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Family Housing Details and Examples

Family Housing Overview

Family housing is available with and without air conditioning for the 2019 Gathering. Dorms have community bathrooms on the hallway. There are no kitchens, refrigerators, or microwaves available in the dorms. There are a limited number of single rooms with air conditioning. There is also the option to commute or stay in an RV or tent (learn more about all housing options.)

When you choose "double” from the housing options, you are choosing one bed in a room with two beds. Two children age 10 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 room with one child on the floor, the Gathering housing team will try to match you with another parent-child pair in a double room.  If we are unable, you will have to pay for a bed for your child.
  2. A child may not sleep on the floor unless all beds in that room are full.
  3. For a family with three people who MUST have beds (e.g., two parents and 14 year old), the Gathering housing team will try to find a roommate for your older child, since they may not sleep on the floor.
  4. A child age 10 and younger may sleep in a bed, even though they are eligible to sleep on the floor.  Double room fee applies. 
  5. Youth middle school age and younger may not register for a single room.

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 10 years of age and younger is eligible to sleep on the floor. Children older than 10 years must have a bed. 

The costs on this page reflect ONLY housing costs. Families must also pay program fee(s) and meal fees. In 2019, there are no program fees for children age infant through High School program, and meal fees have been reduced by 50% for children as well. Read more about the discounts this year.

Example 1: One parent, one 7 year-old

Option 1A: Parent and child in beds. Parent and child both choose "double." They are housed in a room with two beds.

 A/C housing costs: $327+$168 = $495

No A/C housing costs: $227+$127 = $354

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: $327+$5 = $332

No A/C housing costs: $227+$5 = $232

Example 2: Two adults, one 7 year-old

All in one room. Adults both choose "double," child "on floor."

A/C housing costs: $327+$327+$5 = $659

No A/C housing costs: $227+$227+$5 = $459

Example 3: Two adults, one 10 year-old, one 5 year-old

Option 3A: Everyone in beds: Everyone chooses "double." Family will be housed in two rooms next to each other.

A/C housing costs: $327+$327+$168+$168 = $990

No A/C housing costs: $227+$227+$127+$127 = $708



Option 3B: Adults in beds, children on floor: Adults choose "double", children choose "on floor" Family will be housed in one room.

A/C housing costs: $327+$327+$5+$0 = $659

No A/C housing costs: $227+$227+$5 = $459

Example 4: Two adults, one 14 year-old, one 10 year-old

Option 4A: Everyone in beds.  The family will be housed in two neighboring double rooms.

A/C housing costs: $327+$327+$168+$168 = $990

No A/C housing costs: $227+$227+$127+$127 = $708

Option 4B: 10 year-old on floor, everyone else in beds.   The two adults and the 10 year-old will be housed in one room, and the 14 year-old housed with a roommate of the similar age and gender.

A/C housing costs: $327+$327+$168+$5 = $827

No A/C housing costs: $227+$227+$127+$5 = $586

Example 5: One adult, one 14 year-old, one 7 year-old

Option 5A: Parent in bed, older child in bed, younger child on the floor.   Parent and older child select "double" and younger child chooses floor. Everyone is together in a room

A/C housing costs: $327+$168+$5 = $500

No A/C housing costs: $227+$127+$5 = $359

Option 5B: Everyone in beds.  Each person chooses "double." In this scenario, the 14 year-old will be placed in a nearby room with a roommate of similar age and gender.

A/C housing costs: $327+$168+$168 = $663

No A/C housing costs: $227+$127+$127 = $481

 

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 8- year-old choose "double" to share a room, 4 year-old chooses "floor."

A/C housing costs: $327+$168+$0 = $495

No A/C housing costs: $227+$127+$0 = $354

 

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