Our goal is to try and be cost-minded when determining exact cost of attendance. Pricing below is subject to change between events. While we try to keep costs to attend reasonable, cost increases may sometimes occur. Once the application period has closed, there will be no price changes for that year. Our princing, considering the amount of instruction time, both as lectures and one-on-one coaching, and the number of stories allowed for review, the workshop is cost-competitve to some other small mainsteam workshops.

The pricing below is valid for the 2017-2018 event cycle.

Pricing Summary

Fee Type



No Charge


USD $200


USD $200-$350

Application Fee

Applications for the retreat are accepted at no cost to the submitter. 


Attendance Fee

The cost of attending the event is US $200. The attendence fee does not include consumable supplies, food and beverages, travel expenses, incidentals, or housing.


Housing Fee

The lodging costs vary by the amount of privacy an attendee has and are subject to variation based on the facility. In general, the specific fees below are considered accurate for the current cycle and expected venue.

The fee for a private room is US $350. The additional charge takes into account the additional privacy and space someone receives while in their own room in addition to the loss of space for another attendee, if there are multiple beds in the room.

The fee for a shared room is US $250. Should you choose a shared room, you will have an opportunity before the event to choose a roommate or roommates. Choosing roommates must be done before the event begins so we can ensure everything is in order prior to the event. Some shared rooms may accommodate up to four people, so please make sure you talk with the other attendees prior to the event!

The fee for a public space is US $200. Note that public space rooms are not preferred for the event, have little to no privacy, and reduce the amount of overall public space available to the other attendees. These spaces are generally available only on a case-by-case basis.

There are also offsite options for lodging. However, staying offsite is not recommended! Part of the workshop experience is having access to your fellow attendees, and them to you! In addition, your lodging fee helps ensure that the workshop can provide a space for all attendees to work and play! Should you choose to stay offsite, you are responsible for the offsite lodging costs and the associated costs of getting to and from the workshop.

Lodging costs do not include consumable supplies, food and beverages, travel expenses, or other incidentals beyond what might normally be at a stay at a college dorm, hotel, or summer camp.



Because the timing for each year is different, payments are manually issued. In general, applicants offered a seat at the retreat are issued an invoice not more than thirty (30) days before the retreat. Attendees then have fourteen (14) days to make a payment on their retreat fees. 

Our current payment processor, Square, is capable of processing major credit and debit cards. Other methods of payment may only be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. 

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