2017 Overflow Info

2017 Overflow Lodging Information

calerahampton1) Before you book at the overflow hotel, please check our POC Shop to see if there's anything available on site that would meet your needs.  If there isn't, you can fill out our waiting list form.  We're bound to have a few people looking to cancel their onsite reservations because they've started a new job, moved to a new country, or bought a new cat.  If we can sell you one of these rooms, we can give its prior reserver a refund, and then everybody will be happy!  But you have to fill out the form and give us your contact info before we can do that.  Please note that we generally don't reply until there's an opening to discuss with you.

2) Also before booking the overflow hotel, please consider the RV Resort across the street from the 4-H Center.  It's where our overflow parking will be, and we will offer on-demand shuttle service to and from there all weekend.  They have water and power hookups, so RV lodging will be perfectly comfortable.  Also, they have outdoor grills, which could make for some most worthy mealtimes, and they have a nice little shop where you can get provisions.  Cruise America has some competitive rates when you consider that 5-7 people can sleep in one RV, and the rate to park there--including power, water, and sewage--is around $28/day.  We highly recommend taking a look and giving them a call!  We've even had a few POCsters work out tent camping arrangements with them.  The Marina's employees are all very helpful, and they'll generally come help you with things like RV hookup if you just ask.

3) If the above options don't work for you, you can also book a room at the Hampton Inn in Calera (group code POC).  Note that if your plans change later, the Hampton does allow cancellation up until 6PM on the day of arrival.  This property is several miles away from the host hotel, however, and we do not have shuttle service planned for here.  We do have plenty of free parking on site and in the overflow lot if you'd like to drive yourself over each day, though.  Note that the cutoff for booking at Hampton, assuming they don't sell out before then, is June 21st.

PLEASE NOTE that the 4-H Hotel will provide luggage check services to all POC attendees.  So if you stay in a cottage and wanna lock something away, or if you ride in on the shuttle and just wanna avoid carrying your stuff around all day, all you have to do is visit the front desk!