The Earthrise Retreat Center is located on 200 acres of beautiful
hilly terrain which has hosted many conferences and events.
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frequently asked questions
There is a
road and a hiking trail between the dormitories and the community
building where meals are served. WVC presentations will take place in
meeting rooms near the dormitory and community building. The road is
lit at night for safe passage. It is about a five-minute walk to and
from the dormitories to the community building.
Maps will be available in the community building during the event.
The Center offers double occupancy rooms in eight different buildings
located closely together. Bathrooms are shared among two to four
rooms. Some dormitory rooms are air-conditioned. If you have any
mobility needs, please let us know so that we can plan ahead for your
stay. Most of our dormitories and all of our meeting rooms are ADA
accessible. Some dormitories have wheelchair accessible showers.
Meals will be served at the community center dining room. Using
sumptuous organic, locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables and
sustainably raised fish and fowl the kitchen team creates menus that
nourish the body and soothe the soul. Breakfasts and lunches are
vegetarian and dinners include either a vegetarian option or a fish or
fowl meat option.
Meals are served buffet style. If you have special dietary needs,
please communicate your needs to us. We are able to work with most
types of food allergies (wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, nuts,
etc.). In extreme cases you may need to bring your own food. If this
is so, we can provide refrigerator space for your food. We also have a
full kitchen in Chalet #2 where you can prepare your meals.
In order to respect this beautiful land, this is a Leave No Trace
event. All participants are asked
to please pack out their own trash. While we love dogs, we ask that you
not bring your dog to the WVC unless it is a seeing eye dog or other type
of service dog. The WVC is an exercise in community self-reliance. Please
bring everything you need for your personal comfort during the weekend. We
exercise consideration and mutual respect to create a safe, cooperative
experience and community wellbeing. The WVC ranger team will be on hand
to assist you during the event.
Here is a checklist of items you will likely want to pack:
Cushion or Portable Chair
Long Sleeve Shirt
Sturdy Walking Shoes
Snacks and Personal Food
Lotion and Lip Balm
Gifts for new friends
Common sense, an open mind and a positive attitude