FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of projects we be doing?

Work Fest participants will be doing a variety of projects to help build up or maintain the facilities at Catholic Familyland. What projects are handled will depend heavily on the number of volunteers and the weather than weekend. Examples of past projects include tree removal, painting, electrical and plumbing work, teardown of old buildings, etc.

What is the schedule on Friday?

Dinner and check-in is from 6pm-7pm on Friday in the Vianney Center dining room. After dinner everyone goes to their assigned rooms, gets settled, and then prepares to begin or immediately begin work projects.

Can I arrive early on Friday?

Yes, you can arrive early on Friday and join our regular weekday Facilities Management crew. Please notify us ahead of time at registration@afc.org if you plan to arrive early.

What time does the workfest end on Sunday?

The Work Fest ends after dinner at 6:30pm on Sunday.

What do we do for meals?

All meals will be provided.

What kind of food will be available?

For breakfast we will have a variety of foods such as cereal, oatmeal, bagels, muffins and yogurt. Lunch and dinner will have a main entree such as tacos, sandwiches & soup, pasta, chicken, or other options along with a few side options such as salad, vegetables, chips, and fruit and dessert items.

What if I have food allergies? Will my meals still be provided?

We will do our best to accommodate your dietary needs. If you have specific dietary needs, these must be indicated on your registration form. The registration team will notify you if we are unable to accommodate your needs in which case you would be asked to bring your own meals, snacks, etc. If you have unusual dietary restrictions then we may not be able to satisfy your needs. Please email registration@afc.org if you have any additional questions.

Where will I stay during the retreat?

All participants will stay on property in one of our retreat rooms.

What do I need to bring?

Please see this packing list.

When do I have to register by?

Please register by the deadline date indicated on the registration form.

What is the minimum age requirement to attend?

The minimum age to attend the Work Fest is 13.

How do I register?

Please CLICK HERE to go to our website which has a link to register online. If you are unable to register online, please email registration@afc.org or call 740-765-5500.