How do I get to Honey Creek?
Honey Creek is located on the Georgia coast, in Waverly (Camden County). Whether driving or flying in, you’ll find us five miles east of Interstate 95, off exit 26. The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is 90 minutes to the north, and the Jacksonville International Airport is 45 minutes to the south. The Brunswick Golden Isles Airport is 30 minutes to the north. Click here to get further directions, a map and GPS coordinates.
Do I have to be Episcopalian?
No, in fact, Honey Creek is open to all groups and individuals who want to spend time away from their work and home in a peaceful, rustic, natural environment.
How can I contribute to the life of Honey Creek?
Consider volunteering, donating in-kind resources or money. Whatever you do, come and visit us and find out what we are about. You can contact us via phone: 912.265.9218 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I want to draw a picture of a staple remover?
We get this question all the time. The good news is that we need more sketches of staple removers at Honey Creek. Please get at us on Facebook. Obviously, this is very important stuff.
Who owns Honey Creek?
Honey Creek is owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia.
Is Honey Creek a retreat center, an event center, or a summer camp?
All of the above. Honey Creek is a versatile venue where all are welcome. We love weddings, family reunions, corporate or non-profit retreats, and meetings. We love bringing our ministry of hospitality to all who visit our campus.
What kind of events are held at Honey Creek?
A wide variety. As part of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, we host diocesan leadership training, parish retreats, youth events, vestry retreats, and adult formation events. We also have other religious as well as non-religious organizations who plan events and retreats for youth and adults. We host summer camps, weddings, corporate retreats, board meetings, leadership meetings, training events, family reunions, and non-profit events, just to name a few.
Are meals healthy?
Nutritious, well-balanced meals include fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy and salad bar (lunch and supper). We serve a variety of proteins such as beef, pork, chicken and fish. Vegetarian and special meals, to accommodate allergies and other dietary restrictions, can be arranged upon request. We encourage all guests to join in our composting and food waste reduction efforts.
Can we have a bonfire by the creek?
Bonfires by the creek are popular and possible by advanced arrangements. Sometimes it can be handled at the last minute, but planning ahead is best. We have two bonfire areas, and Honey Creek staff will assign one that best serves your group. Burn permits are issued by the Georgia Forestry Commission for day-of use only.
Do you recommend washing your hair every day or every other day?
Here at Honey Creek, we believe that dirty hair is underrated. We suggest going with the following hair regimen which has been proven to be ideal:
Sunday – Wash and style
Monday – Body wash only using a shower cap
Tuesday – Repeat Monday’s agenda
Wednesday – Wash and style
Thursday – Body wash only using a shower cap
Friday – Wash and style for the weekend
Do I need to bring a towel and sleeping bag/bed linens?
Bed linens, bath towels and wash cloths are provided for your comfort in the cottages and lodge rooms. However, you do need to bring a sleeping bag/bed linens, along with a towel and wash cloth when staying in the dorms.
What is Honey Creek’s pet policy?
At Honey Creek, your pets are always welcome. While Honey Creek does not require a deposit, there are some simple rules listed below you‘ll need to follow during your stay. In addition to our rules you are also responsible for being in compliance with all local laws and regulations.
• We love all kinds of animals, but only cats and dogs are allowed to stay at Honey Creek.
• No more than two (2) pets are allowed per room.
• When you book your stay, inform the reservationist that you will be traveling with your pet(s). When you check in, let the front desk staff know you’ll have a pet in your room. You’ll need to sign a Pet Policy Agreement, and then you and your pet can make yourselves at home.
• Be sure to keep your pets on a leash or in a crate/carrier when outside your room.
- Pets may remain alone in a lodge room if the pet is well-behaved and in a crate/carrier. However, if the pet is disturbing other guests/staff or causing damage, then it cannot be left alone and must remain in your presence.
- With the exception of authorized service animals, pets are not allowed in the dining hall, meeting spaces, chapel or at the pool.
• In consideration for other guests, please clean up after your pets, and keep them in your control at all times. Two pet clean-up stations are available on campus for your convenience. If your cat is staying with you, you’ll need to provide a litter box.
• We count on you to prevent your pet from making excessive noise, being disruptive or aggressive to other guests. If your pet is deemed dangerous, harmful or disruptive, Honey Creek management has sole discretion to require you to find other accommodations. Honey Creek also reserves the right to contact animal control to have a pet removed.
• If your room requires excessive cleaning, or if damages are incurred as a result of your pet’s actions, Honey Creek may charge for additional services and repairs.
Who do you think would win in Red Rover?
Thomas Jefferson and Taylor Swift against Paul Revere and Beyonce. Get at us on Facebook with your answer. It’s obviously really important.
Is wifi available on campus?
We have wifi available, although it is more robust at certain parts of campus than others. The lobby is a popular spot, and the Reese Dining Hall and screened porch strong consistent connection. We continue to improve the range of our wifi network, so check with us from time to time.
What kind of meeting supplies do you provide?
We have ceiling-mounted *multi media projectors with VGA connection in Stuart Hall and Bishops Hall. *Portable PA system, *DVD player with audio speakers, are also available, and we wouldn’t be Episcopalians without *newsprint flip charts and markers.
(*additional fees apply)
Is there a pool?
We have a large screened-in pool that is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Please provide your own lifeguard, or ask about our contracted lifeguards.