Feast of Tabernacles 2013 . . .
Wednesday Evening, September 18 - Thursday, September 26
The Windermere Camp, located in the center of Missouri on the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks, is a youth camp operated as an extension of the Missouri Baptist Convention. During the summer, it hosts youth groups from all over the country, and during the off season serves as a marriage retreat for a variety of groups and as a beautiful facility to host just about any type of group gathering, including family reunions. Because of it's unique design and millennial setting, it is an ideal location to hold the festival - it's off the beaten path yet only 9 miles from the town of Camdenton, MO. The lodges, cabins, motel, dining hall, RV park, and camp ground are all within walking distance of each other, and there is no traffic, no busy streets to cross in order to get from one facility to another, no hustle and bustle. Just the serenity of being on a secluded alcove of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. At Windermere, you will feel a little more at ease letting your children walk or ride their bikes from activity to activity, knowing that for these eight days, we're pretty much secluded from the rest of the world.
Housing at Windermere consists of 5 individual lodges, a number of large cabins - each with two bedrooms, 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. Read More >>>
As an added bonus, for every 8 - 10 rooms in the lodges, there is a fully stocked (with dishes and cooking utensils) kitchen and dining room available for your use. This year we plan to have an evening fellowship meal where we will use all the kitchens in both the Koehler and Lake View Lodges. We'll be providing more information concerning these meals as it comes available.
The lodges also have large 'commons' areas and balconies overlooking the lake, perfect for relaxing with a book in your hand or simply falling asleep in a rocker.
Windermere does not have a family style restaurant, but they do have a dining hall that will be serving buffet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (except on evenings when there are scheduled fellowship meals). They also have a short-order diner that serves terrific hamburgers and french-fries as well as other items. When you reserve your housing, be sure to tell them if you intend to eat meals at the dining hall (Note: meals at the dining hall must be pre-paid. Windermere will have more information about coordinating and paying for meals when you call to make reservations).
Though Windermere has a swimming pool, it will probably be closed
during our stay. The lake, though, is available and Windermere
has a nice beach. Close to the beach is a nice playground for
It's anywhere from a five to ten minute walk from the lodges and cabins to the Convention Center. The dining hall is also about 5 minutes away, but in the opposite direction. If you are camping, you will have about a 10 minute walk each way. There is parking at the convention center for those who would not be able to walk from the lodge each day. We ask that all the able bodied people park in the lower parking lot and reserve the upper parking for those who need closer access. Be sure to take the distance between the various facilities into account when choosing your housing. Click on map at left for details.
Windermere is located about 3 miles north of Roach, Missouri at the end of a long winding road. Click on the map at right for directions from Roach.
There is much more information about the Windermere Camp on their web site - http://www.windermereusa.org
When calling, please indicate that you are attending the Season Of Our Joy Conference.
Note: All Housing Arrangements are Handled thru Windermere.
For accommodations - call Windermere at (800) 346-2215 (800) 346-2215 and ask for Sales