THE RETREAT: The MKS retreat format is unique. Kitemakers bring their sewing machines and supplies, and everyone sets up in a large conference room. All presentations are made in the same room so there's no need to carry machines around. There are projects for both the beginning and advanced kitemaker. The retreat is a wonderful place to see old friends, make new ones, and learn and play!
REGISTRATION: This year’s registration cost is $150 per
person(the same as last year!). The Saturday night banquet is
included in your registration. Additional
banquet tickets can be purchased for $50.00 per person. Checks for your registration for the Retreat should
be made out to the Maryland Kite Society and mailed to MKS at 10113 Lloyd Road,
Potomac, MD., 20854.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The 2020 retreat will be held from Friday, February 14 to Monday noon, February 17, at the wonderful Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland. Ellicott City is a charming historic town with wonderful art galleries, great restaurants of all kinds, and lots of shops. Downtown Ellicott City is a commercially and culturally vibrant historic district of national reputation.
HOTEL INFORMATION: Our room cost is $99.00 per night for 1 or 2 beds (the same as last year -- thank you Turf Valley!). Deluxe rooms and junior suites are $124.00 per night. The resort also has a luxury spa -- a real vacation for non-kitemaking spouses. You need to make your own hotel reservations by calling 410-465-1500 and mentioning our group code, 2812JF. Check in is a 4:00 p.m. and check out is at noon. Our rates will be honored 3 days before and after our retreat dates. 6% Maryland tax and 7% Howard County room taxes will be added to the room rates.
OUR 2020 PROJECT, THE CHRIS HANSON SOLAR CELL KITE