Logistics


Accommodations

Campsite accommodations are in cabins with beds for 8 to 12 people. Men and women stay in separate cabins. Male children 5 and under normally stay with their mother. The cabins are not heated. Camp regulations do not allow personal space heaters. Nights in the Northern Poconos can get very cold. We recommend that you bring a few personal items to ensure that your stay at the retreat is comfortable and safe. Items should include warm clothing, coat, raingear, walking shoes, pillow, sheet, blanket, sleeping bag, towel, toiletries including hand soap, flashlight, alarm clock, insect repellent, cushion, pen, notebook and water bottle.

Offsite accommodations

Hotels

Devotees who choose to stay offsite are responsible for making their own arrangements. During Memorial Day hotel room availability is at a premium. Please call early to ensure accommodation during this busy vacation weekend. The following is a partial list of hotels close to the retreat site: (additional list can be found at http://www.campwestmont.com/westmont-families/directions-places-to-stay/ the camp website under "Westmont Families/Directions and Places to Stay" tab). Major hotels are in Scranton, PA, which is an hour away.

  • Speakeasy Saloon and Resort (previously called The Herrick Lodge), Route 171, Union Dale, PA, 18470, Phone: 570-679-2100, www.theherricklodge.com (6 Miles from the camp)
  • Hancock House Hotel, Hancock, NY, Phone: 607-637-7100, www.HancockHouseHotel.com (about 15 miles from the camp).
  • Econo Lodge, 1175 Kane Street Scranton, PA 18505, Phone: 570-348-1000, (45 Miles from the camp, Motel owned by a Sai Devotee providing discounted rates)
  • Other Motels - Day's Inn (Dunmore), Scottish Inn (Dunmore), Comfort Inn in Clark Summit

Retreat Check In

Upon arriving at the Camp, please proceed directly to the Registration desk and pick up your badges and cabin assignments. If you are a walk-in registrant, your forms will be processed on site. Overnight accommodation cannot be guaranteed for devotees registering at the site. There will be volunteers to assist with the luggage for the elderly. Registration will open at 3:00 PM on Friday.

Registration will close at 10:00pm on Friday night and will open again Saturday morning at 7:30am. Vehicles are not allowed in the campsite at any time. Transportation help may not be available after 10:00pm on Friday night. Please make your best efforts to arrive early.