Camp Shiloh Retreat is located 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 leading 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.
Outdoor activities include basketball, ga-ga ball, softball, and tetherball. The
campus also has a nice nature trail. 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 (no diving allowed), but there is no lifeguard. Camp Shiloh offers other water activities
including canoes, kayaks, and
paddle boats (contact Camp Shiloh for more information). A boat launch is
available for those bringing their own watercraft.
Responsible use of alcohol is allowed, but when bringing alcohol outside your housing unit, we ask that you keep it covered.
Housing includes 6 deluxe
cabins, 2 regular cabins, 4 deluxe suites, 6 regular suites, and 2
motel-style rooms. In addition, there are numerous RV and tent sites. Only a few of the facilities allow pets.
Waiting List for Housing
All of our housing units and most of our RV spots are currently spoken for, but things change as the festival nears and some people may have to cancel their reservation. In addition, all housing must be paid in full by July 22. In most cases, units that are not paid for by that date will again become available
If you would like to be put on a waiting list for a particular type of housing, please contact the Housing Coordinator. On a first-come, first-serve basis, we will contact you when a unit becomes available.
Prices and Fees
Prices for Cabins, Suites, Motel rooms, RV sites, and Camp sites are listed with the housing descriptions (see below). The rates are for 8 nights
beginning Sunday evening, Sept. 23 and continuing through Monday morning, October 1. If you plan to spend extra nights, please contact Camp
Shiloh directly at (903) 855-1800. At this time, SOOJ is not planning to offer housing for less than 8 nights.
For those who bring pets, SOOJ will not be collecting a 'pet deposit', but will instead expect the person bringing the pet to be fully responsible for damages caused by your pet. On the other hand, if you intend to arrive early or stay late and make arrangements to do so through Camp Shiloh, be sure to let them know that you will be bringing a pet. They may ask you to post a deposit.
In order to provide a unique festival experience, SOOJ has secured the entire Camp Shiloh facility. That means that except for a very few 'full time' RV campers and a couple of camp staff-members, those associated with SOOJ will be the only persons on campus during our 8-day festival. This
arrangement gives us full 24-7 access to the dining hall, conference center, pavilion, games, and lake-front areas. In order to pay for this type of access, we are charging a one-time 'Facility Fee' of $75 per housing unit or RV/Camp site that will be in addition to the individual housing rate.
For housing questions or to secure housing for this year's festival, contact Scott Hagler at email@example.com or by phone - (903)863-5615
How to Obtain Housing at SOOJ . . .
It is easy to obtain housing at SOOJ. Just follow these steps:
Register for SOOJ - Go to the Registration page and follow the instructions. You must complete this step before reserving housing.
Determine type of housing - the various housing options along with prices for each are listed above. If you are looking for an RV site, the map at the top of the page shows the approximate location of each type of site.
Contact the SOOJ Housing Coordinator - All housing for the festival will be handled though SOOJ. The Housing coordinator can help you make housing decisions by providing details for each type of facility, RV site, or camping site. Contact him via email - firstname.lastname@example.org>, or by phone - (903) 863-5615).
Pay for your site - SOOJ requires you provide a 50% deposit (Housing Price + Facility Fee) to reserve a site or accommodation. A RESERVATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. If paying by check, SOOJ will 'hold' your reservation for 7 days awaiting receipt of the check and bank clearance.
The unpaid balance for all reservations is due 60 days before the festival begins (i.e. - July 22, 2018). If the balance is not received by that date, your reservation may be voided. SOOJ prefers that unpaid balances be paid early and by check so we can avoid having to pay credit card fees.
Reservations made after July 22, 2018 will require full payment at the time the reservation is made.
FULL REFUNDS are available through September 1, 2018. NO REFUNDS AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2018.
Payment Options - Payments can be made by check, money order, or credit card. Credit Card payments can be taken over the phone. If paying by check or money order, please make your check payable to 'Ami Yisrael Fellowship', note that it is for 'SOOJ Housing 2018', and mail to:
Ami Yisrael Fellowship, PO Box 1633, Hawkins, TX 75765.
For Questions, contact our Housing Coordinators -