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October 2024 Weekend Retreat at Santa's Lodge

Doodlebug Weekend OCTOBER Retreat and Crafty Getaway

Doodlebug FALL Retreat and Crafty Getaway

When: October 11-13, 2024 (with THURSDAY 10th as a BONUS Add On Day!)

Location: SANTA'S LODGE in Santa Claus, IN. (just a quick 20 minute drive to the store!)

Price: $175 for Friday beginning at 3pm and concluding on Sunday at 3pm!
(OR $160 when you pay by check or cash before 7/24/24)

4 meals (Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch & Dinner, and light  Sunday Breakfast.). You are on your own for Friday lunch.                         Please note- meals have not been finalized yet.
A 6-8 ft table with your crop buddies
Goody Bag &
Thursday (optional add-on) 3:00pm- Midnight Eastern Time
Friday 12:00 noon -2:30 am Eastern time (EARILIER since we added Thursday!)
Saturday 9:00am- 2:30 am Eastern Time
Sunday: 9:00am-3:00 pm Eastern Time

PLEASE NOTE- Santa's Lodge is on CENTRAL TIME!!! so Friday is 9am-1:30am Central time
Sign ups start NOW...AND ONLINE!!

WANT TO SAVE $15 ($160)....Sign up by JULY 24 using CASH OR CHECK written to Hannah Thyen! You can stop in or mail us a check at
The Doodlebug, Inc
c/o October Retreat
671 3rd Ave Ste C
Jasper, IN 47546
REGISTRATION FORM if you are mailing yours in!

OR call the store at 812-482-4949 and we can run your credit card we have on file or take one over the phone...
Lodging-Rooms are available for $TBA- waiting in a call back from lodge plus tax per night if you decide to stay at the on-site hotel.
Call the hotel direct to book your room at 812-937-1902. Make sure you Mention you are with the Doodlebug Retreat!! There are also cabins in the area that you can rent and Santa Claus has a great Campground if you want to "Glamp" or "Rough It!"
Need a Roommate...or two?? We have set up a RETREAT EVENT page on Facebook, just for this retreat! (FIND IT HERE) This is a GREAT place to post if you are looking for someone to share a room with! We always have gals looking for a roomie to split the costs with...and you are in there SOOO very little anyway!


You asked and I Listened!!
Thursday- Optional Add on day
Thursday: 3pm-Midnight
Friday: Crop room will open at 10am for you!
Meals Included: Thursday Night Dinner Meal
Cost: $50 add on to retreat fee.
0($215 if a check/cash early bird, $225 if paying after 7/24 or paying by credit card)

***I have to get 18 people to do the Thursday option to cover the additional costs of adding this day, if we don't, then I will refund the additional $50 as shopping credit.

Games/ Activities:

Technique Challenges? The Doodlebug Girls have started a list of techniques to challenge your scrapbooking brain, each challenge you complete (one per layout) gets you closer to getting a ticket and more tickets equals more prizes!! So complete as many Techniques as you can to earn those tickets!
And much, much more planned for the weekend!
Retreat Includes:
Games & Challenges
LOTS and LOTS' O Food
Product Demos
Contests to earn extra tickets

Common Questions Asked-->
Do we get out own table?....YES, you get your own 6-8ft table to FILL UP with all of your crafty goods!
Can we leave our stuff sit out all weekend?...YES, no packing up until Sunday! Don't worry, we lock the room each night so your crafty stash is SAFE!
Can I bring something that needs to be plugged in?...YES, but make sure you bring an extension cord!! We are in a banquet room, so the plug-ins are far along the walls and we cannot guarantee you a spot by a plug in. We suggest you bring a surge protector, an extension cord and painters tape for the cord!
Does the Celebration Room have WiFi?...YES!!
Are there snacks provided?...YES- by all the croppers!! When you donate snacks and drinks to get a few extra prize tickets!!
Will the Doodlebug set up a little store at the retreat? Yes we will!! The store is also open for regular business hours that weekend too! and will get a coupon to use at the Jasper store! If you are traveling from far for the retreat, please plan to stop by and we will honor your coupon before you even get to the retreat to get it!
Will we get a coupon for the store like we usually do?? YES you will!! You will get a coupon for 15% off to use at the Jasper store all weekend long.

Important Retreat Policy Information:
Your registration serves as confirmation that you have read and understand our policies.
Deposits & Payments: A $60 deposit is part of your registration fee and it is non-refundable. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis with payment. Please understand that we cannot 'hold' spots for you or your friends without registration & the event payment being made. If you are registering for your friends, please make sure to include a registration form for each person. Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds are permitted up to 30 days in advance of the event for a refund of fees paid, less the $60 deposit portion. Cancellations after the 30 day cut off will receive a fund in the form of a Store Credit only, minus the $60 deposit portion. All cancellations or transfers must be notified in writing to Due to contracted commitments to the hotel & event space, refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received less than 10 days prior to the event, unless you are able to find a replacement for you spot. There will absolutely be no refunds for no-shows. There are no refunds for weather including travel delays related to weather.
General Policies: By registering and agreeing to these terms, you hereby release The Doodlebug, Inc and its employees from any and all liability, claims, damages, losses, lawsuits, costs and expenses of any kind which arise out of or result from attendance in a Doodlebug, Inc event.
Your registration serves as confirmation that you have read and understand our policies.
We reserve the right to cancel a Weekend Scrapbook Retreat if there is not a minimum of 40 people. If that happens, we will refund your money. I also understand that any product that is sold during the Weekend Retreat will be processed through The Doodlebug, Inc and all sales will be final at the time of purchase. By attending our retreats, you consent to the use of photos or video in which you may appear in our promotions and marketing. By registering, purchasing, and attending this weekend retreat, I agree to this disclaimer and cancellation policy.
Hannah Thyen The Doodlebug, Inc 671 3rd Ave. Ste. C Jasper, IN 47546
UPDATED Cancellation Policy & Retreat Disclaimer 6/19/2020


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  • The Doodlebug, Inc.
  • 812-482-4949
  • 671 3rd. Ave
    Jasper, IN  47546
    • MON- 10-5 |TUE- FRI: 10 - 6:00 | SAT 10 -3 | Sunday CLOSED