We will meet at  The Oaks Camp and Conference Center, a faith-based
    retreat in the rural community of Lake Hughes. It's nestled among the
    oak and pine forests of the San Gabriel Mountains. Over 600 acres of  
    wilderness allow for serenity as you hike along the many trails and enjoy
    the beauty of God’s creation.

    That's less than 100 miles (two hours or less) from Anaheim,
    Bakersfield, Barstow, Delano, Glendale, Inglewood, Long Beach, Malibu,
    Ojai, Ontario, Ridgecrest, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara,
    Santa Monica, Valencia, Ventura, Victorville,
West Covina, and Downtown Los Angeles.
Their climate-controlled cabins, lodges, and dining halls can serve about 350 guests, with
state-of-the-art meeting rooms and many activities in-between the scheduled events. Most of
the buildings feature wireless Internet service for your convenience.

This new arrangement offers many advantages.  When no one has to go home at night, you'll
have more opportunities for fellowship and networking.  In this intimate setting you can stay
up late with your fellow writers and talk, critique each other's work, or just hang out.  No one
has to lose focus by fighting city traffic. We can offer more classes, including multi-session
tracks that go more in-depth on each topic.  

    You can stay in a cabin that will remind you of your summer
    camp as a child, or a lodge that resembles a motel. The cost of
    the meals in the dining hall is about the same as any fast-food restaurant, but without the
    grease and the rudeness. If you need a moment away from all the action, the Hayford
    Hall prayer room is available to anyone at any time.

    While we strongly encourage everyone to stay on the grounds for the duration of the
    event (for the reasons listed above), we understand that the added expense might be a
    dealbreaker for some. So if you'd rather stay in a local motel -- or you happen to live in
    the local area and prefer to go home each night -- you can do so.  

    So, what do you think?  Is there something more we can do, to persuade you to join us?
    At this early date, just about anything is possible. Drop us a line: info@avwriters.com

How to get here?

Driving directions here. Customizable map here. Nearest airport is
Burbank (BUR). A
Metrolink commuter train can get you from Burbank
airport (BUR), or from Downtown Los Angeles, to the Palmdale
Transportation Center (about 22 miles from the camp), and we're
working on a shuttle service from there to The Oaks.
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Antelope Valley
Christian Writers

    October 10 - 12, 2013 Lake Hughes, CA