Travel Information

Travel Information for WWWC Weekends:

 

ESTES PARK, CO WEEKENDS:

YMCA of the Rockies

2515 Tunnel Road

Estes Park, CO 80511

888-612-9622

970-586-3341 X 1021

Contact Aryln Crowfoot 970-586-4444 x 6039

 

DIA is the closest airport, located in Denver, CO -- about a 2 hour drive

There is no train service to get you to the retreat center.

Boulder, CO is about one hour away.

Denver, CO is about two hours away.

Colorado Springs is about three hours away.

 

FROM DIA travel west on I-70, then go north on I-25, then west on Hwy 36 then through Boulder, north to Lyons and then north to Estes Park. There are signs to the YMCA.

 

From south of I-70: Go west on 6th Ave to Hwy 93. Follow it north to Boulder, though Boulder north through Lyons and then north to Estes Park. There are signs to the YMCA.


 

FARMINGTON, MN WEEKENDS:

Mount Olivet Conference & Retreat Center

7984 257th St W, Farmington, MN 55024

 

Basic driving directions (courtesy of google maps!):

Get on MN-5 W from Glumack Dr -- 6 min (2.2 mi)

Take Cedar Ave to 250th St W in Eureka Township -- 27 min (22.7 mi)

Continue on 250th St W to your destination -- 5 min (2.7 mi)

 

There is no public transportation to get there.

The closest airport is the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (Airport code MSP).

The closest major city is Minneapolis, which is 37 miles north of the retreat center.  The suburb, Apple Valley, is on the way to the retreat center and will have hotels. Lakeville is another nearby suburb for hotels.



HICKORY, NC WEEKENDS:

Catholic Conference Center

1551 Trinity Lane

Hickory, NC 28602

Phone: 828-327-7441

 

Directions to Conference Center:

From Charlotte:

Go west on I-85 to the exit for 321 North in Gastonia. Go north on 321 to Exit 37 (Highway 10). Turn left onto Highway 10 and go approx. 5 miles to Highway 127. Turn right onto Highway 127, go .5 mile and turn left onto Greedy Highway. Go 2.5 miles to the entrance to the Conference Center on your right.

 

From the East:

Go west on I-40 to Hickory Exit 123-A / Highway 321 South (Gastonia – Lincolnton). Take Exit 42 to Highway 127 South. Turn right onto Highway 127 South and go approx. 5 miles to Greedy Highway. Turn right onto Greedy Highway. Go 2.5 miles to the entrance to the Conference Center on your right.

 

From the West:

Go east on I-40 to Hickory Exit 123-A / Highway 321 South (Gastonia – Lincolnton). Take Exit 42 to Highway 127 South. Turn right onto Highway 127 South and go approx. 5 miles to Greedy Highway. Turn right onto Greedy Highway. Go 2.5 miles to the entrance to the Conference Center on your right.


From Boone/Blowing Rock:

Take Highway 321 South to Exit 42 for Highway 127 South. Turn right onto Highway 127 South and go approx. 5 miles to Greedy Highway. Turn right onto Greedy Highway. Go 2.5 miles to the entrance to the Conference Center on your right.

 

Distance from:

Charlotte Douglas International Airport -  52 miles (54 minutes)

Piedmont Triad International Airport - 103 miles (1 hour 37 minutes)

Raleigh-Durham International Airport  - 173 miles (2 hours 37 minutes)


 

JUNCTION CITY, KS WEEKENDS:

Rock Springs 4-H Center

1168 Highway K157

Junction City, KS 66441

http://rocksprings.net

 

• It takes approximately 25-30 minutes from Junction City, Kansas to Rock Springs 4-H Center.

 

MAP LOCATION -

https://www.mapquest.com/search/result?query=Rock%20Springs%204-H%20Center%201168%20Highway%20K157%20Junction%20City,%20KS%2066441&boundingBox=45.706179285330855,-114.2578125,30.562260950499414,-81.7822265625&page=0&mqId=353492320&index=0

 

AIRPORTS

KANSAS CITY– KCI (2 hours 24 minutes from airport to Rock Springs)

https://www.flykci.com

 

MANHATTAN, KS– MHK (31 minutes from airport to Rock Springs)

https://flymhk.com

 

SALINA, KS– SLN (1 hour 3 minutes from airport to Rock Springs)

https://www.salinaairport.com/salina-regional-airport.aspx

 

• There is no public transportation to Rock Springs.

 

A FEW RESTAURANTS IN JUNCTIONS CITY, KANSAS:

All restaurants can be accessed along I-70 off of EXIT 298

Qdoba

Cracker Barrel

Taco Bell

Freddy’s Frozen Custard

La Fiesta

Subway

Pizza Hut

Starbucks

 

 

MALVERN, PA WEEKENDS:

Malvern Retreat House

315 S. Warren Ave, Malvern, PA 19355

Main Entrance is found on South Warren Avenue, opposite Malvern Preparatory School.

 

WWWC Travel Contacts for PA area: Nancy Moore (215-284-4071) or Dee Beiter (484-614-0654)

 

Closest airport is Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): roughly 20 miles (about 40 minute drive with traffic)

 

Closest town (with food) is Paoli, PA.

There are 3 restaurants in Paoli Plaza, located at North Valley Road and Lancaster Avenue (Rt. 30), a short distance from the train station.

 

By TRAIN from the Philadelphia International Airport to Paoli, PA (just outside Malvern):

**We will pick up those who need transportation from Paoli to the retreat center. If you are planning to arrive by train, please let Dee or Nancy know when you make your travel plans, so that they can have an adequate number of seats available in the vehicles used to pick up in Paoli.