When some pilgrims hear the Walk to Emmaus is held at the Warren Willis “Camp”, they worry about roughing it all weekend. No need for concern! While the accommodations are not quite the Ritz, they are clean, modern and comfortable.
Pilgrims stay in lodges that can house up to 56 people. A full weekend will include 36 pilgrims, so not all beds will be occupied. Sleeping areas are split into two sides that can sleep 28 each. A large central meeting room and a kitchen divides each sleeping area.
Maximum privacy is maintained since each sleeping area consists of 4 bunk rooms with accommodating bathrooms. Beds are bunk style with 3 to 4 bunks per bunk room. Pilgrims may request a lower bunk, if needed. Each sleeping area has an adjacent bath with 2-3 sinks, toilet and large, individual shower room. Floors are carpeted except bathrooms.
Bed mattresses are fairly thick, but plastic coated, so a mattress cover is recommended. Places to hang clothes are limited, but there is one large drawer per bed and most bunks have a small shelf unit next to the bed. A pilgrim can bring “Over the door” hooks that work perfectly at the end of a bunk bed. Accommodations are clean and the water is hot.
There are two large windows per sleeping area covered by blinds. Air conditioning is controlled separately in each sleeping area and central meeting room, however it cannot be adjusted without camp assistance. Rooms get cool at night, so would suggest an extra blanket. Outlets are available for electric blankets and other plug-in items. An extension cord or power strip is recommended.