HOW "rough" are we talking when we say "roughing it"?

Pretty rough.  There is no running water--although there is a pump, and that water can be used for cleanup (with a little bit of bleach added, of course), or possibly for cooking, if the water is boiled.  Usually, we suggest that groups bring their own drinking water along.  And, with no running water, that means  no "flush toilets."  We do have a relatively nice two-sided (men and women) outhouse.  

Inside the cabin, there is a standard sized household refrigerator, which can be plugged in for your group so that you can keep food that might spoil in there.  And there's a standard sized electric oven/stove in there, too, so that if you don't feel like cooking over the campfire, you can warm up food there.

The cabin proper has two "sleeping areas" with adequate bunks for about 17 or 18 campers.  You can bring your own cots if you need space for more.  The floor in the cabin is concrete.

What do we need to bring if we stay out there?

Whatever you need to camp.  Sleeping bags and such, of course.  You're welcome to use the refrigerator and oven, but there are no utensils, pots and pans, etc. available out there.  Bring your own drinking water or other drinks.  

How is the cabin cared for?

Those who use the cabin are expected to clean up after themselves.  All care taking work is done by volunteers.  We can keep our rental rates relatively low, because our expenses are low.  We ask that as you leave, you be sure to take all of your trash with you, and be sure to turn off the electricity at the main pole.

Can non-youth groups rent the cabin--say for reunions or day events?  

Absolutely.  Rentals to non-youth groups help us to supplement our income so that we can continue to provide a great retreat for the kids.  We try not, however, to make rentals to non-youth groups more than 6 months in advance of the date, as we want to give the youth groups the opportunity to reserve, as per our primary mission. 

When is the best time to rent the cabin?

Honestly, anytime you can get out there is a great time to rent the cabin.  We find that our October-April dates fill up pretty quickly.  A number of groups do camp out there in the winter.  Late spring through early fall, with the exception of a few weekday camps in the summer, tend to be pretty free.