18 October 2017

Retreat Schedule

This is our latest draft of the retreat schedule. I've had questions, so I just wanted to get it out to you, even if it's not completely finalized. It will likely change very little. I've also attached a PDF for easy printing.



Retreat 2017


This will be our eighth annual retreat. Not only do we have fun, we get to know each other better, experience a top quality musical experience, and rehearse three times for our upcoming concert. If you cannot stay the night, please be sure to attend as much of the retreat as possible on Friday evening, Saturday morning and/or afternoon. We can let you know what the cost is for the meals you eat if you are unable to stay overnight. We are assuming you are going unless you tell us otherwise.


Approximate Schedule

Friday October 27

4:30pm                         Adults, any youth helpers & equipment arrive & set up

5:00pm                         Youth arrive, set up sleeping quarters, meet in the lodge

6:00pm                         Dinner

6:30pm                         Orchestra Rehearsal (with break)

8:30pm                         Introductions, Play whack-em (you'll probably like it) & other games.   

10:00pm                       Bedtime

10:30pm                       Lights out


Saturday October 28

7:30am                         Rise & Shine, pack up, roll up sleeping bags, etc.

8:00am                         Breakfast. Create skit groups.

8:30am                         **Outdoor pictures with instruments (no bows)

9:00am                         Orchestra Rehearsal

11:00am                       Prepare Skits

11:30pm                       Skit Performances

12:30pm                       Lunch

1:00pm                         Clean cabins; bring luggage to lodge or out to porches (weather permitting)

1:30pm                         Orchestra Rehearsal (with break)

4:00pm                         Snack & debrief

4:30pm                         Final cleaning (lodge & bathrooms)

5:00pm                         Youth picked up, head home before dark (Sunset is 6:30pm)


                                    ** This may be adjusted according to availability of photographer.


Families are responsible for transportation and are encouraged to arrange carpooling.


Contact Information

Julie Gardner's cell phone (435.740.4335) will be on and had service last year!
Doris D'Asto's phone (435.730.5417) will also be on.
You may also contact the Camp UTABA office (
801.745.3570) in an emergency. 

Extra Notes:

*Be sure to bring a sturdy music stand. As not everyone has a sturdy stand, if you have more than one STURDY music stand, bring those too.

*If you have a battery powered LED book light, stand light, or reading light, you may find it useful during rehearsal.

*Saturday snacks will be provided by a committee this year. No need to bring a snack to share.

Other Details:


WHERE:       Camp UTABA, a year-round heated camp facility in Ogden Valley, dedicated to offering affordable lodging for religious, educational, and family gatherings in a safe and beautiful environment. 
It is 5 miles north of the bottom of the North Ogden Divide. 

Please go to Camp UTABA's website for further information:
7005 North Fork Rd
Eden, UT 84310-9679
(801) 745-3570


WHEN:         Arrive Friday, October 28, 5:00pm;

Depart Saturday, October 29, 5:00 pm.


COST:          $50.00, everything included, to be paid in addition to your membership fee


SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS:  Camp UTABA has heated cabins with 8-14 bunks each.  There will be 2 adult chaperones in some cabins, and some cabins will be filled with youth and adult chaperones will be checking on them.


RESTROOMS & SHOWERS: There is a restroom facility in the main lodge, as well as restrooms and showers in a separate building with lovely hot water.




Music Stand


Cushion (optional – for hard cold chair)

Sleeping bag


Change of clothes

Personal care items

Towel, Soap & Shampoo


Extra Blanket



Electronic entertainment


Any prohibited substance


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