What is the Flute Fall-In? - A four-day (Thursday evening through Sunday morning) retreat to Camp Bethel near Roanoke. The facility is located on 470 acres of hiking trails, ponds, streams, open meadows, forests, and rolling hills. All lodging, three prepared meals per day and large meeting rooms are included.
The event includes lots of leisure time to enjoy the grounds, meet other attendees, pair off for duets and flute learning sessions.
All meals will be served in the camp, starting with Dinner on Thursday through Breakfast on Sunday), and possibly a visit to play in the cavern down the street on Saturday Afternoon.
Each day you can decide to walk the extensive grounds to "flute" in nature at one of several great natural features including the massive Oak tree, the quarry, the pond, and/or the river. Each night, the group gathers in one of three meeting areas to do "open mic" and share one-another's company.
This year the format for the Fall-In is relaxed and casual, with morning yoga, several participant-conducted workshops, and meals. Participants may "create" activities and share their expertise and experiences with the group. During the first evening, we will identify and schedule any activities that participants will be able get involved in. Stuart Hill, Senior Yoga Teacher will offer classes in Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. We expect a couple of vendors will also be at the weekend to set up shop in the House of Towers. Flute swaps may also take place!
Sleeping Facilities - We'll be in the Retreat Center and the Cottages. It is our plan to limit attendance to 30 persons - on a first-come, first-registered basis on the registration list. Eating Facilities - There is a large dining room and a professional cooking staff; food is served buffet style and special meals preferences are no problem. All meals include full services (cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners with salad, main meal, and desserts; and full beverage service.)
Getting There and Getting Around - Camp Bethel is approximately 3.5 hours southwest of the Washington, DC, area via Rte 81. Everyone parks near their sleeping facility and can walk to all locations at the facility. If needed, you can drive the very short distance between the bunkhouse, the meeting room or dining hall. But it's easier to walk (be sure to bring a good-sized flashlight!).