Please note: the information on this page is color coded to help you easily find the information that is relevant to you based on whether you are joining us for the full event or a partial week.

FULL EVENT

PARTIAL WEEK

ALL ATTENDEES

ARRIVAL

ARRIVAL by Car

FULL EVENT: Arrive at the North Carolina Lodge, no sooner than 3 pm on Friday, July 21.

PARTIAL WEEK: Arrive any time after 9 am at the North Carolina Lodge if your start date is
Monday, July 24 or Thursday, July 27.

ARRIVAL by Plane

Book your flight to ARRIVE at the ATLANTA International Airport, Atlanta GA.

*** It is highly advised you arrive in Atlanta very early on the day of the retreat.  Better yet, arrive the DAY BEFORE the retreat and stay at a hotel. Be there well ahead of time. Any delays on the day of driving to the retreat might have you miss the car-shuttle and leave you responsible for finding your own transportation.

From ATL, ride the Marta Gold Line to the Doraville Train Station.

The retreat car-shuttle leaves from the Doraville Train Station by 10 or 11 am, (depending on the day).  Your promptness is required!

ARRIVING THE DAY BEFORE (advised)

If you choose to arrive the DAY BEFORE the retreat and stay at a hotel (advised):

FULL EVENT: Book your flight to ARRIVE on Thursday, July 20

Book your own personal hotel for Thursday, July 20.

  • Suggestion:   Contact us for details regarding the designated hotel that most retreat attendees are using.  If you are happy to stay anywhere, select a hotel with easy access to the Doraville Train Station.

Be at the Doraville Gold Line Train Station by 11:00 am on Friday, July 21 for the retreat car-shuttle.

You will be responsible for your own transportation if you miss this!

PARTIAL WEEK: Book your flight to ARRIVE on Sunday July 23 or Wednesday July 26.

Book your hotel for Sunday, July 23 or Wednesday, July 26

  • Suggestion: Contact us for details regarding the designated hotel that most retreat attendees are using.  If you are happy to stay anywhere, select a hotel with easy access to the Doraville Train Station.

Be at the Doraville Gold Line Train Station by 10:00 am on Monday July 24 or Thursday July 27 for the retreat car-shuttle.  (Specific meeting locations may be updated once all Retreat Registrations are completed.)

You will be responsible for your own transportation if you miss this!

ARRIVING THE DAY OF (NOT advised)

If you choose a flight that arrives the DAY OF the retreat (NOT advised):

FULL EVENT: Book your flight to ARRIVE in Atlanta (ATL) no later than 9 am on Friday, July 21.

Take the Marta Gold Line Train from ATL to the Doraville Train Station.

Be at the Doraville Train Station by 11:00 am on Friday, July 21 for the retreat car-shuttle.

You will be responsible for your own transportation if you miss this!

PARTIAL WEEK: Book your flight to ARRIVE in Atlanta no later than 8 am on Monday, July 24 or Thursday, July 27.

Take the Marta Gold Line Train to the Doraville Train Station.

Be at the Doraville Train Station by 10:00 am on July 24 or July 27 for the retreat car-shuttle.
(Specific meeting locations may be updated once all Retreat Registrations are completed.)

You will be responsible for your own transportation if you miss this!

SNACKS and GROCERY Pick Up

ALL ATTENDEES

If you want some of your own food options at the retreat, place a pick up order at the Clayton, GA Wal-Mart.  See our Walmart Pickup Information page for more information.

Place your order ONE day before your retreat arrival date [July 21, 24, 27], but no earlier than THREE days before your arrival.

DEPARTURE

DEPARTURE by Car

ALL ATTENDEES

Leave the lodge any time before 10 am on your last day.

DEPARTURE by Plane

ALL ATTENDEES

If you choose to depart ON the last day of the retreat:

If you are taking the car-shuttle, be sure to add lots of time to your travel plans. We may not leave the Lodge until nearly noon. It is a scenic 2.5 hour drive to Atlanta and/or the Doraville Train Station. You will need extra time to get into the airport and check in ahead of your flight time. Do not rush yourself when scheduling a flight.

Suggestion:  Select an early evening return flight to avoid the stress of missing your plane.

FULL EVENT: Book a departing flight from Atlanta (ATL) any time after 5pm on July 30.

Be ready to leave the Retreat lodge by 11 am on July 30.

PARTIAL WEEK: Book a departing flight from Atlanta any time after 5pm on Monday July 24 or Thursday, July 27.

If you are using the car-shuttle, be ready to leave the lodge by 8 am on Monday, July 24 or Thursday, July 27.

If you choose to depart the DAY AFTER the retreat:

FULL EVENT: Have a hotel booked near the Doraville Train Station for Sunday, July 30.

Schedule your plane leave at whatever time you prefer on Monday, July 31.

However, once you are back in the Atlanta area, you are free to make your own plans, however you choose.

PARTIAL WEEK:  Have a hotel booked near the Doraville Train Station for either Monday, July 24, or Thursday, July 27.

Schedule your plane leave at whatever time you prefer on Tuesday, July 25, or Friday, July 28.

However, once you are back in the Atlanta area, you are free to make your own plans, however you choose.