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What is it?

Westbury Without Walls is a weekend for our church family to gather in the piney woods to talk, eat, play, pray and be in nature. It is an intergenerational event—everyone is welcome!

When is it?

Friday, October 6 – Sunday, October 8, 2017. You can come up Friday night or Saturday morning—whatever is convenient for you!

Where is it?

The retreat will be held at Camp Allen in Navasota, about an hour's drive northwest of Houston.

What should I pack?

  • Twin bedding or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Toiletries (shampoo, body wash, etc)
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Shower shoes
  • Jacket or rain coat
  • Comfortable weekend clothes & PJs
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Fishing gear (catch and release)
  • Children can bring bikes, rollerblades, scooters, helmets, etc.

Westbury Without Walls All-Church Retreat

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 What will we do?

As much or as little as you like! Our purpose in gathering is to get to know one another—whether you’ve been a member at Westbury for 20 years or recently joined, if you’re an empty-nester or have young children—this is a time to stop, relax, and get to know the people sitting in the pews. You can sign up for horseback riding, go fishing, hiking, canoeing, or just hang out on the porch with friends!

What will we eat?

We will prepare and eat community meals. The menu is planned, food purchased and brought to the kitchen. Everyone is encouraged to volunteer to help prepare, set up, serve or clean up after each meal.

What are the accommodations like?

We have reserved Campsite 2. There are dorm-style rooms with bunk beds in each room. The rooms have air conditioning and heat. The bathrooms are a short walk from the dorms. In the main building, there is a commercial kitchen, dining room, and an outdoor covered area with seating.

Camp Allen is as barrier-free a facility as possible. There are paved walkways between buildings, but there are also large portions of land with grass, tree roots and pine needles (lots of pine needles!). There is adequate comfortable space no matter your ability.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $60 per person, with a $200/family maximum. This covers lodging and meals. There are additional costs for recreational activities such as canoeing, horseback riding, etc. You can pre-register for these activities. Please let the church office know if you would like to request a partial scholarship.

I want to go! How do I sign up?

Contact Hillary Peete, Director of Children's Ministries, at 713-723-0175 or hillary1@westburyumc.org with any questions and for more details. If you're ready to sign up now, register online today!