SOLAR-BRATION: Apr. 6th - 8th, 2024

Did you know? Southern Indiana is in the path of totality for next spring's solar eclipse! We're taking full advantage and making a weekend out of this awe-inspiring event. Join us for the whole weekend, or come just for the eclipse on Monday, April 8th (lunch and solar eclipse glasses provided, totality ~ 3:00pm).

The weekend will officially kick off on Saturday, Apr. 6th at 11:00AM. Check-in will be from 10:00AM - 11:00AM. Folks will have the option to choose between either a two-night retreat stay or to join us for Eclipse Day on Monday, April 8th.

The weekend will be filled with a wide variety of Creation-inspired and traditional camp activities for families to choose from, including: guided star-gazing and an intro to telescopes, boating, guided hikes, solar crafts, climbing tower, games, and more. Plus, there will be plenty of time to rest and relax. All guests will receive a pair of solar glasses to view the eclipse.

Eclipse Day will run from 10:00AM - 5:00PM on Monday. Lunch is included with registration. Solar-Bration will conclude at 5:00PM on Monday, Apr. 8th after the eclipse and our closing.

Registration Portal

Registration will open Monday, Oct. 30th at 8:00AM. Folks will register through our online portal and choose "Solar-Bration." As always, scholarships are available no questions asked.

2024 members of Pyoca's Alumni Association receive a 10% discount on their registration fees.

Rev. J.C. Blankenbeker Bio Pic
DEVOTIONAL LEADER: Rev. James (J.C.) Blankenbeker
We're thrilled to welcome J.C. as our devotional leader for the weekend. J.C. has been the pastor of Brownstown Presbyterian Church since September 2019. Before coming to BPC, J.C. served 5 years as a hospital Chaplain. J.C. is a native of Indiana, graduated from Indiana University, and is a proud Hoosier! Pastor J.C. earned his Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he met his wife!

Frequently Asked Questions

PRICING: All overnight guests will select "Two-Night Registration" and pay a program fee of $105/person that covers all activities and meals (6) for the weekend. Children four (4) and under are free. Families will then choose their preferred lodging.

Cabin lodging is by room (i.e. one individual's selection of Poplar Cabin in the online registration system will house a group of seven individuals in one room). If guests are registering their entire household for one room, only one person needs to select a lodging option.

Note: If you are sharing a room with another registered household who has booked their lodging, there is no need to select a lodging option. Simply choose "Two-Night Registration," continue on to the next page, and there you will indicate who you will be rooming with in your Participant Form.

Modern Cabins Poplar (7 per room) Oak / Cedar (6-7 per room) Spruce (10 per room)
Two-Night Stay (per room)
Poplar, Oak, and Cedar each have four bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms, plus a shared cabin common room. Spruce has two bedrooms with private ensuite bathrooms and no shared common room.

Rustic Lodging Options* Yurt (16 per cabin) Tent Camping RV (electric) RV (non-electric)
Two-Night Stay (per family)
*All rustic lodging options will have access to the Lodge basement for showers.

Note: Folks registering for Solar-Bration do not need to register for Eclipse Day. Eclipse Day registration fees are only for those coming to camp on Monday, Apr. 8th.

Eclipse Day Registration Fees** Adults (Ages 16+) Youth (Ages 5 - 15) Children (Ages 0 - 4)
All-Inclusive Registration
**Note: Eclipse Day fees cover the cost of lunch and access to all of the day's programming on-site. All guests will receive a pair of solar glasses to view the eclipse.

LODGING: Families who choose cabin lodging will be assigned their own room in the cabin of their choosing. Each cabin space has at least three bunk beds and a private ensuite bathroom. Lodging does not include linens. Families camping out in tents or at RV sites will be assigned a space by the lake near our Pavilion to set up camp and will have access to showers in the Lodge.

WHAT TO BRING: Click here for a copy of our packing list.

MEALS: Our kitchen accommodates a wide variety of dietary needs, so please let us know if you have any questions related to meal service throughout the weekend.

REGISTRATION: Folks will register through our online system. Log in through our registration portal and choose Solar-Bration. Add each person that you would like to register and choose your lodging selection. We accept both credit/debit and e-check payments.

If you have any questions related to registration or the retreat, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (812) 358-3413 or email program@pyoca.org.