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This Summit is put on as a gift to men in ministry, the significant costs are subsidized by to keep it affordable. If the cost seems to much of a challenge, do not let them keep you from applying, as we have seen God provide in many miraculous ways over the years.

COST: $750 for conference and Yosemite Lodging. This covers lodging in Yosemite, Sacramento on the way in.

Conference Payment Includes:

  • 5 Nights of Lodging in Yosemite (2017 at Tioga Logs Lodge)
  • 15 Meals
  • Ground Transportation
  • All Required Park Fees

Additional Costs: Air travel and some individual meals in Sacramento and en route to/from Yosemite.

Registration Information

Initial Payment: $100 Registration Deposit

Future Installments: Make Payment(s)

Please, do not let cost be your primary consideration. The issue is first “do I need this retreat” – if the answer is yes, trust God to provide for the expense. Kidology does not budget any profit or margin into this event. In fact, it costs Kidology significantly to do this event, but we desire to invest deeply in a small group of pastors. Many of the expenses to Kidology to create and host this event are not included in the registration fee. It is a costly endeavor, but we are seeking to creatively keep the cost to a minimum but without sacrificing the purpose of the retreat, or the needs of the guys to have a comfortable and refreshing time. (For example, yes, camping would be cheaper… but this is a sabbatical, not survival training! So we stay at a nice lodge and eat good food.)


Registration includes:

1 Night of lodging in Sacramento (Saturday night before Summit) plus 5 nights of lodging in Yosemite, transportation during the retreat, and most meals. Both locations are very nice. It is the break you need! Register Now

Included Meals:

Friday: No meals or lodging provided, however, a few guys come early by choice for fellowship and personal preparation and to help Karl with the shopping. If you come an extra day early, actual hotel expense will be your responsibility, but Karl will book you at the same hotel and he will be your transportation.
Saturday: Guys MUST arrive by Saturday afternoon/evening. While no meals are included, we go out to eat together. In-N-Out Burger is usually the “Big Event” for lunch and a restaurant such as Red Robin for dinner for those who have arrived by those meals.
Sunday: Breakfast is free at hotel; Lunch en route we will stop for Starbucks at least once, and then a very special dinner on our way into Yosemite. Attendees will each pay for their own food.
Sunday night through Friday morning: All meals included. There is a full kitchen at the lodge. Breakfast and dinner are at the lodge. We prepare our meals. For lunches we pack sack lunches, with a variety of delicious options.
Friday: Breakfast and Lunch on the road heading to air port.

Possible additional expenses:

Airfare and/or car rental to/from event. (We will have a group van during the retreat and will pick you up if you fly into Sacramento airport. If you drive to Sacramento, plan to leave car, or end rental there and travel with the group. You can do a separate car rental to drive home.)

If you are flying in, please use Sacramento International Airport (SMF). If you use Fresno (not recommended), you are on your own to meet us at Lodge. If you arrive between 10am and 8pm on Saturday most likely your host will be able to pick you up. If not, SuperShuttle (800-bluevan) is under $20 to hotel.

If you drive in, (your car or rental) or choose to drive from the airport, you may arrive at the lodge anytime after 4pm, but before 7pm for orientation and our first meeting. (It is a four hour drive from SMF to the lodge) Note: While this is an option, no one has ever done it.


The registration fee, obviously, does not include any personal equipment needed for hiking in Yosemite. We need to pack light and smart, and a detailed list of what to bring (and not bring) is posted on the BRING page.


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