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Retreat dates: April 24-28, 2024.

Dates for Registration

  • Preregistered attendees: October 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm EST - This date is reserved for attendees that made their deposit at the 2023 retreat

  • General registration will open October 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm EST. 


Our Retreat includes:

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

Classes include all necessary supplies for your projects.  No extra fees are charged unless your request extra material or you choose to upgrade your material.  Room and meals are a separate charge.  You must reserve  your room and meals directly with Cerveny Conference Center (

Retreat cost is $776.00 per person for 7 classes, plus tax ($830.32 including tax).  5 classes is $580 plus sales tax ($620.60).  Commuter rate is the same as above, except you will need to contact the retreat center to purchase your meals each day if you choose to eat at the retreat center.  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 - 

  • Payment in full at the time of registration, paid through Square.

o    $830.32 (7 classes)​

o    $620.60 (5 classes)

  • Two Payment Plan - If registering before December 31, 2023, you may choose to make two payments.  The following will apply for:

    • Deposit of $400.00 will be due at the time of registration, paid through Square.

    • Balance of $430.32 (7 classes) or $220.60 (five classes) will be due on February 28, 2024​ (includes $3.00 processing fee).  The balance due will be invoiced at least 2 weeks before the due date.  It is your responsibility to look for this invoice and ensure that it is paid on time to avoid a late fee of $25.  

After December 31, 2023 retreat fees will be paid in full at the time of registration.

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.

If we must cancel the retreat due to State guidelines concerning health risks, your registration will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  This administrative fee covers nonrefundable expenses incurred during registration (credit card fees, insurance expense and retreat software fees).  

We will follow any state guidelines for any mask mandates.

Retreat registration may be sold/transferred to other attendees by you 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 or declined credit card.

$25 late fee for invoices not paid by February 28th.  New invoice will be issued on March 1st to include the late fee and is payable upon receipt.  This includes declined credit card charges.  

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 link 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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