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Fees Described

Every full-time and half-Gathering attender pays three fees:

  • a Program Fee
  • a Lodging and Campus Fee
  • a Meal Plan Fee

Part-time attenders pay a daily program fee and can purchase meals on site. On campus housing is not available to Part-timers but is available to half-Gathering registrants.

Children on the floor must bring their bedroll, pillow, and towel.

Attenders may choose to purchase other items: early arrival rooms, shuttle tickets, t-shirts, and an attenders directory. Fees for these additional purchases will be posted by April, 2016.

Financial aid is available. Learn more.

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2016 Program Fees will likely be the same as 2015. Housing, campus, and meal plan fees might be similar, but we will not know for sure until 2016.

2015 Program Fees

Adult Program $370
   Young Adult Program(18-35 yrs) $335
Half Gathering (Adults only) $220
   Young AdultProgram(18-35 yrs) $200
Infant through High School Program
(up to age 18, read more)
Family Discount on Program Fees (for families with dependents) 15%
Adult part-time program & campus fee,
adults only (per day)

Family Discount (since 2014)

A family consisting of one adult plus dependents is eligible for a 15% discount on Program Fees. Full-time students under age 24 are usually dependents. Note that a spouse or domestic partner is not considered a dependent. However, if the family consists of at least one adult and one dependent, then the discount also extends to a second adult spouse or domestic partner, Dependents are registered oldest to youngest, and third, fourth and fifth dependents will not be charged a program fee.

A grandparent plus dependents also constitute an eligible family. (“Dependent” means dependents of the grandparent, or dependents of another adult in the family who is not attending the Gathering.)

See examples and read more about the Family Discount.

If you are not eligible for a Family Discount, the first registrant indicates that s/he is "not registering with dependents" and subsequent registrants respond to the question "Which registrant are you?" with "Other adult without dependents."

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Pre-Gathering Events

Return here in mid January to learn the prices of pre-Gathering events

Approximate Rates (a few examples)

The 2016 rates are not yet finalized. However, the basic costs are likely to be close to the following for these sample registrants and groups. "Basic costs" assume that registrants are in dorms without air conditioning, in shared rooms, and eligible children are on the floor.

Here are some sample (estimated) rates* to help you plan your budget:

$716 Adult (36 yrs. and older)
$468 High schooler
$230 11-year-old, on the floor
$1607 Family with two adults, one 10-year-old, and one 3-year-old