friday, august 31st:

4:00 PM - until:  Arrival, Check In, Dinner on your own   (Music Room)
            ***Please bring the snack you were assigned to the Music Room Table.

8:00 PM - until:  Enjoy yourself and your congregation…and some snacks!


saturday, september 1st

6:30 AM      Prayer/Devotions

7:45 AM      Breakfast (*breakfast ends at 8:30AM)

9:30 AM      Hike at the Carl Sandburg Home, Glassy Mountain Hike

Noon            Lunch (Hotel Porch, lunches will be in Music Room for pick up)

1:00 PM       Free-time

Climbing Wall reserved for Salem Pres

  • Meet on front porch of the hotel at 1:45pm if you would like to walk down with a group
  • Must be 6 years or older to participate
  • Refer to your map in this packet if you need to come later


Other Free Time Activities Available on Campus:
-Pool, Paddle Boating on Lake, Tennis, Basketball

***If you are participating in the talent show, please stop by the hotel porch during this time
to sign up for a time slot on the wipe board! Also a great time to practice your*** 

5:45 PM         Authentic NC BBQ Dinner on the Bonclarken Lawn

8:00 PM - until             Games in the Parlor, Front Porch Rocking, and relaxing.

sunday, september 2nd:

7:45 AM      Breakfast (*breakfast ends at 8:30AM)

9:00 AM      Worship Service

9:45 AM      Free Time

11:30 AM     Pizza Lunch (hotel porch)

12:00 PM     Women's Wine Tour (Meet in the hotel parking lot)

3:00 PM       Sierra Nevada Tour

A few other free time options:

  • The Pool is open from 2-5pm.
  • There is an apple orchard just 2 miles down the road that will be open. (Sky Top Orchard)
  • The Apple Festival in downtown Hendersonville
  • Small shops in Flat Rock.
  • The Hotel Gift shop-it truly is worth seeing

5:45 PM       Take out or leftovers dinner (Music Room/Porch)

***People are welcome to stay in the mountains Sunday night for more fellowship,
but after dinner is also a good time for people needing to return home for work
or other commitments Monday morning.

8:00 PM - until             Games in the Parlor, Front Porch Rocking, and relaxing.


monday, september 3rd

Wake up when you please.

7:00 AM Continental Retreat Breakfast

  • Coffee shop with breakfast items available down the street if you prefer one another’s company.

Safe Travels Home!!!

Salem Pres member Katie Warner was the founder of our retreat. Katie grew up visiting Bonclarken. You can read her stories here.