Attention JCC Members and Guests: The JCC will close early today, Sunday, October 26th at 5:00 PM for an All-Staff Professional Development & Training.  It will reopen at 5:00 AM on Monday, October 27th. 

Daniel M. Soref Retreat Center Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


    • Do you provide internet access?
      • Yes, we have limited Wi-Fi in the Conference Center.
 
    • Is your facility Handicap accessible?
      • Our buildings have paved paths leading to them, with level entryways. The Lodge has one handicapped accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower stall, and 10 rooms on the first floor.  The Conference Center has an elevator that can be used between the upper and lower levels.
 
    • Can we bring in our own snacks?
      • Yes, groups are welcome to bring in their own snacks. Refrigerators and microwaves are available for your use.  We ask that you try and keep the food primarily in the Conference Center building.  Pork products and shellfish are not allowed.
 
    • Can groups cook their own meals?
      • We do provide full catering service.  However, if a group would prefer to do their own meals they can.  We have a residential size kitchen that can be used.  It contains a standard size stove/oven, double sink, industrial size refrigerator and standard size freezer.  If a group does decide to do their own meals they need to provide all cutlery, plates, napkins and cups for said meals.  Once again, pork products and shellfish are not allowed.
 
    • What audio-visual equipment is available?
      • We have a portable TV/VCR, CD players, an overhead projector and screen, flip chart easel, podiums and microphones.  These can be requested for use with advance notice.
 
    • Will your staff clean my room each day?
      • As a Retreat Center, we do not offer daily housekeeping services to our guests.  Linens are provided for our guests to make their beds. Groups may opt to provide sleeping bags for a reduced rate. 
 
    • Are towels provided in the rooms?
      • Towel service can be provided for a fee, many groups opt to bring their own towels for the standard rate.
 
    • What should I bring with me?
      • Personal toiletries, slippers are a great idea for winter retreats, sturdy shoes, and a water bottle.  Check with your group leader for additional items.
 
    • What should I not bring?
      • Alcoholic beverages, except for sacramental purposes are prohibited.  Firearms or fireworks are strictly prohibited. Check with your group leader as they may suggest no electronic devices.
 
    • Can I smoke in my room?
      • No.  Smoking is not allowed inside any of the buildings.  If you do smoke, outdoors only and please deposit your cigarette butts in a trash receptacle.
 
    • Can I bring my dog with me?
      • No, animals of any kind are allowed.
 
    • What are your deadlines for payment?
      • Once your event has been added to our calendar and we have sent you a contract, your group has a predetermined time period to return the signed contract and deposit. 
 
    • Do you accept credit cards?
      • Yes, we accept payment by check, MasterCard or Visa.
 
    • How far is the Retreat Center from Milwaukee
      • We are 30 minutes north of the Milwaukee City line.
 
    • Can I come up and see the place prior to booking a retreat?
      • Yes, we will make every effort to accommodate your schedule for a tour of our facility.
 
    • What can my group do during free time?
      • We have qualified staff that can run activities or team building for your group.  You can also take advantage of our sports areas and equipment.  Nature trails and boardwalks through the swamp are a nice change of pace too.

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