Registration for Summer Gathering

Midwest I-Child Namaste adoptive families
Our summer gathering this year runs from Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. Registration will begin on Friday, May 25. We continue to provide a modified pricing structure to take into account our changing demographic.

A few notes before you register:

Lodging:

All families will need to make their own lodging arrangements; the registration process for our gathering does NOT include lodging. If you are going to lodge on-site at the Green Lake Conference Center, call them directly at 920-294-3323 to make reservations (tell them you are with Midwest I-Child/Namaste' to take advantage of our block of rooms at a special group rate). You can visit their website at www.glcc.org/ in advance to check out their accommodations. Otherwise, you may check out other lodging options in the area.

Meals:
Families staying in hotel-type lodging at the Green Lake Conference Center (Bauer Lodge, Kern Lodge, or Roger Williams Inn) are required to take their breakfasts and lunches through the GLCC cafeteria. Campers (those staying in cabins or in campgrounds) and those using off-site lodging may bring their own meals. 

We will have potluck dinners on Thursday and Friday nights (bring your own meat or other main course and a dish to pass) and a catered Indian dinner Saturday night (come as you are or wear your best Indian attire). Cost for the Indian dinner will be $15 for each adult (ages 12+) and $6 for each child (ages 5-11). Young children (under age 5) eat free. 

Daily Schedule:
We are working on the daily schedule and will post a link on this site and on our Facebook page as we get closer to our gathering. While we do have some programmed activities, there is also plenty of free time for family activities, biking, swimming, meeting, and getting to know one another. This is a casual event and the main goal is to allow the kids time to play together, hang out, and experience all that the GLCC grounds have to offer.

Volunteers:
When we get close to our summer gathering dates, we will forward to all registered families via e-mail a volunteer sign-up link. There you will be able to "reserve" your preferred volunteer activities at specific days and times. We ask that all attendees ages 13+ pitch in to help as much as they can.

Registration Deadline:
Early-bird online registration will be open until Thursday, June 28. Please register as soon as you can in order that we can put together an accurate head count and budget for this year's gathering.

Fees:
1. Registration fee - $50 per family. Exceptions are:
  • For individuals or families who can only visit for a day, we offer a reduced f
    ee of $10/person or $25/family.
  • For adults who attend without children, we offer a reduced fee of $10/person for each day in attendance up to a maximum of $25.
  • For adult adoptees who visit for the day, there is no charge. Please join us if you can.
2. Indian dinner/dance:
$15.00 per adult (age 12+).
$6.00 per child (ages 5-11).

Payment:
Following submission of your registration, we will e-mail your invoice which will include instructions for payment. Although we prefer that you pay through PayPal, understand that there is a $2.00 fee for that service. You also have the option of paying with a personal check (directions will be provided on the invoice). Please allow up to a week for your invoice to get processed.

Cancellations:
Due to the severe impact cancellations have on our budget and planning, the registration fee must be non-refundable. Dinner/dance fees will be fully refunded if your cancellation is received by Thursday July 19, 2018. After that, 50% of your dinner/dance fees will be refunded. Please notify Colette at colette@wadealan.com if you need to cancel. Also, if you want to register but need to defer payment, please let us know. We will do everything we can to ensure your family can enjoy this year's gathering!

Do you have other questions? Contact Colette at colette@wadealan.com. Do you need to change any information after submitting your registration for an updated invoice? Contact Jon at mwichild@gmail.com.

2018 Summer Gathering Registration Form