Annual Retreat

Each fall the Chicago Area Polymer Clay Guild hosts a retreat. The retreat location is in Oregon, IL, at L.O.M.C in the Freedom Tree Village adult center. Accommodations include the use of a common building, which is used as a workspace and the dining area, and two separate buildings for lodging. Each lodge is set up like a hotel, with a foyer that has open seating, a gas-lit fireplace, coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge. Each room has twin beds and a bathroom with a standing shower. All facilities are handicap accessible.

The buildings are located in a woodland setting and are set back enough to offer a quiet, serene, and private atmosphere but without being too secluded. It is a short drive to get into town and the staff that work on location are always near-by.

If you would like more details about the facilities and location of L.O.M.C., please go to their website at

The retreat consists of two different packages:

  • 2-Day Option (all day Saturday and Sunday). Guests can arrive early Saturday morning and leave anytime Sunday night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on both days.
  • 4-day option (Friday through Monday). Guests arrive Friday afternoon and stay through early afternoon on Monday. Friday evening meal will be ordered in. The remaining meals through lunch on Monday are all provided.
  • Attendees have a choice of a single room or double room. Attendees who choose a double room can either choose a roommate or be paired with another attendee who wants a double room.

Pricing will depend on the option chosen: two or four days; single or double room.

Paid members have first chance at reservations; however, non-members are also welcome to reserve and attend the retreat. Registration opens in August.

Retreat 2019: October 18-21

Weekend Package:

(Saturday night lodging + Saturday lunch through Sunday dinner)

Cash or Check:
Single: $200 - Double: $160 - Triple: $120

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Full Retreat:

(Friday-Sunday lodging + Friday dinner through Monday lunch)

Single: $340 - Double: $280 - Triple $245
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