You are welcome to not spend the night, but the retreat is taking the place of rehearsals for that weekend, so it is imperative that you participate in the daytime part of the retreat - there will be rehearsals on Friday evening as well as a workshop/sectional on Saturday morning and another rehearsal on Saturday as well. It is our first rehearsal after our concert, so we will be learning new music and it's going to be fun! Please make arrangements to be there for the Friday evening and Saturday morning/early afternoon activities even if you do not plan to spend the night.
Camp UTABA is relatively close-by (for a camp location). Here is a link to their map http://camputaba.org/drive.htm. Carpooling is recommended. If you need tips on people to carpool with, please contact me.
YES! Please come to as much of the retreat as possible, but if you have an unavoidable conflict, we will work with you! :)