2019 Camp Allen, Navasota, Texas

2019 VGEC Annual Conference Retreat
Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, 2019

1880 FM 362
Navasota, TX 77868

This year we are trying something totally new for our annual conference.  We are focusing on a spiritual-centered retreat with time for fellowship, relaxation, and rejuvenation.  

Listening to you about past conferences, we are trying this model this year.  This conference will feature less structured time, lower cost, centralized conference center location, and opportunities for reflection, fellowship, fun, and worship.
  • Come and join your fellow vergers in the piney woods of Texas for a relaxing, retreat weekend at Camp Allen on Thursday, October 24 to Sunday, October 27, 2019. No rooms at Camp Allen are available before or after these dates.

  • The Conference Center has 145 hotel rooms available for the retreat.  Rooms are either single or double occupancy. All rooms have 2 single beds. Single occupancy rate $550 per person. Double occupancy rate $400 per person. During registration you can specify roommate or request one be assigned.

  • RETREAT PRICING IS ALL-INCLUSIVE. This includes shuttles, rooms, meals, snacks, ice cream social, Texas BBQ bash, and more.

  • The VGEC provides a limited number of scholarships of $100 each which are intended to help develop the ministry of the verger and will be considered for new or youth vergers, first time conference attendees, and those with a financial need. You can apply for a scholarship when you register for the conference.

  • REGISTRATION WILL BE LIVE IN A FEW DAYS! We will send an email to all members when the registration system is tested and ready to go. You will need to complete pre-registration information on vergers.org. After providing this information you will be given a link to the retreat registration with Camp Allen. You are not registered for the retreat until you complete your registration with Camp Allen.

  • There is a 25% cancellation fee on all cancellations from time of registering for the retreat until 48 hours prior to the retreat. Within 48 hours of the retreat there is no cancellation refund. This is standard at Camp Allen.

  • Seminars include:
    • Verger 101 - "Exploring the Verger Ministry" for newer vergers and for first-time conference attendees
    • Digital Literacy for Ministry
    • What the Church could learn from Disney
    • How to maintain a spiritual life when you work for the church
    • And more

  • Fly in and out of Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.

  • VGEC will have shuttles between Camp Allen and Bush Intercontinental Airport (only) on October 24th and 27th. No shuttle service from Houston Hobby airport or Austin Bergstrom.

  • It is about 70 miles from the Bush Intercontinental Airport to Camp Allen. It is about 125 miles from Austin Bergstrom Airport.

  • If you elect to drive to Camp Allen, there is ample parking.

  • No vestments. No tuxedos. No evening dresses. No jackets. No ties.

  • Casual dress. Blue jeans. Cowboy boots. Bermuda shorts. Flip-flops.

  • Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

  • Camp Allen Map

  • Photos from prior VGEC Annual Conferences

  • VergerTV videos from prior VGEC Annual Conferences

Conference Agenda

Scott Smith,
Mar 26, 2019, 4:13 AM
Scott Smith,
Mar 26, 2019, 4:29 AM