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PRICES:

Prices are PER PERSON, ALL-INCLUSIVE

 

Please note: If you are a PIONEER (meaning you attended NESR I in 2016), you get a $100 discount off these prices.

Please note: There is no longer a one-day Commuter option, as it’s become clear that immersion in the full weekend provides the best experience for everyone.


PRIVATE: $1575
Includes tuition, 11 meals, facility fees, taxes, and a private room at Guest House.
 
SHARED DOUBLE: $1375
Includes tuition, 11 meals, facility fees, taxes, and a room shared with one other person at Guest House. 
 
SHARED TRIPLE: $1275
Includes tuition, 11 meals, facility fees, taxes, and a room shared with two other people at Guest House. 

COMMUTER RATE: $975
Includes tuition, 11 meals, facility fees, and taxes.
Commuters will enjoy the entire retreat experience, but will sleep either at home or in a local hotel.
CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancel before June 1: Full refund
Cancel after June 1: No refund

COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY:


Our top priority is protecting the health of our community. We directly used the stated preferences of the community to develop this policy—for example, 92% of people indicated that if vaccination is not required, they would not attend. Also, the particular nature of this retreat (for example, singing in song circles) makes masking extra challenging, so we developed our policy to allow for the avoidance of masks. Please note: We reserve the right to adjust this policy at any time, depending on what happens with the virus, the CDC’s current guidelines, the levels of community transmission in Chester CT, etc. We are navigating the many challenges entailed in safely gathering together in person, given the new reality.

 

Our Covid-19 Safety Protocol is as follows:
1) VACCINATION REQUIRED: A) After payment/enrollment, all attendees must email proof of vaccination (i.e., a photo of your vaccination card) to newenglandsongwritersretreat@gmail.com. B) Upon arrival at Guest House on September 2, all attendees must physically present proof of complete vaccination (vax+booster/s). We cannot admit you to the retreat if you do not present proof.

2) NEGATIVE RAPID TEST REQUIRED: All attendees must agree to take a rapid self-test on the morning of Friday, September 1. Upon arrival at Guest House, all attendees must physically present their negative rapid self-test. We cannot admit you to the retreat if you do not present your negative test.
3) MASKING IS OPTIONAL: Because of the protection provided by vaccination and testing, masking during the retreat will be optional.
4) SICK POLICY: All attendees must agree to notify Ellis and Laurie immediately at any sign of illness. Then we will determine together how to safely proceed.

ENROLLMENT:

Simply email Laurie at newenglandsongwritersretreat@gmail.com with the following info, and she will get back to you within 48 hours, with payment instructions:

1) Your name

2) Your preferred room type (Private, Shared Double, Shared Triple, or Commuter)—if you prefer a shared room, include your gender, so that we can match you with a same-sex roommate or two

3) Whether you would like to attend the August 25-29 retreat if the Labor Day retreat sells out

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