Welcome to Dwight Mission, a year-round conference, retreat, and camping center. Open to the public, Dwight is available year-round, offering the perfect place to hold conferences, retreats, meetings, reunions, company excursions, and more.
Nestled in the beautiful hills of eastern Oklahoma, Dwight Mission provides an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth for people of all ages. Visitors experience the unique opportunity to join the long line of God’s witnesses who have gathered for fellowship, study, meditation, and worship on this peaceful and secluded site.
From August through May, Dwight Mission offers several programmed events and is also available for your group to host your own program. We will provide the great atmosphere, lodging, meals, and meeting space, where your group, family, church, or business can enjoy our hospitality while you enjoy your own program of fun and learning. Groups are also invited to add unique Dwight-staffed program sessions to your event, including our Challenge Course, archery program, facilitated use of our labyrinth, and more.
Contact us today for upcoming available dates.
There are many options and levels of guest services and rentals provided here at Dwight Mission. We can help you Book an Event, find out more about our Lodging options, ourMeeting Rooms, our Meal Service, and much more. Other options include rentals of our Challenge Course, or complimentary use of the Labyrinth, or the on site Recreational Options.
GUEST GROUP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
GUEST GROUP LEADER INFORMATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Policies & Procedures
RESPECT PROPERTY Please show respect for all Dwight Mission equipment and facilities. Marking,
defacing, or willfully destroying any natural or man-made property will not be tolerated.
MEALS Standard meal times are: Breakfast-8:00 a.m. Lunch-l 2:00 p.m. Dinner-6:00 p.m.
Meals are served buffet style in the dining hall. All groups on site will share space in the dining hall during
meals -look for tables labeled with your group name. The bell will be rung to announce meals. Please help after
each meal by placing all dishes in dish window, disposing of all trash, and washing tables as needed.
CAMPFIRES All campfires must be cleared through the Program or Executive Director and must be in
designated areas. Each group is responsible for completely extinguishing their campfire before leaving the
PHONE CALLS Guests may use the phone in the hallway off the dining hall for outgoing calls. All incoming
telephone calls will be answered in the office during regular business hours. The Dwight Mission phone number
may be given for emergencies only.
EQUIPMENT Sports equipment such as volleyballs, Frisbees, kick-balls, basketballs, footballs, and parachutes for
games are usually available in the sports gazebo. Please return all equipment to the sports gazebo when
activities are completed.
GENERAL SAFETY In the areas around Dwight Mission, you can find snakes, poison ivy, insects such as
mosquitoes and ticks, and other typical hazards of the outdoors. Flashlights, closed-toed shoes, and appropriate
clothing can help diminish any threats.
EMERGENCY SIGNAL A continuous ringing of the camp bell is the emergency signal. If you hear this signal,
you should quickly assemble at the bell; in the event of a weatheremergency immediately seek shelter.
RAILROAD TRACKS No one is allowed on, or within the fenced boundary of, the railroad track or trestle at
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS All fire extinguishers are to be used for fire fighting only.
SMOKING Smoking is not allowed inside any building at Dwight Mission. Smoking is allowed outside, but
please help preserve our natural beauty by placing all extinguished cigarette butts in a proper receptacle.
ALCOHOL, DRUGS, FIREARMS No alcohol, controlled substances/drugs, or firearms are allowed on camp
property or at any Dwight Mission function .
LIABILITY AREAS The pool, creek (for canoeing and swimming only), and Challenge Course areas are only to
be used under the direct supervision of certified persons approved by the Dwight Mission staff. Appropriate
certifications must be on file ill the office.
Information & Responsibilities
Each group who hosts an event at Dwight Mission must establish one person as the "group leader" who will be the main point of contact for the Dwight Mission staff. It is assumed that the person making the reservation is the "group leader" unless otherwise noted.
As the group leader, you are responsible for the following policies and requirements of Dwight Mission.
1. The group leader is responsible for returning the contract and deposit as noted in the contract in order to confirm your reservation.
2. At least ten days prior to the event, the group leader is responsible for confirming with Dwight Mission, the final number of attendees. Increases to the contracted number will be allowed as space is available; decreases are at the discretion of the Executive Director.
3. The group leader is responsible for communicating policies and procedures to their participants. The "Group Policies & Procedures" sheet is available for this purpose and may be copied for distribution. Every guest must follow all policies and procedures established by the Agency for Dwight Mission.
4. Youth groups visiting Dwight Mission should maintain at least a 1 to 10 ratio of "on duty" adult sponsors or chaperones to youth. For groups with children under the age of 10, the ratio should be at least I to 7.
5. If activities involve participation or leadership by Dwight Mission staff, we ask that a copy of your schedule be sent no less than one week prior to the event. Groups utilizing the Challenge Course will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release Form prior to participation. For youth under 18 this must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
6. Each group leader will need to communicate to their participants a list of items to bring for their event.
Unless you have arranged for Dwight Mission to provide linens, participants will need to provide sheets, towels, blankets, pillows, and other necessities. Most of the beds at Dwight Mission are twin bunk beds. There are a limited number of full beds in all lodging facilities. A bed layout map of your lodging facility can be provided.
7. The group leader is responsible for reporting any maintenance or supply problems to the Dwight staff.
8. The group leader is expected to explain to participants that there may be other groups on site during your event. All groups are expected to respect the space of other groups and avoid their program areas unless specifically invited to join with them. Exclusive use of Dwight Mission may be negotiated with the Executive Director.
9. The group is responsible for all damages during their time on site. In the event damage is found, charges will be assessed during the 72 hour period immediately following departure, and the group will be billed for damage charges.
10. Before departure, all belongings should be collected and trash from dormitory bedrooms and bathrooms should be placed in the large trash cans in the dorm stairwells. Trash from other lodging facilities should be emptied into the dumpster behind Washburn Hall. The group leader is responsible for checking that all group possessions have been collected. Dwight Mission is not responsible for items left by guests.
11. Payment in full is expected on or before arrival at Dwight Mission. The group leader should make arrangements with the Dwight Mission office staff for payment of the bill.
12. The group leader is responsible for leaving all areas in the same condition in which they were found.
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