The Florida Ladies of Elks is pleased to announce its first ladies retreat. It will be held at the Florida Elks Youth Camp, Friday September 9, 2022 - Sunday, September 11, 2022. Check-in at the Smith Conference Center will be on Friday afternoon; check-out will be Sunday morning. Ladies organization members, Lady Elks, wives, and widows of Elks are invited to this event. Registration for the weekend is on the Florida Elks website.
The Smith Conference Center will be the venue for activities, lodging and meals. If the Smith Conference Center’s lodging rooms become full, additional lodging will be available in the executive cabins.
COST OF LODGING :
Smith Conference Center and executive cabins: $100 per night, single or double occupancy. The Smith Conference Center has thirty-two rooms (eight with king beds and twenty-four rooms with two double beds, doubles great for sharing). There are also fifteen executive cabins if needed (nine with king beds, six with two queen beds, queens also great for sharing). If there are ladies willing to share a room for the weekend, each lady would just pay $50.00 per night.
The campground will be open to RVs -$25 per night (water and electric at each RV site, dump station on the property).
COST OF FOOD:
There will be five meals served during the weekend. The meal plan will cost $70.00, inclusive. This is an incredibly good deal for five meals.
- Supper -Friday and Saturday evenings
- Full breakfast -Saturday morning
- Lunch -Saturday
- Continental breakfast - Sunday morning
The Friday and Saturday evening menus are part of the on-line registration for you to see.
Bring your own adult beverages and mixers.
The weekend will offer breakout sessions with a variety of activities offered on Saturday. Friday evening we will play Bunco to help get acquainted with each other. To cover the costs of prizes awarded at the conclusion of the Bunco, there will be a small charge (around $5.00) collected prior to the start of the Bunco game.
Other activities planned at this time include card games and making handmade cards. Please bring your favorite game or card games to play with others. We will also have wine tasting. For those interested, please bring your favorite bottle of red or white wine.
A licensed massage therapist will be on-site all-day Saturday for table or chair massages. Cost is $1.00/minute. The sign up will be at the time of check in Friday afternoon. Payment for the massage will be directly to the massage therapist. There will be just so many slots available on the appointment roster for Saturday, first come, first served. If you are interested in having a massage, please indicate YES when registering for the weekend retreat.
We, the retreat committee, welcome ideas for breakout sessions and activities, so please contact one of us with your ideas.
We will see if we can include them, time permitting on the schedule.
In addition to the Bunco game, wearing hats for Friday evening dinner and viewing a movie together have been suggested.
Swim, relax, make new friends, or just enjoy the fresh open air of the camp with other ladies from Elk lodges across the state.
After expenses, proceeds will go the youth camp.
Any questions, please contact one of us.
We hope to see you at the September retreat.
Adella, Becky, and Connie