Monday, January 2, 2017

Get your tickets for the 2017 Smoky Mountain Creation Retreat!


The time for Core Academy's Smoky Mountain Creation Retreat is soon upon us again, and we've set March 17-19, 2017 as the date for our annual retreat.   I've asked Marcus Ross to lead our discussions this year on the theme of "The Fossil Record."  What will we talk about?  Beats me.  It's a big topic, but it will be fun as always.

This year, we had to move the venue.  For the past two retreats, we went to a really nice house in Beech Mountain, NC, but it was already booked when I tried to reserve it.  In fact, it's pretty much booked solid for the entire spring (popular place).  After looking around a bit, I think I found a suitable replacement in Pigeon Forge, TN.  It will be more accessible by highway, but it won't have quite the same mountain charm as Beech Mountain.  Most importantly, though, the new place has TEN bathrooms instead of two.  We've had some complaints about the line for the bathroom in past years, so this should help a lot!

Don't forget the GIFT BAGS!  Last year, we handed out free books and an exclusive poster, along with a nice tote bag.  This year, we're cooking up something similar.  (If you'd like to donate something fossiliferous for the gift bags, let me know!)

We did adjust the price a little this year to help cover expenses, but tickets are still only $45.  Where else can you get two nights and five meals and a GIFT BAG for only $45?  Only the Smoky Mountain Creation Retreat!

There are 27 total tickets available this year, so you probably want to grab your tickets while you still can.


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