Feast of Tabernacles 2017 .  .  .

Wednesday Evening, October 4 - Thursday, October 12

 

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Lutheran Retreat

(903) 855-1800

http://www.campshilohretreat.org

For Housing Questions, contact Scott Hagler - 903) 863-5615 or email  housing@sooj.org


Camp Shiloh Lutheran Retreat is located out in the country on a 25 acre campus overlooking beautiful Lake Bob Sandlin (click for map). It is near the picturesque towns of Mount Pleasant, Pittsburg, Winnsboro, and Mount Vernon in north-east Texas. The camp has a private entrance with only one road in and out and is well suited for our 8-day Sukkot festival.  Except for two or three permanent residents, those attending the festival will be the only ones staying on campus . . . it will be open to no other groups.

Outdoor activities at Camp Shiloh include basketball, softball, and tetherball. The campus also has a nice nature trail.  Because the campus is surrounded on 3 sides by water, you would expect there to be a number of water-related activities . . . and there are - but they are not SOOJ sanctioned activities.  Fishing and swimming are available . . . in fact Camp Shiloh has a dedicated swimming area that includes a slide and a tower from which you can jump or dive.  Just be careful!  There will be no lifeguard during our stay!  Other water activities include canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats which you may rent directly from Camp Shiloh.  A boat launch is available for those bringing their own watercraft.

Camp Shiloh has no restaurant or snack bar on campus, but there is a nice little steak house about 4 miles north of the camp.  Other eating establishments are available in nearby Pittsburg and Winnsboro.  Though there is a dining hall on campus, it will only be used for SOOJ events.

Responsible use of alcohol is allowed on campus.  Please follow SOOJ's guidelines when consuming alcohol in public.

Housing for this year's event includes 6 deluxe cabins, 2 regular cabins, 4 deluxe suites, 6 regular suites, and 2 motel-style rooms.  In addition, there are multiple  RV and tent sites. All of the cabins and suites have some form of cooking facility. Details and rates for each facility are listed below.  Just click on the link for each type of facility and it will open up with information and pictures. 

SOOJ has rented the entire facility (except for the water craft) and is therefore able to offer a discounted rate for those who stay all 8 nights of the festival (Wednesday night through the following Wednesday night).  For those  staying less than 8 nights, the 'Nightly' rate will apply.  Keep in mind that the listed rates reflect SOOJ's cost in securing the entire campus (meeting rooms, dining hall, pavilion, etc.). 

IMPORTANT NOTE - SOOJ only has access to the housing units (cabins, suites, motel) from 3 PM on Wednesday, Oct 4 through 12 noon on Thursday, Oct. 12)   If you wish to stay in your housing unit prior to or after those times and dates, you will have to arrange your stay for those nights directly with Camp Shiloh.  That includes those wishing to stay Thursday Night, Oct. 12).  Those using RV sites or who are camping on the grass may wait until sundown on Thursday, Oct.12 to break camp.

How to Secure Housing at Camp Shiloh

  1. The first step in securing housing is to Register with SOOJ on this web site.  You will not be allowed to reserve housing at Camp Shiloh until you have first Registered. Jot down the 1st three letters of you email address, and the last three digits of your phone number. You will need this information when you attempt to obtain housing.
  2. The next step is to determine which housing option fits your needs.  All the options available at Camp Shiloh are listed below.
  3. Contact Camp Shiloh - (903) 855 - 1800 and tell them you are requesting housing for 'Season of Our Joy'.  They will be able to tell you what is currently available, reserve you a spot, and collect your money. 

If you have housing questions or requests other than simply asking what is available,
contact Scott Hagler - the SOOJ Housing Coordinator -  at (903) 863-5615 or email  housing@sooj.org

Note that in order to secure housing, you will be required to pay a deposit equal to 50% of the entire housing cost.  The remaining 50%  must be paid by July 2nd.  If you should need to cancel your housing reservation later, you must do so before September 1 in order to be refunded 100% of what  you have paid. 
Cancellations after September 1, 2017 will be non-refundable.


 

SOOJ Housing Options

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Deluxe Cabins

Price:  Full 8 nights: $870 Nightly: $120/night

Deluxe Cabins are two bedroom with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom with shower and can sleep up to six people. The 'Master' bedroom has a queen bed and the other bedroom has a bunk-bed as well as a single bed.  There is a futon in the living room.  Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided, but are not changed on a daily basis.  You may pick up clean sheets and towels one time during the festival.

Along with a table and chairs, the kitchen has a sink, a 2-burner cook-top (no oven), an apartment-size refrigerator, electric griddle, a microwave, toaster, and coffee pot.  Basic dishes and cooking utensils are included. The cabins have heating and air conditioning and include a deck in the back.

There are 5 of this type unit.  On the Campus Map, the Deluxe Cabins are #1, 2, 3, 4, & 8.


Regular Cabins

Price:  Full 8 nights: $690 Nightly: $96/night

Regular Cabins are two bedroom with a living room, kitchen, and bathroom with shower.  Each bedroom has two single beds and can sleep up to four people. Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided, but are not changed on a daily basis.  You may pick up clean sheets and towels one time during the festival.

Along with a folding table and 2 chairs, the kitchen has a sink, an under-counter refrigerator, a microwave, electric griddle, toaster, and coffee pot.  Basic dishes and cooking utensils are included.

The cabins have heating and air conditioning and include a deck in the front.

There are 3 of this type unit.  On the Campus Map, the Regular Cabins are #5, 6, & 7. 


Deluxe Suites

Price:  Full 8 nights: $580 Nightly: $80/night

Deluxe Suites are one room units with a bathroom and shower.  On one end of the unit is a queen-size bed. Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided, but are not changed on a daily basis.  You may pick up clean sheets and towels one time during the festival.

On the other end is the kitchen which includes a sink,  a 2-burner cook-top (no oven), an apartment-size refrigerator, a microwave, toaster, coffee pot, table and chairs.  Basic dishes and cooking utensils are included.

 In the middle is a recliner and a sofa that opens to a full-size bed. The Deluxe Suites have heating and air conditioning and include a covered front porch and a deck in the back.

There are 4 of this type unit. On the Campus Map, the Deluxe Suites are #1, 6, 7 & 10. 


Regular Suites

Price:  Full 8 nights: $510 Nightly: $70/night

Regular Suites are one room units with a bathroom and shower.  On one end of the unit is a queen-size bed. Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided, but are not changed on a daily basis.  You may pick up clean sheets and towels one time during the festival.

On the other end is the kitchen which includes  a 2-burner cooktop (no oven), an under-counter refrigerator, a microwave, toaster, coffee pot, table and chairs.  Basic dishes and cooking utensils are included.

 In the middle is a recliner and a sofa.

The Regular Suites have heating and air conditioning and include a covered front porch and a deck in the back.

There are 5 of this type unit.  On the Campus Map, the Regular Suites are #3, 4, 5, 8 & 9.


Motel Room

Price:  Full 8 nights: $470 Nightly: $65/night

Motel Rooms are one-room units with a bathroom and shower.  Each has a queen-size bed as well as a bunk bed.  It can sleep up to 4 people.  Sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels are provided, but are not changed on a daily basis.  You may pick up clean sheets and towels one time during the festival.

Each unit also includes an under-counter refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot and a table with chairs. 

The Motel Rooms have heating and air conditioning and include a front porch.  

There are 2 of this type unit.


RV Sites

Camp Shiloh has a total of 34 beautiful RV sites, all of which have paved pads, a picnic table, and a charcoal grill.  Not all sites have the same hook-up configuration, so check the Campus Map to secure the configuration that best fits your needs. Prices for each configuration are listed below.

 Water  Sewer  Electric  8-Nights  Nightly
Yes No No $130 $20
Yes No 30 Amp $180 $25
Yes Yes 30 Amp $220 $30
Yes Yes 50 Amp $260 $35

Tent Sites

Price:  Full 8 nights: $120 Nightly: $20/night

There are no clearly defined tent camping spots at Camp Shiloh, but during SOOJ, the tent camping area will be on the relatively flat areas adjacent to the lake specifically north and east of the Pavilion and west of the Boat Shed.

One normal size tent and up to two smaller tents will be allowed on each site as long as those staying in the smaller tents are in the same immediate family as those in the main tent.  Tent campers may also have a "kitchen" tent or screened enclosure.

Campfires are permitted, but please use a fire ring.

Note that the terrain is separated from the lake by a 'sea wall' and that (depending on the level of the lake) there may be a drop of up to 24" to the lake.  There is no fence or rail separating the terrain from the lake. 

The campground area has only one bathhouse, and that bathhouse has three separate 'lockable' bathrooms.  Each bathroom has a toilet, sink, and shower.  In addition, during the day and evening hours, campers may also use the bathrooms and showers in the dorms (located adjacent to the conference center).

Water and electrical will be available from designated points in the tent area.  Note that the capacity of the electric service is inadequate to power electric heating devices (heaters, coffee pots, electric griddles, etc.). Be sure to bring extension cords.

Tent campers will park their vehicles in the Parking Lot by Cabins #1-3.  Parking on the grass is not permitted.

Tent campers my rent RV sites if they choose, but they must pay the published 'RV' rate for that site.