Sonship Week FAQs
- Why is the conference fee the same for an individual as it is for a couple?
- Is there any scholarship money available to help offset my costs for Sonship Week?
- Is there a discount if I am single and want to room with a friend?
- Are my deposit, conference fees, etc. refundable in the event I cannot attend?
- Can we bring our children to the conference?
- What does the schedule for a typical day look like?
- Travel tips for getting to Trout Lodge?
- Does Trout Lodge have internet access?
- What will the weather be like?
- How should I dress?
- Are there any on-site facilities?
- What is there to do in the area?
- Are there any special meal options?
- What are the policies on smoking and/or alcohol consumption?
Why is the conference fee the same for an individual as it is for a couple?
Both an individual and a couple are assigned one mentor. This is primarily what the conference fee covers. Is there any scholarship money available to help offset my costs for Sonship Week?
Unfortunately, no. Sonship Week is run by World Harvest staff, all of whom raise support in order to participate at the event themselves. Is there a discount if I am single and want to room with a friend?
Yes, the room and board would be $460 per person for a shared room. The conference fee
would remain the same, at $575 per person. Are my deposit, conference fees, etc. refundable in the event I cannot attend?
Yes, up until February 1, 2013. Can we bring our children to the conference?
No, with one exception; nursing children under the age of one may attend, although it is not
recommended. We find it beneficial during down time to process and concentrate on the
lessons. There is no childcare provided at the conference. What does the schedule for a typical day look like?
There is a lecture and small group time in the morning and evening. There will be a 1 hour
mentoring session in the afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is free. Travel tips for getting to Trout Lodge?
The St Louis International Airport is approximately 90 minutes from Trout Lodge. Please visit
their website at www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/directions for more detailed directions. Does Trout Lodge have internet access?
Yes, Wi-Fi is available in all main buildings. What will the weather be like?
We recommend visiting the Trout Lodge website close to the time of departure for the latest weather forecast. We can tell you that typical March weather in the St Louis area is frost in the mornings with a temperature in the low to mid 50s during the day. Keep in mind, you may be walking outside to get to some meeting rooms. How should I dress?
Casual; Reminder: It will be spring in the Midwest, a light jacket, jeans, etc., are recommended. There is a fair amount of walking--bring appropriate shoes. Are there any on-site facilities?
There is a fitness room, a coin-operated laundry and a snack/gift shop. What is there to do in the area?
Within a short drive you can enjoy:
Antique Shopping • Bonne Terre Mines Tours • Edg-Clif Winery • Elephant Rock State Park • Fort Davidson Historic Site • Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park • Mark Twain National Forest Berryman Trail • Onondaga Cave State Park • Sayersbrook Bison Ranch • Washington State Park Indian Petroglyphs • Peaceful Bend Vineyard • St. James Winery • Meramec Vineyards Are there any special meal options?
Meals are served buffet style. If, because of medical reasons, you need a special diet, the
Conference Center will do their best to accommodate you. Please let us know well in advance
of any special needs. What are the policies on smoking and/or alcohol consumption?
All of the Conference Center buildings and rooms are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted outside only, though not at activity areas.
Alcoholic beverages are allowed, but not sold on the grounds and may not be consumed in public areas. You may have alcohol in your room or cabin. Trout Lodge does not provide, transport or handle alcohol.