Things to Know
Location: Gulf Coast Gathering will be held at Group Camp 3 at Fontainebleau State Park, Mandeville, Louisiana. The park is located on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, a brackish, tidal lake whose southern shore abuts New Orleans.
Check-in opens at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Check-out is 9:00 a.m. Sunday.
Please check in at the Dining Hall upon arrival. During check-in, you will receive your site token; please wear it at all times. All minors will be given wristbands.
The camp has two dormitory-style buildings for sleeping and a fully equipped kitchen/dining hall. All buildings have air conditioning and heat, restrooms, and bathing facilities; one of the dorm buildings is handicap-accessible.
Designated areas near the dorms and main building are available for tent camping. RVs are not permitted in the group campsite, but RV sites may be available in the main campground. Click here for a list of hotels and B&Bs in the area.
Children: Children under the age of 18 must be in the company of a custodial parent or legal guardian to attend the GCG.
Children under 10 must be supervised at all times; this includes trips to the dining hall. If your child is an early riser, make sure he or she does not leave your sleeping area until you can accompany him/her.
Do not leave children, of any age, unattended near any body of water.
Parents are, at all times, responsible for their children. Parents who do not, in the opinion of the GCG organizers, exercise good parental care of their children will be asked to leave.
We will have crafts and activities for children, however there will be no actual child care.
Food and Beverages: A meal plan is included with registration, unless you opt out of the meal plan when you register.
Meals will be served with a vegetarian option; we will have some vegan and gluten-free items but cannot produce entire meals for these diets. If you have food concerns, such as allergies, there are several markets and restaurants near the campsite for you to purchase food you know can accommodate your needs. We will also have space set aside in the refrigerator if you would like to bring your own meals.
Breakfast: A continental style breakfast will be set out each morning.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.