Have you ever wanted to meet your teachers, fellow classmates, and their families in real life, while having a week full of fun activities? Maybe you have wanted to visit Lancaster, PA, Washington, D.C., Valley Forge, or the brand new Museum of the Bible? Did you hear about the famous Dinner Dance, where you will twist your way through the evening at our Sock Hop Extravaganza? Perhaps you have longed for the day that you could try to sink your headmaster in a dunk tank? If you answered yes to any of these, then the End-of-Year Gathering is the place to go!
Come join us for our annual EOYG! Meet fellow Veritasians for a time of fellowship and celebration, with plenty of fun along the way. We hope to see you there!
Here are just some of the events for the 2018 EOYG!
May 30 - June 3
The long-awaited Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. is now open! Come enjoy an event-filled day trip to the nation's Capitol and see this breathtaking new site. Veritas has arranged for a special tour of the Museum that won't disappoint, followed by a laid-back walk through the iconic National Mall on our way to your included dinner at a top-ranked Baltimore restaurant.
Come enjoy the Opening Celebration of the 2018 End-of-Year Gathering! This ceremony is the perfect way for all Veritas families to kick off the EOYG. Special music, inspiring speakers, worship, and thanksgiving will ready you for all that's to come. Everyone is encouraged to attend!
Free Admission, Registration Required.
This year's graduation will be at Highland Presbyterian Church, a beautiful location just a few miles away from the Eden Resort. All members of the Veritas community are encouraged to attend as our 2018 graduates are honored for their hard work and charged to continue their commitment to Christ as they begin a new season of life! Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For guests only attending the graduation luncheon and ceremony, no EOYG Participation Fee is required.
This year's going to be a little different. Ever ridden a mechanical bull? Better yet, ever seen a teacher on a mechanical bull? We don't suppose anyone would want to take a shot at submerging the Headmaster in a dunk tank? This special gathering has become an annual staple, and we once again invite you to join Marlin and Laurie Detweiler as they open their beautiful backyard to the entire Veritas family. We'll have an afternoon of lively activities and competitions, not to mention an evening of delicious food and fellowship! Wrap up the evening with a peek into the future of Veritas with Marlin and Laurie. Definitely bring a camera!
Don't Miss Out on EOYG
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does EOYG cost?
There is a registration fee of $249, which covers an entire family. Any additional guests can come for a $50 registration charge per guest. These prices cover administrative costs and costs incurred for free events. Additional events, such as the Washington, D.C. or Valley Forge trip, do cost extra and their prices are listed in the registration form. If you only plan to attend the graduation ceremony, the registration fee will be waived.
Do we have to stay at the Eden Resort?
Not at all! Please keep in mind that many events will be happening onsite at the Eden Resort, but staying overnight is not mandatory.
Should we arrange our own transportation to Lancaster?
Transportation is the responsibility of each party. Amtrak runs from 30th Street Station in Philadelphia to Lancaster, and many car rental services are available in the region. PHL, MDT, BWI, and EWR are larger airports in a two- to three-hour radius of Lancaster.
Where should we stay during EOYG?
Lodging for End-of-Year Gathering is not provided in the registration and is the responsibility of each party. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Eden Resort; simply mention group code #1341202 or 2018 End-of-Year Gathering when making your reservation by calling 866-801-6430.