Family Housing Overview
All family housing is in air-conditioned dorms on the campus. All families (including those in the FLGBTQC cluster) will be housed in the following types of suites:
- 2 doubles (most families will be in this type)
- 1 double & 2 singles (we do not expect to put children paying for beds in singles)
When you pay for a "double” you are paying for one bed in a room with two beds. Up to two children under age 13 may sleep on the floor of each room. Each suite/apartment has its own bathroom. (This is not a "private" bathroom because occupants of more than one room are sharing it.) High Schoolers are in their own dorm and so are not included in the following material.
Family Housing Details
- If you are…
- One adult who chooses a double with one child on the floor, the Gathering housing team will try to match you with another parent-child pair in a double. If we are unable, you will have to pay for a bed for your child.
- A family with three people who MUST have beds (e.g., two parents and 14 year old), we will try to find a roommate for your over-12-year-old. The two youth will be in your suite, or in a neighboring suite with another parent(s). All parents will have access to both suite doors. In this instance, you may choose to have a younger child on your floor.
- A child (under 13 years) may sleep in a bed, even though s/he is eligible to sleep on the floor. Double occupancy fee applies. Your child does not need a roommate to be eligible for the double price.
- A child may not sleep on the floor unless all beds in your family’s room(s) are full. If you have two adults and one child in beds, then the next child must also be in a bed. See also point 1a, above.
- Private bathrooms are not available in the dormitories where most families will be housed. Each suite has its own bathroom – there are not large communal bathrooms on the hallway. A “private” bathroom means that one room has its own bathroom.
- Prepare Your Own Food Housing is in a dorm with apartments with two doubles. Read more.
Family Housing Scenarios
The following scenarios show what housing options are available for various family configurations, and what each option would cost. Look at the scenarios below and find the one that is most similar to your own family.
The costs on this page reflect ONLY housing costs (without private bathrooms). Families must also pay program fee(s) and meal fees. Please read a definition of the Family Program Fee – it does not apply to all families.
Only options with asterisks are available for families choosing “prepare your own food.”
Example 1: One parent, one 7 year-old
Option 1A: Parent in bed, child on floor, no roommates: Parent chooses "single," child "floor." Note that Option 1B is cheaper and provides a bed for the child.
Housing costs: $355 + $20 = $375
*Option 1B: Parent and child in beds. Parent and child both choose "double."
Housing costs: $250 + $118 = $368
*Option 1C: Parent in bed, child on floor, wanting roommates. Parent chooses "double", child chooses "floor." Parents choosing this option must be willing to upgrade to Option 1B if FGC cannot find suitable parent-child roommates.
Housing costs: $250 + $20 = $270
Example 2: Two adults, one 7 year-old
*Option 2A: All in one room. Adults both choose "double," child "floor."
Housing costs: $250 + $250 + $20 = $520
*Option 2B: All in beds. All choose "double". This child will be housed in the same suite as the adults, and will not have a roommate.
Housing costs: $250 + $250 + $118 = $618
Example 3: Two adults, one 5 year-old, one 11 year-old
*Option 3A: Adults in beds, children on floor: Adults both choose "double" to share a room, children choose "floor."
Housing costs: $250 + $250 + $20 + $20 = $540
*Option 3B: Everyone in beds: Everyone chooses "double." Family will be housed in two rooms in the same suite.
Housing costs: $250 + $250 + $118 + $118 = $736
Not-an-Option: Adults and 11 year old in beds, 5 year old on the floor. This is not an option. Since there will be an empty bed in the 11 year old’s room, it must be filled before a child may be on the floor.
Example 4: Two adults, one 14 year-old, one 10 year-old
*Option 4-A: Everyone in beds. The family will be housed in two neighboring rooms in the same suite.
Housing cost: $250 + $250 + $118 + $118 = $736
Option 4-B: 10 year-old on floor, everyone else in beds. The two adults and the 10 year-old will be placed in one room, and the 14 year-old placed with a roommate of the same age and gender. (See Detail #1b, above.)
Housing cost: $250 + $250 + $118 + $20 = $638
Example 5: One adult, one 14 year-old, one 7 year-old
Option 5-A: Parent in bed, older child in bed, younger child on the floor. See Example 6-B.
Option 5-B: Everyone in beds. Each person chooses "double." In this scenario, the 14 year-old will be placed with a roommate of the same age and gender. (See Detail #1b, above.)
Example 6: One adult, one 4 year-old, one 8 year-old
Option 6-A: Parent in bed, children on floor. Adult chooses “single,” children choose “floor”
Housing costs: $355 + $20 + $20 = $395
*Option 6-B: Parent in bed, one child in bed, one child on the floor. Adult and one child choose "double" to share a room, second child under chooses "floor."
Housing costs: $250 + $118 + $20 = $388
Option 6-C: All in beds. Each person chooses "double." In this scenario, 8 year-old will be placed in the second room of the suite, without a roommate.
Housing costs: $250 + $118 + $118 = $496
*These options are available for the “Prepare your own Food” apartments as well as general family housing. There are no single rooms in “prepare your own food” apartments.