LOCATION

Our National Conference for Puppetry and Creative Ministry will return to Broadfording Church & Christian Academy in Hagerstown, MD. Parking is plentiful and free for the conference. 

 

Broadfording Church & Christian Academy

13523 Broadfording Church Road 

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

SAFETY DURING COVID-19 

The governor of Maryland announced that the mask mandate has now been lifted for the State of Maryland for those who are fully vaccinated. For those who are not vaccinated, it is strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask. We will be following whatever guidelines the state and county recommend at the time that we gather in Hagerstown. Due to the health order, and as an added precaution, on-campus meal plans will be pre-packaged and boxed this year.

 

Regardless of the state guidelines, attendees are encouraged to feel comfortable taking stronger measures, if they wish, to protect their health by wearing masks and/or keeping a social distance. 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

The conference is conveniently located within a 75-mile radius of 3 major airports: Dulles International Airport (IAD), Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Attendees flying in may want to ​rent a vehicle for their time at the conference. There is also an affordable commuter bus to Hagerstown from the Shady Grove Metro Station. The station is easily accessible by Metro from the BWI and DCA airports. Please visit Maryland MTA for up-to-date schedule, ticket prices, and more information. 

MEAL PLANS

 

We hope you'll join us during meal times to enjoy additional fellowship with attendees! There is an option to add a meal plan to your registration. This year, we will offer boxed lunches by local restaurants for safety and compliance with Maryland and COVID. 

  • The 5-meal plan is $70: includes Thursday-Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch.
     

Due to limited seating, we must cap meal plans to serve no more than 50 attendees. Please register early to guarantee your space! We are unable to offer meal plan registrations on-site. We will do our best to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions as our caterers are able but do apologize that we may not be able to meet all your needs. You are welcome to purchase or pack food off-campus and join us on-campus for meals.

 

2021 LODGING

 

Enjoy your stay with fellow attendees just 10-15 minutes away with our group rates. Space is limited! Book by July 1st to guarantee these rates. If you are traveling alone and would like to see if you may able to share a room with another attendee, please contact us.

Please note our prices include all taxes and fees. With seasonal variations in pricing, however, we encourage you to still double-check the hotel websites to ensure you get the best rate either through our group rate or on their website.