there a registration fee?
A There is no registration fee.
Q What is included in the cost?
A Your accommodations, all meals, all events, your
workspace, space to sell your creations,
opportunity to sell supplies, and all demos.
Q What is not included in the cost?
A You must bring your own (twin size bed) blanket, sheets and
traveling by air, rolling these items in specialty bags that suck out
air works especially well). Any workshops you wish to take are also
Q How do I sign up?
A Print the registration form, complete and mail it with your check; or
Q Where do I send my
A Make your check to: PCCMMRetreat, mail it with your registration form
to: Anne Bowers, 229 Gas Co. Road, Mount Morris, PA 15349.
Q What are the accommodations like?
A They are air-conditioned, campus residence hall suites,
single and double rooms. There are 2 rooms to a suite with one private
bath per suite and shared living room.
Q What if I lose my room key card, can I get a
A Yes, and there is a replacement fee of $25.
Q What hours will the workroom be open?
A 7am to 12 midnight every day of the retreat
Q What supplies should I bring?
A Bring everything you will need to work on your art during
the week. If you forget something, there will surely be someone there
who has it that you can borrow!
Q Are there craft stores nearby?
A Yes. Michaels, A.C. Moore, and JoAnn’s are a 30 minute drive from
Shepherdstown. Polymer Clay Express is a 90 minute drive from
Shepherdstown. You will get directions to these with your registration
Q I’m a vegetarian - will there be food for
me at the retreat?
A Yes, meals are buffet-style with a wide variety of foods.
The selections are big and they change daily.
Q What is a swap?
A The swap is something made for another person and you get
one of theirs in return. They may be whatever your specialty is,
jewelry, an artist trading card, a little book, beads, paper, fiber art
item, and so on. We will place each item in a brown bag, and those who
sign up will get to pick a bag out of the box. Be sure to include your
name on the piece or insert a card with your piece.
Q Is it safe to walk on the Shepherd campus after
A It is a safe region in general but of course, common sense should be
used as in any area. The campus grounds are regularly patrolled by
campus police, and secured exterior doors are periodically checked.
Lighting is installed along most popular pedestrian lanes of traffic on
the campus. You may telephone campus police for an escort if walking
from one campus location to another during night hours.
Q Can I bring my partner or spouse?
A Yes, both of you would have to register as an attendee and as double
Q What are the demos?
A Various demos will be decided on at the retreat, as our attendees
volunteer to demo their skills. They will be continuous and announced
daily throughout the week.
Q Are there any other attractions in the
Shepherd University is located in the very arty town of
Shepherdstown,WV. There are many local unique
shops and cafes to
wonder around in, plus major shopping areas close by.
Q Whom do I contact for more info?
A Please send an email to PCCMMRetreat@comcast.net.
Q Can I sign up for any
besides the ones I indicated on the registration form?
A Yes. As long as there is room for more students in each
Q How do I find out more information about each
A You may contact each instructor by emailing them using the link
Q Are there laundry facilities available?
A Yes. All residence halls have free clothes washers and dryers.
You should bring your own detergent, or you may purchase it at the
student bookstore inside the student center building.
Q Are there banks close by?
A Yes. Three banks are conveniently located in the Shepherdstown area.
All have ATM’s which honor most nationally recognized ATM cards. An ATM
machine is also located in the 1st floor lobby of the Student Center.
Q Will W.Va sales tax be collected on
A Yes. All vendors who sell at the retreat need to know they are
required by the State of West Virginia to collect and remit sales tax.
Depending on your sales volume last year (if less than $4000) your
business licence is either free, or costs $30.The application is quick
and easy on line - and takes four weeks to process.
Apply online: West Virginia sales tax info: mytaxes.wvtax.gov
Q Will anyone be available in the residence halls
should I have questions?
A A notice will be posted in the lobby or service center of each
residence hall listing the hours. An emergency number will also be
posted should you need assistance in the residence halls after normal
business hours. During regular office hours Monday through Friday
(8:00am to 4:30pm), you may call the conference office, (304)876-5497,
Q Is there transportation available from the airport?
A Yes. The Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown will provide transportation
from Dulles at $82.60 [EACH WAY].
Contact Angie Kutcher [304-876-7000] with your name, flight information
and your cell # to
add to their schedule. They are very flexible and can accommodate any
After you have been added, Angie will send you a confirmation with
location, driver name, cell #, and car description. Angie’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.