WFCRP 2018, February 2018
Wellspring Conference Center 11411 Neelsville Church Road, Germantown, MD 20876
Our 2018 Conference has completed but keep watching for more information on WFCRP 2019.
For more information see the following pages:
WFCRP Information, WFCRP Plenary, WFCRP Interest Groups and WFCRP Schedule
FEES for 2018:
This year all of the rooms will be double rooms at Wellspring Center. Wellspring has limits on occupancy so register early. Once the accomodation maximum is reached all additional registrants will have to come as commuters. There will be 12 available commuter spaces which means those people will either have to commute from home or a friend’s house or stay in a local hotel. (If you need accommodations but are not able to stay at Wellspring please find a list of hotels at the bottom of this page.) Please note that fees include a $3.55 service fee for each registration which will be added to your total. The fee pays for use of the registration software.
Single room : $310.00 – none available this year
Double room: $275.00
Commuter: $175.00 – room at home or in a local hotel
If for some reason you need to cancel a registration, please contact the WFCRP Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships and financial aid are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact the registrar at email@example.com as soon as possible if you are in need of financial assistance.
If you cannot attend but wish to purchase a membership, please use the Contribution page.
Location and Directions:
Please note: GPS devices do not map the Wellspring location correctly. Please follow these directions.
Wellspring Conference Center is located on the grounds of Dayspring, 25 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. and 50 miles from downtown Baltimore. The center is one and one-half miles east of the intersections of Interstate 270 and Maryland Route 118 in Germantown, Maryland.
From Washington, D.C. and South: Take I-270 North from the Washington Beltway (I-495). At about 15 miles north of the Beltway, take “Exit 15A 118 North to 355”. Travel north on 118 for 3/4 mile. At the third stoplight, (355 or Frederick Road) continue straight across the intersection. Get in the left lane and take first left onto Shakespeare. Take next right onto Neelsville Church Road. Drive down the hill, then up the next hill. At the top of the hill turn left into Wellspring. As this is a dangerous turn please stop and make sure no cars are coming from the opposite direction.
From the West and North: Take the most direct route to Frederick, Maryland, then follow I-270 South for about 20 miles. Get off at Exit 15, “Route 118”. At the stoplight at the end of the ramp, turn left on 118 (North). Travel north on 118 for 1 mile. Continue straight on Route 118 across the intersection with 355 (Frederick Road). Get in the left lane and take first left onto Shakespeare. Take next right onto Neelsville Church Road. Drive down the hill, then up the next hill. At the top of the hill turn left into Wellspring. As this is a dangerous turn please stop and make sure no cars are coming from the opposite direction.
Meals: Wellspring’s tasty and healthy home-cooked meals feature fresh baked breads, and at breakfast, their signature “Janet’s Scones” with creme and seasonal berries or fruits. Delicious!
What to Bring: Bring a cup or mug for drinks, warm clothes, a flashlight, journal writing or note-taking materials, and a percussion instrument (if you have one) for group drumming. Each cottage has a refrigerator where you may keep your own snacks or special foods if you wish. No liquor or pets permitted. The lodge tends to be drafty so you may wish to wear a sweater or jacket at the plenary sessions.
For emergencies only: incoming phone number at Wellspring 301-515-9120.
INTEREST GROUPS are an important part of the WFCRP Conference. During the Conference, you will meet twice with the Interest Group. The process that unfolds within the group—the ups and downs and insights—is an important part of the WFCRP experience. Interest Groups are intended as a personal growth experience, not as therapy. Please note that Groups are limited in size and assigned on a first-come basis. Check the Interest Group page. In the Registration Form choose your Interest Group (on the agenda page). Once an Interest Group is filled it disappears from the Registration Form.
We also include an Opt-Out Interest Group for those who need the time for themselves and their own processes.
Hotels in the area of Wellspring
This list of hotels was taken from a Google map search for your convenience. They are all within about 5 miles of Wellspring. This list is in no particular order and no recommendations are made.
- Extended Stay America Washington DC – Germantown, Milestone 12530 Milestone Center Drive, Germantown, MD – located near the shopping center across Rte 355 from Neelsville Church Rd. phone: 301-540-9369, or look for it on the website: www.extendedstayamerica.com
- Extended Stay America Washington DC- Gaithersburg North 205 Professional Drive, Gaithersburg, MD – located off Rte 355 below Middlebrook Rd about 2-3 miles away phone: 301-869-9814,or look for it on the website: www.extendedstayamerica.com
- Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Germantown – Gaithersburg, 20260 Goldenrod Lane, Germantown, MD – located right at Exit 15 off 270 on the east side of 270, the exit to get to Wellspring. phone: 1-800-315-2521 or 301-428-1300,or look for it on the website: www.hlexpress.com
- Fairfield Inn and Suites, Germantown – Gaithersburg, 20025 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD -located right at Exit 15 off 270 on the west side of 270, the exit to get to Wellspring. phone: 301-916-0750 or check the www.marriott.com website.