes! There are paved roads at Falls Creek, but know there is some hilly terrain and quite a bit of walking, so you want to bring appropriate shoes.
6. Can I bring a golf cart to transport myself/ladies from my church around the Falls Creek grounds?
No, but we have golf carts for you! A pink priority wristband will be given to women with physical limitations. Preference will be given to these women. We have various shuttle stops throughout Falls Creek to limit the amount of walking.
7. Can I bring my child to the retreat?
Girls ages 14-17 can only attend with their legal guardian. Children under the age of 14 cannot attend this event.
Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to attend the Men’s Retreat/Women’s Retreat at Falls Creek. Children ages 14-17 may attend only if accompanied by a Parent or Legal Guardian. The Parent or Legal Guardian must also complete the Parental Supervision Acknowledgment Form. Some of the presentations given at the retreat may not be suitable for children under the age of 14, and Falls Creek will not be providing staff to properly supervise children on the grounds of Falls Creek. Parents or Legal Guardians that do not provide proper supervision of the child during the Retreat may be asked to leave Falls Creek.
With the local church’s permission, mothers are allowed to bring their nursing infant. A $5 fee will be required at registration. Please indicate on your registration and release form if you are bringing your nursing infant.
8. 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.
9. Can I bring my firearm?
The Conference Center does not allow for you to carry a weapon of any kind.
10. What does my registration include?
Your registration includes lodging, three meals (Friday – dinner, Saturday – breakfast and lunch), 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.
11. 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.
12. What should I expect as far as accommodations are concerned?
Falls Creek Conference Center is dormitory-style lodging with bunk beds. You will need to provide your own twin size bedding and towels.
Note: Conference attendees may not reserve any of the hotel rooms at the lodges 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.
13. 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.
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. Please mark on the registration form 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.
14. Who will be in the cabin with me?
You will be with your church! There may be other church groups in your dorm, but there will be plenty of space to spread out. Our Cabin Hostesses will reserve a section for your church group to ensure your sleeping arrangements will be near each other. Since we do not assign specific bunks within groups, please make sure bottom bunks are given to those who are unable to climb to top bunks.
15. 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.
16. Will I know my cabin assignment ahead of time?
Yes! Cabin assignments will be emailed the first week of April.