Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Venue & Cost

The Franciscan Retreat Center provides a quiet, reflective atmosphere for people from all walks of life for retreats, workshops, seminars, or just time away. They strive to combine the beauty of our surroundings with simple comfortable facilities and nutritious food in a distraction-free environment.



Rooms are available at the Franciscan Retreat Center for attendees. You will have the option of a single or shared room or to choose a "no lodging" option. 

There are a total of four (4) single rooms. These rooms share a common bath.

All other rooms are double occupancy. Each of these doubles has two beds and a private bath. If you choose this lodging option, please email with the name of your selected roommate or indicate that you would like to have a roommate assigned to you.

Registration Fees

NOTE: Due to the way the new registration is set up, we had to divide up the tuition and room and board. These are not exact costs for either, but a way for the system to enable us to have room counts. The totals track closely with the all-inclusive fees from the 2011 retreat.

  Tuition  Room & Board Total
SCBWI Member Single Occupancy  $200 $125 $325
Non-SCBWI member Single Occupancy  $250 $125 $375
SCBWI Member Double Occupancy  $200  $90 $290
Non-SCBWI Member Double Occupancy  $250  $90 $340
SCBWI Member No Lodging  $200   $200
Non-SCBWI Member No Lodging  $250   $250


Venue Map