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Family Housing Details and Examples

Family Housing Overview

Family housing is available with and without air conditioning. Each double room in the dorm with air conditioning has a private bath.  The  Junior Gathering groups will be in this dorm.  The dorms without air conditioning have community bathrooms on the hallway.

When you choose "double” from the housing options, your are choosing one bed in a room with two beds. Up to two children age 12 or younger may sleep on the floor of a double room, if both beds have been paid for.   High Schoolers are in their own dorm and so are not included in the following information.

Family Housing Details

  1. 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.
  2. For a family with three people who MUST have beds (e.g., two parents and 14 year old), the Gatheirng housing team will try to find a roommate for your child who is too old to sleep on the floor. 
  3. A child (12 years and younger) may sleep in a bed, even though s/he is eligible to sleep on the floor.  Double occupancy fee applies. 
  4. A child may not sleep on the floor unless all beds in that room are full. 

Family Housing Scenarios

(A/C = air conditioning.  No A/C = no air conditioning)

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.  Remember:  children 12 years of age and younger are eligible to sleep on the floor. Children older than 12 years must have a bed. 

The costs on this page reflect ONLY housing costs (without guaranteed private bathrooms). Families must also pay program fee(s) and meal fees. Please read a definition of the Family Discount  which also applies to college students through age 23 who register with a parent, grandparent, or younger sibling.

Example 1: One parent, one 7 year-old

Option 1A: Parent and child in beds. Parent and child both choose "double."
A/C housing costs: $302+ $189 = $491
No A/C housing costs: $202+$144 = $346

Option 1B: 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 1A if FGC cannot find suitable parent-child roommates.
A/C housing costs: $302 + $39 = $341
No A/C housing costs: $202+$39 = $241

Example 2: Two adults, one 7 year-old

All in one room. Adults both choose "double," child "floor."
A/C housing costs:  $302+$302+$39 = $643
No A/C housing costs: $202 + $202 + $39 = $443

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."  
A/C housing costs: $302+$302+$39+$39 = $682
No A/C housing costs: $202+$202+$39+$39 = $482

Option 3B: Everyone in beds: Everyone chooses "double." Family will be housed in two rooms next to each other.
A/C housing costs: $302+$302+$189+$189 = $982
No A/C housing costs: $202+$202+$144+$144 = $692

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.
A/C housing costs: $302+$302+$189+$189 = $982
No A/C housing costs: $202+$202+$144+$144 = $692

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 similar age and gender. 
A/C housing costs: $302+$302+$189+$39 = $832
No A/C housing costs: $202+$202+$144+$39 = $587

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.  
A/C housing costs: $302+$189+$39 = $530
No A/C housing costs: $202+$144+$39 = $385

Option 5-B: Everyone in beds. Each person chooses "double." In this scenario, the 14 year-old will be placed with a roommate of similar age and gender.
A/C housing costs: $302+$189+$189 = $680
No A/C housing costs: $202+$144+$144 = $490

Example 6: One adult, one 4 year-old, one 8 year-old

Parent in bed, one child in bed, one child on the floor. Adult and one child choose "double" to share a room, second child chooses "floor."
A/C housing costs: $302+$189+$39 = $530
No A/C housing costs: $202+$144+$39 = $385

 

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