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Family Housing Details and Examples

This page is under construction for 2017. Information shown here might be for 2016. 2017 information will be posted by April 1.

Family Housing Overview

There will not be any air-conditioned doubles for 2017 housing. The only air-conditioned rooms are in apartments with 4 singles per apartment. All references below to air-conditioned doubles are from 2016. This page should be updated by April 1.

Family housing is available with and without air conditioning. The standard double dorm rooms, without air conditioning, have community bathrooms on the hallway.  There are no double rooms with air-conditioning. 

There are single rooms with air-condtioning. A family wishing to stay in air-conditioning may select an air-conditioned single and have one child on the floor, for a family of 4 select two single a/c rooms for the adults and floor for the children. For a child in a bed in air-conditioning select an a/c single for the child.   There are four single rooms in one apartment with a small kitchen and living room which will be shared with occupants of all four rooms. The rooms are close together in the apartment.  The apartment has a door entrance as well as individual door entrances to each bedroom.

When you choose "double” from the housing options, you are choosing one bed in a room with two beds. One child 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:  a child 12 years of age and younger is 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 no a/c "double." For a/c parent and child choose a/c single and are housed in rooms next to each other in an apartment (shared with people in two other singles)
No A/C housing costs: $202+$144 = $346

A/C housing cost:

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. For a/c parent chooses single, child chooses floor.  There are apartment mates in the other three single rooms.
No A/C housing costs: $202+$39 = $241

A/C housing cost:

Example 2: Two adults, one 7 year-old

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

Example 3: Two adults, one 5 year-old, one 11 year-old

Option 3: Everyone in beds: Everyone chooses "double for non a/c rooms." Family will be housed in two rooms next to each other. For a/c choose everyone chooses a/c single and the family will be  housed in 4 single rooms next to each other in an apartment.
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. No A/C: The family will be housed in two neighboring double rooms. A/C choose A/C singles and the family will be housed in four singles in one apartment.
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.  Non A/C: 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: Select three A/C singles and one child on floor. There will be one apartment mate in the 4th single
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.  Non A/C: Parent and one child select double and younger child chooses floor. A/C Select two singles and one 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. Non A/C: Each person chooses "double." In this scenario, the 14 year-old will be placed with a roommate of similar age and gender. A/C: Each person chooses a single
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. Non A/C: Adult and one child choose "double" to share a room, second child chooses "floor." A/C: Adult and one child choose singles and second child choose floor
A/C housing costs: $302+$189+$39 = $530
No A/C housing costs: $202+$144+$39 = $385

 

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