♦ Arrange your own transportation to and from your lodging, the breakfast location at Burnwood, and the presentations and dinners at our Opossum Creek Retreat headquarters.
♦ Field trips depart from and return to the breakfast location at Burnwood.
♦ Field trip transportation is provided by bus.
♦ Go to Where We Are
♦ Lodging check-in is the day before your first field trip and check-out is the day after your last field trip.
♦ Additional lodging days may be requested but depend on lodging availability.
♦ All lodging options are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
♦ We have special rate deals with our lodging partners that we pass on to you!
♦ Other area lodging option links are found under "Travel" below.
♦ Go to Lodging
♦ 2023 packages are all week only, and available with and without lodging.
♦ Each day includes a field trip of your choice, three meals, presentations, field trip transportation, and an assortment of drinks and snacks.
♦ Go to Registration
♦ Breakfast is a hot buffet breakfast at 6 AM in an outdoor pavilion at Burnwood --exception Cranberry and Windmill Wonderland are grab-n-go.
♦ Lunch is served picnic style on field trips.
♦ Dinner is served at 6 PM in the Meadows at Opossum Creek Retreat, Monday through Saturday.
♦ An assortment of drinks and snacks are provided throughout the day; bring your own favorites.
♦ Go to Our Culinary Team
♦ Depart Burnwood by 7 AM --exception, Cranberry and Windmill Wonderland depart earlier, as soon as you're all present and accounted for.
♦ Return times are around 2 PM --exception Cranberry and Windmill Wonderland return around 5 PM.
♦ Go to Trip Descriptions
♦ Popcorn Presentations are at 3 PM in the Meadows at Opossum Creek Retreat.
♦ Evening Presentations immediately follow dinner in the Meadows at Opossum Creek Retreat.
♦ Go to Speaker & Trip Schedule
♦ Upon check-in you'll be provided a checklist, personal itinerary, name tag and other fun items.
♦ Festival check-in is Monday at breakfast.
♦ Yeager Airport (CRW) in Charleston, WV is approximately 60 miles (1.25 hours) from our Opossum Creek Retreat headquarters.
♦ Raleigh County Memorial Airport (BKW) in Beckley, WV is approximately 36 miles (43 minutes) from our Opossum Creek Retreat headquarters.
♦ Car rentals are available at the airports - make arrangements in advance as they are not open 24 hours.
♦ If you choose lodging on your own, click here for the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau list from bed & breakfasts to campgrounds or click here for local AirBnB options.
♦ Local dining options are plentiful, click here for the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau list of restaurants.
♦ In the mood for shopping local or picking up souvenirs, click for the New River Gorge Visitors Bureau shopping guide.
♦ If you forget something or want something new, we have local gear shops ACE Adventure Gear and Water Stone Outdoors, as well as Wal-Mart nearby.