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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


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. 




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. 



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 lunches by local restaurants for safety and compliance with Maryland and COVID. 

  • The 6-meal plan is $95: includes Wednesday dinner, Thursday-Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch.

  • The 7-meal plan is $105: includes Wednesday-Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch.

  • The 3-meal plan is $50: includes Friday lunch and dinner, and Saturday lunch.

Due to limited seating, we must cap meal plans and are unable to offer meal plan registrations on-site. Please register early to guarantee your space! We are unfortunately unable to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions so recommend purchase or pack food off-campus and join us on-campus for meals to not miss out on the fellowship!




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.

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