We will meet atThe 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: email@example.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.