The below information is effective for the April 2020 retreat.

You will reserve your own room directly with the conference center, then register for the retreat at the beginning of October 2019 with the Great Bead Escape.

The benefit of this arrangement is that the cancellation policy of Cerveny is very generous.  Their cancellation policy allows for a full refund for room and meals if you choose to cancel more than 3 days from the retreat date.  The cancellation policy for the Great Bead Escape will apply to your retreat fee.   


Retreat dates are April 1 - 5, 2020.

Retreat Registration:

5 or 7 classes of your choice, activities, drawings and prizes.

Classes include All necessary supplies for your projects.  No extra fees are charged.

These rates are for the 2020 Retreat .
Full Retreat cost is $636.00 per person for 7 classes, plus tax ($680.52 including tax).  5 classes is $480 plus sales tax ($513.60).  Commuter rate is the same as above, except you will need to contact the retreat center to purchase your meals each day.  The meals must be purchased in advance.  There is a one-time per person non-refundable registration fee included in the above prices.
            Payment options:  Please see Important Registration Information below regarding                      service fee on monthly payments.
 4 payments if deposit is received in the Month of October 2019

            October 31: $160 (due at registration) 

            November 30: $160 payment   

            December  31: $160 payment

            January 31: $200.52 final payment for 7 classes

            January 31: $33.60 final payment for 5 classes

 3 payments if deposit is received on the month of November 2019            

            November 30: $240 (due at registration)  

            December  31: $240 payment

            January 31: $200.52 final payment for 7 classes

            January 31: $33.60 final payment for 5 classes

 2 payments if deposit is received in the month of December 2019

            December 31  $340.26 (due at registration) 

            January 31: $340.26 final payment for 7 classes

            January 31: $173.34 final payment for 5 classes
Payment in full if received after January 1, 2020  Payment of $680.52 (for 7 classes) or $513.60 (for 5 classes) - due at registration.    
We accept Paypal, Square and checks.  Paypal and Square are both user friendly and safe.  

Important Registration Information:

Beginning with this year's registration, we have decided to change our policy on payments.  It has become increasingly difficult to process and receive all of the payments in a timely manner.  This year, if you choose to make payments, you will receive your first payment invoice through Square and will be asked to provide us with a credit card to keep on file.  The rest of your payments will be automatically paid on the date due.  There will be an additional $3.00 per payment charge to cover the increase in fees that are charged by Square.  This email will include a link to our Square account for you to make your payment.  It is your responsibility to check your emails and make the first payment on time (be sure to check your spam folder). 

If after making arrangements to pay installments, you decide you want to pay in full, contact us and we will send you an invoice.  

If you elect to receive manual invoices each month, we will add a $10 fee to each monthly payment.

Please choose your classes carefully, as there will be no class changes once your registration is received.  If you have any questions on classes, contact the instructor directly with your question before registering.

When registering, please use the email address that you would like to receive any and all correspondence from The Great Bead Escape.

Retreat registration may be sold/transferred to other attendees if you are unable to attend.  You must contact us directly with the attendees name and contact information.  They will become responsible for all remaining costs of the retreat.

Late Fee and Returned Check Policy
$25 returned check fee for insufficient funds.

$25 late fee for invoices not paid by the end of the month due.  New invoice will be issued to include the late fee and is payable upon receipt.  If not paid in 6 days, a new invoice will be issued for full balance due.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • Less than 30 days prior to the event, no refund is given 

  • 31 to 60 days prior to the event, 50% refund is given less $50 non-refundable registration fee and $50 cancellation fee

  • More than 61 days prior to the event, full refund is given, less $50 non-refundable registration fee and $50 cancellation fee.

  • All communication will be via email to either or

For information on purchasing third party cancellation insurance, please click on the links below:

       Travel Insurance quotes


General Information about the retreat:
Please, no children under 16 permitted at the retreat. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 18 must have a signed parental release.  Please notify us when registering.

No unsolicited advertising or selling of products at the retreat.  The only sales to be made are by the retreat instructors.
By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to the following: The retreat organizers (The Great Bead Escape) will make every effort to provide you with an exciting fun experience. By participating in this event, you agree to hold The Great Bead Escape organizers harmless in any way for any claim for injury, loss or damage to you or any person accompanying you.
You also give consent to The Great Bead Escape organizers to use photos taken of you during the retreat as publicity for future retreats and promotional materials.

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