Accommodations and Travel
The cost of the Clinical Practicums covers tuition only and DOES NOT include accommodations, travel, meals, or transportation to and from the event site. Participants should consider these additional costs when planning to attend the Clinical Practicums. If you have any questions, please contact us.
The Apricot Grove contracts for the use of the Trout Lake Abbey during our week in residence. To make this arrangement work, a minimum number of students are required for each class and we must fill the various living accommodations on the property. There are various private and shared lodging options available, as well as tent camping and RV hookup. Costs per day range from $55 USD to $130 USD for shared and private rooms, while camping is usually $10 per day. The weather in Trout Lake can be hot in the summer and cold, rainy, and even snowy in the late fall through early spring. We recommend that you visit the Trout Lake Abbey website to learn more about lodging options. The prices listed are what participants are charged during the retreat. Prior to the retreat we will contact students to arrange accommodations, please do not contact the retreat venue directly.
During the retreat three healthy meals per day, with beverages and snacks, are professionally catered at a moderate cost to participants (usually around $70 USD/day). Our world-class caterer is flexible with dietary requirements, such as vegan or gluten intolerance, and often provides a range of healthy food options at each meal. The Apricot Grove invoices students directly for both lodging and meals at least one month before the retreat.
Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from the retreat center. Trout Lake Abbey is approximately a 90-minute drive from Portland, Oregon, and PDX International Airport. A bulletin board/discussion group is available within the Canvas online classroom for participants to connect and arrange travel to and from the retreat site. Car rentals, group bus rentals, and car services are available and easy to find in the Portland area. We recommend that participants book their travel as soon as possible to avoid any price increases for airfare or other travel accommodations as the event approaches. Students need to arrive at the retreat center the afternoon or evening before the first day of class. Our class ends on the last day of the retreat at 4pm.