Feast of Tabernacles 2013 . . .
Wednesday Evening, September 18 - Thursday, September 26
The Windermere Camp is ideally suited for the Feast of Tabernacles. With so many housing options to choose from, it's easy to find just the right place to spend the 8 to 10 days of the festival. All SOOJ sponsored activitities will take place on the Windermere campus (except for possibly some of the Single's Activities), so there's really no need to leave campus once you arrive.
This page is intended to provide additional information about each option - information not found on Windermere's web site. Please note! - all housing and camping arrangements are handled thru Windermere.
Housing at Windermere consists of 5 individual lodges (though we will only be using three of them), a number of large cabins - each with two bedrooms, a series of small cabins, a motel, an RV park with a bathhouse, and an area for tent camping. Each lodge is set up to be very "family friendly". Most rooms have one double or queen bed and one or two sets of bunk beds. All the rooms are nice, clean, and modern.
As an added bonus, for every 8 - 10 rooms in the lodges, there is a full kitchen and dining room available for your use. Since you will be sharing this facility (i.e. - the refridgerator) with others, it would be a good move to bring your own small refridgerator and keep it in your room.
Overlooking Windermere Cove on the Lake of the Ozarks, this lodge is the considered the main "Deluxe Lodging Facilities" on the campus. With 40 rooms (four of which are handicap) it is also the place where most of the people stay. Each room has one queen bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. All rooms are equipped with linens, but they are not changed during your stay unless you request it (there may be an additional charge). Towels are changed daily. Most of the rooms overlook the lake.
The rooms are rather small and some people thought they were dimly lit. The bathroom is configured so that the toilet area is separated from the sink area by a door. All the rooms have a shower instead of a tub. Each room has ample hanging area, but none of them have a dresser. I would suggest bringing a folding suitcase stand unless you're OK with just spreading your clothes out on the extra beds. Each room does have a desk, and even though there are 'dead' spots, most of the rooms enjoy wireless internet service. The lodge has two levels which are connected by stairs and an elevator. The central lobby is the gathering place for many people in the afternoons and evenings as they take time to relax on the large sofas and easy chairs, sit on the balcony overlooking the lake, or just find an empty chair to sit at for a moment while picking up their emails.
In spite of its smaller rooms, Lake View Lodge has a number of advantages over the other facilities.
This lodge is the newest on campus. It has two floors of 9 rooms each. The rooms are built around the outside of the building and the center area is used as a kitchen/meeting area. Though the guest rooms are equipped with a queen bed and two bunk beds, the rooms are significantly larger than those in the Lake View Lodge. All rooms in the Koehler Lodge have bathtub/shower combinations. Access between floors is via an outside stairway.
This lodge is situated on the side of a hill. Those who stay in the upstairs rooms will be parking on the side of a hill, but they will have access to a wonderful outside balcony complete with rocking chairs. For those staying on the lower floor, there are only 6 parking spaces. Once those are full, you will have to use the upstairs parking and the stairway to get to your room. The downstairs has a large patio with rocking chairs. There is no Internet access.
These lodges are up the hill from the Lakeview Lodge. Each has 8 rooms that share a common kitchen. Rooms are similer to those in the Lake View Lodge. In addition to the typical rooms, the Dogwood Lodge has 2 - two bedroom apartments located in the lower section.
If you have a large family or if two or more families want to stay together, these cabins are the ticket. Large and spacious, they are perfect for entertaining or just relaxing. Most have a nice view of the lake, especially the upstairs units. All of them are two bedroom - two bath, with one being the master bath. Kitchens are large and fully equipped and the living rooms have plenty of seating. Most of the cabins have balconies or porches overlooking the lake. If you have trouble climbing stairs, these might not be for you since they all (except Cabin 363) require you to climb at least a short flight of stairs. The cabins do not have Internet access.
The cabins are about 4 minutes beyond the Lake View Lodge, thus they are about a 10 minute walk to the Wilderness Creek Conference Center and about the the same to the Dining Hall.
Located next to the Dining Hall, the Motel is what its name implies. Nice, clean rooms with few frills. The Motel is about a 12 minute walk from the Wilderness Creek Conference Center and about 4 minutes from the campground.
Nice, no frills cabins located close to the RV park. Some have a small kitchenette. These cabins are the furthest from the Wilderness Creek Conference Center - about a 15 minute walk.
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Note: All Housing Arrangements are Handled thru Windermere.
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