Have you ever wanted to camp out with some of your favorite friends from Sunstone? Now is your chance! Sunstone is providing an all-inclusive, camp-out style retreat at the Nauvoo House in Historic Nauvoo, Illinois. Think of it as Mormon EFY for adults!

October 26 – 28

2018 Theme: “Autumn in Nauvoo”



Friday, October 26th
3:00 – 10:00 pm Arrive at the Nauvoo House
7:00 pm

Welcome and Orientation

Evening discussion: ‘TBA

Saturday, October 27th
9:00 am Breakfast at the Nauvoo House
10:00 am

Morning Welcome and Orientation:

Cristina Rosetti and Lachlan Mackay

Opening Prayer: TBA

 10:30 am
Break For Tours
Tour Option 1:

Lachlan Mackay, Joseph Johnstun – “‘Carpool to Carthage”

Tour Option 2:

On your own tour around Nauvoo sites

1:00 pm

Lunch at the Nauvoo House, Presentation by Devery Anderson

2:00 pm Break for Tours
Tour Option 3:

 On your own tour around Nauvoo sites

Tour Option 4 (walking tour)

Lachlan Mackay- “Lachlan Mackay- Nauvoo through Emma’s Eyes”

6:00 pm Dinner at the Nauvoo House
7:00 pm Nauvoo Pumpkin Walk  
8:30 pm Historical Nauvoo: Cristina Rosetti

Cristina Rosetti is a doctoral candidate in the department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Her dissertation uses historical and ethnographic methods to understand the ways in which members of Mormon groups access spiritual authority through the use of spirit communication. She has presented her research at regional meetings of the American Academy of Religion and nationally at the Mormon History Association’s annual conference. In 2017, she was named the Graduate Research Fellow in Mormon Studies at the University of Utah’s Tanner Humanities Center.

Sunday, October 28th
9:00 am Breakfast at the Nauvoo House
9:30 – Noon Devotional in the Red Brick Store
 Noon: Break camp and head for home


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$230 3 days, 2 nights, all-inclusive retreat registration (includes 1 bunk bed for 2 nights, meals for Saturday, and Sunday morning, and cost of tours and speakers) Pre-registration for our Nauvoo conference is now closed. Please register on site. 

Conference registration ONLY.

Please choose this option if you aren’t planning on staying in the Nauvoo house, but plan to join us for day tours and our keynote evening speaker. Cost of ticket includes Saturday lunch and dinner.

Pre-registration for our Nauvoo Conference is now closed. Please register on site.

**You do not need to register for the conference if you are purchasing the full ticket price of $230 above. That price includes the conference. This registration is for JUST the conference.**

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**Absolutely no drugs, alcohol, tobacco allowed on site**

**You must bring your own bedding/or sleeping bag and pillow**


Nauvoo House Rental Information

We will be bunking together in the Historic Nauvoo House for two nights (Friday, October  26th, Saturday the 27th).

The Nauvoo House is located on the bank of the mighty Mississippi and directly across the street from Joseph and Emma Smith’s Homestead and Mansion House, it provides the perfect setting from which to explore beautiful Nauvoo.

Space is VERY LIMITED and we can only take reservations for 50 people. Attendees will need to bring their own sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, etc. The sleeping arrangements are open (bunk style) with twin bunk beds. Bathrooms and showers will be shared. Think of it as Mormon EFY, but for adults!

We will be bunking together for two nights with gender neutral sleeping assignments. The sleeping arrangements are camp-style in open rooms. You will not have a private room. If you wish to attend the retreat, but not bunk with us, please contact Lindsay at Lindsay@sunstone.org to make arrangements.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be provided on Saturday the 27th and breakfast on Sunday morning the 28th. Your registration fee will cover the cost of your lodgings, your tours, and your meals.

*All attendees must agree to the following code of conduct: Sunstone will absolutely not tolerate abuse or harassment in any form, including conduct standards relating to abusive, threatening, intimidating, or harassing actions (including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, gender, disability, age, economic status, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression) and sexual misconduct. Attendees must agree to respect the privacy and space of other attendees.