Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Taste of Hardtner - May 24-26, 2013

The evening of May 24 will officially kick off our first ever Taste of Hardtner. Help us start the summer off right by joining the party. 

There are several options for family, parish, and individual involvement. Weekend packages are available in limited quantities that include lodging for 2 nights, 3 meals on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. The cost is $60 per person for lodging in cabins, and $90 per person for lodging in the Holy Day Inn. Contact Mandy in the office at 318.765.3794 or at to make reservations. You may also purchase just the meals you wish to eat. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is $7 per plate and lunch and supper on Saturday are each $10 per plate. Please let us know if you will be attending so we may prepare for everyone's lodging and meal needs.

Our Taste of Hardtner will begin with a 6:30 a.m. trail run along our newly marked trails. The overall winner will be awarded a free weekend at Hardtner to participate in any of our retreats or conferences during 2013. As part of the Taste of Hardtner event, we are also looking for teams of 4 members each to compete in the Jambalaya Cook-off. Each team must provide everything they need for the competition. After the judging, everyone will then enjoy jambalaya as the main dish for lunch.

While the jambalaya is cooking the 2013 Permanent Staff will have many activity areas open all around camp. Our guests are free to roam to and from any activities they wish to experience. We will have fun jumps, hikes, arts and crafts, music, games, canoeing, swimming, and plenty of time to relax and enjoy fellowship. Following lunch we will begin the Parish Field Games. Each church parish or mission is invited to assemble teams of 6 individuals to compete in the afternoon field games. We will finish up the afternoon with some live music! If you or anyone you know would like some stage time to share your musical talents, let us know in the office.

Following our evening meal together at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, we will offer a child-appropriate movie with supervision in Hargrove House while the adults can gather in MacPherson Hall.