Young Jains of America presents the 4th Annual West Region Retreat 2013 - a weekend of exploring the connection between the mind, body, and soul. This year we have rented a vacation rental at Villa Antonio, located in Morro Bay,CA. This prime location is halfway between Northern and Southern California! The retreat will be taking place from Friday, April 5 (departure time from your location approximately at 6pm) through Sunday, April 7, 2013 (departure time at 2pm). For more information on the vacation rental, the website is: http://www.morrobayvilla.com/
You must be between 14-29 years old to attend this retreat.
Questions: E-mail your West Regional Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: Friday, April 5 (6 PM) – Sunday, April 7, 2013 (2 PM)
Vacation Rental Location: 135 Howard Avenue, Morro Bay, CA
Registration includes lodging, meals, and activities for the entire weekend!
Early bird registration is only $95 (JainLink members) and $105 (for non-JainLink members) if you register before Sunday, March 24!
To become a JainLink member and get the discounted price, please visit http://www.jaina.org/login.aspx and click on "Click here to register.”
We will be carpooling from the San Francisco/San Jose and Los Angeles/Orange County areas.
If you need assistance in finding a ride to the retreat location, please let us know when you register.
If you would like to help us out with transportation, please let us know when you register online.
This is the West Region Retreat. The retreat is an intimate environment where attendees will have an opportunity to learn about Jain values, meet old friends, and meet new ones. After a successful retreat last year, YJA again wants to ensure that everyone has a great time.
There are a few basic but important ground rules that all attendees are expected to follow.
1) Please be respectful of each other, in terms of your speech and actions. Any comments or language that is inappropriate will not be tolerated towards each other in away way.
2) There is a strict policy against alcohol/drug consumption and smoking.
3) Those who are reported to have acted inappropriately and in ways that deter everyone from having a fun time will be subject to stringent consequences.
We apologize if this sounds limiting or harsh to anyone, but due to situations in the past, we have been moved to clearly state the boundaries to ensure that everyone learns, grows, is respected, and has fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are we going to be in sessions?
Most sessions will be between 45 and 60 minutes long. There will be ample time in between sessions for a quick snack and a restroom break.
What if I have to leave during the retreat?
Sorry, guys, for your safety, we’d like to ask you to remain on the premises for the duration of the conference unless authorized to do so by the YJA Executive Board. If you do leave, we won’t be able to let you back in. In case of emergencies, attendees can receive permission from the YJA Executive Board to leave the retreat.
What kind of clothes do I need to bring?
The average temperature in April in Central California is in the lower to upper 60’s, which is typical of California weather during this time! The vacation rental is 3 houses from the beach, so beach attire such as shorts, hats, and t-shirts are great for outdoors, especially for volleyball. Keep in mind that we’ll be doing yoga, hiking, and other outdoor activities, so bring comfortable shoes and clothing for these activities. Otherwise, it’s up to you, but just remember to keep your clothes kosher and appropriate for a YJA retreat.
What does registration cost cover?
The registration cost includes lodging, food, educational materials, and souvenirs.
Will I need to bring extra spending money?
You won't need any money at the retreat itself, but we recommend bringing extra money in case we take a small trip to the local city to walk around.
Will there be any doctors on site?
There will not be any doctors on site but safety is a priority, and if anything goes wrong, medical attention is only a few minutes away.
Cancellation during the Phase 1 (Early bird) Registration period
Cancellation requests received while Phase 1 registration is active will be refunded after deducting a $5 cancellation fee
Cancellation during the Phase 2 Registration period
Cancellation requests received after Phase 1 but before Phase 2 will be refunded 50% of the registration fee.
Cancellation after registration ends
Cancellation requests received after Phase 2 will not receive a refund, except in the case of extenuating circumstances. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether a refund is warranted.
~YJA '12-'13 Executive Board