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ECRW Dumas Bay Writers Retreat

Join us this August 3rd and 4th for an ECRW writers retreat! This two day event includes meals, views, wifi, community and private writing space, and all the tea and coffee you can drink.

Dates: 10 am -10 pm Saturday August 3rd and 10am - 4 pm Sunday August 4th, 2024

Additional Friday overnight (Aug 2nd) option available as an add on during registration.

 

Location: Dumas Bay Centre (3200 SW Dash Point Rd • Federal Way, WA 98023)

 

About the location:

Set on 12 acres, Dumas Bay Centre offers a setting that embraces nature and beauty. Its situated in a spectacular natural setting, on a bluff overlooking Puget Sound with an unimpeded view of the majestic Olympic Mountains, and sustains many types of birds and wildlife.​

Pathways meander through areas of tall pines and lush moss. An outdoor sculpture garden contains several wonderful installations, including a carved tree showcasing active wildlife from our region and a large metallic salmon.​

This year, the retreat will be on the opposite side of the building in the Eagleview room (2023 retreat was in Heron as a reference).

Map of the Dumas Bay Centre

 

Registration options: Non-Overnight or Overnight  (form to register below)

Either option includes both days, both lunches, and the dinner on Saturday. Overnight registrations include an additional Sunday morning breakfast. Additional Friday overnight option available as an add on during registration includes Saturday morning breakfast (NOTE: Friday night dinner is not provided at the location).

Price: 

Option 1: $155 for Non-Overnight

Option 2: $270 for Saturday Overnight

Option 3: $380 for Saturday Overnight + Friday Night Add on

 

NOTE: Once registration has been paid for, no refunds will be available for this event due to contract negotiations with Dumas Bay Centre. However registration can be transferred within the ECRW member community.

 

Room information:

Room includes 1 bed, 1 desk, and a private toilet and sink (½ bath). If you need to shower, there is 1 full shower and bathroom on campus, and several semi-private shared shower rooms with closable curtains.

 

ADA compliant rooms (3 ea) include 1 bed and 1 desk. The ADA compliant bathrooms (2 ea) are located near the ADA rooms and include a shower. Please note, Dumas Bay has suggested that in some cases a non-ADA room may be a better choice for any special needs due to the toilet and sink being located in the room. ADA compliance is for wheelchair use.

You can view what the single bedrooms and ADA bedrooms look like here.

 

Check-in/out:

Friday and Saturday check-in isn’t until 3pm. Luggage can be stored in cars or, on Saturday if there is room, within the writing retreat conference room.  

Sunday check-out is at 11am. Luggage can be stored in cars or if there is room, within the writing retreat conference room.  

 

Parking:

Parking may be limited due to additional events on campus. Carpooling is suggested whenever possible. No additional charges for parking.

 

Food:

Catering is provided by K Catering.

Small snacks may be brought onsite for any additional individual meal needs. These must be kept in individual rooms or out of site when not being consumed.

All day coffee service for both days: Coffee, Tea, Cider & Hot Chocolate

Saturday breakfast (ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT ONLY): 7-9 am​

Saturday lunch:

East Asian Chicken wrap: Marinated and grilled chicken, red and white cabbage, shredded carrots and house-made Thai mayo wrapped in a flour tortilla.

OR

Chicken Caesar wrap: Tender seasoned chicken, romaine, parmesan, tomato, and classic Caesar dressing wrapped in a flour tortilla.

Saturday dinner:

Beef Bourguignon: Slow-braised beef with red wine, rosemary, carrots, and mushrooms. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and rolls.

Sunday breakfast (OVERNIGHT ONLY): 7-9 am

 

Sunday lunch:

Chicken Souvlaki: Marinated and grilled chicken skewers served with lemon rice and roasted seasonal vegetables.

Please indicate GF, Vegetarian, or Vegan requirements as well as providing additional allergy information or physical accommodations needed in the notes section in registration. While Dumas Bay attempts to meet allergy restrictions and food preferences, there still is the possibility of cross contamination. GF/Vegetarian/Vegan/other allergy requirements may include substitutions such as vegan tofu, entree salads, jackfruit, etc.

NOTE: Once registration has been paid for, no refunds will be available for this event due to contract negotiations with Dumas Bay Centre. However registration can be transferred within the ECRW member community.

ECRW Dumas Bay Writers Retreat

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Refund Policy

Once registration has been paid for, no refunds will be available for this event due to contract negotiations with Dumas Bay Centre. However registration can be transferred within the ECRW member community.

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